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Free online offerings and discounted courses


Georgian’s Continuing Education and Corporate Training department highly values the relationships we have with our students, corporate training partners and community stakeholders. We are here for you at this time even when we are not able to offer face-to-face learning. We are pleased to offer some free podcasts and webinars to support individuals and businesses in our community throughout these challenging times. Additionally, some of our regular programming is discounted at this time.

See below for a full listing of free offerings and discounted training. Thank you to all of the wonderful Georgian faculty who have supported these efforts. Please check back regularly as we will continue to update our list of free offerings and discounted courses.

FREE offerings and podcasts


Podcasts

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1. Leading through uncertainty

The real test of leadership does not happen when everything is running smoothly. Learn tips on how to lead successfully during uncertain times.

Podcast hosted by Chris McBrien, professor of Business and Management at Georgian College.

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2. Coaching from a distance

Technology allows us to work, communicate and coach employees anywhere. Learn tips on how to coach successfully when working remotely.

Podcast hosted by Chris McBrien, professor of Business and Management at Georgian College.

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3. Maintaining team motivation while working virtually

Discover tips on how to ensure remote employees achieve their best work while providing them with purpose, meaning and control.

Podcast hosted by Chris McBrien, professor of Business and Management at Georgian College.

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4. Time management in a virtual environment

Time management empowers a person to work more efficiently. Learn valuable techniques to achieve success while working remotely.

Podcast hosted by Chris McBrien, professor of Business and Management at Georgian College.

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5. Working remotely with generations

Understanding generational differences is especially important when managing a virtual team. Learn tips to ensure your team is working efficiently while working remotely.

Podcast hosted by Chris McBrien, professor of Business and Management at Georgian College.

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6. Preparing your team for return to work

As organizations work to implement their own back to work plan, there are many considerations. Learn tips to ensure a smooth transition back to the office or workplace.

Podcast hosted by Chris McBrien, professor of Business and Management at Georgian College.

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7. Building a trauma-informed workplace after COVID-19

In this podcast, you will learn the importance of social-emotional safety as well as three evidence-based strategies to build a trauma-informed workplace.

Podcast hosted by Chris McBrien and Megan Kirk Chang, professors at Georgian College.

Webinars

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Food safety 101

We’re at home and cooking more right now. Understanding micro-organisms that can cause food-borne illnesses is important to maintain our health.

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Personal finance during COVID-19

During this session, you will learn skills for making the most of your financial resources. Plan your future needs and create a strategy that will help you achieve your goals.

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Grief and compassion in the workplace – part 1

Grief is a normal reaction to loss and loss comes in many forms. Learn tips on how to better support and guide team members during these unprecedented times.

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Grief and compassion in the workplace – part 2

Grief is a normal reaction to loss and loss comes in many forms. Learn tips on how to better support and guide team members during these unprecedented times.

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The NOT so secret life of pets

Living with your pets during COVID-19 and preparing for life after quarantine. Learn about caring for your pets during physical distancing, dispelling and debunking myths and preparing your pet for return to work.

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Avoiding frauds and scams

While not unique to the current COVID-19 situation, individuals are reporting increased incidents of frauds and scams. Learn the signs of potential online fraud and scams and how to protect yourself.

Discounted online courses


Register now to take advantage of these discounted online courses!

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Routine Practices and Infection Control (IPAC Canada)

This online training is a must for frontline workers of organizations that want to implement standardized infection control practices in the workplace. Enter promo code COVID19 upon checkout for $15 off!

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Puppy Assessment

Learn the process of implementing a puppy temperament test and how to effectively interpret tests results, enabling them to better guide puppies towards becoming well-rounded and balanced adult dogs.

Other flexible learning pathways

Explore our other programs and individual professional and personal development courses

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To thrive at Georgian, you will:

  • appreciate small class sizes.

  • enjoy spending time with like-minded friendly and inclusive people.

  • want to connect with industry-leading faculty who are committed to your success.

  • learn in an agile and innovative environment where opportunities become a reality.

  • experience real-world learning from industry leaders.

Your registration checklist


Going back to school is sometimes a big decision. Here’s a checklist of a few things you’ll need to know to make your transition back to school life easier.

The Georgian College department of Continuing Education and Corporate Training works hard to present useful and insightful information to help you run your business or develop your personal interests.   We do not make any representations or warranties that our advice will cause your business/personal endeavors to succeed or achieve specific objectives; that’s up to you.  As a viewer, you acknowledge and agree that in no event shall Georgian College or any of its directors, employees, mentors, students, or agents have any liability whatsoever to your business/personal endeavors; you take full responsibility for all decisions in that regard.