Explore your creative side or advance your career. Improve your English or upgrade your high school marks. We offer hundreds of courses for children, youth and adults. Browse a complete list of our course offerings below.
Project Stakeholder, Resources and Communications Management
Successful project managers are proficient in stakeholder relationships, human resource management and communication. Learn how to identify and engage effectively with stakeholders to foster support for project goals and objectives while building dynamic teams. Concepts include assessing stakeholders and managing their expectations, principles for organizational change management and developing a communication plan. Students will apply and use various techniques such as stakeholder analysis, negotiating, motivating while evaluating their communication styles and methods for situational leadership.
Project Management and the Organization
Understanding how projects should align to organizational goals is fundamental to project decisions. Learn how organizations are increasingly dependent on effective project management to achieve strategic objectives and organizational goals. Discover how to manage organizational and environmental factors that can affect project performance. Concepts include: portfolio and program management, business case fundamentals, organizational impacts on project structures and reporting relationships as well as developing a Project Charter that ensures a direct link between the project’s intended deliverables and the strategic objectives.
Lobby Government Effectively
If you're talking to government, you are lobbying. Through organized promotion of a particular viewpoint, you can effect legislative change, fine-tune regulatory regimes, and craft new laws. Learn the what, who, how, why, and when of lobbying in this one-day workshop designed for non-profits, business, labour, and industry. You also discover the eight determinants of success and three critical mistakes, and review current and past local lobbying activities. In addition, you have the opportunity to work on your own lobbying idea.
Reading Development II
This course is intended to increase reading rates, retention and understanding through proficiency in word analysis, paragraph comprehension, and skimming and scanning skills. Prerequisites: Registration in this course is determined through Skills Appraisal placement.
Alberta Personal Property Registry Electronic System - Registry Online
Registry online users use the Personal Property Registry (PPR) services to meet their individual business needs. This course covers online APPRES functions including but not limited to: security agreements, discharges, amendments and renewals, searching the Personal Property Registry system, statutory charges and re-registration of security agreements.
Corp Registry Training-Lev 1
This course introduces the CORES program and covers CORES level 1 services including but not limited to: annual returns for Alberta and extra-provincial corporations, registration of tradename/standard partnership, notices of corporation address/attorney/directors, NWPTA transactions, search methods and registration protocols and methods.
Corp Registry Training-Lev 2
This Course covers CORES level 2 services including but not limited to: incorporation of Alberta corporations, corporate name change, registration of extra-provincial corporations, receivership/bankruptcy, cancellation of corporate registration, extra-provincial amendment, revival of corporations and registration of a limited partnership.
Corp Registry Training - Lev 3
This course covers CORES level 3 services including but not limited to: amalgamations, restatement of articles, registration of extra-provincial amalgamations and mergers, arrangements, corporate amendments and reorganizations.
Global Supply Chain Management
Explore the approaches currently used in industry to overcome and mitigate the challenges of supporting a 21st century supply chain strategy. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the supply chain management business model through enterprise extension and integrated service providers as strategic collaborative tools as well as insight into integrative management, responsiveness, and financial assessment that drive global supply chain. Students will establish a framework for performance assessment to create a competitive advantage through high-performance logistics using integrated measurement systems.
Identify and analyze the infrastructure required to support logistics activities and the flow of goods and information from a global perspective. Acquire strategies to avoid customer dissatisfaction and lost sales by ensuring proper inventory quantity and assortment. Students will improve their knowledge of the financial impact of overstocking in relation to additional warehouse space, working capital, insurance, taxes and obsolescence, and explore the challenging task of evaluating logistical networks, while considering the numerous factors at play when creating and implementing new logistical networks.
Logistics and Relationship Management
Discover the value proposition that the international logistics trade environment provides resulting in service benefits, cost minimization and organizational success. Examine the broad range of global logistics activities related to order processing, inventory, transportation, warehousing, materials handling and packaging, and facility network design. Students will learn about international operations and explore the integration objectives of responsiveness, variance and inventory reduction, shipment consolidation, quality and life cycle support. Customer service and satisfaction will be reviewed, with the aim of achieving the “perfect order” illustrating how success can be achieved when customers are satisfied.
From an international, free-market perspective, students will enhance their knowledge of the infrastructure and regulations for freight transportation. They will examine costing and pricing techniques, and various systems for transportation management to help assess which services best fit the requirements. This will include analysis of specialized, value-added services including product packaging, sorting, sequencing and just-in-time or guaranteed delivery, as well as intermodal and non-operating intermediaries.
Make global sourcing decisions that incorporate overall procurement objectives including continuous supply strategies, quality improvement, supplier development and the lowest total cost of ownership. Learn to assess industry and alternate procurement strategies that include insourcing versus outsourcing, as well as managing an international procurement strategy. The stages of global supply chain integration and guidelines for making global sourcing decisions will also be examined, along with advanced planning and scheduling (APS). Students will develop their knowledge of sales and operational planning for forecasting and effective cross-functional, cross-organizational collaboration.
Production and Operations Analysis
Explore the latest developments in manufacturing that drive new operational methods which have logistical implications on decisions related to manufacturing processes and strategies. Learn to analyze and assess total quality management programs and standards, manufacturing processes and strategies, as well as the trade-offs that must be made with alternative manufacturing processes. Students will acquire techniques to evaluate and develop an operational analysis methodology along with strategies for logistics planning.
Supply Chain Risk Management
Risk in the supply chain is inevitable and can have serious consequences if not managed. Students will learn to identify, evaluate, and plan for risk using risk management strategies and techniques in response to uncertainty in the global supply chain industry and acquire techniques to analyze the interrelationship between supply chain processes operational and financial hedging strategies to create resilience. Students will build their awareness about sustainability from various perspectives including the environment, ethics, education and economics.
Warehousing & Material Handling
Gain a stronger appreciation of the value warehousing contributes to the logistics process. Analyze the economic and service justification for warehousing and identify the activities required for facility design and operations. Students will examine the two main focuses of warehouse operations: handling and storage, evaluate the various ownership arrangements and assess the role of warehouse management systems (WMS) and yard management systems (YMS). Students will explore mechanized, semi-automated and information-directed handling equipment capabilities and trade-offs.
Dispelling Outdated Myths of Aging
Societal norms on aging imply that becoming a 'senior citizen' is the beginning of a downward spiral leading to decline, disease, dependency and decrepitude. However, current research on aging finds these norms are nothing more than outdated societal myths. Join us as we review recent research into aging and longevity. Learn how we can develop our own plan for growth and renewal as we reach the milestone of our senior years and make the most of this vibrant period in our lives.
Tracing the Critical Moments of Your Life
Learn how tracing the critical moments of your life can unlock your forgotten passions, build your confidence and help you reconnect with yourself. If you are considering retirement, newly retired, or experiencing a life transition, this is the course for you. Using a step-by-step process and a workbook to guide you, you will learn how to tell your story. Your final product will be a journal of the key moments in your life along with related artifacts (either in pictures or from the boxes stored long ago in your basement!) that captures the times of joy and sadness, the hardships and losses, the aha moments and the moments of self-development that stand out in your life, going back to your earliest memories. You will leave with a surer sense of who you are and what you are interested in exploring as you go forward in the next chapter of your life.
The Six Principles for Growth and Renewal through Retirement
Engage in the process of exploring and building your own post-retirement life plan. Using a workbook provided in class, you will journal your exploration of six key questions that range from “what do I value in life?” to “what are the areas of play in my life that I could transition into a new career?” The goal is to develop a post-retirement life vision and plan that keeps you engaged, learning and contributing to society. The book: “The Third Age: Six Principles of Growth and Renewal after Forty,” by sociologist William A. Sadler in included in the course fee and will be provided in class.
The Wonder of Christmas Carols
The Christmas season comes with crisp winter air, the warm glow of lights and the cheerful sound of carols spreading joy and fellowship. Gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of music with the guidance of Dr. David D’Andre, a musician and teacher who specializes in making classical music and jazz understandable to the musical layman. Using traditional and jazz versions of carols, he will help you get inside the music and experience how the elements of melody, harmony, rhythm and texture work together to create an enjoyable musical experience.