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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Professional Communications Certificate Program

Overview:

This specialized Ontario Tech University five-course (5) certificate program concentrates on the written, verbal and leadership skills required by managers, supervisors and professionals. This program expands on the Professional Management Certificate by concentrating on the immediate skills necessary for everyday performance.

Participants may choose to complete all five courses listed here to receive a formal certificate or may choose any of the following courses to best suit their training needs.

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FALL 2020 Schedule:

Workplace Innovation (Part 1)* Tuesday September 29, 2020 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Workplace Innovation (Part 2)* Thursday October 1, 2020 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
High Impact Communication Skills  (Part 1)* Tuesday October 13, 2020 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
High Impact Communication Skills  (Part 2)* Thursday October 15, 2020 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (Part 1)* Tuesday October 27, 2020 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (Part 2)* Thursday October 29, 2020 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Conflict Management and Negotiations (Part 1) Tuesday November 10, 2020  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Conflict Management and Negotiations (Part 2) Thursday November 12, 2020  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Coaching, Mentoring and Networking (Part 1) Tuesday November 24, 2020 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Coaching, Mentoring and Networking (Part 2) Thursday November 26, 2020 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

*These sessions have been postponed.

 

SPRING 2021 Schedule:

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (Part 1) Tuesday April 13, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (Part 2) Thursday April 15, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Coaching, Mentoring and Networking (Part 1) Tuesday April 27, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Coaching, Mentoring and Networking (Part 2) Thursday April 29, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Conflict Management and Negotiations (Part 1) Tuesday May 11, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Conflict Management and Negotiations (Part 2) Thursday May 13, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Workplace Innovation (Part 1) Tuesday May 25, 2021  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Workplace Innovation (Part 2) Thursday May 27, 2021  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
High Impact Communication Skills  (Part 1) Tuesday June 8, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
High Impact Communication Skills  (Part 2) Thursday June 10, 2021 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

COVID-19 update: All Continuous Learning sessions are being offered online until further notice. Online participation instructions will be emailed to registered learners before the start on their courses/workshops. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
    • Understand the process and priority of thinking critically
    • Understand the nature of an argument, and the analysis of an argument
    • Discuss the potential of experimentation at the margins
    • Apply the self-development assignment tool for greater self-awareness and contextual awareness
    • Discover and apply the rich resource of diversity
    • Practice critical thinking and problem solving using a real business example within a diverse group setting
  • High Impact Communication Skills
    • Writing reports that work is one of the most effective and direct ways to effectively sell your ideas
    • Learn the strategies necessary to run high impact and effective meetings
    • Identify common meeting pitfalls, chairing skills, managing in-meeting disagreements and uncovering undisclosed agendas
    • Clarify work requests and eliminate wasted time and money
  • Conflict Management & Negotiation
    • Manage conflict and issues to enhance engagement and reduce the possibility of dispute
    • Identify various styles of positional problem solving and negotiation
    • Explore a principled, interest-based approach to problem solving and negotiation
    • Understand the difference between positions and interests
  • Coaching & Mentoring
    • Understand and respect the opinions of others in new ways
    • Make appropriate and effective requests of others
    • Set limits, saying "no" when it counts the most
    • Understand organizational and interpersonal dynamics
  • Workplace Innovation
    • Communicate in a collaborative environment
    • Handle immediate priorities and become organized inhabits and workspace
    • Maintain work-life balance
    • Learn not to be overwhelmed by technology and learn to manage it effectively


 Registration Status
Fall 2020: Registration Open

Spring 2021: Registration Open

Location
Ontario Tech University North campus location
2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa*

*All Continuous Learning sessions are being offered online until further notice. Online participation instructions will be emailed to registered learners before the start of their courses. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

 Date
Fall 2020: September 29, 2020, to November 26, 2020

Spring 2021: April 13, 2021, to June 10, 2021 

Credential
Certificate

 Fees
$1950 for full program + HST
or
$450 per individual course + HST 

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Contact Information: continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca