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Thebacha Campus - Continuing Education Courses

Aurora College's Continuing Education courses provide Northerners with the opportunity to develop new skills or improve existing ones. Subjects are professional in orientation, such as Management Studies and Safety Training and Certification, while others are general interest programs.

If you are looking for information that is not listed here, please email Jessica Cox, Coordinator, Continuing Education, Thebacha Campus at jcox@auroracollege.nt.ca or call (867) 872-7507.

Click here for the Thebacha Campus Continuing Education Application Form.

Thebacha Campus
Start Date Time Course # Title Instructor

Sep 19, 2016 9:00 AM 002-157 Stepping Up To Leadership Janet Dean

Becoming a leader is not an easy transition. It requires a whole new set of skills, as well as an understanding and acceptance of new roles - from "doer" to "delegator". At the end of this course you will understand the skills required to lead effectively by:

  • Using leadership skills;
  • Coaching staff;
  • Giving performance feedback;
  • Creating a motivational workplace;
  • Delegating work; and
  • Employing problem-solving techniques.

  • This is the first of six core courses in the Leadership Certificate Program.

Sep 20, 2016 9:00 AM 002-127 Using Leadership Language Janet Dean

"Lack of communication" is one of the most frequently-cited causes of a multitude of workplace ailments. Whether it is with your staff, peers, or supervisors, clear and direct communication results in more productive interactions and effective actions of others. At the completion of this course, participants will understand the communication process in organizations, have increased awareness of key problems in organizational communication, understand the impact of perception on the communication process, and have analyzed communication styles in organizations.

This is the second of six core courses in the Leadership Certificate Program.

Sep 21, 2016 9:00 AM 002-520 Building A Productive Team Janet Dean
  During this course, participants will learn the importance of team building, to identify the characteristics of an effective team, measures and techniques to apply synergy in the workplace, and learn how to increase work productivity and quality, and enhance team morale.

This is the third of six core courses in the Leadership Certificate Program.
Sep 22, 2016 9:00 AM 002-040 Critical Thinking Skills Janet Dean
  Critical thinking was defined by the Conference Board of Canada as one of the most desired skills in leaders today. Using case studies and current events, this course will help the participants apply the concepts of critical thinking in what they do at work and show them what immediate benefits to expect.

This is the fourth of six core courses in the Leadership Certificate Program.
Oct 11, 2016 9:00 AM 002-283 Emotional Intelligence Maureen Van Overliw
  Emotional Intelligence is the capacity to recognize and effectively manage emotions in ourselves and with others. Emotional intelligence increases our ability to make good decisions, build relationships, deal with stress, and cope with change.

Research has proven that our emotional intelligence (EQ) is more reliable in predicting success than our intelligence quotient (IQ). In this two-day course, we explore the topic of EQ and how to develop our own EQ, thus increasing our success with our career and relationships both inside and outside of work.
Oct 13, 2016 9:00 AM 002-441 How To Facilitate A Successful Meeting Maureen VanOverliw
  Meetings have become one of the business world's most universal rituals. Managers spend as much as 80% of their time in meetings and sadly meetings are responsible for billions in productivity losses every year. Bad meetings can not only ruin your day but they can be bad for your company’s bottom line.

If you feel you are being propelled to chair a meeting and have never done this before and/or your meetings lack purpose and direction then this course is for you.

This two day course will teach you to:

• Differentiate between the five main types of meetings;
• Identify and communicate the reason for every meeting;
• Effectively plan for each meeting using a simple checklist;
• Engage all meeting participants, regardless of the size of the meeting;
• Troubleshoot common difficult situations that may arise in a meeting;
• Create clear, accountable next steps; and
• Evaluate the success of each meeting
Oct 17, 2016 9:00 AM 002-261 Managing Change Janet Dean

During the course, participants will recognize how they personally react to change, come to understand their role in the change process, apply five steps to communicating change to employees, deal with employee resistance and increase team commitment to change.

This is the fifth of six core courses in the Leadership Certificate Program.

Oct 18, 2016 9:00 AM 002-263 Finding Time For Results Janet Dean
  Manage your day, your projects, and yourself. In this course, you will learn the following time “diet” techniques: analyzing your day, setting goals and priorities, delegating, creating productive meetings, handling interruptions, and understanding your self-motivation to complete your day and project.

This is the sixth of six core courses in the Leadership Certificate Program.
Oct 19, 2016 9:00 AM 002-264 Facilitation Skills For Team Leaders Janet Dean
  Leading productive teams is an acquired skill. Learn how to focus the work team without stifling creativity. Assist your team to analyze issues from different perspectives and to build on their collective synergy. Participants will be taught the tools and techniques for generating ideas and determining solutions. Participants will be given the opportunity to lead and/or manage one or more practice sessions. Sharpen your facilitation skills by learning and practicing the following tools and techniques: brain-storming, force field analysis, positive/negative analysis, cause/effect diagrams, 5 why’s, prioritizing, and decision-making tools.

This is the first of seven electives in the Leadership Certificate Program.
Oct 20, 2016 9:00 AM 002-262 From Conflict To Collaboration Janet Dean

This course provides practical information and skills to resolve conflict caused by differences in goals, employee performance, and work habits. In this course, participants will define the causes of conflict; understand conflict management concepts and styles; assess their current strengths and areas for improvement in resolving conflicts; use specific communication skills to clarify and understand issues, interests and concerns; apply the conflict resolution process to everyday work situations; and set goals for building competency in the use of conflict resolution skills and methods.

This is the second of seven electives in the Leadership Certificate Program.

Nov 08, 2016 9:00 AM 002-292 Verbal Judo Darcy Pennock

Verbal Judo Canada offers the finest in tactical communications training for frontline staff and supervisors. This is a tactical communications course that stresses the importance of the professional mindset. Verbal Judo teaches the skills necessary to become an effective communicator, enabling students to "say it right the first time". Verbal Judo provides the skills necessary to separate yourself from the situation, freeing you to respond effectively to any verbal challenge.

Nov 21, 2016 9:00 AM 002-260 Performance Management: Goals and Reviews Janet Dean
  Performance Management involves working with employees in setting and reaching agreement on goals, action plans, and follow-up reviews. Through discussion and practice you will gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to be able to understand the keys aspects of effective performance; write performance goals, measures, and action plans; and provide positive and constructive performance feedback, leadership, training, information, and support required for successful achievement of goals.

This is the third of seven elective courses in the Leadership Certificate Program.
Nov 22, 2016 9:00 AM 002-269 Creative Thinking At Work Janet Dean

People today are being asked to do more with less and to find innovative ways to save money. Creative thinking is a tool you can use to accomplish both of these. It can help you solve problems, save money and make do with less – all things required in today’s work environments. This course covers the fundamentals of generating new ideas and options. Topics covered include: what is creative thinking, opening mental locks, soft and hard thinking, the creative process and challenging the rules.

This is the fourth of seven electives in the Leadership Certificate Program.

Nov 23, 2016 9:00 AM 002-129 Problem Solving and Action Planning Janet Dean

Leaders always encounter problems in the workplace. The effectiveness of leaders is often determined by their ability to successfully resolve complex problems, both on their own and with their work team. This course provides knowledge and practice sessions on interpersonal skills for successful group/team participation in the problem-solving process; techniques for assisting in the problem solving and decision making process; getting from a solution to an action plan; and successful implementation of an action plan.

This is the fifth of seven electives in the Leadership Certificate Program.

Nov 24, 2016 9:00 AM 002-266 Coaching For High Performance Janet Dean

Coaching is unlocking a person's potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them rather than teaching them. At the end of this session, participants will be able to state success factors for coaching, identify when to coach and which type of coaching is required, describe essential steps in the coaching process, conduct a coaching discussion to improve/sustain performance, assess the effectiveness of one’s coaching skills, and develop a personal plan for improvement.

This is the sixth of seven electives in the Leadership Certificate Program.
Nov 25, 2016 9:00 AM 002-278 Business Etiquette For Leaders Janet Dean

Employers and clients look for human qualities that make the difference: courtesy, image, trust, and perceptions of reliability. Learn people skills that build self-confidence, leadership, add sophistication to your professional image, and strengthen client relationships. Put into action the following: dining etiquette, handshaking, small talk and networking skills, as well as meeting, phone, and techno-etiquette. Make a positive first impression and more. Research conducted by Harvard University and The Carnegie Foundation shows that technical skills and knowledge account for only 15 per cent of getting, keeping, and advancing in a job. This course is essential for all who aspire to move up the corporate ladder.

This is the seventh of seven electives in the Leadership Certificate Program.

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