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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

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

Mindfulness in Practice - ONLINE

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

Mindful Resilience in the Workplace: Making People More Resilient, Agile and Productive

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 two-day 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.
$695.00

Financial Accounting Fundamentals - ONLINE

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

Principles of Accounting - ONLINE

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

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

Optimizing Change in Organizations - ONLINE

We don’t actually manage change per se. At best, we manage to manage ourselves and a few of the variables that swirl around us. We can, however, facilitate change. That is, influence its speed, direction, and impact by our thoughtful actions and optimize opportunities that arise. Specifically for leaders in organizations to lead through change, this four-week online course will provide a few core models and some practical skills for working effectively in the midst of ongoing, accelerating flux and change.
$695.00

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) Fundamentals - ONLINE

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.
$495.00