About Us

ALDP is sponsored by the UBC Vancouver Office of the Provost (through the Provost and the Vice-Provost and Vice-President Academic) and is implemented through a partnership between UBC’s Human Resources and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. A Planning Team provides general strategic direction and is also responsible for implementing and facilitating the program.

Planning Team:

The ALDP is led by a Planning Team, comprising faculty and senior administrators from across UBC. It has been instrumental in both the development and the implementation of the program.


Name Designation and Department Membership category
Bill Aiello ALDP Academic Director; Professor and Former Head, Department of Computer Science Former Head
Yael Blum Organizational Development and Learning Consultant UBC Human Resources
Tammy Brimner Director, Office of the Vice President Finance and Operations Office of the Vice President Finance and Operations
Maura Da Cruz Coaching Services Team Lead UBC Human Resources
kele fleming Associate Director, Teaching and Learning Professional Development
Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT)
Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT)
Beth Haverkamp Associate Professor, Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education (ECPS), Faculty of Education ALDP Alumna
Shanda Jordan Gaetz Executive Director, Faculty Affairs,
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
Ian Scott Director, Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES) and Associate Professor, Department of Family Practice Faculty of Medicine
Mark Trowell Senior Manager, Faculty Relations Faculty Relations
Fran Watters ALDP Program Director & Academic Leadership Coach Human Resources & Founding Team member



For more information about the Academic Leadership Development Program, please contact:

Fran Watters
Program Director, ALDP
UBC Academic Leadership Coach, Human Resources

Bill Aiello
Academic Director, ALDP
Professor and former Head, Department of Computer Science

Julianna Chen 
Program Manager, ALDP

Sujin Park 
ALDP Student Assistant