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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 - ONLINE

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 four-week online 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

Coaching for Performance: Creating Inspired Workplaces - 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.

Leading Projects in a Digital Environment: Micro-Credential Program - ONLINE

This 8-week online course equips participants with the key skills, concepts, tools, and techniques required to successfully manage and lead projects, and associated project teams, through an ever-shifting digital landscape. Participants will explore innovative approaches to project leadership and change management and increase their own resilience and adaptability to ever-changing conditions within digital environments.

Workplace Communication Skills: Micro-Credential Program - ONLINE

Effective and professional communication skills are essential to success in today's workplace. Learn the tools for effective verbal and written communication that will enable you to communicate with clarity and impact. Gain the skills required to effectively manage conflict and navigate difficult conversations and develop mindful listening and communication techniques. By increasing your professional communication skills, you minimize the potential for misunderstandings and ambiguities and increase your ability to inspire through clear and focused communication strategies.

Introduction to the Cultural Diversity within Indigenous Territories throughout BC - ONLINE

Experience a rich day-long exploration of British Columbia’s Indigenous Cultures, a heritage spanning thousands of years and deeply rooted in the natural world. This gathering will serve to foster a deeper understanding of the complexities surrounding the governance structures, cultural practices and traditions of B.C.’s First Peoples. This course explores the sustainable living practices and cultural protocols associated with traditional land use; students will garner appreciation for traditional connections to the earth and environment; and, will discover how Indigenous ways of being and knowing can enhance our contemporary culture in beneficial and encouraging ways.
$325.00

Curate Your Organization's Culture - ONLINE

Culture is one of the largest recruitment and retention factors for a new generation of workers. Companies who create exceptional cultures will thrive in spite of competition for skilled workers and will experience lower employee turnover. Now, more than ever, employers need to be on the creative edge of culture change to attract and retain great people. This four-week online course will offer a you a hands-on, applied practical approach to being proactive about creating a positive, healthy culture.
$595.00

Supervisory Skills: Micro-Credential Program - ONLINE

The Supervisory Skills program delivers training that directly connects to labour market needs, enabling participants to be successful in obtaining entry or re-entry into mid-level supervisory, administrative, and service-oriented positions for sustainable employment. This program enables participants to make the transition from training to employment supporting their ability to compete in the job market with newly acquired skills, increased confidence, and relevant and applicable transferable skills for the workplace.

Mineral Exploration, Geoscience and Environmental Field Assistant: Micro-Credential Program - ONLINE

Mineral exploration, mining and environmental services are some of the most important sectors of the BC economy. The need for mineral products is increasing as we transition to a low-carbon economy and the sound environmental management of mining and other development activities such as roads, forestry and right of ways is critical to the sustainable development of BC’s economy. This program will prepare graduates for field assistant positions in mineral exploration, mining and environmental services and provide a step toward a career in natural resources and environmental management.

Art of Facilitation - ONLINE

This four-week interactive course is intended for new and experienced facilitators who wish to take their skills to a new level. The course provides participants with a structured process and facilitation tools that can be applied to any type of session where active participation, meaningful and productive engagement is critical. Participants will be required to plan and conduct sessions and will receive feedback from the instructor and colleagues.
$595.00

Business Administration Essentials: Micro-Credential Program - ONLINE

The Business Administration Essentials program delivers training that directly connects to labour market needs, enabling participants to be successful in obtaining entry or re-entry into administrative and service-oriented positions for sustainable employment. This program enables participants to make the transition from training to employment supporting their ability to compete in the job market with newly acquired skills, increased confidence, and relevant and applicable transferable skills for the workplace.

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