Professional Development

Workplace skills, personal growth, and community connections


Changes during the COVID-19 Pandemic

AAPS is planning to continue hosting member professional development sessions online through 2021. Please have a look at our upcoming scheduled sessions.

If you are an AAPS member and have suggestions for topics or facilitators that you think would benefit you and your colleagues across UBC, please let us know.

About Our Program

The AAPS Professional Development Program encourages members at all locations to develop professional skills to enhance your current work environment, support your career goals, and personal life. The program aims to connect members through various learning opportunities and share the association's objectives in creating respectful and just workplaces.

Please have a look at our past sessions.

AAPS is a separate organization from UBC and UBCO. The AAPS Professional Development Program is solely for the members of the Association of Administrative and Professional Staff. Only AAPS members can participate in our programs. Our programs are offered to members at no upfront cost.


AAPS typically hosts a series of networking events throughout the year, giving you an opportunity to build your professional network and often learn a little something too. Past events have included wine tasting, tours of interesting places and spaces at UBC, pub nights, recreational events.

As our events and meeting have moved online for 2021, if you have suggestions for activities that you think would benefit you and your colleagues, please let us know.

If you are looking for information about individual self-directed professional development funding, you can learn more about the M&P Staff PD Fund here.