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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

Jan 19, 2021 9:00 A.M. ACCT 0019 QuickBooks Introduction- Instructor Led Online Workshop Heather Lyon
 

QuickBooks Desktop Series (Instructor-led Online)

This is a series of 3-hour online sessions designed to give users of the QuickBooks Desktop Accounting software a good understanding of the program. We start with an Intro session to help you understand how the program works and what features it includes. Then we continue with 4 more sessions that each focus on 1 module of the program including Sales, Purchases, Payroll, & GST/Banking. Finally we spend the last 2 sessions on learning some of the additional features, as well as tips and tricks to make you even more proficient with the program.

Intro to QuickBooks

This three-hour session includes an overview of the QuickBooks Accounting program and features, as well as a description of the different versions available.  This session gives a basic overview of how the program works and reviews the various modules and features in the program. This will help deepen the understanding for new users or for those who are in the process of choosing an accounting software program for their business or organization.


 
Jan 21, 2021 9:00 A.M. ACCT 0023 QuickBooks Module 1 - Customers and Sales - Instructor Led Online Workshop Heather Lyon
 

QuickBooks Module 1 – Customers and Sales

This three-hour session looks at the Customers module of the QuickBooks software program whether for inventory or non-inventory sales.

Topics include: Customer Record setup; Sales Item setup; Entering Accounts Receivable Sales and Receipts; Entering Sales Receipts for sales paid by Cash or Credit Card; Entering Refunds and Credits; Correcting and voiding sales and receipt entries; Memorized Transactions; Customer and Receivables Reports

 
Jan 21, 2021 1:00 PM CMPT 0012 EXCEL - Intro to Excel (Instructor-led ONLINE) 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
 
Jan 26, 2021 1:00 p.m. ACCT 0024 QuickBooks Module 2 - Vendors and Purchases - Instructor Led Online Workshop Heather Lyon
 

QuickBooks Module 2 – Vendors and Purchases

This three-hour session looks at the Vendors module of the QuickBooks software program whether for inventory or non-inventory purchases.  Topics include:  Vendor Record setup; Entering Accounts Payable Purchases and Payments; Entering Purchases paid by Cash or Credit Card using the Write Cheques feature; Entering Credit Invoices; Correcting and voiding purchase and payment entries; Recurring entries; Inventory Adjustments; Vendors and Payables Reports

 
Jan 28, 2021 1:00 p.m. ACCT 0020 QuickBooks Module 3 - Employees and Payroll - Instructor Led Online Workshop Heather Lyon
 

QuickBooks Module 3 – Employees & Payroll

This three-hour session looks at the Employees & Payroll module of the QuickBooks software program.  Topics include:  Employee Record setup; Entering paycheques; Payroll Advances; Releasing Vacation Pay; Adjusting and voiding Paycheques; WCB Remittances; Receiver General Payroll Remittances; Employees & Payroll Reports (including T4 and Record of Employment forms)

 
Feb 02, 2021 1:00 p.m. ACCT 0022 QuickBooks Module 4 - GST & Banking - Instructor Led Online Workshop Heather Lyon
 

QuickBooks Module 4 – GST & Banking

This three-hour session looks at how GST is tracked and reported in the QuickBooks software program, as well as the Bank Reconciliation feature.  Topics include: Tracking GST; Tax Codes; Preparing and posting your GST Return; Entering bank deposits; Undeposited Funds Account; Entering service charges and automatic withdrawals; Transfers between accounts; Bank Reconciliation

 
Feb 05, 2021 9:00 A.M. MGMT 0015 Time & Priority Management Instructor-Led Online Workshop Janet Dean
 

This course will help you get a handle on the priorities and organization of your work life.   It will provide you with a system for planning, organizing, and managing your daily routine as well as the major projects.  We will show you how to link your activities to your and your organization’s values and strategic objectives.    This will help you work strategically with the time you have, putting first things first. 

You will learn how to replace clutter with organization, handle interruptions, overcome procrastination, control the time-wasters, and run more productive meetings.  You will walk away from the course with the tools to better plan, organize, and execute your day-to-day routine.

 
Feb 09, 2021 1:00 PM CMPT 0013 EXCEL - Formulas & Functions (Instructor-led ONLINE) 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
 
Feb 11, 2021 9:00 A.M. ACCT 0021 QuickBooks - Beyond the Basics - Instructor Led Online Workshop Heather Lyon
 

QuickBooks – Beyond the Basics

If you have been working with the QuickBooks program for some time now, you are likely familiar with all the basics involved in purchases, sales and payroll.  This full day session is designed for the advanced user of the program and will give you information on some of the additional features of the program, as well as tips and tricks to make the program work better for you.  Topics include customizing the program, backup and restoring, setting up users and passwords, memorized transactions, customizing reports, setting up budgets, and customer jobs/classes. This class will also include a review of the newest features that have been added in the most current version of the QuickBooks program.

 
Feb 17, 2021 9:00 A.M. MGMT 0010 Minute Taking - Instructor Led - ONLINE Heather Lyon
 

This full-day 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 & formats for different types of meetings, some basics on Rules of Order, understanding motions and more.

 
Feb 17, 2021 9:00 AM GENI 0020 C.O.R.E. De-escalation - Instructor Led Online Workshop Darcy Pennock, Verbal Edge Inc.
 

This workshop will be offered online.  It will run February 17, 18 & 19 from 9:00 a.m. - Noon

C.O.R.E.© Online
“Conflict is inevitable; but combat is optional.”
Max Lucado
Conflict is normally viewed as something to be feared or avoided. It is usually associated with negative emotions and experiences. These feelings are further exasperated by expectation that, as a professional at work or as parents at home, we are supposed to be equipped with the skills to manage conflict effectively.
Conflict management is a skill that has to be learned. Just like reading or writing, we possess the capability to be effective conflict communicators. We can learn to appreciate that within conflict, opportunities exist to not only resolve problems, but to build trust and strengthen relationships. This can be accomplished by:
Effective de-escalation begins with self awareness and self management.
C.O.R.E. Online consist of 3 Sessions of 3 hours each. The sessions are spread out over 3 days which allows for participants to properly absorb and reflect upon the course content. Questions are encouraged, and can be asked during the session (via live chat) or emailed to the instructor between sessions. A small amount of course work prior to and during the 3 sessions is expected. Delivery is via Zoom based software and includes a digital copy of the student workbook.
Your Instructor has over 20 years experience delivering conflict management training throughout Canada. He blends professional and personal experiences in order to illustrate the concepts necessary for effective de-escalation.
Creating Opportunities with Respect & Empathy
• Explaining actions in a way that communicates caring for people’s concerns,
• Ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to tell their side of the story,
• Providing real choices,
• Remaining neutral in decision making and behavior.
Don’t allow your emotions to be ‘highjacked’ during a difficult encounter. Learn the skills necessary to remain in control and focused on the task at hand.

 
Feb 23, 2021 9:00 A.M. ACCT 0011 Bookkeeper and Financial Clerk/Assistant Training – Intro to Accounting (ONLINE) Heather Lyon
 

This class is designed to enhance the knowledge of people presently employed in a bookkeeping or finance position, or interested in pursuing a career in a bookkeeping position.

Course Description

This 3-day course looks at the theory and the steps involved in preparing books for a business or organization in the NWT.  Using an accounting simulation consisting of actual source documents from a fictitious business, students will enter one month of financial transactions for a small company using the five-journal system.   This course will show students who use a computerized software program what is actually happening behind the entry screens on their computer and will give them a better overall understanding of the accounting process.

Course objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Better understand the accounting process used in the 5 Journal manual accounting system
  • Be familiar with the steps involved in the annual accounting cycle
  • Understand the five account categories used in accounting
  • Understand Debits & Credits
 
Mar 01, 2021 9:00 AM 002-738 Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Workshop (Instructor-led ONLINE) Maureen Van Overliw
 

This ONLINE workshop will run on March 1 & 2 from 9:00 AM-noon.

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.

 
Mar 04, 2021 9:00 A.M. 000-000 SAGE - Beyond the Basics Online Workshop Heather Lyon
  If you have been working with the Simply Accounting program for some time now, you are likely familiar with all the basics involved in purchases, sales and payroll.  This 1-day class is designed for the advanced use of the program and will give you information on some of the additional features of the program, as well as tips and tricks to make the program work better for you.  This class will also include a review of the newest features that have been added in the most current version of the Simply Accounting Program.
 
Mar 09, 2021 1:00 PM CMPT 0014 EXCEL - Formatting the Worksheet (Instructor-led ONLINE) Heather Lyon
  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 and numbers
  • Cell alignment
  • Fonts and sizes
  • Borders
  • Colours and patterns
  • Format painter
  • Themes and styles
  • Conditional formatting
 
Mar 18, 2021 9:00 A.M. 000-000 Every Minute Matters - Instructor Led Online
 

Time – the greatest non-renewable resource in the world!  While it may not be possible to put more hours in a day, it is possible to make better use of the 24 that we have.  Learn techniques for managing your time to get the things done that you need to do and want to do (and the wisdom to know the difference!)

 
Mar 25, 2021 9:00 A.M. MGMT 0011 Writing Effective Proposals (Instructor-led ONLINE) Heather Lyon
  This 2-day course is designed to teach students how to write an effective proposal, whether to obtain work for a business or funding for an organization. The steps involved are covered from obtaining the needed information to prepare the proposal right to the layout of the final document. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on work, students will work through the development and preparation of an actual proposal.
 
Mar 30, 2021 9:00 AM ACCT 0012 Reading and Understanding Financial Statements (ONLINE) Heather Lyon
 

This 2-day workshop will cover a brief review of the basics including the five types of accounts (Assets, Liabilities, Equities, Revenue & Expense); Debits & Credits and some of the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles that help to explain the theory behind some of the accounts in financial statements. Students will learn how to read, interpret and analyze financial statements for both for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Bookkeeping Basics
  • Assets
  • Liabilities
  • Equity
  • Revenue/Income
  • Expense
  • Debits & Credits
  • GAAP
Financial Statements
  • Balance Sheet
  • Income Statement (Profit & Loss Statement)
  • Statement of Cash Flows
Interpreting Your Financial Statements
  • Comparison to Previous Years
  • What do the numbers mean?
  • Using Standard Ratios

Practical Application
  • Retail Business Statements
  • Service Business Statements
  • Non-Profit Organization Statements
 
Apr 06, 2021 9:00 A.M. MGMT 705 Project Monitoring and Control Janet Dean
 

This course is the sixth of 10 in the Project Management certificate program.  In this course, you will learn to:

•              Establish a baseline from which to measure results

•              Develop contingencies for “unknowns” which may impact your project

•              Control the project scope and take measures to avoid “scope creep”

•              Implement a simple change management process

•              Apply techniques for shortening project duration

•              Track cost, schedule and quality data

•              Report project progress and status

•              Apply strategies for getting back on track when a project goes “off the

                rails”

 
Apr 08, 2021 9:00 A.M. 000-000 Speak Up, Speak Out Instructor Led - Online Heather Lyon
 

Surveys indicate that many people list public speaking as their greatest fear – while fear of death is listed farther down the list!  If you are someone who would rather die than speak up in public, this one-day course is for you.  In addition to learning what it takes to be effective in any public speaking situation – whether making a formal presentation or just offering an opinion in a meeting, you will gain valuable experience in facing your fear and moving through it. 

Please note that Students would have to have a microphone for this one as we do lots of practice on public speaking

 
Apr 13, 2021 1:00 PM CMPT 0015 EXCEL - Charts and Tables (Instructor-led ONLINE) Heather Lyon
  In the Excel program, you can convert your data from a spreadsheet into a table and/or chart. Learn how you can turn dry financial and statistical information into a vibrant visual display that will have a powerful impact on your audience!
  • Charts vs. Tables
  • Creating a chart
  • Changing chart types
  • Changing chart layout and location
  • Using sparklines
  • Creating a table
  • Creating a pivot table
 
Apr 19, 2021 9:00 AM MGMT 0700 Project Management Fundamentals Instructor Led Online Workshop 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.
 
May 04, 2021 1:00 PM CMPT 0016 EXCEL - Extras (Instructor-led ONLINE) Heather Lyon
  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 05, 2021 9:00 A.M. 000-000 Skills for Making Effective Decisions - Instructor Led Online Heather Lyon
 

Making effective decisions requires good communication, confidence and creativity.  Problem solving calls for critical thinking, risk management, trouble shooting and a focus on solutions.  This course provides skill development in all of these areas.  The approach in this course is to take action rather than reaction; to see solutions over problems, to look for what’s next versus what’s past and to analyze rather than to be paralyzed.

 
May 12, 2021 9:00 AM MGMT 0711 Writing & Editing Skills - Making the Message Clear (ONLINE WORKSHOP) Heather Lyon
 

Good business writing leads to good business decisions, which leads to good business. This course emphasizes business writing (letters, memos, emails, documents, web material) with the reader and readability in mind. In two days you will focus on new formats, writing style, tone, clarity, conciseness and results while exploring new skills and time saving approaches.

  •     Spend less time writing and more time communicating
  •     Motivate and persuade readers to take action
  •     Develop an active, objective and powerful writing style
  •     Write sensitive or negative messages in a positive way
  •     Understand the importance of word choice
  •     Learn the implications of FOIP in written documentation
  •     Prepare written information with objectivity and a results perspective
  •     Develop time saving approaches to minute taking
 
May 13, 2021 9:00 AM GENI 0032 EQ Foundations: Enhance Your Leadership Potential (Instructor-led ONLINE) Hilary LeRoy-Gauthier
 

This workshop will be held on March 4, 5, 8 & 9 from 9:00 AM-noon.

Emotional Intelligence is the capacity to recognize and effectively manage emotions in ourselves and with others. Emotional intelligence increases our ability to make good decisions, build relationships, deal with stress, and cope with change.

Research has proven that our emotional intelligence (EQ) is more reliable in predicting success than our intelligence quotient (IQ). In this course, we explore the topic of EQ and how to develop our own EQ, thus increasing our success with our career and relationships both inside and outside of work.

 

What you get with your registration:

  1. An opportunity to assess your own EQ through the EQ-I 2.0 online assessment tool and a detailed, confidential report

  2. A 1-hour one-on-one coaching session to interpret your EQ-I 2.0 report

  3. A one-day workshop to learn more about the value of EQ in your career and personal life and strategies to enhance your own EQ

 

Objectives:

  • Define emotional intelligence and how it relates to personal and organizational success.

  • Analyze and interpret online assessment results from an internationally recognized and scientifically tested online assessment (EQ i-2.0)

  • Apply tools to increase personal skills: self-awareness and self-management of personal emotions.

  • Apply tools to increase social skills: recognizing the emotions in others and responding to those emotions.

  • Discuss social responsibility and how it supports an organization’s goals and individual goals.

Apply tools to increase your and others emotional intelligence.

 
May 27, 2021 9:00 A.M. 000-000 Team Building - Instructor Led Online Workshop Heather Lyon
  Team Building - Moving Your Team from "Storming" to "Performing"
This full day workshop is designed to allow participants to learn more about themselves and the members of their team and provide insight into ways they can improve communication within their team.  The workshop consists of a variety of interactive and entertaining activities that will teach concepts about team communication, including an understanding of differences in personalities and perception and how to coach other team members in a more effective manner.
 
 
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