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Professional and Continuing Studies (PCS) at Royal Roads University offers leading-edge learning experiences that respond to the need for flexible, relevant programming across many sectors including Master’s level certificates, executive education, custom designed and delivered programming, and opportunities for lifelong learning.

PCS courses, certificates, workshops and programs are currently being delivered online, in a variety of styles.

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Featured Courses

Foundations of Mindfulness Practice

In this interactive and experiential four-week online course, learners will gain a practice-based overview of the Integrated Mindfulness Certificate (IMC). Learners will have an opportunity to explore the basic principles and tenets of mindfulness meditation while experiencing various core practices in a virtual group setting. This innovative course combines online group learning with space and time for self-reflection between sessions. The course is a blend of asynchronous & synchronous, and includes webinars, small group work, readings and journaling
$395.00

Mental Health First Aid

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

Academic Writing and Critical Thinking - ONLINE

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

Designing Online with Liberating Structures

Liberating Structures are facilitated activities that can be used with groups of any kind. They are “serious fun” processes to support engagement, collaboration, and innovation. While Liberating Structures can absolutely be used with groups in person, this four-week online course is about facilitating Liberating Structures online.

Difficult Conversations - ONLINE

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

Writing for Business - ONLINE

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.
$595.00

Plan the Work, Work the Plan - ONLINE

How will organizations cope in the midst of a global pandemic while simultaneously planning strategy in the face of uncertainty? If you agree they will need to mobilize the energy and commitment of their workforce for future success, this four-week online course is for you. When organizations assign both leaders and individuals to work together on multidisciplinary work teams, they increase their chances to navigate through uncertainty to recovery.

Project Management Essentials - ONLINE

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