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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. A university degree is not required, simply a willingness to learn new concepts and work in groups with others:


    Introduction to Project Management 

 April  30 - May 1, 2018 (Victoria) - May 2 - 3, 2018 (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

    Influence and Stakeholder Management - May 14 - 15, 2018

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


    Strategic Negotiations - June 6 - 7, 2018

Building on the concepts of principled negotiating, this workshop will focus on developing a strategic negotiating framework​. Whether you are a professional closing a major deal, an expert handling a crisis, or a manager attempting to negotiate an intra-organizational conflict, a strategic approach to negotiating that leads to productive agreements is critical for continued success...
Learn more about Strategic Negotiations


    PMP Exam Preparation  - November 14 - 16 and 19 -20, 2018

In this 5-day course 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


    Facilitative Leadership - November 6 - 7, 2018 (Victoria) - Nov 8 - 9, 2018 (Vancouver)

Learn more about Strategic Negotiations
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

Did you know?

We are a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.)® with the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Project Managers with their PMP® designation can earn Professional Development Units (PDU's) through the above courses to maintain their PMP® credential.
The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

   I would recommend this course to my colleagues. Dr. Christenson was very effective at synthesizing the PMBOK into manageable pieces. He also included a wealth of personal and professional experiences which brought an increased level of engagement to an otherwise demanding subject matter.”

- Steven Henderson, PMP Exam Preparation, Projects & Planning Lead, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation

  Great course. Very interactive and worthwhile taking.”

- Emil Bock, Introduction to Project Management, 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, 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, Head of Production, Submarine Project, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards

  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, Business & Clinical Coach, Watermark Dental Group

   Good mix of theory, thoughtful interaction and engagement with students and role-play to reinforce and practice concepts.”

Garrett Cormack, Facilitative Leadership, Director of Service Infrastructure, Planning & Standards - Ministry of Advanced Education

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Tuition Assistance

The Work BC Job Grant is open again for applications for training starting Jan.1 to March 31, 2018. 

Did you know there are grants available to businesses to offset training costs for individual employees and for in-company training for groups?

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:

BC Job Grant


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