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Professional Development Programs

Do you want to excel in today's fast-paced global marketplace? The following courses on strategic business topics can give you the edge you need.


    PMP Exam Preparation - April 25 - 27 and May 1 - 2, 2017

This five-day course (spread over two weeks) provides participants with practical guidance on how projects are actually managed as well as explaining how these practical processes align with the latest PMBOK. Participants will prepare to successfully take the PMP® or CAPM® examination, attain their professional certification and put this knowledge to work in managing real projects...
Learn more about PMP Exam Preparation


    Influence and Stakeholder Management - May 18 - 19, 2017 (Victoria)

This course will address the often neglected art of listening, interviewing, conducting effective presentations and leading meetings. You will learn to use the psychology of power and persuasion to engage and influence stakeholders...
Learn more about Influence and Stakeholder Management


    Introduction to Project Management

  October 23 - 24, 2017 (Victoria) - October 25 - 26, 2017 2017 (Vancouver)

This two-day introductory course gives new project managers and project team members the essential tools they need to deliver successful projects on time, on budget and in scope...
Learn more about Introduction to Project Management


    Facilitative Leadership - November 22 - 23, 2017

Today's managers must network, coach, partner and inspire individuals to work toward intangibles like learning... continuous improvement... and excellence...
Learn more about Facilitative Leadership


    Thriving on Change - November 29 - 30, 2017

Thriving on Change equips you with the skills to navigate and lead change in the workplace and thrive upon it. Take this course to help better identify the improvements that can be brought about by change, build engagement and minimize distrust...
Learn more about Thriving on Change


    Strategy Execution - 2018 Dates coming soon

This course teaches you the essentials of execution, strategy, leadership, innovation, and decision making, including key roles and responsibilities, as well as understanding all of the key steps in the strategy execution methodology - from idea to done...
Learn more about Strategy Execution

  My only regret is not taking this course two years ago. The information presented is clear with practical applications. There are many "aha" moments throughout this course with lots of participation and working in groups.”

Megan Shurko 8 Moments of Power 2015, Business & Clinical Coach, Watermark Dental Group

  Great course. Very interactive and worthwhile taking.”

- Emil Bock, Introduction to Project Management 2015, Manager, Energy & Capital Projects, School District 68

  This course was amazing! I would strongly recommend it to anyone in a leadership role. It reaffirmed for me what I am doing well and provided me the opportunity to learn more skills to enhance my leadership. I look forward to engaging with my learning from this course both professionally and personally!

Lori Klear, Facilitative Leadership 2015, Student Affairs Coordinator, UVic: School of Nursing

  A very interesting and well facilitated course with different perspectives brought by all the participants.”

Dave Williams, Thriving on Change 2014, Head of Production, Submarine Project, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards

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Tuition Assistance

Many participants are eligible to receive funding through the Work BC Job Grant (up to 2/3rd's of a course tuition fee). Please click here to see if you are eligible:

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