Webinars Archive

March 2017

Tue
28
Mar
Best practices for Maternity Leave
Webinar
Making It Work! Best Practices for Managing Maternity Leaves

Women make up approximately 50% of Canada’s labour force. Of the working women who do become mothers, 90% will take a maternity leave. However, 36% of new mothers feel that taking maternity leave negatively impacts their opportunity for promotions, career development and career progression.

This webinar is for anyone who employs, leads, manages, trains, coaches or otherwise supports mothers in the workplace, including adoptive, pregnant and parenting women.

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Wed
15
Mar
Webinar
Live Webinar: Personal Branding, Professional Success: Misconceptions, Myths and Three Tips for Leveling Up

Do you want to know how to create and leverage a strong personal brand to achieve more professional success? alumni UBC has invited alumna Katherine Lazaruk, BEd’95, one of Vancouver’s most sought-after professional presence experts, to offer you her top tips and tricks. In this informative and engaging Lunch n’ Learn webinar, we’ll talk about the science behind first impressions, and the things that might be holding you back from success.

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February 2017

Tue
28
Feb
Negotiating Contracts
Webinar
Pitfalls in Negotiating Employment Contracts
Nicole Howell & Jim Gould, both Partners at HHBG Employment Lawyers

Knowledge is power! Written employment agreements are primarily designed to limit the employer’s liability if it decides to end the relationship as well as minimize the impact of your departure on its business. This webinar is for anyone who is in an employment relationship or will be in the future. Understanding your rights in the workplace is not simply a good idea, it is essential. Even if you have already signed a contract, we will help you understand how you can negotiate a better one in the future (once you get that promotion or move on to the next employer).  

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Thu
09
Feb
Webinar
Preparing for a Career Transition in Finance
Tim Vipond, CEO & Co-founder of the Corporate Finance Institute

For anyone who wants to break into the finance realm or move up in finance banking, capital markets, and corporate finance etc. Tim will walk you through the technical skills you need and where to learn them, as well as soft skills such as networking, attitude, and communications to have a smooth transition to a career in finance. 

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January 2017

Tue
24
Jan
Webinar
Leader Humility: Sign of Weakness or Winning Strategy?
Michael Daniels, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources, UBC Sauder.

We will discuss the emerging research on leader humility from a business perspective. Drawing from empirical research, our presenter will make the case that humility facilitates more effective learning, communication, and collaboration, ultimately improving relationships and performance in the workplace. 

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Thu
12
Jan
Webinar
How Can UBC Help You Launch Your Start-Up
Andrea Lloyd, Program Manager & Laura Lam, Marketing Strategist, e@UBC

An overview of what entrepreneurship@UBC (e@UBC) offers, where alumni can get support, and how to find like-minded people that are part of the UBC entrepreneurial community that you can leverage for guidance and support. 

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