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Principles of Accounting - ONLINE
Asynchronous Online
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This course is structured to prepare students for graduate work in accounting. The course explains accounting concepts and conventions without the use of debits and credits while emphasizing the importance of financial statements and managerial decision-making. The course demonstrates the methods of recording, summarizing, and analyzing an economic entity's financial transactions and explores the different ways of effectively communicating financial information to both internal users, such as management and external users, such as investors and creditors of financial information.

$595.00 CAD
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Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives on Climate...
Asynch and Synch Online
Instructors: Janis Brooks

Equitable and just climate action demands the integration of Indigenous perspectives in climate adaptation and mitigation. This 4-week, online course has been designed by Indigenous knowledge holders, Indigenous and non-Indigenous subject matter experts, and instructional designers. Learners will develop a broad, foundational understanding of Indigenous worldviews and perspectives on climate change, the environment, and environmental management. Learners will consider how and where Indigenous leadership can restore better practices across social and political landscapes, providing a starting point through which further learning and exploration of Indigenous perspectives, knowledge, voices, and cultural practices can emerge. Recognition of the role that colonialism has played in the climate crisis is critical. Learners (specifically, non-Indigenous learners), will leave the course with an increased capacity to understand and support Indigenous-led climate projects and practice decolonization.

$750.00 CAD
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Managing People and Performance - ONLINE
Asynch and Synch Online
Instructors: Cheryl Fitzpatrick

It can be difficult to ask someone to perform better or do more! This 4-week online course offers, applies, and practices constructive supervisory methods to ensure organizational performance objectives and behavioral expectations are met. Participants will gain an understanding of governance requirements and the performance management process. They will learn about the value of setting expectations and objectives, and the methods of assessing progress and performance. And while applying the principles and values of effective leadership, participants will also develop the necessary skills for motivating and coaching to effect improvement and achieve results. These practical techniques will be applied to the participants’ own circumstances and managerial or supervisory challenges.

$795.00 CAD
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Climate Change and Infrastructure Risk Assessment...
Asynch and Synch Online
Instructors: Joel Nodelman, Norman Shippee

This six-week online course offered by the Climate Risk Institute and delivered by leading infrastructure and resilience experts will provide participants with information about, and practice with the PIEVC Protocol (Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee), a practical tool and process that supports the systematic assessment of the risks of extreme weather and future climate in relation to public infrastructure. It is a structured procedure using standard risk assessment processes to assess and fully document the vulnerability of infrastructure to the impacts of current and future climate at a screening level, and related risks.

$795.00 CAD
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Strategic Systems Thinking: The Big Picture -...
Asynch and Synch Online
Instructors: Ann Perodeau

Have you ever wished you could be more strategic or been told you need to be more strategic? The reality is that you can’t act strategically if you don’t think strategically. This four-week online course offer tools to help you to think more strategically. These tools are designed to help you see the big picture and deepen your understanding of how complex organizations function.

$795.00 CAD
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Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) Fundamentals...
Asynch and Synch Online
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Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) - Fundamentals is a five-week online course that is focused on developing teaching skills for asynchronous online learning. Over the course of the five weeks, you will learn strategies to create active learning environments online for your students, facilitate or co-facilitate a pre-designed learning activity, and receive feedback from your peers. FLO Fundamentals gives you the opportunity to develop your online facilitation skills with other new and experienced facilitators. This workshop is designed for core faculty, associate faculty, and staff in facilitation or support roles of online or blended courses, regardless of experience level.

$795.00 CAD
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Change Leadership in Turbulent Times
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Instructors: Beth Page

If you are interested in exploring the possibilities for enhancing and strengthening your change leadership skills, this session is for you. You will be exposed to practical tools for navigating change that honour both the desired business outcomes and the human dimension. Explore the differences between change and transition, strategies to involve stakeholders and how to address resistance, stress and conflict in times of change.

$595.00 CAD
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Academic Writing and Critical Thinking - ONLINE
Asynchronous Online
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This course is designed to help learners continue to hone their writing, research and critical thinking skills. Through a series of selected readings and assignments, learners will develop a working understanding of the writing process, the rhetorical principles of voice and purpose that guide what and how one writes, and the basics of assessing research and academic argument.

All assignments will be formatted and cited using APA conventions. Learners will receive on-going support on all assignments, including comments and guidance on revisions and drafts. Learn to work with team members to peer review assignments.

This course is instructed by various RRU associate faculty.

$595.00 CAD
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Introduction to Climate Policy for Climate...
Asynchronous Online
Instructors: Michele Patterson

This four-week, fully online, asynchronous course will inform participants about climate adaptation policy in Canada and BC. It will allow them to consider how climate policy from international to local levels informs their professional functions and day to day activities on the job. The course will cover, among other things, the basics of environmental policy, differences between climate mitigation and climate adaptation policy, overviews of key policy actors and tools, and policy gaps.

$750.00 CAD
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Financial Accounting Fundamentals - ONLINE
Asynchronous Online
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This four-week online course introduces students to basic accounting processes and principles. The course is also excellent for those wanting to brush up on their general financial accounting skills. It focuses on the structure, format, and meaning of financial statements; the role of users of financial statements; debits and credits system, and liabilities and payables transactions.

Financial Accounting Fundamentals also serves as preparation for applicants of RRU's Graduate and Undergraduate programs.

$295.00 CAD
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