CARA Webinars

cara-awardsThe Canadian Association of Research Administrators (CARA) offers a wide range of webinars throughout the year covering topics from ethics to contracts, finance, metrics grants and project management. 

CARA’s webinar platform is an excellent opportunity to increase skill sets, knowledge base, networking, sharing best practices for challenges and solutions and obtaining first-hand information on Tri Council and provincial funding changes/updates. 

The cost to enroll for a webinar is $90 for CARA Members and $150 for Non-members.  To learn more about CARA or become a member, please visit the CARA website

Highlighting some webinars for December 2018 to January 2019. A comprehensive list of webinars is available here

Strategic planningDecember 10, 2018

The famous baseball player Yogi Berra quipped: “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” Re-stated in financial terms, “If you don’t know what your priorities are, you might spend your money on the wrong things.” Accordingly, institutions prepare strategic plans that define where they want to go in the future: their aspirations, their priorities, what they want to accomplish. Developing and implementing an effective plan requires skill and patience in balancing the competing needs for specificity and stakeholder “buy-in.” Although strategic plans do not define institutional priorities in specific financial terms, they set the stage for financial details inherent in the budget. That is, the institution’s priorities are aligned with the budget. This webinar will present methods for developing a strategic plan and aligning it with the budget.

Research Development WebexJanuary 12, 2019

This webinar presentation outlines three research development activities currently underway at UBC. We will focus on a new startegic “research clusters” initiative as well as two ongoing programs focused on research proposal support and professional development for research development and grant facilitation staff.

Launching STOP Within Your OrganizationJanuary 29, 2019

Let’s face it, we are all difficult people at one time or another, (most of the time for some of us). Hopefully, these incidences are few and far between. From my experience, people who are chronically difficult don’t realize how they are perceived by others and have convinced themselves that other people are the problem, not them. The session will take a look at Stephen Covey’s STOP principles and how understanding them and acting on them will improve your overall interaction with others and minimize work-related stress, that tends to follow us home.