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Thebacha Campus - Continuing Education Courses

Aurora College's Continuing Education courses provide Northerners with the opportunity to develop new skills or improve existing ones. Subjects are professional in orientation, such as Management Studies and Safety Training and Certification, while others are general interest programs.

If you are looking for information that is not listed here, please email Jessica Cox, Coordinator, Continuing Education, Thebacha Campus at jcox@auroracollege.nt.ca or call (867) 872-7507.

Click here for the Thebacha Campus Continuing Education Application Form.

Thebacha Campus
Start Date Time Course # Title Instructor

Oct 03, 2017 9:00 AM 002-700 Project Management Fundamentals Janet Dean

This workshop will examine project management from conceptualization through to final completion. You will learn the following:

  • Setting up an effective plan.
  • Applying project planning steps.
  • Developing the project plan and implementing it.
  • Managing work in progress.
  • Monitoring controls.
  • Reporting status.
Nov 06, 2017 9:00 AM 002-703 Managing Cultural Diversity in Projects Janet Dean

Improve the way your project team accomplishes tasks, and enhance their interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Identify operating stereotypes and other obstacles to communication. Learn different cultures' approaches to work, relationships, time, and exchange of information and how this affects attitudes and performance on the job. Topics include:

  • Creating and maintaining an environment that enables all participants to naturally reach their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.
  • Clarifying roles and communication procedures for tolerance and flexibility.
  • Building on shared values, goals, and similarities.
  • Developing shared visions and agreeing on processes to accomplish it in an atmosphere of respect and trust.

Nov 07, 2017 9:00 AM 002-704 Stakeholder Management and Communication Janet Dean

Stakeholder management is one of the most critical factors of project success.  In this course, you will:

  • Learn the obstacles to project communication
  • Identify and assess project stakeholders
  • Develop communication strategies to achieve buy-in and cooperation from stakeholders
  • Explore different types of communication methods
  • Prepare a communication plan and put it into action
Nov 08, 2017 9:00 AM 002-705 Aligning and Developing Your Project Team Janet Dean
  This is the fourth course in the Project Management Certificate program. In this one-day course, you will learn to:
  • Build high-performance project teams
  • Use power, politics and influence to motivate your team
  • Resolve conflicts using proven techniques
  • Implement effective and creative problem-solving and brainstorming processes
  • Select the right team members and balance resources between projects
  • Learn proven negotiation techniques
  • Explore the stages of team development
  • Work effectively with people with different personalities
Nov 09, 2017 9:00 AM 002-706 Managing Multiple Projects Janet Dean

In this one-day course, you will learn to:

  • Manage resources through prioritization
  • Evaluate and select projects based on strategic importance to the organization
  • Learn to apply a filter mechanism to assess all projects prior to making a “go-no go” decision
  • Define success criteria for each project
Dec 11, 2017 9:00 AM 002-707 Project Monitoring and Control Janet Dean

In this one-day course, you will learn to:

  • Establish a baseline from which to measure results
  • Develop contingencies for “unknowns”
  • Control the project scope
  • Implement a change management process
  • Apply techniques to shorten project duration
  • Track cost, schedule and quality data
  • Report project progress and status
  • Apply strategies for getting back on track
Dec 12, 2017 9:00 AM 002-702 Managing and Administering Contracts, Joint Ventures and Partnerships Janet Dean

Running a successful project is more than just aligning your project team to project goals. It also requires a clear and conscious focus on aligning corollary team participants, contractors and subcontractors through contract management and administration. In this one-day course you will learn:

  • Drafting RFP’s and bid documents
  • Analyzing and evaluating responses
  • Fundamentals of contracting
  • Identifying key deliverables and objectives
  • Establishing quality and delivery criteria
  • Monitoring budgets and delivery
  • Managing without micromanaging or “giving away the store”
  • Closing out agreements
Dec 13, 2017 9:00 AM 002-708 Quality Metrics for Projects Janet Dean

Meeting cost and time constraints within a project often compromises quality. This course explores how to maintain your quality standards through a balanced approach to quality time and cost. The focus is on developing and applying a quality framework that works for your own projects. In this one-day course, you will learn:

  • Defining quality
  • The quality approach
  • Prioritizing key quality metrics
  • The quality management plan - establishing metrics
  • Applying practical tools and techniques
  • Applying industry-standard techniques
  • Applying quality control tools and techniques
  • Compiling and documenting lessons learned
  • Sharing best practices
Dec 14, 2017 9:00 AM 002-701 Effective Preparation and Start-Up of Projects Janet Dean

Effective initiation processes are key to launching effective projects. This course explores specific tips and strategies you can implement during the preparation and start up phases. In this one-day course, you will learn:

  • An overview of approaches, methods, and instruments for the initiation
  • Selecting methods and instruments that fit your project
  • Actively involving others in the analysis and planning of the project
  • The role of a project facilitator
  • The effect of different leadership styles and training tools and tricks
  • Creating, editing and updating a project handbook
  • How projects should be launched, by applying adjusted versions of workshops, facilitation, handbooks, and other guidelines used by others (best practices)
  • Implementing the course ideas into your own organization/project
Dec 15, 2017 9:00 AM 002-710 PMP Certification Preparation Janet Dean

Individuals may be certified by the Project Management Institute (an internationally-recognized body of project management professionals), a comprehensive program that certifies individuals knowledge in the field of project management. If you would like to find out more information please visit www.pmi.org.

This course provides an intensive review of the subject matter tested on the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Exam. You will improve your test-taking skills by completing sample exam questions and by discussing the rationale behind both correct and incorrect answers. This course will help you identify personal strengths and weaknesses in each of the knowledge areas and develop a personal strategy for passing the exam.

Unfortunately, at this time, Aurora College, Thebacha Campus does not offer the PMP exam.

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