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U of M staff at the University of Saskatchewan during the 2018 Support Staff Endowment Fund trip.

U of M staff at the University of Saskatchewan during the 2018 Support Staff Learning Exchange.

Support Staff Learning Exchange: apply now

Take a trip to learn from support staff at McGill

May 24, 2019 — 

Have you ever wondered about your role in relation to what other universities do when working with students, colleagues and the wider campus community? Or comparing best practices, approaches and experiences at universities around Canada? This year, you can exchange ideas and talk about best practices with staff at McGill University by applying to the Support Staff Learning Exchange (SSLE).

This year’s exchange program will take place at McGill University, Montreal from October 31 to November 3, 2019. It includes professional development opportunities and the chance to network with peers from UM. Celebrating its 21st year, the learning exchange is coordinated by the Support Staff Endowment Fund Committee and Learning and Organizational Development, Human Resources.

The Participants will fly to Montreal; flight and program costs will total approximately $1,200 per person. Activities include spending a day at McGill University with host counter parts and learning about McGill University systems and processes, UM scheduled activities to promote professional networking with members of the UM community, and attending a McGill sporting event.

Applications are now available on the Support Staff Endowment Fund website. The deadline for applications is June 21, 2019.

Applications will be considered if you:

  • Have the support of your department/faculty to cover the cost of your learning exchange (approx. $1,200);
  • Are a University of Manitoba full time support staff member in a continuing position;
  • Are looking to enhance the effectiveness of the service in your area by learning about McGill University systems and processes;
  • Are interested in increasing your professional network both with counter parts at McGill University, and with members of the University of Manitoba community.


Applications for the Support Staff Learning Exchange can be downloaded from the support staff endowment fund website. If you have additional questions please contact Lynn Bohonos, learning and organizational development, human resources, at SSLEapplication [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

Did you know the Support Staff Endowment Fund also organizes day trips? Visit the support staff endowment fund website to learn about upcoming excursions.

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