Professional and Continuing Studies’ micro-credentials are intentionally designed to provide you with accessible, flexible and industry-aligned learning that will propel you and your career to the next level. Our programs provide you with a personalised platform to jumpstart your confidence and elevate your ability to become a key contributor in your workplace. Wherever that might be.
The future-ready skillset required to thrive in an increasingly complex working environment is also shifting. Continue your learning journey with us and embark on a personalized pathway toward additional academic credentials when you’re ready.
We regularly add new and innovative programming to our suite of learning experiences. Please check back with us soon to find the next program that can propel your career.
The data is clear: climate change is here, and the time for climate action is now. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports that human activity has been an “unequivocal” catalyst in warming trends compared to pre-industrial levels. Over the last century, temperatures have increased in Canada, sea levels have risen, Arctic ice and permafrost have melted, and atmospheric rivers are intensifying. Climate change will continue to escalate the severity of natural disasters and hazardous events.
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.
This program 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.
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.
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.
The Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of British Columbia’s (ADRBC) Interactive online Arbitrator Training Course provides both lawyers and non-lawyers with the basic skills necessary to become an effective Arbitrator. The course provides an introduction to the basic principles of law governing contract law, an intensive review of the conduct of arbitration proceedings, the BC Arbitration Act, and the commonly used rules of procedure. Additionally, students will learn how to conduct a hearing and how to write a reasoned award.