Spring Courses


Posted: June 19, 2018

By: Alison Adair


Course Recommendations


No matter where you are in your career, professional development courses are a valuable way to upgrade your skills and knowledge. 

This year explore our courses, develop new skills or improve upon your existing skills.

Not sure what to take? Here are five recommendations:


Conflict Management

Aug 27 & 28
9:00am - 4:00pm

Understand collaborative methods for resolving conflict and solving interest-based problems. Identify which approaches are appropriate in various situations. Learn the “secrets” of keeping discussions productive and avoiding impasses that could stall or end the communication process.


Design Thinking

Sep 20 & 21
9:00am - 4:00pm

Explore a human-centered design method for tackling innovation challenges and creating customer-driven solutions.

You will learn about and engage in hands-on design thinking activities useful to drive different types of innovation and entrepreneurship — whether social, commercial, technical, or creative in nature.


Business Strategy

Jan 15 to Apr09

Discover how to develop and maintain a strategy for sustainable performance. Look at the “big picture” and address the challenges involved in drafting a strategic plan.

Putting the theory into practice - Jacki Fraggis, a Business Strategy student shares a real-life application of her learning.


Project Management Basics

Feb 21 & 22
9:00am - 4:00pm

In a recent work management survey, 94% of respondents manage projects on a regular basis, but only 47% have "project manager" in their job title or description.

Learn how utilizing a project management approach will give you a competitive edge in your career of choice in this three-day workshop.


The Effective Leader

Sep 10 & 11
9:00am - 4:00pm

Topping our list this year was The Effective Leader two-day workshop, where you can discover how effective leaders help others to develop their skills in critical thinking, finding and implementing creative solutions, and assuming responsibility.




There has never been a better time to register!


One of our biggest advantages at Western Continuing Studies are the curious minds that fill our classrooms. To show our appreciation to you, our valued students, SAVE 15% on any of our professional development and personal enrichment courses when you register!


SAVE 15%  Enter the coupon code JUNE2018  to receive a 15% discount from June 11 - 30


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