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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Workplace Innovation

Overview:

Develop your innovation mindset as it relates to the workplace in the Workplace Innovation course. Learn how to improve and modernize processes and operations with new technologies and creative problem solving in order to enhance your organization's productivity, employee retention and overall productivity.

This course applies to the Professional Communications Certificate Program.

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Who should attend?

You may use the knowledge and skills developed through this course to enhance your application of innovation in the workplace, such as:

  • Executives, managers/supervisors, team and project leaders;
  • Organization strategists and planners;
  • Administrative and back-end personnel responsible for processes and procedures;
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners; 
  • Those looking to develop remote work and employ new technologies in the workplace; and
  • Anyone looking to develop their innovative mindset.

What you'll learn:

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Understand new approaches to work and collaboration both on-premises and at-home, such as: distributed teams, leadership in remote workplaces, security and productivity, and time management;
  • Advocate for and build a better plan for workplace cost savings, including employee retention and overall productivity, especially for organizations that are traditionally slow to change;
  • Establish, roll out and maintain a plan for the ideal modern workplace in public and private sectors.

Fall 2021:

Workplace Innovation (Part 1) Tuesday September 28, 2021  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Workplace Innovation (Part 2) Thursday September 30, 2021  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

*Schedule is subject to change.

Registration is open to all!

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 of their courses/workshops. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

Online meeting times

This program has online meeting times. This means you must attend the virtual class at the specified date and time (see the Schedule tab).

Google Meet or Kaltura Virtual Classroom (through Catalog) will be used for online delivery of this program to support interaction and engagement.

This course may include, but is not limited to:

  • Content presentations and/or videos;
  • Hands-on exercises;
  • Case discussions and simulations;
  • Group and individual work (assignments/quizzes);
  • Concept and topic discussions; and
  • Topic reflections.

Technology requirements

Video conferencing

Online learning requirements:

  • Computer with internet access
  • Stable internet or data connection
  • Microphone
  • Webcam*
  • Audio device (examples: speakers, headphones/earbuds, headset)

*Webcam is preferred but not required.

Material requirements

There are no additional materials required for this program.

Fees

$450 CAD for the course + HST

Discounts

The Alumni/Staff Discount applies to registration in this full program and these individual classes.

If you are alumni or staff, contact continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca with your Student/Banner ID before registering for details about how to apply this discount.

Registration

You can register for this course through the secure online registration form. All course fees must be paid at the time of registration.

To successfully complete the course, you must:

  • Register and make full payment for the course;
  • Attend all course meeting times; 
  • Actively participate in all components of the course; and
  • Successfully complete any assigned work.

This is a Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) Continuing Education Program accredited course.

If you are taking this course to satisfy RIBO Continuing Education Program requirements, please contact continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca before the end of the course so an applicable notation can be made on your official certificate.

Please note that for RIBO spot check purposes, individuals must maintain the continuing education certificates/letters for 5 years to indicate compliance with the Continuing Education Program.

This is an open enrolment course.

Those completing Ontario Tech University Continuous Learning open enrolment offerings (e.g. certificate programs, courses, workshops, microcertifications, etc.) are subject to the policies of Ontario Tech University and Continuous Learning. Ontario Tech policies can be found in the Policy library. Continuous Learning policies can be found in the Regulations section of the Continuous Learning website. Specifically, those completing open enrolment offerings are expected to adhere to the General and Open enrolment regulations.


Related offerings

Applies to

Professional Communications Certificate Program

Professional Communications Certificate Program

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Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

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Coaching, Mentoring and Networking

Conflict Management and Negotiations

Conflict Management and Negotiations

High Impact Communications

High Impact Communications


 Registration Status
Fall 2021: Now Open

Location
Online*

*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
Spring 2021: Tuesday, May 25 and Thursday, May 27, 2021; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Credential
Course completion**

**Applies to the Professional Communications Certificate Program

 Fees
$450 CAD for course + HST 

Online Secure Registration

Contact Information: continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca