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Leadership Development

Asset Management and Climate Resiliency

This five-week online course offered by the Climate Risk Institute and delivered by leading infrastructure and resilience experts introduces the fundamentals of asset management. Learners will explore the impacts of climate change on asset lifecycle performance, finding opportunities to improve climate resilience of infrastructure through the asset management process, the role of natural assets and natural asset management in climate resilience, and the benefits and challenges of infrastructure asset management. Through discussions around land use planning, operations and maintenance, finance, and risk management, this course provides an understanding of how climate can impact assets and services, and how the asset management process can be used to implement climate action to build resilience effectively.

Business Finance for Non-Financial Staff

This one-day course is a journey through the world of business finance. Building on a foundation of corporate structure, agency theory and accounting, we will examine the debt and equity markets, capital budgeting, capital structure, costs of capital and dividend policy. The course concludes with an examination of behavioural finance and its influence on all aspects of finance.

Climate Change Adaptation Fundamentals - ONLINE

Professionals working in British Columbia are increasingly aware of the need for adaptation strategies but may be unsure where to start. This 4-module, instructor-led online course will provide learners from a range of disciplinary and professional backgrounds with an overview of the current state of knowledge on climate science and a grounding in the core concepts supporting climate change adaptation. Learners will gain an understanding of regional climate trends, risks, and their implications for human and natural systems, the role of adaptation in risk reduction, and an understanding of how science-based information and tools can be used in strategic adaptation planning.

Climate Change Adaptation Training for Prairie Region Planners

This course offered by the Climate Risk Institute and delivered by leading Planning and Resilience experts, and will provide in-depth climate risk assessment and adaptation training tailored to audiences working in the Prairies region. The course includes training modules customized for Planners across the Prairies that integrates local and regional information on climate impacts, adaptation solutions, policy frameworks, and helping building skills in key areas of need such as engagement and communication on climate.

Climate Change and Infrastructure Risk Assessment - the PIEVC Protocol

This five-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.

Climate Law

This five-week online course will provide an overview of legal frameworks aimed at mitigating and adapting to climate change and discuss existing and emerging legal obligations relevant to infrastructure professionals at the provincial, federal and international level. It will hone in on the roles and responsibilities of infrastructure professionals and how they can adapt their practices to incorporate climate change and reduce exposure to potential negligence lawsuits, and explore corporate issues relating to climate change, including risk disclosure requirements, asset management and director and officer obligations, as infrastructure professionals have a role in managing these risks and assisting clients to improve climate risk disclosure. This course offered by the Climate Risk Institute is required for those pursuing Infrastructure Resilience Professional credential.

Climate Smart Policy and Procurement

This five-week online course offered by the Climate Risk Institute and delivered by leading infrastructure and resilience experts will equips engineers and other infrastructure professionals with foundational awareness of procurement processes, as well as knowledge of critical climate policies and their implications for procurement. The course provides insight into how climate policies and resilience can be reflected in procurement processes, contributing to greater infrastructure resilience to changing climate conditions.

Coaching for Performance: Creating Inspired Workplaces - ONLINE

This four-week experiential course includes live demonstrations and active real-time opportunities to practice new skills. Creating a culture of connection, safety, trust, and high performance starts with a leader who is willing to coach, rather than command. This style of leadership requires an investment in learning the fundamentals of coaching that will engage employees in conversations that optimize performance by activating their potential.

Collaborative Leadership for Climate Action

No one group or perspective has the solutions to our climate predicament. Networks of relationships are key to understanding and engaging with complex dynamics. Effective action will require compassion and collaboration, along with healing and dialogue across sectors, disciplines, cultures and systems to steer a more just and equitable transition. This four-week online course explores collective leadership models by challenging individualist leadership paradigms and experimenting with more inclusive approaches.

Implementing Change

‘Implementing Change’ is focused on addressing the implementation process of change from both a personal and a professional perspective. By knowing how change impacts people and by applying the skills to manage those impacts more effectively, students will be better prepared to accommodate and leverage the personal opportunities that changes can create. Students will also develop and apply change leadership techniques and skills to help others manage the impacts of change more capably and in turn, implement changes more successfully.

Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives on Climate Change Adaptation - ONLINE

Equitable and just climate action demands the integration of Indigenous perspectives in climate adaptation and mitigation. This 4-week, online course has been designed by Indigenous knowledge holders, Indigenous and non-Indigenous subject matter experts, and instructional designers. Learners will develop a broad, foundational understanding of Indigenous worldviews and perspectives on climate change, the environment, and environmental management. Learners will consider how and where Indigenous leadership can restore better practices across social and political landscapes, providing a starting point through which further learning and exploration of Indigenous perspectives, knowledge, voices, and cultural practices can emerge. Recognition of the role that colonialism has played in the climate crisis is critical. Learners (specifically, non-Indigenous learners), will leave the course with an increased capacity to understand and support Indigenous-led climate projects and practice decolonization.

Integrated Learning Assessment: Pathway to Graduate Programs

Selecting the Integrated Learning Assessment option means that you are looking to have previous coursework in a specific topic area assessed to determine eligibility for credit towards a Graduate Program at RRU.