To help build community emergency preparedness at UCalgary, multiple training opportunities are offered for faculty and staff throughout the year. Registration for UCalgary courses is managed through Enterprise Learning and free of charge.

WellBeing and WorkLife Workshops

The Building Personal Resilience workshop examines emotional, social and physical wellness to help you learn strategies to increase your personal resilience so you are more prepared to navigate everyday activities and to deal with challenges, setbacks and change in your work and personal life.

The workshop will help participants:

  • Define resiliency
  • Understand factors that contribute to resilience
  • Learn personal strategies and practical activities to enhance resilience
  • Increase awareness of resources and supports

Building Personal Resilience is an optional course in the UAdvance program.

The Working Mind is targeted to general workplace audiences. The workshop aims to increase awareness of mental health, reduce the stigma of mental illnesses, and offer resources to maintain positive mental health and increase resiliency.  Equally important goals are to create a supportive environment, strengthen the organizational culture, and contribute to a healthy workplace.  

The Working Mind is an evidence-based program developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and is adapted from the Department of National Defence's Road to Mental Health Readiness programs. To learn more about the program, visit and request a presentation for your faculty/unit.

  1. Employee Workshop

    The employee workshop is open to all University of Calgary employees and is 3.5 hours in length.  The workshop’s goal is to give you practical knowledge of mental health and mental illness so you can:

    • Recognize signs and symptoms in yourself and others

    • Reduce stigma and negative attitudes

    • Support colleagues with mental health problems

    • Maintain your own mental health and improve your resilience

    The employee workshop is an optional course in the UAdvance program.

  2. Manager Workshop

    The Manager Workshop is a full 7.0 hour day.  In addition to the goals of the employee workshop, you will also be able to:

    • Ensure you have the confidence, tools and resources to manage and support employees with mental illness
    • Recognize the effects of the stigma of mental illness and attempt to reduce its impact

    The manager workshop is part of the UManage program. The Working Mind manager workshop credit is equivalent to UManage module 9.

Foothills Campus: Room for Mindfulness Drop-In Sessions

Room for Mindfulness drop-in sessions are for people who have a regular mindfulness practice, or have attended a Room for Mindfulness Introduction session. The room will be free for 50 minutes on Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. until 1:20 p.m. Some guidance will be provided, as will time for independent practice. People can stay for as short or as long as they would like and quietly come and go as they please. A bell will ring every 5 minutes. No registration is needed.

Date: Wednesdays, except the first Wednesday of each month
Time12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Location: HSC 1464B (behind Theatre 3)

Emergency Preparedness Training

Online delivery

  • Required training for all Emergency Wardens and Senior Emergency Wardens

Emergency Warden Training reviews evacuation procedures and describes in detail the responsibilities and duties of warden volunteers during an emergency. Learners have seven days to complete the training once they begin and they must achieve at least 80 percent on the test for successful completion.

Classroom delivery

  • Recommended training for all employees

Learn the right way to use a fire extinguisher with hands-on learning on a state-of-the-art training tool equipped with sensors and a digital flame that goes out when you properly use the laser-driven infrared extinguisher.

Prerequisite: Fire Safety Training

Online delivery

  • Recommended training for all employees

Know how to prevent fires and be ready if a fire breaks out. Fire Safety Training teaches common causes of fire in the workplace, hazards to look out for, emergency procedures and how to respond when faced with a fire. You will also learn to recognize the different types of fires and fire extinguishers.

Classroom delivery

  • Recommended training for all employees

Naloxone Training is provided by Staff Wellness. Participants will learn to recognize and respond to the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose and prepare yourself to save a life.

Training covers: signs of an overdose, rescue breathing, preparing and administering an intramuscular naloxone injection, and assessing naloxone response. Participants will receive a free naloxone kit as part of the Alberta Health Services Community Based Naloxone Program

Register below for our scheduled offerings or book individual sessions — employees email, students call Student Wellness Services at 403.210.9355. 

  1. Main Campus

    Register for training at main campus

  2. Foothills Campus

    Register for training at Foothills campus

Classroom delivery

  • Recommended training for all employees 

Own your personal safety and learn how to respond to threats and active assailant situations. We’ll cover important information about UC Emergency Mobile, and the other UCalgary resources in place to ensure students, faculty, staff and guests are safe in our community.

Classroom delivery

  • Recommended training for all employees working in shoulder to shoulder or with those who may be in direct contact with actively sick members of the campus community

The PPE Train the Trainer Program is provided by Staff Wellness. Participants will learn to select, inspect, don, and doff appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for their level of risk. This program allows employees to learn how to use PPE safely. After successful completion of this course, the employee can teach other colleagues how to use PPE using our training resources.

Training covers: How infection is spread, selecting appropriate PPE, hand washing, donning PPE, doffing PPE, and how to train others. 

If you're interested in registering email or call Staff Wellness at 403.220.2918.

Online delivery

  • Recommended Training for all Calgarians

Ready Calgary is a community preparedness program developed by the Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) for the citizens of Calgary. It has been designed to inform, educate and build resiliency to the impacts of emergencies. The course encourages safety at home, in the workplace, neighbourhood and community. Become a leader in your community and help empower a resilient network of prepared citizens.

Classroom delivery

  • Recommended training for all employees

Learn to effectively use the 80+ Stop the Bleed Kits located across campus, and empower yourself to save a life during an uncontrolled bleeding emergency.

This hands-on training session uses theatrical blood and wound simulators, and rehearses scenarios that some people may find upsetting — use discretion when choosing to participate and wear appropriate clothing.  

Prerequisite: Personal Safety Awareness Training 

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