Professional Development

SFU Vancouver, in partnership with SFU Lifelong Learning, is pleased to host Skill'ED sessions as part of SFU Vancouver's INgagement Programs.

Designed as a faculty and staff development and education opportunity, these sessions range from day-to-day skill building to long-term development.

Skill'ED Sessions

Succession & Retention, with a Focus on Multi-Generation Interactions/Leadership

Sept 25, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre, room 7050
*Light refreshments will be provided


Co-hosted by: SFU Vancouver and SFU Lifelong Learning 
Presented by: Tammy Towill of the Cordura Group 

The immense business risk due to turnover, lack of available talent and the inevitable departure of those nearing retirement age creates an ever increasing need to engage, retain and replace key talent. This session will examine succession planning at every level, not just at retirement, and how to attract and retain employees. We will explore tools and strategies for how best to mitigate these risks to ensure your organization’s future stability and success.

Click here to register before end of day Thursday, September 19.

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