- Expand your professional knowledge and skill set in a condensed format designed to fit your winter schedule.
- Stay on top of current industry topics with cutting-edge content focused.
- Learn from some of Canada’s top innovators, thinkers, and makers.
- Choose from a large array of diverse, topical courses including business, technology, career and current events.
Taking place between January and April, the Winter Skill-Builder Series offers one- or two-day courses that span a variety of thought-provoking topics in a dynamic, hands-on workshop setting. Come away with new concepts, connections and models that will expand your horizons both personally and professionally.
Who Should Attend
- Professionals looking to expand their skill-set this fall while managing a busy schedule.
- Recent graduates investigating their career options, looking to augment their skills and explore different industries.
3514 - The Rise of Subscription E-commerce
Subscription e-commerce is growing exponentially year over year. In this workshop, you’ll learn what makes a subscription business model successful, why digital subscriptions are the new normal and what the world’s biggest retailers are doing about it.Read More
Business Process Management
3427 - Startup Funding - Sources & Strategies
Raising capital from external sources is essential for almost all early-stage companies to succeed, yet most entrepreneurs are unable to do so due to lack of knowledge and preparedness. This workshop will provide an insight into the often misunderstood or unknown sources of raising capital related to Venture Capital Funds, Angel Investors, Crowdfunding Platforms, Government Entities, and Blockchain technology.Read More
3386 - Facilities Management Essentials
The course provides an introduction to Facility Management (FM) and the expected knowledge, skills and behavior required to perform as a Facilities Manager. The course introduces the 11 core competencies as outlined by International Facility Management Association (IFMA).Read More
3437 - Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Investing
Would you like to learn the easiest way to get into cryptocurrency investing? Also, would you like to take advantage of the huge potential of the cryptocurrency market which is made possible through “fin tech”? If your answers are yes to both questions, this workshop is for you. This one-day workshop will demystify the nuances of cryptocurrencies, the technology behind them, and provide a detailed analysis of the opportunities and risks associated with cryptocurrency investing.Read More
Finance and Technology
3411 - Creative-Thinking for Innovation: Actionable Breakthrough Ideas On-Demand
(Formerly Systematic Creativity and Innovation: Generating Breakthrough Ideas) Need to jump-start a project or bring forward fresh strategic ideas at work? IRead More
3399 - Leading through Difficulty
(Formerly known as 21st Century Leadership: Disrupt the Future) Innovation often requires disruption. But change also has to be managed in strategic and mindRead More
3395 - Digital Transformation: Framework for Business Growth
Digital transformation is the new business imperative. But what does that mean to your business? How can you understand it and put it into practice? In this one-day course, you’ll learn digital transformation from the ground up.Read More
3530 - Sensitive Communication Skills for Today's Workplace
During our professional work experiences we engage with people who are going through a range of lived experiences. How effectively we communicate, especially as to difficult messages, with others provides a measure as to how well the message is understood and how we relate.Read More
3384 - Lean Yellow Belt Training
Leaders in organizations around the world are increasingly adopting the principles of Lean Thinking to better serve their customer’s needs while building internal capability and efficiency. Lean concepts, simple to understand and apply, are a significant departure from traditional management approaches, and help bring dramatic changes.Read More
3424 - Driving Customer Insights with Digital Analytics: Management Essentials for Non-Analytics Managers
Digital and web analytics are at the foundation of driving today’s business growth. Yet, businesses are challenged to close the management-level knowledge gap and begin to drive actionable customer insights from data.Read More
3425 - Instagram for Small Business
There are over 700 million users on Instagram, making the photo-sharing app the perfect place to connect with customers, clients and collaborators. In this one-day interactive course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of creating and executing a strategy to make your small business or personal brand stand out from the rest, to reach your ideal audience and develop a community of advocates loyal to your brand.Read More
3396 - Hacking the Networking Code
Not everyone is a natural networker, but being able to connect with others is a valued skill that helps build relationships. In this workshop, you’ll stop seeing networking as a necessary evil and discover opportunities to learn and engage.Read More
3400 - Women and Leadership
Women leaders are increasing in numbers yet still remain underrepresented in many organizations. In this course, you’ll examine the current status of women leaders (with a focus on Canada) and the barriers and obstacles women face in reaching the upper echelons.Read More
3388 - Tell Them Who You Are: Applying Real Job Interview Skills
Whether you’re applying for your first job or seeking a promotion, you need to stand out from the crowd. This interactive one-day course will help you make a stronger impact on potential employers and colleagues.Read More
3521 - Understanding Unconscious Bias
Unconscious bias (or implicit bias) refers to feelings we have toward others that influence our attitudes and behaviours. Although we all have biases, we are often unaware of their impact in nearly every decision we do (or do not) make.Read More
3407 - Web and Mobile Development with Single Page Application Architecture
This course introduces the audience to Single Page Application (SPA) architecture for modern web and mobile application development. We will focus on the clean separation of the front-end user experience and back end services.Read More