Western Continuing Studies

What are the trends in professional development and workplace learning?

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Research shows that, for most organisations and individuals, the most important current issues include:

  • leadership development
  • project management
  • conflict resolution
  • communication - digital literacy
  • developing and implementing e-learning solutions

These trends are reflected in enrollment for Fall course offerings at Continuing Studies. Courses in our Leadership, Project Management and Conflict Management programs are filling fast.

Lifelong learning and professional development continue to be among the most important activities in becoming and remaining successful in today's competitive economy - this is just as true for individuals as it is for corporations. We all need to continually update our knowledge and skills in order to be ready and prepared for new systems, new structures, new ways of operating, new opportunities - in short, the world of work will continue to change, and we need to be able to change with it. Self-development is an attribute valued by employers and embraced by those who will be, and continue to be, successful in their chosen careers.

As a leader in researching trends and issues in workplace learning, Continuing Studies at Western offers professional development programs in a wide variety of areas to meet the needs of individuals and corporations. Courses in project management, leadership development, communications, conflict resolution, marketing and business skills offer current thinking and research combined with real world skills development and immediate application to the workplace.


Simply ask, we will be happy to answer.