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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

THRIVE: Women and Leadership

Share experiences and learn from women who are curious about and engaged in becoming more valuable contributors to their chosen endeavours. With specific focus on the challenges, needs and opportunities unique to women leaders, be prepared to shift your perceptions, uncover your purpose, and enhance your presence. Leave with new insights, fresh perspectives and clarity around who you are and what you are going to do differently to show up in the world the way you want, valuably and purposefully.

Leadership Strengths and Styles - ONLINE

It’s often said that “leadership cannot be taught but it can be learned”. Leadership Strengths and Styles is an opportunity for both formal and informal leaders to take their learning to the next level, starting with dialogue and reflection about leadership and personal values. With a focus on self-awareness and self-management, this four-week online course uses the highly-respected StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment to help participants identify their key strengths and develop action strategies to utilize those strengths for maximum effectiveness. You will also learn about six key leadership styles and how to use them to teach, engage, motivate and inspire others.
$795.00

Creative Problem-Solving for Innovation: Getting Everyone Out of the Box - ONLINE

Business innovations and scientific discoveries often result from romantic experiences, rags to riches stories, and chance. However, business insight and scientific discovery is also a way of thinking that can be learned and practiced. If you have always understood that optimal performance demands creativity, innovations and insight, then this 3 week online course is for you. Learn to access and maximize the creative tools, energy, and skills you have to generate productive and sustainable solutions.
$695.00

Climate Change and Infrastructure Risk Assessment - the PIEVC Protocol

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.

Switching Career Gears: Make Your Next Career Move with BUSINESS and BRAINS in Mind

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

Academic Writing and Critical Thinking - ONLINE

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

Writing for Business: Level I - ONLINE

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

Change Leadership in Turbulent Times

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