Langara is committed to developing and engaging its employees. Each month, HR offers complimentary professional development sessions to all staff. Upcoming offerings are listed below; please note that pre-registration is required. 

PD session topics are generated through employee feedback. Is there a career-related topic that you want to learn more about? Do you know of any engaging, insightful speakers, or want to lead a session of your own? Are you a leader looking to host a session for your area? Connect with us at hrupdate@langara.ca.

Registration Process

To register for a PD session, email hrupdate@langara.ca with the following:

  • Subject Line: (Title of Session)

  • Body: Full name, Employee ID, email address (if different)

Sessions will be capped at 25 participants. A separate registration email is required for each session. If a session reaches full capacity, we will establish a waitlist. In consideration for waitlisted participants, we request that all registrants notify us at least 24 hours prior to a session if they are no longer able to attend. Attendance will be taken at each session; registrants who miss more than two sessions without notice will only be able to register on the waitlist for future sessions.


For information on wellness-related development opportunities, visit the Wellness Initiatives page. For information on faculty-related development opportunities, visit the TCDC iweb and Ed Tech's workshops page.

Looking to brush up your computer skills? Learn a second language? Continue your educational goals? All employees eligible for benefits can apply for tuition fee waiver or reimbursement. To learn more about the courses and tuition benefits offered at Langara, visit our Tuition Fee Benefits page.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Basic Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18

2 Day Commitment Required - 25 Seats Available

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Facilitator: Laurie Lowes - Certified Instructor for MHFA Basic & Instructor, Criminal Justice at Langara 

MHFA Basic is intended for adults interacting with adults (18 years and older). This course provides an introduction to the four most common mental health disorders including substance related, mood related, anxiety and trauma related, and psychotic disorders. Participants who take this course will learn the basic steps to interact confidently with those in their family, friends, communities, and workplaces that have mental health challenges. Click here for more information

*To register please include an email approval from your Chair/ Manager/Supervisor with your department budget code. This session is complimentary; however, to ensure full attendance, departments will be charged $140 for any no-show registrants in their area. If you need to withdraw from the session, please send an email to hrupdate@langara.ca and provide as much notice as possible and no less than 48 hours.