Professional Development

SFU Vancouver is pleased to host a variety of professional development opportunities for staff and faculty as part of the campus’ INgagement programming initiatives. These sessions range from day-to-day skill building to long-term development.

Lunch 'n' Learn: Improving Lives Through Research

Stay tuned for details for the April 2020 Lunch 'n' Learn!

Skill'ED Professional Development Workshops

Engaging & Motivating Self-Driven Multi-Generation Teams
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Time: 1-4:30pm
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, room 7050

A well-trained, engaged and inspired management and employee team is an invaluable resource in today’s competitive environment. People drive results. We can create the structure and opportunities for dynamic organizational teams that produce the results we need to not just succeed but to thrive.    

 In this session, we will:

  • Uncover motivational drivers across different styles of communication and across different generations.
  • Challenge and explore formal versus informal reward and recognition.
  • Consider the unique challenges of organizational dynamics and tools for inspiring leadership without changing the org chart.
  • Seek to understand how critical thinking tools and techniques can support and enhance team engagement.
  • Work with specific tools and activities designed to assist you in building greater engagement and motivation into your results driven teams.

Please click here to register before end of day Friday, March 6, 2020.

View past Skill'ED Sessions here.

Media Training 101

This two hour session will cover tactics and tricks you can use to ensure you give the best interview possible. We'll review the elements of news and the factors journalists need to juggle to make a story happen. We'll consider different approaches when giving interviews to print reporters, talk show hosts, radio producers and TV journalists. We'll work with your faculty members to develop their own key messaging around the important topics that they are researching. Finally we'll provide an opportunity for faculty members to do some on-camera media training to ensure that when push comes to shove, they're able to get their key messages across, no matter who is interviewing them.

This service is provided by SFU University Communications. Please inquire with for more details and how to book your department training.

By appointment

Voice Training & Presentation Skills Workshops from TLC @ SFU Vancouver

SFU Teaching and Learning Centre programs and services are available to all SFU instructors, staff, and TAs/TMs. And now they're available at SFU Vancouver! We offer regular workshops and presentations on many teaching-related topics. In addition, we offer personalized support, incorporating both general and discipline-specific approaches, for teaching and learning initiatives by individual instructors.

Find a list of ongoing and appointment-based workshops available at Vancouver here.

Select dates & by appointment