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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.

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

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.
$695.00

Psychological Safety in the Workplace - SYNCHRONOUS

Organizations and teams who want to learn and thrive together in uncertain, interdependent and virtual contexts must understand and foster psychological safety. Psychological safety is the shared belief that the workplace environment is safe for interpersonal risk-taking. Although research shows psychological safety as the exception rather than the rule, it is possible – and, in fact, necessary - to consciously cultivate it.
$695.00

Design Thinking for Organizations - ONLINE

This four-week interactive course will explore the history, concepts and methodology of Design Thinking. You will use a designer’s mindset and creative problem solving to work on specific workplace or life challenges. Each week will deepen your understanding of the stages of design thinking: Framing the question effectively; Understanding the value of approaching the challenge with empathy; Creative ideation and brainstorming; Testing solutions based on feedback; Arriving at a solution to your challenge.
$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.

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. Both formats (asynchronous or synchronous) will help you develop confidence in your writing for all business and personal communications
$695.00