The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s School of Continuing Education to deliver virtual programming throughout the province. Programming will focus on meeting the needs of the local business community by providing training solutions tailored towards business and skills that are in high demand or trending.
The School of Continuing Education brings together internal expertise to advance professional development programs, corporate training, and micro-credential offerings.
The SCC’s partnership with the Continuing School of Education is part of a suite of programs that Saskatchewan’s network of chambers are building through the Training & Employment Network to provide clear and locally coordinated pathways for workers to be identified, as well as to present learning opportunities that enhance skills for employers.
Continuing Education Course Descriptions
Accounting & Finance for Non-Financial ManagersLearn More
Non-financial managers need to understand and use financial concepts and accounting processes. This three-course LERN Certificate will provide the concepts used in most businesses to increase your effectiveness. Understand the seven steps in the accounting cycle and use financial information in decision making. Gain the knowledge to analyze resource allocation and evaluate financial performance.
Accounting for New SupervisorsLearn More
Many of us flinch when we hear terms like depreciation, cash flow, balance sheet, and (worst of all!) budgets. However, these are all important concepts to understand if you’re going to succeed in today’s business world, particularly as a supervisor. Even better, financial terms are not as scary as they seem!
APM IntegrationLearn More
You will complete a final integration project in which you will apply formal project management process to initiate, plan, execute, control and communicate a project based on lessons learned from all of the courses in the program. You will combine all of the project management processes into a comprehensive project management approach. You will also demonstrate your knowledge of project management concepts and processes on a comprehensive final examination. Prerequisites: PROJ 114(concurrent)
Bookkeeping 1 - Managing Financial RecordsLearn More
In this practical course especially designed to assist small business managers, you will learn to manage financial records and understand the accounting cycle. Working through a set of books, you will learn how to record journal entries; categorize assets and liabilities; prepare invoices, income statements and balance sheets; and do year-end adjustments and closing entries. Other topics include payroll and government forms. All materials including a copy of Barron’s E-Z Bookkeeping text are included.
Bookkeeping 2 - Payroll, Taxes & Strategic ForecastingLearn More
As a small business owner, understand your responsibilities in meeting compliance regulations. Topics include calculating gross and net pay (D-TD1); assessing credit risk; collecting accounts; calculating commissions/eligible expenses (T2200, T777, TD1X); and preparing payroll compliance reports (T4 Summary, WCB Return). You will practice concepts through a case study, and learn how to build a business cash flow forecast that results in a business planning tool. Available by webinar.
Business ManagementLearn More
You will focus on business structure and financial You will focus on business structure and financial.
Coaching and Teambuilding for LeadersLearn More
You will examine what a team is and how to become part of a functioning team, and even a high performing team.
Customer ServiceLearn More
Gain an understanding of what professional customer service is by learning about the Five Drivers of Service Excellence and the Service Value Chain and how these help you to connect with customers. Practice the importance of positive language and learn the patterns than can result in challenging situations. This interactive workshop will show you how to go the extra mile that makes a difference to your customer.
Digital TransformationLearn More
Digital transformation looks different for every business, but at its core, it means altering how a company operates with the addition of technology and with the goal of improving the customer experience and the workplace. This one-day course will teach you about digital transformation, and what companies in different industries are doing, as well as best practices so you can do it yourself.
Google Ad Word CampaignsLearn More
Many companies advertise with pay per click ads. This course focuses on the largest machine available: Google AdWords. In this course, participants will learn how Google AdWords work, what pay per click means, the importance of correctly setting an AdWord budget, how to select keywords and set up ad groups, how to design a compelling ad, and how to make adjustments to increase success.
Leadership PrinciplesLearn More
You will learn what leadership is and what it takes to become a successful leader.
Management PrinciplesLearn More
You will learn what management is and what it takes to become a successful manager.
Managerial SkillsLearn More
You will focus on team building, leadership, management roles and principles, and essential and employability skills that will enable success in the workplace.
Marketing for Social MediaLearn More
Social media remains an evolving aspect of our daily lives in addition to being a part of our businesses. This course is designed for people who have some familiarity with social media already. Participants will learn to develop a social media marketing plan as a part of their overall marketing strategy, determine who should be on their team, and choose how they will measure what is taking place. In addition, we will explore some of the major social media sites and look at how specialty sites and social media management tools can take their social media marketing to the next level. Develop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization using social networks. Learn quick, easy ways to use Twitter, blogs and LinkedIn to engage your customers or clients and keep them interested in your organization or business. You’ll find out the advantages and disadvantages of each, and learn what’s right for your work and kind of organization.
Online AdvertisingLearn More
Make online advertising work for you and your organization. See how pay-per-click advertising with Google AdWords works. Find out how to test low budget Adword campaigns. Learn how you can target local audiences. Then discover Facebook advertising and how you can determine the demographics and even numbers of people you want to reach.
Project ClosingLearn More
You will develop the knowledge and skills to close a project and you will learn strategies for continuous improvement. You will learn to administer project closing processes and transfer a completed project to operations. You will also learn to adapt a scalable project management model to apply improve project management practices across your organization. Prerequisites: PROJ 113 (concurrent).
Project ExecutionLearn More
You will learn how to direct and manage project execution. You will develop the knowledge and skills to track project resources and tasks, evaluate and report project performance, and determine how to recover project variances and control changes. You will learn to plan and control project quality and perform quality assurance. You will also learn how to manage procurement processes and contracts on projects. Prerequisites: PROJ 111 (concurrent).
Project InitiationLearn More
You will learn the terminology, formal processes, and a systematic approach to project management. You will learn to analyze project stakeholders. You will define project requirements, establish project objectives, estimate project scale, determine project constraints and assumptions, and define the project manager’s responsibilities and authority in a charter for a project that is relevant to your workplace.
Project LeadershipLearn More
You will develop practical leadership and communications skills required to manage project teams. You will learn to create, distribute, and store project information, and communicate effectively in mixed media. You will develop and use interpersonal skills to manage stakeholder expectations, motivate team members, negotiate agreements, and proactively manage relationships. Prerequisites: PROJ 112 (concurrent).
Project PlanningLearn More
You will develop practical project planning skills and knowledge through the systematic creation of a comprehensive project plan. You will identify and document project deliverables and tasks, estimate resources, develop a realistic project schedule, and create a complete project budget. You will learn to proactively manage project risks and use project management software. Prerequisites: PROJ 110 (concurrent).
Gain hands-on cloud accounting experience while learning business bookkeeping/ accounting including managing accounts payables/receivables, invoicing and payroll. Learn to create and manage bills as well as produce accurate and comprehensive reports. Pre-req: Computer experience and bookkeeping/ accounting knowledge.
Supervisory SkillsLearn More
You will learn the role of a supervisor, managing change, communication, working with groups and other supervisory skills.
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)Learn More
The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) has aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS is a worldwide system. Its goal is to have a common set of rules for classifying hazardous products, common rules for labels, and a standard format for safety data sheets (SDSs).