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Project Management Essentials - ONLINE
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Instructors: Dale Christenson

This dynamic two-day course blends the art and science of project management enabling team members to deliver projects on time,
on budget and in scope. Learn about project management from “concept to cash,” and from initial contemplation of a project to realizing its benefits through successful implementation. This course provides a solid understanding of the terminology, processes and knowledge areas of project management, with methods for engaging and optimizing team resources for great results.

$595.00 CAD
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Principles of Accounting - 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 Ways of Being and Knowing: Integrating...
Synchronous
Instructors: Leslie McGarry

Experience a rewarding day-long discovery of the benefits of Indigenization within the work environment. This gathering will offer insights into how the integration of traditional values can have a positive influence on the daily operations of organizations, businesses, and institutions. We will explore how the concepts of traditional values, teachings, practices and protocols effectively serve complex Indigenous governance structures; we will learn how to translate and apply those concepts within contemporary work environments; and we will garner a deeper appreciation for the inclusivity surrounding all aspects of Indigenous Leadership.

$325.00 CAD
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Difficult Conversations - ONLINE
Classroom and Online
Instructors: Gita Badiyan

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 four-week online course will provide strategies to make challenging conversations calmer and more productive.

$595.00 CAD
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Natural Asset Management - ONLINE
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Instructors: Roy Brooke

Canadian communities face challenges of declining infrastructure quality and diminishing health and resilience of many ecosystems, a challenge made far more pressing by climate change. To address this, leading local governments are starting to identify, value and account for natural assets in their financial planning and asset management programs as a means to develop deliver core services sustainably through a climate resilient green infrastructure. This four-week online course covers core concepts, the most recent case examples and latest approaches to municipal natural asset management, and is delivered by the Executive Director of the Municipal Natural Assets Initiative. It will provide both essential information to anyone working for, or with local governments or who is interested in innovative approaches to community sustainability; and, an opportunity to discuss with peers and the instructor, potential approaches to challenges and opportunities in students’ own communities. .

$325.00 CAD
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Mental Health First Aid
Synchronous
Instructors: Gemma Fraser, Sarah Chettleburgh

Just like in physical first aid (i.e. CPR), the mental health first aid is given until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis is resolved. This is a basic introductory course aimed at increasing mental health
literacy, decreasing the stigma associated with this topic and building the confidence of participants to be able to support people with
mental health problems. The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Basic course is a program of the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

$295.00 CAD
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Mindfulness in Practice - ONLINE
Synchronous
Instructors: Patricia Galaczy

Mindfulness is much more than a recent trend; it is a way of being. The careful observation of thoughts, emotions, and sensations is part of a life-long journey to become more accepting, less judgmental, and kinder to oneself and others. Held mostly in silence, participants in this two-day core course will immerse themselves in the power and practice of being present through guided formal mindfulness meditation. Suggested pre-requisite: Foundations of Mindfulness Practice (Core Course #1).

$395.00 CAD
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Academic Writing and Critical Thinking - ONLINE
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This course is designed to help learners continue to hone their writing, research and critical thinking skills. 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. Receive on-going support for your writing 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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