Triple C workshops

Triple C is a series of quarterly workshops where communicators from both UBC campuses come together to learn from one another, strengthen communication skills and build relationships.

Triple C started simply as coffee, cookies and conversation and is now officially about building capacity, community and consistency. We try to keep it informal, and tailored to what UBC communicators tell us they want to see, hear and discuss. Some sessions lend themselves to small, intimate discussions between specific groups of communicators, others to a broader audience.

Either way, we hope you’ll walk away with tips, tricks and answers to your questions. We want you to meet some of your fellow communicators, and feel supported in your communications work.

Next workshop

Date & Time: Tuesday, Oct 4 – 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Zoom details to follow

Topic: Demonstrating the value and impact of communications to leadership

Format: Facilitated Zoom panel session and Q&A with a variety of communicators exploring this topic

  • Facilitator: Emi Sasagawa, Communications Manager, Faculty of Arts
  • Panelists:
    • Katie White, Executive Director, Communications, Faculty of Medicine
    • Marten Youssef, Associate Vice-President, University Relations, UBCO
    • Kurt Heinrich, Senior Director, Media Relations
    • Briana Griffith, Communications and Content Manager, Faculty of Applied Science I Dean’s Office

What to expect: We want to kick this journey off with some crowdsourcing. If you have time, we’re asking you to share some of your pain points and initial questions on this topic via this short survey (please complete by Friday, September 23). We’ll then get our panelists and facilitator to respond to some of the points and questions raised so the discussion stays relevant, candid and valuable for you. Of course, the panelists will also share some of their other war stories, learnings, tips and successes.

Intended takeaways: Whether it’s relationship- and trust-building, speaking someone’s love language, utilizing data and reporting to your advantage, better aligning your work with strategic priorities, demonstrating value under pressure or helping to explain how communications has evolved in recent years, we’re confident that you’ll walk away with some takeaways to consider and hopefully apply to your daily work.

Please RSVP for this event by Tuesday, September 27 latest by replying to this Triple C email. We encourage you to invite your communications colleagues who you think will also benefit from the session.

We hope to see you there.

Clare (Media Relations) and Steph (Faculty of Forestry) on behalf of the Triple C Working Group and the UBC Communications portfolio

Examples of past workshops:

  • Issues Management 101
  • Indigenous Communications Best Practices
  • Breaking Down the Social Media Toolkit
  • Work Smarter, Not Harder, Using Google Analytics
  • Speed Dating for UBC Communicators

To make sure you hear about upcoming workshops, email us at with a request to be put on our mailing list. You can also drop us a line anytime to let us know about workshops you’d be interested in attending—or even leading!