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Writing for Business -ONLINE
Online
Instructors: Fiona Prince

This course is a must for people who write the following for business: announcements, briefing notes, decision-papers, emails, instructions, letters, reports and/or web-content. Strong writing skills lead to smoother communications, fewer misunderstandings and increased productivity. Learn the plain language principles that will help you make your written communications easy to read and understand. Demonstrations, videos, and hands-on exercises will help you gain confidence in your writing and learn which grammar gremlins (including punctuation) make the difference between clarity and confusion.

$495.00 CAD
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Organic Master Gardener
Off Campus
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This Organic Master Gardener course is our core gardening course. It's intense, challenging, and inspiring, and it's profoundly changing lives all around North America. Not only do you become a master gardener, but you also join a community of like-minded people who want to make the world a better place. You'll make new friends. You'll see the world differently. We hope you'll discover a new sense of purpose.

$795.00 CAD
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The Impact of Digital Distractions on Your Brain
Classroom
Instructors: Paul Mohapel

This evening session will report on recent startling neuroscience research about the negative impact digital distractions are having on us. Strategies to counter some of the negative impacts of these distractions will be explored.

$0.00 CAD
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Coaching 101 - Foundation, Fundamentals, Framework
Classroom
Instructors: Sherry Leblanc

Whether you are looking to learn about coaching, wanting to introduce coaching into your workplace, or looking for a precursor to an in-depth coach training program – this is the course for you. You will learn what coaching is, as well as basic core-coaching skills and a framework for effective coaching conversations used by credentialed coaches. We will use a learning-in-action approach, offering small and large group discussions, coaching demonstrations and exercises to practice coaching skills in a range of scenarios.

$295.00 CAD
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Teaching with Collaborate Ultra
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Teaching with Collaborate Ultra is a two-session online workshop that focuses on developing skills for teaching interactively online using Collaborate Ultra, our web-conferencing platform. In the first session, you will experience and discuss design and teaching strategies to create active learning environments when teaching in Ultra. You will learn about staying organized as an online moderator and supporting students with minor Ultra technical challenges. You will also practice using tools and moderator controls in preparation to facilitate a mini-lesson in the second session. In the second session, you will facilitate a ten-minute mini-lesson, receive feedback from your peers, and learn from others’ examples.

$195.00 CAD
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Plant-Based Eating Simplified
Classroom
Instructors: Jenny Naydek

Taking the mystery out of plant-based eating, this workshop clearly explains essential nutrients and where to get them. It follows the new Canada Food Guide recommendations to incorporate more plant-based meals into our diet, detailing the health benefits of plant-based eating. This workshop provides practical knowledge, recreates familiar foods in a plant-based version, and presents meal planning that encompasses all our nutritional needs on a budget.

$59.00 CAD
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Social Media Strategy for Networking and Career...
Online
Instructors: Garth von Buchholz

Social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, WordPress and YouTube offer unlimited resources and opportunities to help us discover new job prospects and advance our careers. This course teaches emerging, mid-career and experienced professionals how to develop real-life social media strategies and learn practical techniques for personal social media marketing. Over four weeks, students will interactively explore ways to define their career goals, enhance their networking skills and promote their professional brand online to help achieve sustainable success in their field.

$425.00 CAD
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Difficult Conversations
Classroom
Instructors: Paul Mohapel

We all dread them – having to confront a challenging co-worker, customer, or friend about a difficult and uncomfortable issue. Often we handle the situation very poorly, and it is impossible to completely avoid the person or people involved. This workshop offers insights into the multiple layers beneath each conversation and provides advice for handling these difficult exchanges in a manner that addresses the core issues. If you’re interested in improving your communication skills and reducing conflict, this workshop will provide strategies to make challenging conversations calmer and more productive.

$549.00 CAD
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Pedagogical Values Series
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The Pedagogical Values Series is an ongoing series of short sessions exploring the pedagogical values that form the foundation of the RRU Learning, Teaching, and Research Model (LTRM), namely: applied and authentic, caring and community-based, and transformational. Each 1-hour micro-session will feature a faculty member sharing about a pedagogical value that guides teaching practices. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, discuss, reflect, and share back during a Q&A segment. The topic of each session is unique and sessions are designed to stand-alone, so participants can choose to attend all sessions or individual sessions. These micro-sessions will be delivered on-campus with the possibility of livestreaming for off-campus participants.

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