Workshops for Leaders

Join leaders from across SFU to participate in leadership-related learning and development opportunities. Not only will this enhance your own professional development, and be a chance to connect with colleagues, it will also contribute to a positive learning culture for your team. 

Fall 2023 workshops for leaders are included below.  Please also visit our list of online resources on a number of foundational and transferable skills. 

Cultivating a Psychologically Safe Work Environment - The Leader's Role
The pandemic shed light on the importance of mental health and well-being in the workplace, and there continues to be high levels of stress, burnout and mental illness amongst Canadian employees. Leaders play a key role in supporting the well-being of people and teams, and ensuring that a culture of well-being and psychological safety permeates throughout the organization. This session has been developed specifically for leaders at SFU and focuses on the role of leaders when it comes to creating psychologically safe work environments where all employees thrive.
Tuesday, October 24th | 1:00pm-4:30pm | Halpern 126

Fostering Effective Collaborations Within and Across Teams
Are you sensing that your teams are overly siloed and not nearly collaborative enough? Or are you feeling overtaken by the sheer volume of opportunities to collaborate at work and the time they take? Increasingly, workplaces are shifting away from leadership approaches centered on ‘heroic individuals,’ to ones marked by collaborative, cross-functional and often hybrid teams. When they’re supported by the right systems and approaches, healthy levels of workplace collaboration can be rewarding, energizing, and incredibly effective.
Wednesday, November 29th | 9:00am-1:00pm | Halpern 126

Belonging in the Workplace
In this interactive, experiential workshop we will take an inside out approach that lays the foundation for the ongoing, transformative work of creating belonging in the workplace. The workshop will focus on ‘being’ and ‘doing’, rather than (more) deliberating, and you will leave with practical tangible approaches to experiment with in the workplace. Thursday, Wednesday, December 6th | 9:00am-1:00pm | Halpern Centre 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.