Leadership training and professional development

The University of Victoria is committed to providing career and professional development to emerging and existing academic leaders within all aspects of the annual cycle of university activities. UVic's Strategic Plan, a Vision for the Future - Building on Excellence, (Objective 6(g)) speaks to broadening the scope of our in-house training programs for new and existing chairs, directors and deans.

The Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost (VPAC) with partners across the university holds various workshops for academic leaders through the Academic Leadership Initiative program. These workshops, seminars, retreats and networking opportunities, as well as asynchronous guides and courses, focus on topics relevant to university policies, practices, and processes important to academic administration. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive and cohesive program that offers academic leaders effective strategies and tools to guide their units forward and to cultivate the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in their role at the University.

If you have any questions please contact , or at 250-589-0679.

*Check back soon for the 2021-2022 Academic Leadership Initiative training catalog.

Cost-shared external leadership training program

Would you like to pursue management and leadership training through off-campus programs, to supplement the workshops and seminars offered for academic leaders on campus? A variety of external programs have been identified that offer intensive and highly specialized curricula and an opportunity to make useful contacts with those in similar positions in other institutions. A limited number of cost-shared subsidies are provided by VPAC each year for academic administrators who wish to attend such programs.

For more information, see our Cost-Shared External Leadership Development Fund Terms of Reference  or contact the  

Human Resources at UVic

UVic's HR department offers learning and development programs and resources for academic leaders and managers.