Communication Development Programs

Sign-up and reservation information for all 3 Professional Communication workshops will be posted on Canvas through the CLC: Online Calendar. Although reserving a spot isn't a requirement to attend the Professional Communication Workshops, it helps the coach prepare for the session. You can do this by spot by selecting 'CLC: Online' and finding appointments on the Canvas Calendar. If you would like to attend a Writing Coaching session, please do make a reservation as this is a 1-on-1 service. 

Writing Support

CLC Writing Coaching

One-on-one writing appointments with our professional Writing Coach can help with planning, idea development, tone, stylistic improvement, and error recognition. Any genre of writing is suitable; however, this is not an editing service and attendees are expected to participate actively in the conversation.

Attendees must bring a printed copy of their work to review during their appointment. Possible writing samples include a draft of an academic assignment, a cover letter, a professional email, etc.

To register for an appointment, visit your Canvas Calendar, click “Find Appointments,” select “CLC: Online,” and hit submit. Click on each appointment to learn more and register.

UBC Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication: Writing Consultations

The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) supports a diverse community of writers at UBC, at various levels of proficiency, across many types of undergraduate and graduate writing situations: academic, creative, professional, and technical. The CWSC offers 2 types of consultations—In-Person Writing Consultations and Online Written Feedback Writing Consultations. For more information, please click here.

Professional Communication Workshops

Professional Communication Workshops are a series of 3 distinct programs offered by the CLC and are led by Professional Communication Coaches, who are experienced student leaders within Sauder. More detailed information about workshop times and registration can be found through the Communications Programming page in the CLC: Online Canvas course. 

This program consists of the following workshops:

Speaking on the Spot:

Speaking on the Spot workshops are the perfect opportunity for students to build on their public speaking and impromptu speaking skills. Students learn and practice, while also receiving insightful feedback from peers in an encouraging and safe environment. These free weekly workshops, which  focus on a new topic every week, progressively challenge students throughout the term to develop their comfort level and skill set by providing opportunities to practice and engage with others.

English Conversation Circles: 

English Conversation Circles are casual and friendly weekly discussion sessions that allow students to practice conversational English skills and connect with peers outside of a formal or academic setting. The sessions are designed to focus on everyday topics that support English Language Learners as well as newcomers to Vancouver and Canada. English Conversation Circles are free to attend. 

 Weekly Session Topics Include:

    • Things to do in Vancouver and within British Columbia
    • Activities at UBC
    • Food, restaurants and holidays
    • Canadian customs
    • Games and sports
    • Getting to know new people
    • Preparing for Canadian weather
    • Much more!

Professional Communication Skills Certificate:

The Professional Communication Skills Certificate program is a series of 10 workshops where students will learn and practice comprehensive professional communication etiquette. Session topics are developed to complement the current needs and trends in professional settings. Students will receive a certificate of completion after attending all 10 sessions. More information about session topics and how to complete this program can be found in the Professional Communication Skills Certificate section in 'CLC: Online'.

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