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Course Description Viable organizations need to be ready for emergencies because they are a fact of doing business. The worst plan is not to have any kind of plan at all, and the best plans are tested and adjusted so that they work over time. Fortunately, you do not need separate plans for fire, weather disasters, and all the different kinds of crises that can occur. One solid plan will help you to prevent, respond, and recover from a variety of crises. Outcomes Upon successful completion of Crisis Management Fundamentals, you will: Assign people to an appropriate crisis team role Conduct a crisis audit Establish the means for business continuity Determine how to manage incidents Help your team recover from a crisis How to apply the process Prerequisites No prerequisites required. Notes Course materials are included.  

PDEV-754

C01

Start date: 06/07/18

4 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Thu .

Tuition $295.00

Location : Instructional Building (IB) Location : 
  Instructional Building (IB).

Instructor : Variety of Instructors 

Call 403-320-3288 to register


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Course Description Emotional intelligence, also called EQ, is the ability to be aware of and to manage emotions and relationships. It’s a pivotal factor in personal and professional success. IQ will get you in the door, but it is your EQ, your ability to connect with others and manage the emotions of yourself and others, that will determine how successful you are in life.   We have all worked with and listened to brilliant people. Some of them were great and… well, some were not so great. The mean and the meek and all those in between can teach us more than they realize. When we look at the truly extraordinary people who inspire and make a difference you will see that they do this by connecting with people at a personal and emotional level. What differentiated them was not their IQ but their EQ – their emotional intelligence.   Outcomes Upon successful completion of Emotional Intelligence, you will: understand what emotional intelligence means. recognize how our emotional health and physical health are related. be aware how to understand, use, and appreciate the role of emotional intelligence in the workplace. understand the different emotions and how to manage them. create a personal vision statement. understand the difference between optimism and pessimism. validate emotions in others. obtain a Recognition of Achievement certificate.   Prerequisites This course has no prerequisites. Notes Course materials are provided.  

PDEV-692

C01

Start date: 09/19/18

1 session

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Tuition $225.00

Location : Lethbridge College - TBD Location : 
  Lethbridge College - TBD.

Instructor : Variety of Instructors 



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Course Description Meetings are a regular and important part of business activities. If you are the minute-taker, the meeting won’t start without you. You will play a valuable role in ensuring peoples thoughts and ideas are recorded. Many times, minutes are reviewed by executives unable to attend a meeting, so it is vital that they are useful and concise. In this course you will learn how to effectively prepare for a meeting, create succinct and objective summaries, and transform notes into an accurate and professional account of the meeting. You will also have the opportunity to analyze poor quality minutes and then record, transcribe, and transform minutes of your own. Minute Taking Made Easy is a two night course where you will learn the skills and techniques crucial to play the important role of minute-taker. This position is essential in creating successful and productive meetings. Outcomes Upon successful completion of Minute Taking Made Easy, you will: feel confident in preparing and executing meetings as a minute-taker. record minutes that are professional and concise. discuss the principles and standards of minute-taking. obtain a Recognition of Participation certificate.   Prerequisites This course has no prerequisites. Notes Course materials are provided. This course can be used toward the 150 hour requirement to obtain Blue Seal Certification. For more information go to, https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/experiencedworkers/business-competencies/ 

PDEV-808

C01

Start date: 09/25/18

2 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue, Thu .

Tuition $225.00

Location : Lethbridge College - TBD Location : 
  Lethbridge College - TBD.

Instructor : Variety of Instructors 



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Course Description This complimentary workshop is designed for organizations that want to dramatically improve results by providing effective employee learning and development and/or training opportunities. The session will give participants valuable insights, knowledge and tools that can be quickly applied to support your staff, increase performance and meet organizational objectives.  Outcomes Upon successful completion of Effective Organizational Learning and Development, you will: know how to develop a Training Needs Analysis know how to develop your training program learn techniques to make training stick acquire tools to measure training results   The single biggest driver of business impact is the strength of an organization's learning culture." - Josh Bersin, Principal and Founder, Bersin by Deloitte Prerequisites No prerequisites required. Notes Course materials are included. Light refreshments provided.

PDEV-752

C01

Start date: 10/03/18

1 session

Days of the Week : Daily .

Tuition $0.00

Location : Technologies (TE) Location : 
  Technologies (TE).

Instructor : Stan Torrie 



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Course Description To many people, engaging Millennials may be a difficult and daunting task. As a result of an increasingly technological, competitive and educated world, people born within 1980-2000 have developed new norms in order to excel within society.   Although this age group may seem to have different motivations compared to previous ones, Millennials are inspired by the same driving factors as other older generations. This course will teach you the similarities and differences Millennials have compared to other age demographics as well as how to use these similarities/differences to your advantage. Come learn how to develop a plan to engage Millennials and experience the effects across your workforce.    Outcomes Upon successful completion of Engaging Millennials, you will: know the factors that have shaped and impacted Millennials such as technology and competition. understand and be able to employ tactics in order to better engage millennials as a manager. be able to develop an engagement plan so your organization can reap the rewards of Millennial employees. obtain a Recognition of Achievement certificate.   Prerequisites This course has no prerequisites. Notes Course materials are provided.  

PDEV-690

C01

Start date: 10/03/18

2 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Tuition $225.00

Location : Lethbridge College - TBD Location : 
  Lethbridge College - TBD.

Instructor : Variety of Instructors 



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Course Description Every year hundreds of millions of dollars are paid out for discrimination and harassment charges. No wonder companies are working to be more proactive in preventing harassment. But how do you prevent harassment from occurring? What sorts of policies should be in place? What should managers do to protect their employees? And if a complaint is filed, what will we do? All of these questions (and more!) will be answered in this workshop. Outcomes Upon successful completion of Workplace Harassment, you will: Explain what is acceptable behavior in the workplace and what is not Apply the benefits of harassment training Define the various types of harassment, including sexual harassment Assist in creating a harassment policy State some ways to prevent harassment Demonstrate some ways to protect yourself from harassment Know what to do if you are harassed or accused of harassment Understand the complaint process, from the complaint to the reply, to mediation or investigation, to a solution Identify situations where mediation is appropriate, and understand how mediation works in those situations Describe appropriate solutions for a harassment incident Know what to do if a complaint is false Help your workplace return to normal after a harassment incident Prerequisites No prerequisites required. Notes Course materials are included.

PDEV-756

C01

Start date: 10/03/18

4 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Tuition $449.00

Location : Lethbridge College - TBD Location : 
  Lethbridge College - TBD.

Instructor : Variety of Instructors 



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Course Description Although it does take plenty of creativity to design an event that is memorable and meaningful, it also takes careful attention to detail, adaptability, effective delegating, and a lot of work. This two-day course will walk you through the process of event management, from the beginning stages of planning, to the final touches. Outcomes Upon successful completion of Event Planning and Management Essentials, you will: Plan a complete corporate event, including an agenda, budget, goals, venue, audience, food, and whatever else your client needs Keep your event on budget Design an advertising and marketing plan that includes a comprehensive use of media, take-aways, and/or swag bags Determine whether partners, sponsors, and volunteers can help to make your event unforgettable Create an atmosphere of service that delegates will remember Select speakers and a master of ceremonies to add impact to your event Create a diversity plan Evaluate the process once it's all wrapped up Prerequisites No prerequisites required. Notes Course materials are included.  

PDEV-755

C01

Start date: 10/17/18

4 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Tuition $295.00

Location : Lethbridge College - TBD Location : 
  Lethbridge College - TBD.

Instructor : Variety of Instructors 



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Course Description Great public speakers are not born; they are developed through learning and deliberate practice. How well you communicate has a tremendous impact on your personal and professional success, yet, for many of us, speaking in public is one of our greatest fears. The ability to deliver your ideas confidently and persuasively is a skill that is invaluable to people in every line of work. Strong presentation skills allow you to stand out, be heard, and will increase others respect for your capabilities and opinions. In this workshop you will learn tips, tricks, and techniques for overcoming your public speaking anxiety as well as learn how to create an exceptional presentation. Whether you are a high profile business leader or a concerned citizen, you have the power to influence, educate, and motivate others when you speak to an audience. What are you waiting for? Outcomes Upon successful completion of Public Speaking/Presenting Skills, you will: identify the source of your speaking fear. use techniques to reduce anxiety and fear. recognize what makes an effective presentation. structure presentations while using audiovisual aids prepare, practice, and present a short presentation. present with confidence, ready to tackle any obstacles blocking your chosen goals. obtain a Recognition of Participation certificate. Prerequisites No prerequisites required. Notes Course materials are included.

PDEV-305

C01

Start date: 11/07/18

3 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Tuition $335.00

Location : Lethbridge College - TBD Location : 
  Lethbridge College - TBD.

Instructor : Variety of Instructors 



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Course Description Time is our most valuable asset. Much of our daily stress is attributed to feeling rushed, stretched, and by using time that cuts into our precious personal schedule. Time management can help you deal with stress by teaching you tools and skills that can be applied immediately to your regular routine. You will feel more accomplished, less stressed, and find freedom at the end of your day for the things that really matter. What are you waiting for? Time’s wasting. Time Management is a program designed to teach you valuable skills to master your time for peak productivity while accomplishing the important things that matter. Outcomes Upon successful completion of Time and Stress Management, you will: apply your new skills to use time more efficiently. stop wasting time in your work and home life. prioritize your tasks effectively. get more done every day while feeling calm and organized. obtain a Recognition of Participation certificate. Prerequisites This course has no prerequisites. Notes Course materials are included.

PDEV-807

C01

Start date: 11/27/18

2 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue, Thu .

Tuition $225.00

Location : Lethbridge College - TBD Location : 
  Lethbridge College - TBD.

Instructor : Variety of Instructors 



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Course Description Come and explore presentation strategies for digital and non-digital environments. You will learn about ways to improve your own presentations and be given opportunities to practice proper presentation techniques. Find out what makes a good presentation from the view of an audience member, and be able to apply this to your own presentations! Presentation Strategies and Technologies is a 6-hour workshop designed to help you understand the importance of effective presentations as well as acquire the tools to be a good presenters yourself. Outcomes Upon successful completion of Presentation Strategies and Technologies, you will: feel comfortable implementing various digital and non-digital presentation strategies. evaluate what makes a good presentation and know how to make it better. deliver an effective and engaging presentation. understand the value in digital presentations and digital tools.   Prerequisites This course has no prerequisites. Notes Course materials are included.

PDEV-306

C01

Start date: 12/05/18

2 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Tuition $225.00

Location : Lethbridge College - TBD Location : 
  Lethbridge College - TBD.

Instructor : Variety of Instructors 



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