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We've put together this collection of professional development programs and seminars that we hope will help you during these uncertain times.

Our career offerings are available online through alternative delivery methods, unless otherwise stated.

Professional leaning back in work chairCreating Healthy and Effective Workplace Cultures

The purpose of this professional training series is to equip human resource professionals, managers, business leaders, and workplace consultants with the skills to train others in Positive Workplace Practices (PWP), which promotes enhanced employee wellbeing, engagement, and team performance. This series draws on evidence-based team and organizational practices from positive psychology to promote mental wellbeing and resiliency, allowing individuals, teams, and workplace units to flourish.

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Professional leading a meetingManaging Crisis and Challenging Behaviour

A crisis is any situation that is outside the realm of normal that requires a response. Crises can take all forms. In this course, you will learn how to manage crisis situations, facilitate discipline in a professional manner, confront unwanted behaviour in an objective manner, and understand the policies, procedures, and legislation needed before dealing with employee behaviour.

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Three smiley faces showing emotionsManaging Mental Risk and Supporting Mental Health

Mental health illnesses represent an immense psychological, social, and economic burden to organizations. Research has found that the best method for reducing the impact caused by mental health issues and illnesses is prevention. In this course, you will gain an understanding of mental health and the continuum of happy to mental illness and learn to enhance workplace productivity by protecting and improving employee psychological safety and well-being.

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Hands typing at a computerManaging Remote Employees

Companies are embracing the idea of employing remote workers who can provide a diverse range of skills and viewpoints without being bound by location. This course explores the benefits and drawbacks of remote work and provides managers with tips for helping their remote workers stay connected and motivated.

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Lock symbol above a keyboardCertificate in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity, also known as Information Security, is the protection of data and personally identifiable information from malicious attacks, theft, and destruction. Failures of cybersecurity policies, both in large corporations and governmental agencies, have earned significant visibility and negative publicity in recent months and years

Learn more about Cybersecurity Certificate

Individual relaxing in front of a windowMental Fitness Practice

Mental health concerns are on the upswing in Canada. A recent study done by Benefits Canada magazine found that 58% of respondents reported feeling job-related stress on a daily basis. This course is an opportunity for you to develop the foundational knowledge and insights required to create your own personal mental fitness plan.

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Woman in front of computers with code on themCoding Certificate

Coding is becoming one of the most in-demand skills in the workplace today. As a result, coding has become a core skill that bolsters one’s chances of becoming a higher value to organizations. The highest demand is for programming languages with broad applicability. Begin by getting introduced to the basics of computer programming and various programming languages. Then go to the next level and acquire all the basics of HTML and CSS. You will learn the relationship between these two industry-standard web page coding languages and the step by step process of hand coding and building web pages. Finally, discover the advanced features of CSS and learn how to use this very powerful language.

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A green plant growing out of a crack in pavementPathway to Coping

Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions during uncertain times. Now, more than ever, it is important to take care of your mental health. Pathway to Coping is a structured, developmental program that will show you how to develop skills and techniques to cope better with stress and improve your ability to solve problems and to make healthy and effective decisions.

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Young professional leading a meetingPsychologically Safe Leaders

This course is designed to help you better understand the concept and risk factors associated with being a psychologically safe leader. Participants will gain the knowledge necessary to help mitigate risk, develop skills, and enhance awareness related to their role and how it can positively impact the psychological safety of employees.

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Workers standing together and talkingSix Sigma & Lean

We've partnered with MindEdge Inc. to offer you Six Sigma training and certification for the three major levels of Six Sigma: yellow belt, green belt, and black belt. Our courses break down the complexities of Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma so that you can master the concepts easily, and earn your certification on the first try.

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Woman at a laptop doing social mediaSocial Media for Business Certificate

Get in on this exciting and growing way to communicate, market and serve your customers and clients.  For businesses, nonprofits, government, and other organizations. From Facebook to Twitter, blogging, YouTube, LinkedIn, and more, discover the new principles of communication that apply across all networks and how these specific social networks work and the possible uses for your organization. Learn how social networks are used to develop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization. Then find out what you can be doing, what you should be doing, and take back a plan to integrate social networks into your communication and marketing..

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A hand writing on sticky notes that are stuck to the wallIntroduction to Agile

Many organizations are now introducing agile delivery techniques into the workplace with the goal of delivering faster, with greater efficiency. This workshop aims to introduce stakeholders and project team members to the Agile way of working using the common Scrum framework. Unlike typical Scrum-based training, however, the course expands the framework to include an overview of agile requirements management techniques and agile estimating and planning techniques that are used to set reasonable stakeholder expectations at the start of an agile project.

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Professionals in a meeting wearing masksCertificate in Psychologically Safe Leadership

The Certificate in Psychologically Safe Leadership (CPSL) is a self-paced, online program designed to empower new and developing managers to support the mental fitness of employees, reduce mental harms, and promote mental health in the workplace.

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