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Career Development

The University of Calgary is committed to career development and to supporting employee engagement and retention. Having the right plan to navigate your career will help you make the best of your work life in any stage of your career journey. Navigating Your Career is designed to help employees explore their unique and individualized career growth and provides tools and resources for support.


Learning and Development Opportunities

The University of Calgary offers several programs and workshops to support employee growth and development.

  • UBegin - onboarding program to welcome new employees
  • UAdvance - program to enhance personal effectiveness and improve skills 
  • UFundamentals - program to orient those new to a management role about their responsibilites
  • UManage - development program for front-line managers who lead teams
  • ULead - program to help develop leaders to inspire excellence and engage our university community 

Additional Resources

Here are some general resources available to all employees as you begin to explore what's next in your career at the University of Calgary:

  • Homewood Health - View their Career Development section which contains courses, articles and more
  • LinkedIn Learning - Find both career development and assessment videos (e.g. Managing Your Career, Discovering Your Strengths)
  • Tuition Support Program - Learn what support is available in taking both Continuing Education and academic courses

Key Resources by Staff Group

For those looking for a new position, here are some key resources that may be of interest, organized by staff group.

Support Staff (AUPE)

Postdoctoral Scholars

  • Visit the Postdoc website for more information about the University of Calgary Postdoctoral Fellowship Program including professional development opportunities
  • Benefits overview