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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.

 
 
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Start Date Time Course # Title Instructor

Feb 03, 2020 9:00 AM 000-000 C.O.R.E. De-escalation Darcy Pennock, Verbal Edge Inc.
 

In this two-day workshop, students will learn how to de-escalate conversations by Creating Opportunities with Respect and Empathy (C.O.R.E.). Rather than simply managing conflict, students will learn the skills to view difficult interactions as an opportunity to strengthen relationships, not harm them. C.O.R.E. De-escalation is the culmination of 20 years of experience delivering tactical communications workshops to thousands of Canadians across a diverse spectrum of professions and backgrounds.

 
Feb 06, 2020 9:00 AM 000-000 C.O.R.E. De-escalation (HAY RIVER) Darcy Pennock, Verbal Edge Inc.
 

In this two-day workshop, students will learn how to de-escalate conversations by Creating Opportunities with Respect and Empathy (C.O.R.E.). Rather than simply managing conflict, students will learn the skills to view difficult interactions as an opportunity to strengthen relationships, not harm them. C.O.R.E. De-escalation is the culmination of 20 years of experience delivering tactical communications workshops to thousands of Canadians across a diverse spectrum of professions and backgrounds.

 
Mar 04, 2020 9:00 a.m. 000-000 Excel - Intro to Excel - Instructor-led ONLINE Series Heather Lyon, First Start Planning Ltd.
 

This series of 3-hour sessions are delivered in a live, online session where students and the instructor can speak and interact with one another. Students will need a computer with internet access and a microphone/speakers for this class. A headset with a microphone is ideal, but not required. As the instructor demonstrates the exercises, students can complete the exercises on their own computer, providing they have a copy of the Excel program installed on their own computer. Otherwise, they are welcome to take the class and observe the instructor.

Intro to Excel

This 3-hour session will introduce you to the capabilities of the MS Excel program. Learn the basics of what you can do with the powerful electronic spreadsheet program including:

  • Purpose of spreadsheets
  • Moving around the screen
  • Using the ‘Ribbon’
  • Entering data
  • Creating basic formulas
  • Selecting cells
  • Working with workbooks
  • Viewing & printing
 
Mar 18, 2020 9:00 AM 000-000 Excel - Formulas & Functions - Instructor-led ONLINE Series Heather Lyon, First Start Planning Ltd.
 

This series of 3-hour sessions are delivered in a live, online session where students and the instructor can speak and interact with one another. Students will need a computer with internet access and a microphone/speakers for this class. A headset with a microphone is ideal, but not required. As the instructor demonstrates the exercises, students can complete the exercises on their own computer, providing they have a copy of the Excel program installed on their own computer. Otherwise, they are welcome to take the class and observe the instructor.

Formulas & Functions

In this 3-hour session, learn how to set up formulas and functions to get the Excel program to do the math for you. Topics include:

  • Creating and editing formulas
  • Mathematical operators
  • Common functions
  • Conditional functions
  • Absolute & relative cell references
  • Protecting your workbook
 
Apr 01, 2020 9:00 AM 000-000 Excel - Formatting the Worksheet - Instructor-led ONLINE Series Heather Lyon, First Start Planning Ltd.
 

This series of 3-hour sessions are delivered in a live, online session where students and the instructor can speak and interact with one another. Students will need a computer with internet access and a microphone/speakers for this class. A headset with a microphone is ideal, but not required. As the instructor demonstrates the exercises, students can complete the exercises on their own computer, providing they have a copy of the Excel program installed on their own computer. Otherwise, they are welcome to take the class and observe the instructor.

Make your Excel workbooks look professional and readable by learning how to properly format all the aspects of your spreadsheet. In this 3-hour session, you will learn how to work with:

  • Formatting dates & numbers
  • Cell alignment
  • Fonts & sizes
  • Borders
  • Colours and patterns
  • Format painter
  • Themes & Styles
  • Conditional formatting
 
Apr 15, 2020 9:00 AM 000-000 Excel - Charts & Tables - Instructor-led ONLINE Series Heather Lyon, First Start Planning Ltd.
 
Apr 22, 2020 9:00 AM 000-000 Excel - Excel Extras - Instructor-led ONLINE Series Heather Lyon, First Start Planning Ltd.
 

This series of 3-hour sessions are delivered in a live, online session where students and the instructor can speak and interact with one another. Students will need a computer with internet access and a microphone/speakers for this class. A headset with a microphone is ideal, but not required. As the instructor demonstrates the exercises, students can complete the exercises on their own computer, providing they have a copy of the Excel program installed on their own computer. Otherwise, they are welcome to take the class and observe the instructor.

Excel Extras

You know the basics of the Excel program. Now learn about what else you can do to make working with this program even easier and more effective in this 3-hour session. Topics include:

  • Working with graphics
  • Inserting a screenshot
  • Sorting & Filtering
  • Using hyperlinks
  • Using comments
  • Drop-down lists
  • Grouping & Subtotals
  • Quick Analysis
 
May 21, 2020 9:00 AM 000-000 Minute Taking (ONLINE) Heather Lyon, First Start Planning Ltd.
 

This workshop is for people who are responsible for taking minutes in meetings. You will learn how to prepare for the meeting, take accurate minutes and how to present, distribute, and maintain the minutes most effectively. Topics include agenda preparation, different minute taking styles and formats for different types of meetings, some basics on Rules of Order, understanding motions, and more.

 
May 25, 2020 9:00 AM 002-738 Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® - CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLMENT Maureen Van Overliw
 

Curious about your MBTI type? Come join us for a day to discover your personality type and explore the theory through engaging discussions and activities.

Many of the nation’s leading organizations (including over three-fourths of the Fortune 100 and many government and non-profit organizations) use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment with employees and managers.

The MBTI instrument identifies a person’s four basic type preferences that combine into one of 16 different personality types. These results help you understand normal differences in the way people think, communicate, and interact—differences that can be the source of much misunderstanding. The MBTI instrument has been used for more than 50 years to establish greater understanding between individuals, and has been translated into more than 15 different languages for use around the world.

 The MBTI tool can be used for the following purposes:

  • Training and development of employees and managers
  • Improving teamwork
  • Coaching and developing others
  • Improving communication
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Understanding personal styles to maximize effective use of human resources
  • Determining the organization’s type

Please join us for this full-day course to help enhance your strengths and develop your weaker areas to set you up for personal and professional success. Space is limited.

 
May 25, 2020 8:30 AM GENI 0032 Planning For Retirement Darryl Robinson and Melody Walz, D. Robinson and Associates
  This three-day workshop is specifically designed for employees of the GNWT and federal public servants. The workshop focuses on developing financial awareness and successful strategies to ensure a smooth transition to retirement, with specific pay and pension tips to ensure you are provided with information that will allow you to choose your best retirement date and make informed decisions.

Instructors Darryl Robinson and Melody Walz are subject matter experts in their field. Both are certified presenters with the PSPC Pension Centre. Darryl is an independent financial and retirement planner who has been providing financial and retirement education seminars since 1989. Melody has experience in federal pay and pension.
 
Jun 15, 2020 9:00 AM 000-000 EQ Composite Workshop #1 - Self-Perception Maureen Van Overliw
 

New to emotional intelligence? Beginning or strengthening your journey to personal or professional leadership? Start here. This workshop will focus on the three main sub-sets of self-perception:
1. Self-Regard
Respecting oneself while understanding and accepting one’s strengths and weaknesses.

2. Self-Actualization
The willingness to persistently try to improve oneself and engage in the pursuit of personally relevant and meaningful objectives that lead to a rich and enjoyable life.

3. Emotional Self-Awareness
Recognizing and understanding one’s own emotions.  This includes the ability to differentiate between subtleties in one’s own emotions while understanding the cause of these emotions and the impact they have on one’s own thoughts and actions and those of others.

The objective of this workshop is to strengthen your own sense of self-perception through deepening your self-regard, self-actualization and personal emotional self-awareness.  You will be guided through a series of engaging, introspective and enlightening activities and be given the opportunity to extend your growth and learning beyond the workshop to continue your self-perception development.

This workshop is arguably the most important of the five workshop in the series as it is foundation on which the other four core functions are built upon.

 
Jun 16, 2020 9:00 AM 000-000 EQ Composite Workshop #2 - Self-Expression Maureen Van Overliw
 

So you feel like you have a handle on your Self-Perception and would like to enhance your Self-Expression skills?  Welcome to the second workshop in Momentum’s EQ-1 2.0 series, Self-Expression. Self-Expression is not your typical communication skills training. It focuses on three primary areas:

1. Emotional expression
Openly expressing ones feelings verbally or non-verbally.

2. Assertiveness
Communicating feelings, beliefs and thoughts openly, and defending personal rights and values in a socially acceptable, non-offensive, and non-destructive manner.

3. Independence
The ability to be self-directed and free from emotional dependency on others.

The main objective of this training is not necessarily to increase your skills in all three areas but to evaluate how they are occurring in your life and if those skills are helpful or hurtful. Once we identify how those three sub-sets of self-expression are occurring for you, we will begin to develop a personalized development plan to encourage and equip you to modify those areas as you determine most helpful with guidance and support from an EQ-certified facilitator.

 
Jun 17, 2020 9:00 AM 000-000 EQ Composite Workshop #3 - Interpersonal Maureen Van Overliw
 

Let’s face it, the dynamics of our world are becoming more and more interpersonal. Whether it’s through enhanced social media, the ability to travel more easily, or an open work space office setting – we can’t escape the ever-increasing importance of our relationships with others. This workshop will focus on the follow interpersonal skill subsets:

1. Interpersonal relationships
The skill of developing and maintaining mutually satisfying relationships that are characterized by trust and compassion.

2. Empathy
Recognizing, understanding and appreciating how other people feel.  Empathy involves being able to articulate your understanding of another’s perspective and behaving in a way that respects others’ feelings.

3. Social Responsibility
Willingly contributing to society, to one’s social groups, and generally to the welfare of others.  Social Responsibility involves acting responsibly, having social consciousness, and showing concern for greater community.

Similar to the other workshops in this series, participants will be encouraged to take stock of how each of the three Interpersonal sub-sets are occurring in their lives and through the facilitator’s guidance and support, to discover opportunities to continue to explore and evaluate these areas.

 
Jun 18, 2020 9:00 AM 000-000 EQ Composite Workshop #4 - Decision Making Maureen Van Overliw
 

Many factors influence how we make decisions on a daily basis. This course, the 4th in Momentum’s EQ-i 2.0 series, explores the direct correlation between our emotional intelligence and our decision making. 

We will focus on the following three subsets of Decision Making:

1. Problem Solving
The ability to find solutions to problems in situations where emotions are involved.  Problem solving includes the ability to understand how emotions impact decision making.

2. Reality Testing
The capacity to remain objective by seeing things as they really are. This capacity involves recognizing when emotions or personal bias can cause one to be less objective.

3. Impulse Control
The ability to resist or delay an impulse, drive or temptation to act and involves avoiding rash behaviours and decision making.

Similar to the other workshops in this series, participants will be encouraged to take stock of how each of the three Decision Making sub-sets are occurring in their lives and through the facilitator’s guidance and support, to discover opportunities to continue to explore and evaluate these areas.

 
Jun 19, 2020 9:00 AM 000-000 EQ Composite Workshop #5 - Stress Management Maureen Van Overliw
 

Let’s face it – stress is unavoidable and believe it or not, some research suggests that if managed appropriately, stress can be a positive influence in our lives that can enhance our health and our relationship to others! 

This is the final course of the series and will focus on each of these three Stress Management subsets: 

1. Flexibility
Adapting emotions, thoughts and behaviours to unfamiliar, unpredictable, and dynamic circumstances or ideas.

2. Stress Tolerance
Coping with stressful or difficult situations and believing that one can manage or influence situations in a positive manner.

3. Optimism
An indicator of one’s positive outlook on life which involves remaining hopeful and resilient, despite occasional setbacks.

Similar to the other workshops in this series, participants will be encouraged to take stock of how each of the three Interpersonal sub-sets are occurring in their lives and through the facilitator’s guidance and support, to discover opportunities to continue to explore and evaluate these areas.

 
 
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