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

SFU Vancouver’s Lunch ‘n’ Learn series showcases how research at SFU Vancouver is making a positive difference. 

Lunch 'n' Learn:
We Can Do This: Solving the Climate Crisis Together

Date:
October 27th, 2020
Time:
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location:
Online via Zoom

Join SFU Vancouver and SFU Urban Studies for a discussion with Seth Klein about his new book, A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency

Seth Klein is a public policy researcher, writer and adjunct professor in SFU's Urban Studies program. Seth was the founding director and served the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives for 22 years. Drawing on his book's theme, Seth will outline how we can align our politics and economy with what the science says we must do to address the climate crisis. Seth provides an inspirational reminder that we have done this before. There will be plenty of time for a Q&A with Seth at the end of the presentation, and a few lucky attendees will receive a copy of the book!

Please click here to register, and register early as registration is limited.

View past Lunch 'n' Learn events here.


Skill'ED Professional Development Workshops

Stay tuned for information about our next Skill'ED Workshop.

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 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