Programs coming soon

Looking to refresh your skills or to develop new ones for our changing world? We are working on a number of exciting new programs exploring the latest in a wide range of topics, taught in small-class and online learning environments. Join our email lists below and we'll let you know once details become available. 

Just announced:

Designing Learning in a Hybrid Workplace

MICRO-CREDENTIAL: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE

The workplace is changing, and many businesses are realizing the future of work is hybrid. Training employees in this new environment requires a new set of skills for performance and learning specialists, instructional designers, curriculum developers, human resource professionals, corporate trainers and alike. 

In this new online, micro-credential program, you will gain the necessary skills to effectively design and deliver training for a hybrid workplace through a series of three short, self-paced and stackable courses.

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Organizational Preparedness and Adaptability

MICRO-CREDENTIAL: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE

Organizational Preparedness and Adaptability (OPA) is a new micro-credential that equips learners to help improve their organizations' ability to operate through the crises and disruptions many describe as the "new normal." The program is designed for non-specialists to enable broad support within organizations in all sectors to prepare for, and adapt to, our highly unpredictable environment.

Concepts include risk assessment and impact analysis, mitigation, business continuity planning, emergency preparedness and response, leadership and organizational culture, and crisis communications.

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Indigenous Cultural Stewardship

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

Develop an understanding of the historical relationship between the museum/heritage sector and Indigenous communities. Gain the foundational knowledge and skills to support the preservation and stewardship of tangible and intangible Indigenous culture and heritage.

This new online learning opportunity will allow professionals to critically engage with decolonial practices, and to advance Indigenous knowledge within their organizations.

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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility (EDIA) in the Workplace

MICRO-CREDENTIAL: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE

An understanding of cultural difference and ability to communicate effectively with diverse communities is critical for professionals in both local and international settings. Through a series of practice-informed and engaging learning opportunities, students will develop the critical awareness, skills and strategies needed to advance equitable and inclusive workplaces.

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Business Finance

MICRO-CREDENTIAL: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE

The PDC in Business Finance will provide learners with a solid foundation in accounting principles and practices, forecasting, finance and investing principles for use in small and medium-sized businesses.

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Advanced Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

MICRO-CREDENTIAL: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE

The Advanced Business Intelligence and Data Analytics micro-credential will build on the foundational learning in BIDA 301: Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Fundamentals and BIDA 302: Data Analytics Coding Fundamentals (or equivalent, for learners coming in to the program with prior analytics and coding experience), and will allow students to progress to higher-level in-demand data analysis, visualization and modelling skills.

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Marketing Communication Essentials

MICRO-CREDENTIAL: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE

The PDC in Marketing Communication Essentials will introduce learners to marketing theory and practices, communication planning and social media communications.

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Supervisory Skills

MICRO-CREDENTIAL: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE

This program will provide learners in a new supervisory role with the skillset to effectively lead and communicate with their team, understand employment law and make informed business decisions.

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Small Business and Professional Practice Development and Management

MICRO-CREDENTIAL: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE

This program will provide learners with the tools to understand the mechanics of setting up and successfully running a small business or professional practice.

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Amateur Landscape and Garden Design

MICRO-CREDENTIAL: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE

Learn the landscape design process through a series of hands-on exercises and demos in a supportive and fun environment. You will about tree and plant selection, climate, soils, site selection and renderings to design a garden appropriate for Vancouver Island.

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Unity® in Interactive Storytelling for Creative Technology

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE

This micro-credential program builds on learners' existing abilities to quickly develop skills in creating compelling content for virtual environments in the growing creative technology sector, which includes augmented (AR) and virtual (VR) reality, gaming technology, and digital animation.

 

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Digital Planning for the Cultural Sector

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE

Digital Planning for the Cultural Sector provides just-in-time training for professionals in the museum, heritage and cultural sector to develop the critical competencies and skills needed to make informed decisions around the future of digital technologies for cultural organizations. 

Essential Soft Skills Training

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE

The Essential Soft Skills Training (ESST) micro-credential is a new five-week, part-time, instructor-led online program that will build learners’ competencies in critical soft skills: organizational skills, communication skills, critical thinking, and team-building.

 

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We want to continue to develop programs that are relevant to our students. Please list any topics, not currently offered by Continuing Studies at UVic, that would be beneficial to your professional development.