Part of Workplace Learning and Engagement in Human Resources at UBC
By Stephanie Thorpe on July 12, 2018
This Learning with Lynda.com installment features a recent PowerPoint weekly tip which highlights how to easily “insert a video into a PowerPoint slide” from a variety of sources, and includes instructions to set up a video so it plays automatically during your presentation.
By Stephanie Thorpe on May 3, 2018
The process of creating a learning portfolio can support you in identifying “learning investments” and generating strategies to engage in lifelong learning.
By Stephanie Thorpe on April 19, 2018
Canvas was launched as UBC’s new learning management system in the fall of 2017 and since then over 2,700 courses have been transitioned to the new learning platform.
By Stephanie Thorpe on March 22, 2018
This week we are celebrating the impact of 25 staff and graduate students at UBC who have completed the UBC Community Leadership Program. Along with 340 UBC undergraduate students, these emerging leaders supported 19 community service learning projects and connected with over 1,500 community members during Reading Week break. Leadership is about making others better […]
By Stephanie Thorpe on January 25, 2018
How do motivations, mindsets, and openness to risk affect your response to change? Depending where you are on the range of these characteristics, you may find it easier or more challenging to adapt to change in various situations.
By Stephanie Thorpe on October 12, 2017
Listening is an important part of effective communication and leadership. Mindful listening provides opportunities you for to be present to what is being said while simultaneously gathering information beyond the words shared.
By Stephanie Thorpe on September 14, 2017
When a leader starts a new role, they begin to develop their functional skills and leadership skills as they pertain to their new work commitments and the people they lead. As a manager of a new leader, leveraging the leader’s strengths and taking a coach approach supports the new leader to build on their success […]
By Stephanie Thorpe on August 3, 2017
Are you familiar with the four common qualities of teams? Watch this week’s Learning with Lynda.com video on “Increasing Team Performance” to learn more about teams and discover a strategy for setting teams up for success. Be sure to download the exercise files attached to the course for a sample framework! (you will be prompted […]
By Stephanie Thorpe on July 20, 2017
The UBC 2016-17 Annual Report was released this week and it highlighted many achievements of the UBC community. The report features many accomplishments and metrics that are cause for celebration. This week’s Learning with Lynda.com features a short video on “Broadcasting Team Successes” which may inspire new ways of celebrating your team’s various achievements and […]
By Stephanie Thorpe on May 25, 2017
Introducing a change initiative to your team can be a challenging responsibility to navigate. Preparing a detailed communication strategy that considers the what, what, why, when, and how of the specific change can greatly influence the success of your change initiatives. The lynda.com course on “Communicating in Times of Change” highlights the importance of change campaigns and showcases a few scenarios so you can see the […]