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Introduction to
Business Fundamentals Introduction to Business Fundamentals provides students with a solid understanding of how business operates and why certain functions are needed to support day-to-
day tasks. Through robust class discussion and case analysis, students gain insight
into basic business functions. After successful completion of this course, they should be able to build relationships with managers and company administration, and subsequently have an edge when applying for promotion.
Facilitator: Don Caplan
Length: 2 days
Date: Thu, Oct 25 and Fri, Oct 26, 2018 Time: 9am-4:30pm
Cost: $549 + applicable taxes
Introduction to
Project Management
This three-week online course provides experience in each of the key phases of project management from mapping out the original idea, to planning, leading and closing a project. This is a practical, hands- on course that will help you plan, manage and lead a project. Develop mechanisms to stay on track throughout the project, and recruit and lead your team. Enroll as
a project team and work on a current or anticipated project.
Facilitator: Doug Kerr
Length: 4 weeks (ONLINE)
Date: Please refer to website for dates Time: Asynchronous
Cost: $495 + applicable taxes
Labour & Employment
Law for BC
Employment law is about knowing and appreciating all of the legal issues that can arise in the workplace. This course covers
a foundation in the law and a practical application for a number of workplace environments and legal situations. You will be introduced to the legal basics (including employment standards, common law and human rights, and workers’ compensation), while working through scenarios in a series of case studies.
Facilitator: Shelley Quinte Length: 1 day
Date: Mon, March 4, 2019 Time: 9am-4:30pm
Cost: $325 + applicable taxes
Managing Multiple & Changing Priorities
Managing time and stress is all about managing priorities. The days of getting it all done have been replaced by getting the important things done. We will never catch up again, and we need to change the way we view priorities. Workload management has replaced time management. Learn new strategies for planning, handling interruptions, responding to changing priorities, dealing with the information invasion and working positively in stressful settings. In this course, you will learn to work with quality time on quality tasks for quality results.
Facilitator: Brenda Robinson Length: 1 day
Date: Thu, Feb 7, 2019
Time: 9am-4:30pm
Cost: $249 + applicable taxes
Managing Time &
Too often, when the demands of work
and life seem insurmountable, we turn to unsustainable and barrier-focused solutions. Downsizing and re-engineering efforts
often result in longer hours and increased workloads to achieve greater efficiencies. Without investing in a process of managing personal resources, our gas tank reaches empty and we find ourselves running on fumes, damaging the engine permanently. This course illustrates the human and organizational costs associated with stress, inefficiency and lack of focus, then tackles the challenge of shifting ingrained coping styles and behaviours.
Facilitator: Jennifer Walinga
Length: 3 weeks (ONLINE)
Date: Please refer to website for dates Time: 9am-4:30pm
Cost: $495 + applicable taxes
Mindfully Integrating Creative Action
This course explores the tools and processes necessary to engage groups in meaningful and inspired approaches to positive change. To bring about change, we know that
statistics and facts are helpful, but often
not enough. We also need to inspire the heart. Contemporary change agents are drawing from ancient wisdom practices such as mindfulness while also mixing it up with creative and participatory methods. Join us to bring forward your real-life examples, deepen the conversation and explore collaborative action in what Marilyn Taylor (2011) calls emergent learning for wisdom.
Facilitators: Catherine Etmanski and Hilary Bradbury Length: 2 days
Date: Sat, Oct 20 and Sun, Oct 21, 2018
Time: 9am-4:30pm
Cost: $595 + applicable taxes
Mindfulness in
the Workplace
Groundbreaking mindfulness meditation techniques are now commonly offered to help employees deal with stress, focus the distracted mind and connect more meaningfully to their work. The growing evidence in organizations
and scientific journals alike prove mindfulness is a powerful workplace practice. This participatory and practical course reviews the most recent science, research and application of mindfulness in the organizational context, and expertly guides participants through the practice, benefits, tools and application of mindfulness at work.
Facilitator: Patricia Galaczy
Length: 2 days
Date: Mon, Nov 5 and Tue, Nov 6, 2018 or Tue, Apr 9 and Wed, Apr 10, 2019
Time: 9am-4:30pm
Cost: $395 + applicable taxes
Performance Management I:
Coach, Correct or Discipline
“We’ve talked about it, but the results haven’t improved!” Is it time for a more corrective conversation? This activity- based management workshop applies
and practices methods to correctly assess heightened situations and confidently take a respectful course of action to correct behaviors and improve performance results. This program is focused on addressing
real life situations using governance, performance measurement, behavioral coaching, corrective conversations, power, rewards and consequences. Students will

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