Continuing Studies Brochure - Fall 2016Prepare for a career, grow your business, explore a new passion. The best part? You can do it all in under a year and close to home at one of our seven locations in the Okanagan and Shuswap-Revelstoke regions.
Our Continuing Studies department has fantastic instructors, a student-focussed learning environment, and we get you ready to start your next adventure in less than a year!
Get ready for your new career in a hospital, office, school or high-tech company. Or explore your creative side with courses in fine arts, creative writing, photography, languages and floral design.
Okanagan College Continuing Studies offers certificate programs, corporate training services and general interest courses – contact us today for more information.
New Certificate Programs
- GI Nursing - online
- Building Service Worker Certificate
- Bookkeeping Certificate - in-class or online
- Occupational Health and Safety Certificate - online
- Project Management Workshops
- Leadership Skills
New! Alumni Discount
Are you an Okanagan College or Okanagan University College grad? All Okanagan College and OUC graduates are eligible for a 10 percent discount on most Continuing Studies courses.
Contact your local campus for information and to register.
Give the Gift of Education
Continuing Studies courses and programs make great gifts for family, friends or employees! We offer hundreds of courses for personal or professional development and short-term certificates to help advance careers.
A five-part series consisting of one-day seminars focused on specific leadership skills required in today’s workplace. With the constant change businesses and organizations face, the common denominator is still the people we work with. This series will enable you to discover your style of leadership and develop new leadership skills. Whether you are new to leadership, or are a seasoned veteran, this series will provide you with personal insights and new strategies to apply in your workplace.
$144 (+ GST) per course
Leading Workplace Teams
You lead people and you manage issues. This course supports leaders to identify their current challenges and strengths while developing their leadership skills. Learn about the skills and tools effective leaders require, how personal values impact leadership, how to develop realistic visions, how to manage change, and how to promote innovation.
Course code: MGR 323
KEL: Oct. 17, Fri, 8:30 AM - 3 PM
REV: Oct. 8, Wed, 9 AM - 4 PM
SAL: Oct. 10, Fri, 9 AM - 4 PM
VER: Sep. 30, Tue, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Engaging Your Workforce
A highly engaged workforce results in less turnover, better customer service, and increased profitability. This course will provide strategies for engaging and motivating employees to foster new ideas and identify solutions in the workplace. Learn about motivation, teamwork, the stages of teamwork, and how to engage employees.
Course code: MGR 324
KEL: Oct. 24, Fri, 8:30 AM - 3 PM
REV: Oct. 15, Wed, 9 AM - 4 PM
SAL: Oct. 17, Fri, 9 AM - 4 PM
VER: Oct. 7, Tue, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Communicating: Beyond the Basics
Communication is a key component in successful workplaces. Learn how to build respectful and productive communication with staff and customers. Learn how you communicate, what challenges you face in communicating effectively, and how to improve your listening skills. Develop a methodology to plan for any shifts you would like to make.
Course code: MGR 325
KEL: Oct. 31, Fri, 8:30 AM - 3 PM
REV: Oct. 23, Thu, 9 AM - 4 PM
SAL: Oct. 24, Fri, 9 AM - 4 PM
VER: Oct. 14, Tue, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Conflict arises in all workplaces and those in a leadership role must know how to manage conflict. How we respond and deal with the conflict will define the result. This course will allow you to see the connections between responses and actions and then identify shifts you can make to build better relationships. Strategies for dealing with difficult people, having difficult conversations, and providing meaningful feedback will be provided.
Course code: MGR 326
KEL: Nov. 7, Fri, 8:30 AM - 3 PM
REV: Oct. 30, Thu, 9 AM - 4 PM
SAL: Oct. 31, Fri, 9 AM - 4 PM
VER: Oct. 21, Tue, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Goal Setting and Time Management
As with any professional development, our results are based on how we apply our learning. This course provides you with a methodology to tie all of your objectives and aspirations into a planned approach matching your resources and timelines with your goals. Learning how to use your time effectively will keep you feeling motivated and prevent you from feeling overwhelmed. The planning and goal setting strategies provided in this course will ensure the time you invest results in solid and measurable results.
Course code: MGR 327
KEL: Nov. 14, Fri, 8:30 AM - 3 PM
REV: Nov. 5, Wed, 9 AM - 4 PM
SAL: Nov 7, Fri, 9 AM - 4 PM
VER: Oct. 28, Tue, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM