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UAdvance program supports employee growth, development

Employees at all levels can register for certificate program and workshops
April 20, 2017
Graduates of the UAdvance program. More than 1,100 employees have taken at least one workshop or Lynda.com course. Of those employees, 170 have enrolled in UAdvance and 54 have completed the program. Photo by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary

Graduates of the UAdvance program. More than 1,100 employees have taken at least one workshop or Lynda.com course. Of those employees, 170 have enrolled in UAdvance and 54 have completed the program. Photo by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary

“I use the knowledge I gained in UAdvance on a daily basis at work. This program is so helpful because of the breadth of the content it covers and because of the applicability of all of the workshops offered throughout the program. I think it’s great the University of Calgary offers such a program to its employees.” – Erik Henningsmoen, international project adviser, University of Calgary International

Spring is a time of renewal and growth, both in nature and in ourselves. It is also an opportunity to reflect on career growth and development. The University of Calgary offers a number of programs and workshops to support employees in achieving their career goals, including UAdvance.

The UAdvance Program aims to support employees in effectively demonstrating the competencies associated with success factors at the university. The program takes a blended approach to learning and provides instructor-led experiential learning workshops as well as online learning opportunities through Lynda.com. UAdvance is open to all university employees at all levels.

More than 1,100 employees (including both support staff, and management and professional staff) have taken at least one workshop or Lynda.com course within UAdvance. Of those employees, 170 participants have enrolled in the UAdvance certificate program and 54 participants have completed the program.

“The group discussion in UAdvance courses allowed me to expand my understanding of the university and also improve communication across units and faculties,” says Grace Wong, financial administrator, Haskayne School of Business. “As a result of this program, my confidence has improved to engage and handle difficult issues and conversations in the workplace. It’s worth participating.”

In UAdvance there are five required courses as well as a number of optional courses to complete the program. Learn more in the full list of course descriptions.

Core workshops (required):

Change and Personal Resiliency
Effective Communications
Excellence in Personal Performance
Difficult Conversations
Teamwork: The Individual’s Role

Optional workshops/courses (minimum of five):

Personal Power: Make Sense of your Strengths (StrengthsQuest)
UNavigate: Employee Workshop
The Working Mind for Employees
Presentation Skills
myUofC Portal: Tips and Tricks
PeopleSoft – Entering and Submitting Expense Claims
PeopleSoft – eProcurement
Selected Lynda.com courses

To register into the UAdvance Program, visit Enterprise Learning and in the Search for Learning field, search for UAdvance Registration and expand the field to register, to receive a certificate once you have completed all requirements.

Workshop/course enrolment email notifications from Enterprise Learning have Outlook calendar invitations attached. Simply open the attachment and accept the calendar invite to add it to your Outlook calendar.

Learning and professional development is a shared responsibility between the university and all employees. For more information on UAdvance or other programs and workshops offered, visit the Training and Development website