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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

Professional Communications Certificate Program

Overview:

This specialized Ontario Tech University five-course (5) certificate program concentrates on the written, verbal and practical 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.

Options: 
  • Register for full program (i.e. all required elements) and receive a formal certificate upon successful completion; or
  • Register for any individual course(s) to best suit your training needs.

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Who should attend?

You may use the knowledge and skills developed through this program to enhance your written and verbal communication skills, such as:

  • Professionals and those wishing to enhance their business tool-box;
  • Executives, managers and supervisors;
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners;
  • Executive assistants, project managers and team leads;
  • Frontline professionals;
  • Business leaders who are going through change.

Required elements:

Successfully complete all five (5) courses listed here to receive a formal certificate. These courses may also be completed independently of the certificate program to meet your training needs:

Spring 2021:

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.

*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

Full program: $1950 CAD for five (5) courses + HST
**includes University Certificate upon successful completion of all required elements

Individual course: $450 CAD per individual 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 obtain the University Certificate you must:
  • Register and make full payment for the certificate option;
  • Attend and successfully complete each required course/element (see "Required elements" section above); 
  • Actively participate in all components of each course; and
  • Successfully complete any assigned work.

Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario

All classes in the Professional Communications program are Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) Continuing Education Program accredited courses.

If you are completing this program to satisfy RIBO Continuing Education Program requirements, please contact continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca before the end of the program 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

Professional Management Certificate Program

Professional Management Certificate Program


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

Credential
Certificate

 Fees
Full program**: $1950 CAD for 5 courses + HST
**includes University Certificate upon successful completion of all required elements

or

Individual courses: $450 CAD per individual courses + HST 

Online Secure Registration

Contact Information: continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca