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terms, formats and interpretive analysis are introduced to illustrate the impact of resource management. As students work through two unique case studies, the course focus is directed toward the impact of decision-making and internal/external stakeholder management.
Facilitator: Debora Linehan
Length: 4 weeks (ONLINE)
Date: Mon, Nov 5, 2018 to Sun, Dec 2, 2018 Time: Asynchronous
Cost: $495 + applicable taxes
Business Issues & Economics with a Global Eye
Although most trade theories conclude that the net welfare impact of trade is positive, those welfare benefits are not distributed equally – giving rise to somewhat predictable patterns of resistance and support for trade policy. Whereas, at the most simplistic level, economics predicts trade patterns on the basis of which country can produce which good most inexpensively, political economics recognizes the constraints to trade arising from these coalitions of resistance and support and their interaction with political decision making.
Facilitator: Various
Length: 1 day
Date: Please refer to website for dates Time: 9am-4:30pm
Cost: $325 + applicable taxes
Change Leadership
in Turbulent Times
If you are interested in exploring the possibilities for enhancing and strengthening your change leadership skills, this session is for you. You will be exposed to practical tools for navigating change that honour both the desired business outcomes and the human dimension. Explore the differences between change and transition, strategies to involve stakeholders and how to address resistance, and stress and conflict in times of change.
Facilitator: Beth Page Length: 1 day
Date: Tue, Mar 5, 2019
Time: 9am-4:30pm
Cost: $325 + applicable taxes
The Collaborative Workplace:
Principles & Practices
Working well with others is good for business. Positive workplaces read into virtually all business performance metrics. For example, lower absenteeism, higher productivity, greater return on financial investment, better client satisfaction, higher creativity and lower turnover. This course explores
the underlying principles and practices associated with healthy, collaborative workplaces. Ethical leadership and authentic relationships are emphasized. Innovative models for collaborative action are shared. Constructive responses to common collaboration roadblocks are discussed. Bring your collaboration challenges.
We’ll do some collaborative problem- solving. Collaboration begins with you!
Facilitator: Ben Ziegler Length: 1 day
Date: Fri, Nov 2, 2018
Time: 9am-4:30pm
Cost: $325 + applicable taxes
Competency Based
Management Practices
In this course, participants will develop
an understanding of the foundational importance of competency-based management in public institutions. Participants will identify and study examples of effective competency-based management and apply their newfound appreciation to their own work settings in their organizations. They will explore their line management responsibilities for the development and use of competency profiles in ensuring exceptional service delivery.
Facilitator: Barry Christiansen Length: 4 weeks (ONLINE)
Date: Please refer to website for dates Time: Asynchronous
Cost: $495 + applicable taxes
Corporate Strategy
This one-day course develops participants’ strengths and competencies in performing a ‘size up’ – a detailed situation assessment and comprehensive review of strategic growth options for small to medium-size enterprises engaged in the B.C. export sector. During the course, participants
will work in teams and learn an innovative approach to SME situation assessments (using the business diagnostics ‘size up’ methodology) along with an evaluation model to map optimal strategic directions.
Facilitator: Mike Thompson
Length: 1 day
Date: Mon, Apr 15, 2019 to Sun, May 12, 2019 Time: 9am-4:30pm
Cost: $325 + applicable taxes
Enhancing Performance through Feedback
In today’s fast-paced work environment,
we need to continually learn and evolve our collective skills to ensure effectiveness and success. As managers, our responsibility
is to support and develop our people to
be fully engaged and working to their
full potential. Good managers know how
to provide feedback that is conducive to learning. A critical skill in achieving this is the art of providing a balance of reinforcing and constructive feedback with the goal of promoting mutual insight. This session will overview the facets of effective feedback and provide opportunities for hands-on practice of these skills.
Facilitator: Paul Mohapel Length: 1 day
Date: Fri, Apr 12, 2019 Time: 9am-4:30pm
Cost: $325 + applicable taxes
International Business
& Culture
This course presents the opportunity to discuss the implications of globalization forces and intercultural leadership amid polarizing shifts in political and ideological perspectives. We will introduce intercultural theories, models and tools to develop intercultural competencies for professional life in international business. Participants will be engaged in self-assessments, discussions, presentations and the examination of critical incidents/case studies to experience practical dilemmas presented by various intercultural scenarios. We will explore their own unconscious and conscious culturally based behavioural norms, expectations and assumptions to consider the perspectives of others. Finally,

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