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Professional Development and Training

The University of Winnipeg encourages and supports efforts by employees to develop their capabilities and advance their careers in the overall context of meeting the goals and objectives of the University. Activities designed to support such staff development are contained in the various collective agreements or in policy, and include employee orientation programs, tuition scholarships for credit courses, tuition reimbursement for job related courses, internal promotional opportunities, performance reviews and development plans, and departmental training and development.

For more information, please contact Human_Resources@uwinnipeg.ca 


Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA)

AMA Online Training - Online training regarding The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (“AMA”) First Standard is mandatory for all UWinnipeg employees and is intended to provide employees with an understanding of accessible customer service. All employees involved in the recruitment, supervision, promotion, redeployment, and termination of employees, as well as those involved in the development and implementation of the University’s employment policies and practices are also required to take online training related to the AMA Second Standard related to accessible employment.

Both training modules are available through Nexus for eligible employees and new employees will receive an email from Human Resources about their required attendance. If you have any questions about the training content, or if you require the training in a different format, please contact the Human Rights and Diversity Office at hrdo@uwinnipeg.ca or (204) 988-7508.

Privacy Orientation and Training Resources Sexual Violence Prevention Policy Training

UWinnipeg is committed to creating a safe and healthy environment for all members of its community. To do this, the University is creating awareness and educating the UWinnipeg Community, including Staff and Faculty on the Sexual Violence Prevention Policy and Responding to Disclosures. SVPP training is available here

New Employee Orientation Program

A centralized employee orientation program is conducted for all new employees by Human Resources, with the assistance of other University employees and departments. The session provides an overview of information on a variety of topics including payroll and benefits, wellness resources, campus life and services, and Tech Sector services, among others. As a new employee, you will be provided with information on how to join an orientation session.

New Faculty Orientation Sessions

Sessions for UWFA RAS and UWFA CAS members are offered annually in August. These sessions share a range of information from across various sectors such as Research Services, Library Services, Human Resources, Student Services, and Academic Integrity, as appropriate. All new UWFA RAS and CAS members receive an invitation.

Performance Review and Development Plans

The University has an annual performance review program. During this review future objectives are identified and staff development is examined to identify possible training programs which employees may require in order to assist them in attaining their objectives. Information on the performance review and development plan procedures is available from the Human Resources Department.

Employee Development/ Performance forms can be found here. (Please select the position-relevant form.)

Staff Training and Development Program

As an incentive to undertake departmental training, the University has established a central training and development fund administered by the Human Resources Department to augment the departmental funds currently directed towards such activities. Department or unit heads may make application to the Human Resources Department for funds to support development activities. Funding is normally available to the extent of 60% of a registration fee that exceeds $50.00, to a maximum of $500.00.

Staff Training and Development Fund Application Form


Tuition Scholarship Program

This program provides tuition scholarships for UWinnipeg credit courses leading to the applicant's first undergraduate degree. All eligible University Employees, their spouses (including same sex spouses) and their eligible dependents may apply. The relevant information regarding this support is contained in the relevant collective agreement or in the Tuition Benefit/Reimbursement Policy for Support Staff Excluded from Bargaining Units.

More information on this program including current scholarship values can be found here.

Tuition Scholarship Application Forms can be found here. (Please select the position-relevant form.)

Tuition Reimbursement Program

The University supports the career development of support staff through the provision of tuition benefits. Partial reimbursement of tuition fees shall be granted for:

  • Non-credit courses offered by UWinnipeg’s Professional, Applied and Continuing Education: all courses are eligible.
  • Non-credit & credit courses taken at another post-secondary institution; the course must be approved in advance by Human Resources, must be job-related and must not be offered at UWinnipeg.

The relevant information regarding this support is contained in the relevant collective agreement or in the Tuition Benefit/Reimbursement Policy for Support Staff Excluded from Bargaining Units.

Tuition Reimbursement Application Form

Additional Human Resources Sessions

The Human Rights and Diversity Office, the Health and Wellness Specialist, Pay & Benefits, HR Services, and Labour Relations offer a range of sessions covering a variety of topics throughout the year. Information and registration for these sessions are shared regularly through the UWinnipeg Faculty and Staff Bulletin.

Additional Training Resources

Broadview Network - Offers computer, personal development, and soft skills training courses.

University of Winnipeg Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (PACE) - Offers courses and seminars to enhance skills and knowledge.

Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) - UWinnipeg has partnered with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI), a made-in-Canada solution founded and run by experienced diversity and inclusion practitioners. CCDI offers training and resources designed to help employees effectively understand and support diversity, equity, and anti-oppression efforts within the workplace setting.

Faculty members and staff can register for a free account here, and utilize the online resources and seminars offered by the CCDI as a means of reaffirming our institutional commitments to the principles of equality, diversity, and human rights — as well as to further your individual personal and professional development.