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COVID-19 UPDATE: In-Class Courses Postponed; Virtual & Online Courses Available

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Professional Development is making changes to all in-class courses scheduled in March and April. People who have registered for March or April in-class courses will be notified by email of their options to attend the course virtually, to reschedule or to receive a refund. We will evaluate changes required for May and June in-class courses at a later date if necessary.

In addition, we will be posting on this page live updates of the modifications being made to our in-class courses. Modifications will be on a course-by-course basis. We will continue to update this chart as we finalize details with course instructors, so please check back frequently over the next couple of weeks.

For the courses starting in April that have a status "Available online" this means the previously scheduled in-class course will be offered online, as a virtual synchronous course. It will be taught online by a live instructor during the same hours the course was originally scheduled for.

Start Date Course Title Course Status
March 31 Managing the Opportunities Provided By Conflict Cancelled (next start: June 18)
April 1 Supervisory Communication Skills Cancelled (next start: May 22)
April 1-3 Project Management Applied Tools and Techniques Available online
April 3 Responding Effectively in Difficult Situations Cancelled
April 6 Introduction to Managerial Accounting Cancelled
April 6-8 Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master Available online
April 8 Change Management for Project Success Available online
April 8 Hiring and Retaining Staff Cancelled (next start: June 22)
April 8 Understanding Human Behaviour Cancelled (next start: June 15)
April 15-16 People Skills: The Secret Behind Project Success Available online
April 16 Guerrilla Grammar® Cancelled
April 17 Managing Stakeholder Expectations Available online
April 17 Report and Proposal Writing Cancelled
April 20-21 MS Project 2016 Available online
April 23 Persuasive Writing Cancelled
April 23 PMP Exam Prep Available Online

NB: All courses that traditionally run online will proceed as planned. These include short online courses and online certificate courses.

Posted: March 24, 2020 at 11:11am


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