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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

Foundations of Mindfulness Practice

In this interactive and experiential four-week online course, learners will gain a practice-based overview of the Integrated Mindfulness Certificate (IMC). Learners will have an opportunity to explore the basic principles and tenets of mindfulness meditation while experiencing various core practices in a virtual group setting. This innovative course combines online group learning with space and time for self-reflection between sessions. The course is a blend of asynchronous & synchronous, and includes webinars, small group work, readings and journaling
$395.00

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

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

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

Design Thinking - ONLINE

This four-week interactive and facilitator-led course will explore the principles and methods of Design Thinking. Throughout the course, you will utilize Design Thinking approaches to work on specific workplace, or life, challenges. You will also identify a suitable challenge of your own, and develop a plan to address it. By the end of the course, you will understand how Design Thinking can provide answers to the ambiguity and uncertainty synonymous with 21st-century life and work.
$595.00

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

Coaching for Performance: Creating Inspired Workplaces - ONLINE

Many leaders are expected to develop and coach their employees but lack the knowledge and skills to inspire growth and change. Understanding the neuroscience behind coaching can help leaders move away from a directive and problem-solving style of leadership to a more co-creative coach approach. When we learn the mindset, skills and a framework for meaningful coaching conversations, we can tap into the motivation of our employees, helping them unlock their potential while feeling appreciated and valued in their role.
$595.00

Strategic Performance Management - 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. Students 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, students will also develop the necessary supervisory skills for motivating, coaching, correcting, and disciplining to effect improvement and achieve results. These practical techniques will be applied to the students’ own circumstances and managerial or supervisory challenges.
$595.00