Continuing Education Course Descriptions

Certificates

Advanced Leadership

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Take your leadership skills to the next level with the Advanced Leadership Certificate.

In this cohort-based program, you will maximize your leadership strengths and competencies while gaining powerful insights to leadership development. Using the EQi 2.0 assessment tool, you will understand how your Emotional Intelligence impacts your leadership style. This program takes an immersive look at both your personal and professional leadership journey. You will receive one-on-one professional coaching along with in-depth classroom learning and cohort support to assist in defining your leadership brand.

The prerequisite to taking the Advanced Leadership Certificate is completion of the Professional Leadership Certificate through Career & Professional Development. ELIS and SIHL graduates also have the prerequisite for this program. Similar, recent and relevant leadership training may be considered as an equivalent prerequisite to this program.

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Business Analysis

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Respond to the growing demand in your company or business with the knowledge, competencies and skills to become a Business Analyst. Enhance your ability to create solutions to business problems.

Classes to complete: 7 core
Number of hours: 7 classes X 14 hours = 98 hours
Achievement: Business Analysis Certificate
Course Fee: Each course is $645+GST

Each certificate course is being offered in a blended format using Zoom and CCE Community. You will be required to commit to a total of 14 hours of learning including: pre-work, after class work with your group, and on your own.

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Organizational Innovation

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In this certificate program, participants will learn the theory of improvement science, structured methods for problem solving, and basic and advanced innovation tools. This program will prepare you to deliver exceptional results, tap into your team’s potential for innovation, and improve your own and your organization’s problem-solving capabilities. These skills will be invaluable to anyone wanting to advance their career by learning to lead improvement and innovation.

Classes to complete: 4 core courses and 3 elective courses
Number of hours: 7 classes X 14 hours = 98 hours
Achievement: Organizational Innovation Certificate
Course Fee: Each course is $645+GST

Each certificate course is being offered in a blended format using Zoom and CCE Community. You will be required to commit to a total of 14 hours of learning including: pre-work, after class work with your group, and on your own.

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Professional Leadership

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The Professional Leadership Certificate will provide you with increased awareness and understanding of leadership and will enable you to become a more effective, evolved leader. You will explore the philosophies of a well-rounded leader from a career and personal perspective.

Specialize in Career Development or Personal Development to customize your Certificate to your career direction. Professional Leadership Certificate courses can also be taken as individual professional development seminars to brush up on your know-how or adding new skills to your professional repertoire.

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Professional Management

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The Professional Management Certificate explores key areas of management including communication, teamwork, problem solving and an understanding of the principles of business management and their interrelationships.

It also includes key concepts of organizational behaviour and the behaviour of individuals and groups in organizations, as well as effective supervisory skills through theory and practical application.

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Project Management

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Gain knowledge, skills, tools and techniques based on The Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) to plan and execute projects on time and on budget. By applying sound project management principles, many organizations across a broad range of industries and professions base their success on timely and efficient completion of projects.

The Project Management Certificate is designed to meet the professional development needs of experienced project managers facing new challenges and novice managers who are new to project management.

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Certified Associate in Project management (CAPM) Prep Course

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Are you ready to take the next step toward achieving professional certification as a Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM®)? This 3 day intensive CAPM® exam preparation course is for project managers ready to pursue the next level of project management knowledge and achieve certification as a CAPM®. The exam preparation materials are based on the most recent Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Sixth Edition, and align directly with the basic methodology, principles, techniques and concepts of Project Management required to pass the CAPM® exam. This exam preparation course is delivered in an intensive 3 day session model, for focused training that also qualifies and provides 24 educational hours required to write the CAPM® exam.

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Project management Professional (PMP) Prep Course

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Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification, is one of the most valued credentials in project management. Established by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), earning PMP® certification demonstrates a solid foundation of experience and competency in effectively managing projects.

This 5-day PMP® Exam Preparation Boot Camp is an intensive seminar format which readies candidates for the PMI® certification exam. Attendees will gain familiarization of the format and content of the exam, and with the level of competency needed to pass it.

Our exam preparation seminar utilizes PMI® terminology and incorporates A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, with attendees each receiving their own copy of PMBOK®. This seminar will provide the 35 PDU/contact hours which are a pre-requisite for the PMP® exam.
To date, all of our students have successfully passed the PMP® exam after completing this course.

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Professional Microcredentials and Badges

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A Professional Microcredential at the Centre for Continuing Education is made up of three bite-sized Badges that are flexible, timely, and aim to upskill, reskill and boost skills that are in demand by industry. This style of focused learning allows you to specialize in a narrow range of competencies, which complement your existing experience or education and makes a great addition to your resume. In short, they enhance your employability, verify a skillset you may already have and make you more proficient in current or future roles.

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Business Communications

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Do your writing, public speaking or facilitation skills need a boost? Employers consistently share that employees at all career stages need training to communicate more effectively and consider communications key to advancement and success.

With the Business Communications Professional Microcredential, develop your written communications including emails and documents, as well as your confidence and storytelling abilities. Adopt strategies for communicating clearly and concisely and learn how to tailor content to specific audiences. With the skills gained, you will be ready to engage and persuade your audience, as well as competently address sensitive topics.

This Microcredential consists of the following 3 digital Badges:

  • Written Communications
  • Facilitation & Consensus Building
  • Presentation & Public Speaking

Once you’ve completed a Badge, you will receive digital recognition of a particular skill or skill set. These accolades are in high-demand, industry recognizable and shareable, so you will want to add them to your resumé, LinkedIn profile or portfolio right away.

Badges work well on their own or can be your first step towards a Professional Microcredential! Earn a Professional Microcredential by completing three, short, digital Badges within two years.

  • Number of hours: 14 hours per Badge x 3 = 42 hours total
  • Assessment: Participation; 80% attendance of each day
  • Previous Education Required: None
  • Delivery: Remote

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Written Communications

Do you ever feel stuck or uncertain when trying to express yourself professionally in an important email or document? Do you get feedback that you need to improve your writing for it to be more effective?

In the Written Communications Badge, learn how to write with confidence and clarity, analyze your audience, set the tone and influence others. Discover the benefits of using a writing framework to create content for both technical and non-technical audiences, and for real-world situations where your writing makes an impact.

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Facilitation & Consensus Building

Did you know facilitation is an art that can be learned? With proven skills and techniques, you can feel more in control and at ease when leading groups. In the Facilitation & Consensus Building Badge, you will learn to build trust and participation during meetings and discussions while creating the right conditions for powerful dialogue and consensus building.

Best practice techniques will help guide you from start to finish, whether through basic meeting management or larger staff and stakeholder activities. With new skills and confidence, you can effectively engage with different audiences, seamlessly facilitate group settings and achieve actionable outcomes.

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Presentation & Public Speaking

Have you ever admired a speaker for their presentation finesse or ability to capture an audience’s attention and wished you had those skills?

With the Presentation & Public Speaking Badge, you will learn proven strategies for taking your presentation to the next level. Whether speaking in a team meeting, delivering a proposal to a prospective client, or presenting to a large audience at a conference or event, professional public speaking skills will help build your confidence, assist in the delivery of your message, persuade others and generate enthusiasm.

The course is designed to help you overcome personal challenges such as fear and apprehension, while developing your own personal style and voice. With your enhanced preparation and delivery skills, you will become a presenter others hope to emulate.

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Business Essentials Badge

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Learn to confidently face challenges and adapt successfully to changes at work with the Business Essentials Badge. You will gain insights and skills to help you embrace change during uncertain times; understand stress and the importance of resiliency; use a crisis to spark process improvements and innovation; navigate difficult conversations and different communication styles; and deliver outstanding customer/employee experiences to retain and grow business.

The Business Essentials Badge consists of six three-hour modules delivered remotely over two consecutive weeks with students working collaboratively as a cohort. Upon successful completion, you will be able to bolster your resume, LinkedIn profile, and social media with the digital badge you earned.

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High Impact Leadership

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Leading in any capacity – whether in a small team, project, or large organization – involves a complex set of skills that are constantly evolving. This course is designed to provide you with skills employers highly value related to communications, assertiveness, and consensus building that you can apply immediately and that are sure to help you achieve greater impact and success.

In the High Impact Leadership – Professional Microcredential, you will develop an understanding of power dynamics and how to cultivate positive relationships and build consensus even when conversations start off difficult or involve diverse perspectives. You will also learn how to facilitate authentic and direct conversations in a non-confrontational manner and encourage others to do the same.

This Microcredential consists of the following 3 digital Badges:

  • Navigate Difficult Conversations Badge
  • Manage Power Dynamics Badge
  • Assertive Leadership Badge

Once you’ve completed a Badge, you will receive digital recognition of a particular skill or skill set. These accolades are in high-demand, industry recognizable and shareable, so you will want to add them to your resumé, LinkedIn profile or portfolio right away.

Badges work well on their own or can be your first step towards a Professional Microcredential! Earn a Professional Microcredential by completing three, short, digital Badges within two years.

  • Number of hours: 14 hours per Badge x 3 = 42 hours total
  • Assessment: Participation; 80% attendance of each day
  • Previous Education Required: None
  • Delivery: Remote

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Navigate Difficult Conversations Badge

Are some conversations simply too difficult to manage – or do you wish you had handled a particular discussion differently? As we navigate meetings, interactions both professional and personal, as well as situations where consensus or strategic decisions need to be collectively agreed upon, making certain our message is received as intended can be a significant challenge. Moving from face-to-face conversations to virtual environments adds an additional layer of complexity that is often unfamiliar and can be riddled with potential pitfalls.

In this course, you will explore different approaches to communication and uncover personal triggers within difficult conversations. You will learn about the importance of flexibility in approach, and why being curious can help move a conversation from disagreement to mutual understanding. The course is intended to provide learners with new skills, knowledge, and tools to support effective communication.

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Manage Power Dynamics Badge

With the responsibility of leadership, comes the reality of navigating complex relationships and organizational dynamics. An underlying current in both is power. Not often talked about, power and ego play a crucial role in organizational relationships and group dynamics.

In this course, you will gain an understanding of how to develop your own presence, as well as wisdom, to discern between internal and external power. You will develop strategies to navigate difficult behaviours and cultivate positive behaviours leading to successful outcomes.

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Assertive Leadership Badge

Leaders require a wide range of skills and abilities to lead diverse employees and teams through complex, challenging, and evolving organizational circumstances. Assertive leadership empowers leaders to express their honest opinions, experiences, and feelings in teamwork, decision-making, communications, change management and more.

This course will help you develop the necessary skills to lead in a direct, authentic, and non-confrontational manner, as well as successfully encourage others to do the same to ensure optimal teamwork and inclusiveness.

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Project Compliance

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Dive deeper into contract management, risk identification, and quality management methodologies and techniques to improve outcomes for organizations and projects. Project Managers will sharpen or gain entirely new skills in areas such as contract lifecycle management, decision-making, and process control and improvement.

In the Project Compliance – Professional Microcredential, you will examine risk allocation and opportunity identification, as well as various business excellence models, and learn how to leverage financial and qualitative analysis to achieve the desired results.

This Microcredential consists of the following 3 digital Badges:

  • Contract Management Performance Badge
  • Strategic Approaches to Risk Badge
  • Successful Quality Management Badge

Once you’ve completed a Badge, you will receive digital recognition of a particular skill or skill set. These accolades are in high-demand, industry recognizable and shareable, so you will want to add them to your resumé, LinkedIn profile or portfolio right away.

Badges work well on their own or can be your first step towards a Professional Microcredential! Earn a Professional Microcredential by completing three, short, digital Badges within two years.

  • Number of hours: 14 hours per Badge x 3 = 42 hours total
  • Assessment: Participation; 80% attendance of each day
  • Previous Education Required: None
  • Delivery: Remote

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Contract Management Performance Badge

Boost your contract management skills by examining the components and processes of contracting. Contracts play a critical role in achieving business goals and building and maintaining positive relationships between companies and organizations. In this course, learn best practises and skills to control contracts successfully from start to finish.

You will develop a solid understanding of the contract process and key elements of procurement, contract formation, negotiation, financial analysis, and risk management. By examining real-life scenarios, you will learn how to interpret contract language to ensure all risks are minimized as well as how to get the most from the contracted partnership.

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Strategic Approaches to Risk Badge

Taking risks is part of conducting projects and business. All teams and organizations face uncertainty in meeting their objectives. However, as a proven methodology, risk management is a systematic framework for maximizing areas where outcomes can be controlled while minimizing those that cannot.

In this course, go beyond risk tools to the elements of organizational culture and decision making. You will acquire depth knowledge of system-level risk-based thinking (risks and opportunities) and formal risk management. Practical examples help translate concepts into structured methodology that will assist in strategic and systems thinking as a base to develop risk management capacity within organizations and projects.

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Successful Quality Management Badge

Quality awareness, competency, and management are foundational to business success. Enhance your working knowledge of key quality concepts and best practices, as well as build quality basics with methods and tools from various advanced quality management techniques and models.

By examining real-life scenarios, you will increase your knowledge and understanding of how to use advanced quality principles on projects and within operations and learn how to integrate quality management into processes.

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Responsive Management

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Change is constant and crises will arise. Adapting to emerging needs strategically and confidently is vital to the success of any team or organization. New or experienced managers, business owners, and employees looking to advance can learn to turn any challenge into a pathway for improvement with the right skills, knowledge, and mindset.

In the Responsive Management – Professional Microcredential, you will discover how to increase productivity and engagement within a hybrid team, expertly lead risk assessment and recovery tactics, and develop vital problem-solving, emotional intelligence, and stress management skills in yourself and others.

This Microcredential consists of the following 3 digital Badges:

  • Crisis Management Badge
  • Leading Hybrid Teams Badge
  • Resilient Leadership Badge

Once you’ve completed a Badge, you will receive digital recognition of a particular skill or skill set. These accolades are in high-demand, industry recognizable and shareable, so you will want to add them to your resumé, LinkedIn profile or portfolio right away.

Badges work well on their own or can be your first step towards a Professional Microcredential! Earn a Professional Microcredential by completing three, short, digital Badges within two years.

  • Number of hours: 14 hours per Badge x 3 = 42 hours total
  • Assessment: Participation; 80% attendance of each day
  • Previous Education Required: None
  • Delivery: Remote

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Crisis Management Badge

How do organizations and companies effectively anticipate, plan for, test, respond to and recover from a crisis? Crises come in many forms — from single events to prolonged exposure. Fire, flood, heat, cold, tornado, loss of utilities, outbreak, harm, threat, equipment failure, civil unrest, accident, and injury are examples. Effective organizations understand these risks, their likelihood, and develop plans, strategies and tactics that can be refined and tested over time.

When a crisis does occur, effective and timely deployment of mitigation plans is essential. As time progresses, responses are modified and when the immediate crisis subsides, recovery becomes essential. This course provides an overview of the methods and means to effectively respond to crisis.

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Leading Hybrid Teams Badge

Globally, the number of teams and individuals working virtually has climbed steadily year over year. When the pandemic hit, entire industries and businesses were forced to go to a remote or hybrid work model. Subsequently, entire organizations are now required to accommodate a flexible workforce going forward. It is more important than ever that managers have the skills they need to face the challenges that come with leading a hybrid team.

Adapting your style and management techniques is vital to overcoming the shift from exclusively local to broad geographical dispersion. This course gives participants the understanding, tools, and techniques to improve employee engagement, communication, and productivity in this new work world.

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Resilient Leadership Badge

Resilient leaders support teams and organizations through unexpected, high pressure and difficult circumstances. Resilient leadership makes all the difference when addressing crisis, responding to setbacks, adapting to major change, confronting tragedy, or dealing with complex environmental impacts through a position of strength and optimism.

So what does it take to be a resilient leader? Resilient leaders are able to calmly pivot direction, make decisions in unique circumstances, cope with their own stress levels, and energize others, while using high levels of emotional intelligence. This course focuses on developing strategies and skills for leading with resilience with an equal focus on self-leadership and leading others.

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The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce (SCC) is pleased to announce a partnership with the University of Regina’s Centre for Continuing Education to deliver programming to Chamber members across the province. With a focus on lifelong learning, programming will focus on career and professional development through a suite of undergraduate and non-credit programs delivered in a variety of formats, from online to evening and face-to-face regional college courses.

The University of Regina’s Centre for Continuing Education meets lifelong learning needs by offering high quality, accessible, innovative, and responsive education, and training programs to learners of all ages by building on the strengths of and collaborating with the resources of the University and the community.

The SCC’s partnership with the Centre for Continuing Education is part of a suite of programs that Saskatchewan’s network of chambers is 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.

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