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.
Strategy Execution - March 23 - 24, 2017
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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...
Introduction to Project Management - March 28 - 29, 2017
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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...
PMP Exam Preparation - April 25 - 27 and May 1 - 2, 2017
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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...
Second Acts - May 13 (part 1) and May 27 (part 2), 2017
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This one and a half day workshop plus half day follow up session provides a forum to take “time out” to explore some simple questions that will help you gain a renewed focus on what is most important to you and who you want to be at this stage of your life...
Influence and Stakeholder Management
May 16 - 17, 2017 (Vancouver) - 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
Facilitative Leadership - November 22 - 23, 2017
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Today's managers must network, coach, partner and inspire individuals to work toward intangibles like learning... continuous improvement... and excellence...
Thriving on Change - November 29 - 30, 2017
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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...
Advanced Project Management - Spring 2018 dates coming soon!
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The Advanced Project Management course is designed to provide participants with a deeper understanding of project management, the use of specialized tools and templates and the skills needed to manage the people side of projects...
“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