HR-funded Professional & Continuing Studies courses

Exempt and CUPE staff may take two PCS courses each fiscal year (from April 1 to March 31).

View the approved topics and course selections in the tables below.

    PCS courses available to staff

    Course title

    RRU values-based competencies

    Achieving Your Leadership Potential with Mental Toughness – Online

    Leadership, Developing self & others

    Agile Project Management

    Leadership, Developing self & others, Communication, Teamwork, Thinking/Innovation (Problem Solving & Creativity) , Flexibility

    Art of Facilitation – Online

    Art of Facilitation - Synchronous

    Student/Client focus, Coaching & Feedback, Developing self & others, Communication, Relationship management, Teamwork

    Coaching for Performance: Creating Inspired Workplaces – Online

    Leadership, Honesty, Respect, Openness, Quality, Coaching & feedback, Developing self & others, Results focus, Business awareness, Flexibility, Facilitating change, Communication, Relationship management

    Communicating with Clarity and Impact: Professional Writing, Public Speaking and Presentation Skills – Online

    Communicating with Clarity and Impact: Professional Writing, Public Speaking and Presentation Skills – Synchronous

    Honesty, Respect, Openness, Quality, Developing self & others, Flexibility, Facilitating change, Communication

    Creative Problem-Solving for Innovation: Getting Everyone Out of the Box – Online

    Creative Problem-Solving for Innovation: Getting Everyone Out of the Box – Synchronous

    Leadership, Quality, Developing self & others, Results focus, Business awareness, Flexibility, Facilitating change, Communication, Future thinking/Innovation (Problem Solving & Creativity), Teamwork

    Design Thinking for Organizations-Synchronous

    Client focus, Leadership, Social, economic & environmental responsibility, Quality, Results focus, Business awareness, Communication, Future thinking/Innovation (Problem Solving & Creativity), Teamwork

    Difficult Conversations – Online

    Leadership, Honesty, Respect, Openness, Coaching & feedback, Developing self & others, Flexibility, Facilitating change, Communication, Relationship management, Teamwork

    Facilitating Learning Online – Synchronous

    Leadership, Client/Student focus, Flexibility, Facilitating change, Communication, Coaching & feedback, Developing self & others

    Facilitating Learning with Liberating Structures – Online

    Business awareness, Flexibility, Facilitating change, Leadership, Student/Client focus

    Indigenous Ways of Being and Knowing: Integrating Indigenous Values into the Work Environment

    Leadership, Social, economic & environmental responsibility, Honesty, Respect, Openness, Flexibility, Facilitating change, Communication, Relationship management

    Introduction to the Cultural Diversity within Indigenous Territories throughout BC – Synchronous

    Leadership, Social, economic & environmental responsibility, Honesty, Respect, Openness, Flexibility, Facilitating change, Communication, Relationship management

    Influencing Through Effective Communication – Synchronous

    Student/client focus, Honesty respect openness, Developing self and others, Communication, Relationship management

    Introduction to Project Management – Online

    Leadership, Results focus, Communication, Coaching & feedback, Business awareness, Relationship management, Future thinking/Innovation (Problem Solving & Creativity)

    Labour and Employment Law for BC – Synchronous

    Leadership, Quality, Result focus, Business awareness, Relationship management

    Leadership Strengths and Styles – Online

    Leadership, Quality, Developing self & others, Results Focus, Flexibility, Facilitating change, Communication, Future thinking/Innovation (Problem Solving & Creativity), Teamwork

    Leading with Emotional Intelligence – Online

    Leadership, Honesty, Respect, Openness, Quality, Coaching & feedback, Developing self & others, Business awareness, Flexibility, Facilitating change, Communication, Relationship management

    Leading with the Brain in Mind – Online

    Leadership, Developing self & others, Flexibility/facilitating change, Relationship management

    Level Up Your Leadership – Online

    Leadership, Quality, Developing self & others, Flexibility, Facilitating change, Communication, Future thinking/Innovation (Problem Solving & Creativity), Relationship management

    Managing People and Performance – Online

    Leadership, Developing self & others, Facilitating change, Communication, Relationship management

    Mental Health First Aid – Synchronous

    Student/Client focus, Honesty, Respect, Openness, Developing self & others, Flexibility, Facilitating change, Communication

    Mindful Communication and Listening – Synchronous

    Client focus, Leadership, Honesty, Respect, Openness, Quality, Coaching & feedback, Developing self &others, Flexibility, Facilitating change, Communication, Teamwork

    Mindful Resilience in the Workplace: Making People More Resilient, Agile and Productive – Online

    Developing self & others, Honesty, Respect, Openness, Flexibility, Communication, Facilitating change, Teamwork, Relationship management

    Optimizing Change in Organizations – Online

    Leadership, Quality, Developing self & others, Results Focus, Business awareness, Flexibility, Facilitating change, Communication, Teamwork

    Project Management Essentials – Synchronous

    Leadership, Quality, Results focus, Business awareness, Communication, Teamwork, Future thinking/Innovation (Problem Solving & Creativity), Client focus

    Psychological Safety in the Workplace – Synchronous

    Honesty, respect openness, Developing self & others, Flexibility/facilitating change, Communication, Relationship management

    Resilience and Change: Building Personal, Team, and Cultural Resilience – Synchronous

    Communication, Developing self & others, Future thinking/Innovation (Problem Solving & Creativity), Results focus, Honesty, Respect, Openness, Quality, Facilitating change, Flexibility, Relationship Management, Teamwork

    Servant Leadership: Bringing Authenticity, Compassion and Trust to Your Work – Synchronous

    Client Focus, Leadership, Social, economic & environmental responsibility, Honesty, Respect, Openness, Quality, Developing self & others, Flexibility, Facilitating change, Communication, Relationship management, Teamwork

    Strategic Systems Thinking: The Big Picture – Online

    Strategic Systems Thinking – Synchronous

    Leadership, Social, economic & environmental responsibility, Quality, Results focus, Business awareness, Flexibility, Facilitating change, Communication, Future thinking/Innovation (Problem Solving & , Creativity), Relationship management, Teamwork

    Sustaining and Building Community: Beyond Resilience in Times of Crisis – Online

    Leadership, Social, economic and environmental responsibility, Developing self and others, Relationship management

    Time and Priority Management- Synchronous

    Quality, Developing self & others, Results focus, Flexibility/facilitating change, Future thinking/Innovation (Problem Solving & Creativity)

    Writing for Business: Level I - Online

    Quality, Results Focus, Communication

    Writing for Business: Level II - Online

    Quality, Results Focus, Communication

    Climate Change Adaptation Fundamentals – Online

    Leadership, Social, economic & environmental responsibility, Business awareness, Flexibility/facilitating change, Future thinking/Innovation (Problem Solving & Creativity)

    PCS course topics for staff

    business awareness

    teamwork or coaching and feedback

    quality or communication

    developing self and others

    flexibility/facilitating change

    future thinking and innovation

    honesty, respect, openness

    leadership or relationship management

    problem solving and creativity

    results or student/client focus

    social, economic and environmental responsibility