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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

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

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.
$795.00

Indigenous Ways of Being and Knowing: Integrating Indigenous Values into the Work Environment - SYNCHRONOUS

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.
$395.00

Strategic Systems Thinking: The Big Picture - ONLINE

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.
$695.00

Sustaining and Building Community: Beyond Resilience in Times of Crisis - ONLINE

This four-week online course will help you to gain an understanding of the underlying principles and behaviours of engagement, while exploring the nuances and assumptions associated with fostering and sustaining vibrant communities. You will articulate personal and shared values in terms of community and explore how to stay resilient and healthy moving forward. Throughout the course, you will examine the relationship between individuals and their communities and introduce tools and strategies to help us become more mindful leaders and agents of positive change.
$695.00

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.
$595.00

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.
$695.00

Writing for Business: Level II - ONLINE

This four-week online course builds on Writing for Business Level 1 with a deep dive into audience analysis, critical thinking, and writing strategies for larger writing tasks in the workplace: articles, briefing notes, business cases, decision-papers, formal correspondence, planning documents, presentations, proposals, and reports. Use document samples within the course or your own content as you learn to adapt your writing style to meet your readers' level of knowledge and content needs. Demonstrations, videos, and hands-on exercises will help you gain confidence in your writing as you draft and polish coherent business documents that will get results.
$695.00

Managing People and Performance - ONLINE

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.
$695.00