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People Vision

Putting people at the core of everything we do is paramount.

Our Starting Point

The BCIT People Vision describes the Institute’s goals and priorities in respect to our people—those who make us distinct and are at the core of everything we do.

In a complex and uncertain world, we must ensure that BCIT is a place in which we are always developing, while feeling valued, supported, and connected.

The development of the People Vision derives from this commitment, creating a framework for our efforts to support employee development, build an inspiring workplace, and honour our employees’ commitment to BCIT.

Our Objectives

Growth

We aspire to support the personal and professional development of our employees, at the same time strengthening our organizational capacity for impact.

Effectiveness

We aspire to create a workplace that promotes and facilitates momentum, collaboration, and efficiency in all that we do.

Culture

We aspire to foster a collegial and positive environment that supports our employees in doing and being their best, knowing that their supervisors and peers have their backs.

Our People Proposition

The People Proposition captures our collective commitment to support our employees as they, in turn, support BCIT.

There are synergies between each core area that reinforce the importance of an integrated approach to our commitment to being a people-first organization.

Our core areas

Wellness

Support for our people in prioritizing their own health by leading a balanced lifestyle, underpinned by the creation of a workplace where employees can thrive.

Empowerment

Processes and competencies that enable employees to work productively and confidently in ways that advance the mission of BCIT.

Accountability

Systems that motivate and support responsibility and initiatives in how employees fulfill their current roles and prepare themselves for future roles.

Talent

Practices that help BCIT attract, develop, promote, and retain employees, enabling both personal development and organizational capacity building.

Connectedness

Mechanisms that leverage individual employee contributions in ways that yield more than the sum of the parts, inspiring a shared sense of community and purpose.

Just as its development was collaborative and consultative, successful implementation of the People Vision is dependent on continued partnership across the organization.

Moving Forward

The People Vision will be a roadmap for the Institute in the decisions we make and actions we take in respect of our employees. It will only take hold through collaboration and concerted pan-institutional effort led by key members of the People Vision Core Team including:

  • Ana Lopez, VP, Human Resources and People Development
  • Chris Hudson, Director, Employee Relations
  • Jas Parmar, Director, Total Compensation and HR Systems
  • Lisa Ryan, Director, Organizational Development
  • Jennifer Figner, AVP, Academic Operations
  • Brian Hosier, Director, Learning & Teaching Centre
  • Derrick Underwood, Director, Enterprise Technology
  • Kelly Friday, Director, Marketing & Communications
  • Dean Hildebrand, Dean, School of Computing & Academic Studies
  • Heather Thomas, Benefits and Wellness Advisor
  • Jackie Gruber, Director, Respect, Diversity, and Inclusion Office
  • Kendal Regan, Consultant, Organizational Development

Interested in learning more?

Read the People Vision

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