Workshops for Leaders

This Fall, we are continuing to emphasize online learning options for leaders and employees.  We encourage all staff and leaders to activate their LinkedIn Learning accounts and explore the multitude of courses available.  Visit our list of online resources on a number of foundational and transferable skills.

Live Remote & In-Person learning sessions are included below.  

Leading in Times of Continuous Change

Leading in unpredictable, uncertain, and unstable circumstances is unavoidably fraught with anxiety at personal, departmental, institutional, and global levels. In this session, we'll offer you models to help you make sense of what is happening around you and better equip you to lead yourselves and others in new ways in these times of unrelenting change. 
Tuesday, November 1st|9:30am to 12:00pm|Zoom

Recruitment & Selection Essentials
Recruiting and selecting team members with the right skills and attributes is one of the most critical responsibilities of a leader. This interactive session will equip leaders who are responsible for the hiring process with a foundational understanding of best practices in recruitment & selection. Leaders will learn how to define hiring criteria, source talent, develop assessment tools, and increase their ability to successfully hire the best candidate. In addition, we will look at ways to reduce bias in the hiring process. The session is intended for new leaders, or more experienced leaders who are looking for a refresher.
2 Parts | Tuesday, November 8th 9:30am to 11:30am & Thursday, November 10th 9:30am to 12pm | Halpern Centre 114

Managing Minds at Work
Through the use of structured experiences, group discussions and interactions, this dynamic, engaging and interactive session is designed to equip supervisors and managers with increased awareness of their evolving role and responsibilities related to mental health and mental health issues in the workplace. Participants will also be provided with the opportunity to acquire additional information, insights and strategies to assist them to more effectively engage with and support those struggling with mental health in the workplace.
2 Parts|Tuesday, November 22nd and Thursday, November 24th|9:30am to 11:30am|Zoom


Other Opportunities for Leaders

Below are two non-workshop opportunities for Leaders at SFU. the purpose of these learning opportunities is to connect, share, and learn from the wisdom and experiences of our colleagues. 

Supporting your Team's Well-being
Join us for a discussion with SFU leaders to learn and share practical strategies for suporting the well-being of your team members. Levels of stress and overwhelm are high, and we'll discuss how leaders can help. All levels of leaders/managers are welcome.
Tuesday, November 15th 9:30am-10:30am|Halpern 114



Some workshops have a nominal fee of $75 to offset costs and enable us to provide exceptional learning opportunities. The fee is substantially lower than similar workshops offered externally and can be reimbursed through PD funds (see below) or departments may choose to cover the fee.

Need to Cancel your Registration?
Most of our workshops fill up and have waitlists, so we ask that you cancel your registration with as much notice as possible.  This will allow us to open up your space for someone else.  Refunds are possible for registrations cancelled at least 7 days prior to the workshop date.

Cancelling with more than 7 days’ notice
Please follow these steps to cancel your registration with more than 7 days’ notice:

  • Go to your Eventbrite account and find the workshop order:
  • Select ‘request a refund’ (if you paid a fee) or ‘cancel your order’ (if there was no fee)
  • For fee refunds, you will be sent an email indicating whether a refund is eligible.  Once approved, it takes up to 5 business days to be processed.

Last minute cancellations (less than 7 days’ notice)

  • Email if you need to cancel your registration with less than 7 days’ notice, including the day-of the workshop if you’re unable to attend due to illness.  If we don’t hear from you and you don’t attend the workshop, we may need to charge your department to compensate for associated costs.
  •  Cancellations within 7 days are not eligible for refunds.