Kamilla's Lunch and Learn
Kamilla explores the culture of bias in her Lunch and Learn session.

Principles Guiding the Service Excellence initiative

  • Flexible for diverse learning styles and relationships
  • Accessible to all types of employees and supervisors in VPFO
  • Growth and learning-oriented
  • Cross-portfolio focus, engagement, inclusivity, and transparency
  • Enduring commitment, expressed from the VPFO leadership

Coaching Initiative

VISION: To foster a coaching culture that supports VPFO Service Excellence by

  1. Empowering all VPFO staff to harness growth and cross-portfolio learning opportunities
  2. Injecting tactics and tools that are concise and consumable for both coaches and coachees
  3. Delivering feedback through flexible coaching approaches scaled for everyday contexts

Upcoming Events:

Lunch and Learns

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Lunch and Learns are one-hour micro sessions on a variety of useful skills and techniques.

  • More great sessions coming fall of 2018
  • How to Hire the Best Candidate - by EQHR Manager, Kamilla Milligan
    How to Hire Power Point Presentation 

    We all want to hire well. Finding the best candidate can invigorate our workplaces and enhance the work in our units. Unfortunately, our hiring habits—practices and ideas that we don’t question—are sometimes a barrier to finding the best person. Learn more about using fair hiring tools like bias identification, criteria integration and process management to help your portfolio hire better.

Meet the Teams

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Attend, Present, Integrate!

Designed to integrate and build connections across VPFO, these fun, interactive "meet-the-team" events are opportunities to find out surprising new things about what our colleagues in VPFO do day-in-and-day-out. Meet the faces behind the names and deepen your understanding of how VPFO works to serve the University of Victoria. Attend an upcoming session or volunteer your team to present!

No Registration required for these come and go events.

Check out our past events in the Gallery.


Strong Start

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Are you or your employee new to a position in the VPFO? The Service Excellence team has put together an event for you.

This is your chance to get to know some team members in the VPFO portfolio, pick up informational materials, learn about exciting services, and of course, meet other new employees in a casual setting.

The last Strong Start event was held on May 3rd, 2018. 

For more information email vpfoproj@uvic.ca

Enhanced Recognition Program

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The Service Excellence Employee Recognition Action Committee has been struck. They will be working to enact recommendations from the Recognition Sub-Committee.

VPFO employees will soon be better recognized for their years of service. Stay tuned for some amazing initiatives coming from this committee.

Ron meet the team

Teams from across VPFO find ways to support our on-campus and broader community in various ways. We've done BBQ's, fancy High Teas, bake sales, Bocce tournaments, and more to support local and international causes and build cohesiveness among our teams. Find out about upcoming events and enjoy our gallery of past events!