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Improving Employee Engagement, Health and Productivity Using Smart Data

HTWL 0608

How can you use smart data to inform decisions related to improving workforce engagement, productivity, and health and wellness? Organizations are increasingly being held accountable for establishing more efficient approaches to doing business with limited or reduced resources. At the same time, they also have access to more data than ever before. Learn about best practices in using evidence-based strategies, as well as how you can avoid common pitfalls in relation to workforce health, engagement and productivity. Through case studies, practical examples, and hands-on activities, you will acquire new skills and techniques to achieve increased productivity and organizational goals.

Music Therapy for Health and Wellness

HTWL 0609

Are you curious about the field of music therapy? Explore the ways in which music can be applied for health and wellness in physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual domains. You will participate in music experiences and deepen your awareness of how music can be used sensitively and effectively to make an impact. This course is suitable for anyone including those who may use music in their practice such as nurses, teachers, counselors, recreation therapists and caregivers.

The Basics of Self-Publishing

HTWL 0700

Are you ready to become a published author? Learn how to publish your own manuscript as a paperback or hard cover book, complete with an ISBN bar code, so that it can be sold anywhere. You will also learn how you will know when you are ready to self-publish, how to choose a printer and how to prepare a manuscript. Editing, proofreading and cover preparation will also be discussed.

Sharing Stories Leaving Legacies

HTWL 0701

How can we preserve a lifetime of memories for the next generation? Without a plan, photos, mementos, family stories and the sheer volume of a life well lived can be overwhelming to capture. Learn how to create a planning map and explore methods for organizing and documenting either your story or that of a loved one. “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” (Maya Angelou)

The Art of Creative Writing

HTWL 0704

Whether you are new to creative writing or would like to hone your skills, this course invites you to explore the fundamentals of writing poetry, fiction and narrative nonfiction. You will examine tone, imagery, point of view, character development and editing essentials. Looking at time-tested and contemporary works, you will gain an understanding of how imagination plus craft produce art. You will also have the opportunity to receive constructive critique of your creative work.

Writing for the Web

HTWL 0705

With readers scanning from one website to another, how do you get them to stay on your homepage and click through the rest of your site? Writing for the web demands specific content, style and formatting approaches to be most effective. Develop your ability to write cleverly and concisely to give readers the key information they want while also compelling them to read further. You will learn how to identify what’s important to include on your web pages, how to use key words, break up copy effectively, create inviting page titles and headings, include links, write in active voice, format and various other techniques that will make your web writing stand out. Polishing and proofing your work will also be covered. You’ll apply this knowledge through a variety of hands-on in-class exercises.

Writing Creatively: Poetry and Lyrics

HTWL 0708

Whether you like writing poetry or song lyrics, or wish to begin practicing these arts, this course is designed to help you grow stronger in personal expression. Various exercises combined with thoughtful readings of your writing will offer continuing insights into craft and meaning. Through a variety of examples, you’ll gain experience with creative thinking, image and metaphor, sound, rhythm, and voice in an informative and supportive workshop setting.

Travelling with My Pen

HTWL 0709

Travel, write, and get paid. Become familiar with the work of great travel writers to learn travel writing techniques, including style, the art of dialogue, setting a scene, and constructing a narrative arc. Explore how to integrate research with personal narrative to move beyond a memoir, and how to include larger themes into your work such as globalization, the environment, the dynamics of social class, ancient and modern politics, race and immigration, and issues of gender. Techniques of writing for publication, from writing the query letter to preparing the typescript for submission will also be discussed.

Freelance Writing: A Practical Guide to Getting Started

HTWL 0710

Are you tempted by freelance writing, but don’t know how or where to start? Learn how to find your niche, your markets and your stories. This course is a practical guide to the realities and opportunities of the freelance life. Explore the roles of research and relationships, and discover how to present yourself to potential clients and find other writer resources. The useful tips in this course can help you take the leap.

Introductory Mathematics

MATH 089

Introductory Mathematics is a pre-university course that explores sources of earlier learning difficulties and gives students an opportunity to acquire the skills in mathematics needed to pursue further studies. This basic course reviews operations and application of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions, percentages, and includes a study of the metric system. Additional topics, as required, may be included. Prerequisites: Grade 9 Math or equivalent.

Musicianship

MUSC 0493

By participating in the Music Preparatory Program, you will be able to define your present skill level and determine what you need to learn in order to meet the audition and entrance requirement of the Music Diploma Program.

Principal Instrument

MUSC 0494

By participating in the Music Preparatory Program, you will be able to define your present skill level and determine what you need to learn in order to meet the audition and entrance requirements of the Diploma Music Program.

Ensemble

MUSC 0496

By participating in the Music Preparatory Program, you will be able to define your present skill level and determine what you need to learn in order to meet the audition and entrance requirements of the Diploma Music Program.

Beginner Piano Keyboard

MUSC 0740

A beginner class for individuals over 50 years of age, this 12-week hands-on workshop will cover both standard piano technique and use of technology in electronic keyboards. Participants will require access to an instrument for home practice; an inexpensive portable keyboard will suffice (talk to the instructor before shopping). Reading, playing by ear, improvisation, composition will all be covered.

Vocal Literature Class

MUSC 0760

This course covers composers from the five main eras of music writing. Renaissance to 20th Century, the vocal repertoire available to us from the most recognized composers of each era, resources for printed and recorded music, editions available and ratings of publishers and scholars. It will be fast paced, fun and a door opened for your own further explorations.

What Makes Music Tick?

MUSC 0900

A series of four workshops delves into the structure of music. Participants do not require knowledge of notation or theory to attend. Topics include the rhythmic structure of music, relating to the rhythmic structure of speech and poetry, relating musical structure to linguistic syntax structure and “What makes great music great and not-so-great music boring?”

Schola Cantorum Women’s Choir

MUSC 0913

The women’s choir welcomes singers 18 years and older who simply love to sing! Placing emphasis on the development of healthy voices, sight-singing and musicianship, this choir explores repertoire from the Renaissance to the 20th Century. Choir performs twice a year in Edmonton.

Medical Office Chaperone

OADM 0820

It is an asset in the health profession to have staff trained to be medical office chaperones. Chaperones are instrumental in supporting the emotional comfort and reassurance of their patients, as well as providing assistance for the examining physician. MacEwan University, in association with The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta, is pleased to offer the Medical Office Chaperone course for staff working in physician offices. In this interactive course you will learn from video dramatizations, handouts, open dialogue and hands-on activities to gain the knowledge and tools that you can apply immediately to your work environment.
This course is for Medical Office Assistants, LPNS, RNs and PCAs. It is designed to help you understand your role and responsibilities as a chaperone, learn about what constitutes a proper and improper intimate examination, understand the rights of the patient, provide chaperone support and assistance to the patients and physicians, and correctly document procedures and processes observed.

Social Innovation and Changemaking

PRDV 0551

Are you involved in creating positive social, economic or environmental change? Need more knowledge, tools, and connections to others also committed to creating meaningful impact? Changemaking crosses the boundaries of sectors and disciplines - whether you come from the public, private or community sector, this course is for you. Gain a foundation in social innovation and changemaking, and an introductory toolkit for mindful action that will be explored further throughout the remaining courses in the program. Be exposed to a brief history of social innovation and emerging definitions; actively explore local and global issues and tensions that have fuelled the demand for a new approach; and learn about the principles, mind-sets, tools and practices required to effect meaningful social and/or environmental change.

Mobilizing for Systems Change

PRDV 0552

How do we challenge and change the systems that perpetuate social problems? Learn to apply systems thinking as a means to address complex and entrenched social and environmental challenges. You will be introduced to the basics of systems thinking, including principles such as resilience and self-organization. Explore systems leadership and what it means to facilitate change. Dive into some of the frameworks, approaches and tools that support systems change, such as the adaptive cycle, facilitation and collective impact.


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