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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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Managerial Accounting Fundamentals - ONLINE
Asynchronous Online
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This four-week online course introduces students to the fundamental principles of managerial accounting. At the end of the course, you will be able to understand the basic principles of managerial accounting, relevant costs and their use in decision-making, the applicability of cost allocations, budgets, and benchmark plans.

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

$295.00 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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Mindful Resilience in the Workplace: Making...
Asynch and Synch Online
Instructors: Terri Duguay

We don’t have control over most change, but we do have control over how we respond to it. The key to this response is resilience – and the good news is that it can be developed. In this interactive and experiential four-week online course, you will learn practical techniques for strengthening resilience, including the use of mindfulness practices which has been proven to be one of the most effective techniques.

$895.00 CAD
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Switching Career Gears: Make Your Next Career...
Synchronous Online
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Are you looking to gear up, gear down, or switch gears altogether? Are you contemplating joining the resignation generation or the great workplace reinvention movement? Have you been thinking that you need to make a change in your work life, but are unsure what is possible and how to move forward? If so, join us for a one-day retreat where you’ll explore the business and brains underlying personal and career transitions.

$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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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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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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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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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.

$695.00 CAD
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Writing for Business: Level I - ONLINE
Asynchronous Online
Instructors: Fiona Prince

Strong writing skills lead to smoother communications, fewer misunderstandings, and increased productivity. This four-week online course is designed to teach you plain language principles and techniques that will help make your written communications easy to read and understand. Writing for Business will help you develop confidence in your writing for all business and personal communications

$795.00 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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Climate Law
Asynch and Synch Online
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This online course will provide an overview of legal frameworks aimed at mitigating and adapting to climate change and discuss existing and emerging legal obligations relevant to infrastructure professionals at the provincial, federal and international level. It will hone in on the roles and responsibilities of infrastructure professionals and how they can adapt their practices to incorporate climate change and reduce exposure to potential negligence lawsuits, and explore corporate issues relating to climate change, including risk disclosure requirements, asset management and director and officer obligations, as infrastructure professionals have a role in managing these risks and assisting clients to improve climate risk disclosure.

This course offered by the Climate Risk Institute is required for those pursuing Infrastructure Resilience Professional credential.

$795.00 CAD
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Climate Change Adaptation Training for Prairie...
Asynch and Synch Online
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This course offered by the Climate Risk Institute and delivered by leading Planning and Resilience experts, and will provide in-depth climate risk assessment and adaptation training tailored to audiences working in the Prairies region. The course includes training modules customized for Planners across the Prairies that integrates local and regional information on climate impacts, adaptation solutions, policy frameworks, and helping building skills in key areas of need such as engagement and communication on climate.

$795.00 CAD
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Motion Picture Industry Orientation - ONLINE
Synchronous Online
Instructors: Kathleen Gilbert

Find out about the players and behind-the-scene workings of the film industry in this union-required introductory course. Learn who’s who on the set, develop your set etiquette, and the established protocols of
set safety. Explore the various jobs in the business and the realities of working in the industry. You will leave with the tools needed to decide if film is for you. If the answer is "yes", you'll have the confidence needed to feel comfortable on your first day on set.

$75.00 CAD
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Foundations of Operations Management
Asynch and Synch Online
Instructors: Edie Dittman

Why do so many initiatives fail when organizations attempt to make them operative? Often, it’s because project teams are working on numerous urgent and multi-disciplinary initiatives without a strategy. This course weaves together three powerful truths for successful operations management: effective team-work; purposeful planning; and performance management. During this course, you will learn the skills and apply proven methods to mobilize the energy and commitment of your management teams that transform initiatives into operational success.

$795.00 CAD
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Climate Change and Infrastructure Risk Assessment...
Asynch and Synch Online
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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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