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Posted: July 16, 2018

By: Sara Preston


Curious about what’s new at Western Continuing Studies?

As professionals, and as individuals, we are always growing and changing. Our learning needs are constantly evolving! Throughout our careers, and in every aspect of our lives, we are often asked to meet new demands and overcome unique challenges.

At Western Continuing Studies, we are committed to meeting our students’ needs by consistently delivering fresh new courses in a variety of trending subject areas. We want to provide you with the tools you need to tackle whatever new projects you’re taking on right now.


Here are just a few of the new courses we’re offering this year:


Handling Resistance

Nov 14
9:00am - 12:00pm

You may be ready to jump headfirst into new and exciting change, but the people around you might have different ideas!

In this new Spark Session facilitated by Janine Higgins, you will dive into an understanding of the science behind what’s going on in the brain when we are faced with resistance, and how you can manage others’ resistance effectively.


Strategies for Resilience and Success

Feb 6
9:00am - 12:00pm

No matter what kind of project you’re gearing up to tackle in your personal or professional life, resilience is what will keep you going when the going gets tough. Discover the role of self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and stress management in achieving the goals that you’re working towards today, and the ones that are coming up in your future.



Mar 11 - Apr 19

Are you feeling a spark of creativity? Ready to turn your fabulous narrative into a stage-ready masterpiece?

This course will allow you to workshop your playwriting with a group of like-minded creative writers. Discover your inner Shakespeare, and build a foundational understanding of mapping a scene, developing conflict in your narrative, and defining objectives.


Performance Management and Communication

Mar 28 & 29
9:00am - 4:00pm

Does your next big assignment at work require you to get your colleagues to step it up a notch? This workshop course will give you the communication tools you need to manage employee performance and inspire others to achieve goals and excel in their work.


Change in Project Management

Jun 10
9:00am - 5:00pm

For Project Managers, ongoing change is typically a massive factor every day on the job.

This advanced course ties Change Management tools into the Project Management Body of Knowledge® to help Project Managers identify the ways in which their projects involve change, and map out a strategy for their projects that will manage any barriers to change that might be standing in their way.




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