Training

Training

Opportunities to gain new insights and communication skills, whether you are a new or seasoned communicator, are always available to you at UBC.


Visual Identity

CreativeMornings Vancouver

Inspiring Talks — Ongoing series at SFU Woodward’s — Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Registration is free. You must sign up on the ticket lottery for each talk.

Needing some creative inspiration in the morning? Sign up for a CreativeMorning talk. Past speakers have included a shoe designer, a chocolatier, and a Whitecaps FC player. The Vancouver chapter of CreativeMornings is organized and hosted by a dedicated team of volunteers as a creative community engagement initiative of the BC chapter of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC).


Writing

Copywriting: Introduction

UBC Extended Learning
Sep 25-Nov 16, 2018 or Jan 22-Mar 15, 2019
Online | $605.00
(eligible for Tuition Waivers)
Learn and practise the techniques, creativity boosters and craft of professional copywriting in a supportive and intensive writing clinic that focuses on the process and purpose of persuasive business writing.


Visual Identity

DesignThinkers Vancouver

Conference — May 29 & 30, 2018 at the Vancouver Playhouse
Registration options range from $330-$725

DesignThinkers, Canada’s only annual conference for visual communicators, is a must-attend for informed, forward-thinking creative communications and design professionals. This inspiring two-day event offers in-depth analyses of trends and best practices in branding, design thinking, design management, communications technologies and user experience with a range of opportunities to exchange ideas with colleagues.


Audio & Video, Workshop

The Art of Video Interviews

Online
Free
Lynda.com courses are free for UBC faculty & staff. Sign up for free access here.
Find out how to prepare for, organize, and conduct great video interviews. Learn about performing background research before you “set foot on set,” positioning the subject in front of the camera, building trust, avoiding common mistakes in questioning, capturing secondary audio for use in a podcast, and much more.


Social Media

Social Media and Content Marketing

UBC Sauder School of Business Continuing Studies
May 16 – Jun 28, 2018 or Jun 7 – Jun 28, 2018
UBC Robson Square | $525.00
(eligible for Tuition Waivers)
Learn how to develop a content development pipeline, research viable content topics for your brand, promote content through social media channels, and track the progress/results of your content marketing strategy.


Writing

Writing Fundamentals: The Craft of Story

Online | Free
Dig into the craft of writing a compelling story, with practical how-to advice and before-and-after writing samples.


Social Media

Hootsuite Academy: Social Marketing Training

Online
Free
Develop fundamental social marketing skills to drive real business results. Learn how to optimize your social media profiles, create a strategy and grow an online community. You will also discover content marketing and social advertising fundamentals.


Website

Become a Front-End Web Developer

Online
Free
Lynda.com courses are free for UBC faculty & staff. Sign up for free access here.
Get the skills to build engaging, interactive user experiences on the web as a front-end web developer. Learn everything you need to design and develop user-facing code, and discover how to bring concepts to life on the browser canvas by combining essential graphic design and coding principles. Develop competency with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery. Master basic version control with Git and GitHub. Apply best practices in responsive design and progressive enhancement.


Photography

The Elements of Effective Photographs

Online
Free
Lynda.com courses are free for UBC faculty & staff. Sign up for free access here.
The course explores compositional elements that guide a viewer’s eye, including the rule of thirds; leading lines, patterns, and curves; and depth of field. You will learn how to work with the natural light, and how to create simple lighting. Finally, you will gain tips on how to capture the essence or emotion of a subject or scene.