Postdoc Instructional Skills Workshop

Registration is now closed for the November Postdoc ISW.  The next Postdoc ISW will be in person in July 2024.

Introduction to PDTI

Postdoctoral Fellows’ Teaching Internship (PDTI) is a teaching development program designed specifically for UBC postdocs who are interested in pursuing academic teaching as a part of their career.  The program is being offered by UBC’s Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) in collaboration with the Postdoctoral Fellows Office.

Program outcomes

By the end of the Internship, the PDFs will be able to

  1. Create a framework for how a typical university course operates
  2. Articulate how teaching and learning theories intersect with the practical requirements of a university course
  3. Design university lessons which incorporate learner-centered lesson planning basics, demonstrating the alignment of learning objectives, learning activities and assessment techniques
  4. Develop and refine a teaching portfolio using the evidence of teaching effectiveness gathered throughout the internship


The PDTI consists of two major components implemented over approximately one academic semester:

  1. The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW): A widely recognized 24-hour teaching intensive workshop where the participants learn and practice the fundamentals of lesson planning and adult learning theory in a peer-based environment. We offer two PDF-specific ISWs throughout the year.  PDFs are also welcomed to attend Faculty ISWs held throughout the year

CIRTL Outcomes

    • Completing the ISW will lead to CIRTL Associate level.


How to register for the Postdoc Instructional Skills Workshop?

November 2022 Postdoc Instructional Skills Workshop

Registration is now closed for the ISW waitlist.  After the registration deadline has passed, names will be randomly selected from the waitlist and will be notified. If the dates for the Postdoc ISW do not work for you, postdocs are welcome to attend a Faculty ISW