Learning opportunities

At UVic, faculty and staff also experience dynamic learning. We offer a variety of learning opportunities at no fee for all regular full-time and part-time employees.

Featured programs

  • Certificates: choose from a variety of courses to take individually, or work towards a certificate. New certificates coming soon! 
  • Mentorship program: this program is designed to promote professional and personal development by establishing a relationship between two employees.
  • Leading for engagement: this experiential leadership development program supports leaders in being accountable for the work climates they create and the results they achieve.
  • Lynda.com at UVic: Lynda.com is an online video library with thousands of instructional videos and courses on diverse topics. UVic employees and agencies have access at no fee to Lynda.com.
  • Planning ahead program: UVic offers this program to help you improve your financial wellness. We offer financial education seminars and a separate full day Retirement Planning Seminar.

What's out there?

  • Leadership Conference 2017: Diversity, Creativity, and Possibility: This 2-day conference, Oct 6-7, is organized by Royal Roads University and will build on the 2015 theme, Leadership. Complex. World, and will address the extent to which increasing complexity and globalization intersect with this year's focus on diversity, creativity, and possibility. More information here.
  • The Art of Leadership: This 1-day conference brings together respected names in thought leadership in a place of inspirational interaction. This year's conference will be held in Vancouver on October 26th, 2017. Visit this website for more information. Register using promo code SH31 and save $50 per pass.
  • Hollyhock Vancouver Program: Join Julian Griggs, as he guides participants through a 3-day intensive course that helps you identify why groups struggle and how to alter that dynamic, how to intervene effectively when needed, and how to empower groups to find solutions for the issues they face. This event is in Vancouver November 20 - 22, 2017. More information here.

Campus training

Communications + Marketing workshops

Consistent messages and a unified look and feel support the story we want to tell about UVic, bringing our distinct advantages to life for the audiences with whom we want to build strong relationships. We want people to immediately recognize UVic everywhere we are. It'll take time, effort and all of us working together to achieve that. University Communications + Marketing offers a series of workshops to support Edge implementation and ongoing communications and marketing activities.

See the UVic Edge brand website to see workshop details and to register.

Continuing Studies

The Division of Continuing Studies (DCS) provides adult and continuing education programming, online and face-to-face, in co-operation with UVic faculties and community partners. They offer programs in a range of academic disciplines using diploma, certificate, degree and other programming models to serve adult, part-time, international and geographically dispersed students. Currently, DCS offers special employees prices for Business & Management courses.

Are you a lifelong learner? Visit Continuing Studies for more information.

Employee learning calendar

This learning calendar offers courses, certificates and programs, to support your personal and professional development. Courses in the calendar have no fee for UVic employees and are offered first for all permanent full- and part-time staff. Please note a FAST code is required when registering as charges will be enforced for last minute cancellations or no-shows.

Explore the employee learning calendar to learn more and register.

Course Spaces, Technology Integrated Learning training

Technology Integrated Learning (TIL) helps faculty, staff, and students with technology-enabled learning and teaching. They handle pedagogical and technical support and instructional design with platforms such as Course Spaces, the Online Academic Community, and more.
The TIL office look for sustainable innovations in educational technology that can make a difference in UVic’s face-to-face, hybrid, and online course offerings.

Check out mandates and strategies for more information, and for professional development opportunities, see upcoming workshops.

Equity and Human Rights training and support

The Equity and Human Rights (EQHR) office provides leadership in the development and coordination of plans, policies and procedures which support the university's organizational and legislative commitments to provide equitable access to and participation in employment and educational opportunities. This office offers educational sessions on a variety of topics (e.g., human rights, Discrimination and Harassment Policy, inclusivity, intersectionality). Most of these sessions can be modified to fit time schedules from one hour to full-day workshops.

For more information see Equity and human rights workshops or contact Amy Loggin at

FAST HR reporting training

FAST HR is a self-service reporting tool for authorized UVic administrators that provides access to position, jobs, leave and payroll information. Visit FAST HR reporting for FAQs. Do you manage human resource reporting for your department or unit? Join us for an introductory 1.5-hour session (45-minute demo of the tool, followed by time for questions and one-on-one assistance).

Contact for more information.

FAST Finance training

FAST Finance is a self-service reporting tool for authorized users that provides access to general operating, research, special purpose, and other account information online. Users can view their budget, commitments, and expenditures. Visit FAST HR finance for FAQs.

Training is offered throughout the year. Get more information and register on the FAST Finance training (NetLink ID and password required) contacting .

Executive programs, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business

At Peter B. Gustavson School of Business we take a unique approach to business education. Whether you need a program to address a specific, well-defined development need, or help in determining what your training needs are, we can work with you to provide the right solution to tackle your key management issues.

Visit Professional development programs to learn about short (2-5 day) courses, or in depth Project Management training or Gustavson Executive Programs for more general information. Need assistance? Contact

Health and wellbeing training

UVic is committed to promoting a healthy campus community that empowers our employees to support each other and participate in maintaining their own health and wellbeing. Services in this area actively promote practices of inclusion, respect, wellness, accessibility, safety and accommodation as the foundations of our healthy university community.

Visit our Health and Wellness page for more information.

Occupational Health and Safety training

Occupational Health, Safety and Environment provides health and safety support and training to faculty, staff and students in the areas of research safety, occupational health and environmental protection.

For current course offerings visit Occupational Health, Safety & Environment or contact

University Systems training

Over the past several years University Systems has witnessed continuous growth in the use of information systems in higher education. These systems permeate every aspect of our university life; research, learning and teaching, and our faculty, staff, students and researchers rely on technology support.
University Systems offers regularly scheduled classroom and online training for faculty, staff and students.

See their training page for more details on specific training opportunities.

UVic Careers system: training and support

UVic Careers is the online job management system for all staff job postings in the following employee groups: CUPE 917, CUPE 951, Exempt Support Staff, PEA and Management Excluded. We offer drop-in sessions to assist you with the UVic Careers system and the hiring process. No formal registration is required and you need to bring a laptop/tablet to the session.

Visit the Employment services hiring page to view the training schedule or email .

New! VIP tour for UVic Employees

Human Resources and the UVic Welcome Centre are pleased to announce that we are now offering a 75 minute VIP tour for UVic Employees in addition to our regular student tours. If you are a new UVic employee or have yet to experience a tour of campus, visit the Welcome Centre website to register for one of our upcoming tours offered bi-weekly on Wednesdays at 2:00pm.

Take some time to be oriented to the layout and services of our extraordinary physical environment with a guided tour from the perspective of an experienced UVic Employee. Come meet new faces and engage in a dynamic learning experience about the campus where we work, learn, and make a vital impact.

Sponsored programs

Center for Higher Education Research and Development (CHERD)

The university currently sponsors leaders to attend Centre for Higher Education Research and Development (CHERD). Program fees are shared between your VP/president and your department budget.

Please consult with your VP/president for funding and approval for these programs before sending your application to CHERD.

Current courses include:

Please apply directly with the University of Manitoba by contacting: Kathleen Matheos at kathleen.matheos@umanitoba.ca

Leadership Victoria

Leadership Victoria offers a community leadership development program, which uses a face-to-face, experiential model of learning with the city as the classroom. Participants in this program will learn to develop strong leadership competencies. Leadership Victoria has a proven track record of helping emerging leaders discover their strengths and prepare for advancement.

The University of Victoria sponsors two participants in the Leadership Victoria program each year. 

For more information on this program review call for applicationsRegistration for the program 2017/2018 is now closed.

Contact: Manuela Lale - HR Assistant  or 250-472-5184