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.

Skill'ED Professional Development Workshops

Stay tuned for details on the next Skill'ED Workshop!

View past Skill'ED Sessions here.

Lunchn'Learn: Improving Lives Through Research

Lunchn'Learn: Improving Children's Lives Through Research
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Doors: 11:45am 
Event: 12:00-1:00pm
SFU Harbour Centre, room 2540

First in a new series of lunch hour sessions showcasing how SFU Vancouver research is making a positive difference. Come and hear Dr. Charlotte Waddell and the Children’s Health Policy Centre team discuss the impact of their 10-year study with nearly 1,500 young mothers and their children in BC. Lunch provided and lots of time for questions!

Click here for more information and to register before end of day January 31, 2020.

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 sfuuc@sfu.ca 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