Western Continuing Studies

Good communication skills are critical to success in today's workplace

Develop an effective writing process that promotes clear, succinct and correct material.

In order to be credible and professional, your business writing must be clear, succinct, and of course, correct. This intensive course introduces you to the essential elements of grammar: punctuation, style, and mechanics.

Business Grammar and Style

Apr 11 - Jun 3

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If you are a university graduate wanting specific knowledge, specialized skills and experience to differentiate themselves in the job search process. Our Post-Degree Diploma Programs are for you! 

Post-Degree Diploma is a one year program with a career focus:

    •    In-depth, subject-specific knowledge and skills
    •    Connecting theory to practice and gaining valuable experience through a mandatory practicum
    •    Develop a professional network and a portfolio of projects you can use throughout your career
    •    A highly regarded Western University credential

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Take advantage of this convenient offering and learn at lunch!

Bring your lunch and get ready to learn!

Continuing Studies offers courses at a variety of levels designed to balance challenge with enjoyment.

Our course emphasis is on learning to use the language to communicate orally. However, reading is also encouraged, and some written exercises are assigned. Essential grammar is taught as the necessary framework on which to build communication skills.

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Empower your team

Professional Development That Empowers Your Workforce

The benefits to be gained by investing in corporate training and development include:

  • Increased morale and job satisfaction
  • Highly motivated employees
  • A flexible, creative, innovative workforce
  • Reduced employee turnover

As one of Canada's leading Universities, Western Continuing Studies offers industry-relevant corporate training programs to meet the needs your business. 

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Explore our programs

Our programs are designed with your career and life aspirations in mind. Developed in collaboration with Western faculties, professional associations and corporate partners, our courses and programs are flexible, creative and innovative in helping you develop your career and enrich your life.

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Conflict in the Workplace

Did you know ... 42% of a manager's time is spent addressing conflict in the workplace?

Conflict is a natural part of any workplace; it arises for many reasons.

  • Different cultures, assumptions, values, opinions and beliefs
  • Insensitivity to race, gender, age, education and ability
  • Lack of people skills, especially communication
  • Fast-changing workplace
  • Limits on resources: physical and psychological

Conflict can be costly. It can affect the bottom line of a company's performance, waste employees' time, and impact the quality of decisions. People in conflict are less likely to share vital information and more likely to become enmeshed in power struggles.

Poorly managed conflict can result in the loss of valuable employees and the expense of hiring and retraining new ones. It can lead to compromised job satisfaction, poor motivation, and lack of engagement among employees.

Conflict management courses



Explore Lifelong Learning

Winter 2016