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Aboriginal Context


This VCC course will examine the historical/traditional perspectives and contemporary issues (ie. alcohol-related birth defects, high suicide rates) of the Aboriginal community with a focus on health and healing.


Accelerating the Evolution of HR (On-Demand)


In this presentation, you’ll learn how to market your value to those customers, how to change the perception of HR through story, how to build partnerships, and measure and manage customer relationships.


Assessing Assessments (On-Demand)


This 90 minute, on-demand course presents a high-level view of the major assessments, the circumstances in which each one serves best, and the kind of results they offer. Participants of all levels will take away a practical job-aid to guide their decision-making.


Basic Counselling Skills


This VCC Continuing Studies program examines the nature and process of client-centred counselling; teaches skills foundational to most models of counselling and practice in a supervised setting.


Best Practices in Disability Case Management – Avoid Pitfalls and Obstacles Enabling a Timely and Smooth Return to Work (On-demand)


This session is designed to give you practical tools and tips that will help you navigate through the complexities of employee return to work.


Business and Technical Writing Certificate


This VCC's Business and Technical Writing Certificate delivers convenient and concentrated skill development and education in technical writing, providing short-duration writing skills training that will improve students’ communication skills and contribute to employment success.


Business Leadership and Management Certificate


This VCC certificate program positions graduates for career advancement by teaching them how to maximize their leadership potential in a business environment while meeting the knowledge and skills base desired by industry.


Career Engagement (On-Demand)


This 2 hour, on-demand course will help you discover the benefits (to employees and employers alike) of good career fit. Leave with practical tools and strategies for implementing career services that will maximize career engagement without breaking the bank.


Certificate in Online/eLearning Instruction


This VCC program will help students gain competency to design, develop and deliver online instruction.


Collective Bargaining and the Collective Agreement (On-Demand)


This 1.5 hour, on-demand course details the collective bargaining process and the resulting collective agreement.


Communicating Change (On-Demand)


Explore the how to ensure communication engages everyone throughout your organization.


Creating Effective Employment Contracts that Protect your Company’s

Resources and Future Business Prospects (On-demand)


In this webinar, you will learn how to create an employment contract that will limit liability and provide stability and predictability in the relationship.


Discipline and "Just Cause" (On-Demand)


This 1 hour, on-demand course provides analysis of the disciplinary process in the unionized workplace concluding with a summary of the key elements of a positive approach to maintaining discipline and “just cause” in a unionized workplace.


Diversity, Culture and Counselling


This introductory VCC course explores dimensions of diversity and increases knowledge and understanding of the cultural factors underlying client and counsellor behaviour and interventions.


Fraud, Theft & Corruption — How to Manage Risk, Whistle Blowing and Implement Investigations (On-demand)


In this webinar, you will learn how to avoid pitfalls and enhance investigations.


FREE On-Demand: How to Bring Mindfulness into Your Workplace with No Ongoing Operating Costs


Learn how to build personal and workplace resiliency in this webinar, led by our presenter Wendy Quan, the industry thought leader and author on the topic of integrating change management and workplace mindfulness meditation.


FREE On-Demand: Mindfulness for Busy HR Professionals


Learn how to build personal and workplace resiliency in this webinar, led by our presenter Wendy Quan, the industry thought leader and author on the topic of integrating change management and workplace mindfulness meditation,


From Employee Engagement to Employee Experience (On-Demand)


This talk will share what the most progressive organizations such as Netflix, McDonald’s and Airbnb are doing to conceptualize and create a truly great employee experience.


Get Unstuck and Empowered with Emotional Intelligence (On-Demand)


This 6-part mini series empowers you to be a "better you". If you're tired of feeling stuck or like something is missing in your life, and want to grow in your career and become a better leader, parent, spouse, friend, and human being, then this program can help.


Guiding Change (On-Demand)


The essentials for building change capacity throughout your organization.


How to Create and Implement Effective HR Policies and Procedures (On-Demand)


This 2 hour, on-demand course contains everything you need to know about how to create and implement the right policies and practices, at the right time for your organization. Ones that are not only culturally aligned but also support the company and its workforce.


HR Metrics for Enhanced Buy-in, Participation and Performance (On-Demand)


The three webinars will help you better assess and communicate the value of HR and OD activity, and build stronger, more engaged working relationships with non-HR leaders.


Human Rights - Disability Management and the Duty to Accommodate (On-demand)


This webinar will discuss the current state of the well-established legal principle "duty to accommodate" as it continues to evolve.


Introduction to Emotional Intelligence (On-Demand)


This 45-minute video lesson focuses on developing a basic understanding of what Emotional intelligence is, why it is important to you, and helps you identify your strengths and development opportunities in the 15 core emotional intelligence competencies.


Leading Change (On-Demand)


A recipe for thriving on change for everyone in your organization.


Leading with Emotional Intelligence - Decision Making (On-Demand)


In this 3 hours program, you will learn to use 3 of the 15 emotional intelligence competencies as we talk about Problem Solving, Reality Testing, and Impulse Control. This helps you avoid making irrational decisions and jumping to decisions that don’t always have a positive outcome, or can negatively impact others.


Leading with Emotional Intelligence - Interpersonal (On-Demand)


In this on-demand course, you will learn to use 3 of the 15 emotional intelligence competencies as we talk about Interpersonal Relationships, Empathy, and Social Responsibility. This allows you to have strong relationships, built on trust and compassion.


Leading With Emotional Intelligence - Mastery Program (On-Demand)


In this 6-week program, we will cover in detail, all 15 emotional intelligence competencies, so you can work on your unique leadership development opportunities to remove the barriers preventing you from achieving the life you have always dreamed of.


Leading with Emotional Intelligence - Self Expression (On-Demand)


In this on-demand course, you will learn to use 3 of the 15 emotional intelligence competencies as we talk about Emotional Expression, Assertiveness, and Independence. You’ll discover how well you communicate how you feel to others so they aren’t left speculating, and how this positively impacts your relationships.


Leading with Emotional Intelligence - Self Perception (On-Demand)


In this on-demand course, you will learn to use 3 of the 15 emotional intelligence competencies as we talk about Self Regard, Self Actualization, and Emotional Self-Awareness.


Leading with Emotional Intelligence - Stress Management (On-Demand)


In this on-demand course, you will learn to use 3 of the 15 emotional intelligence competencies as we talk about Flexibility, Stress Tolerance, and Optimism. This helps you step out of your comfort zone, and excel in stressful situations.


Leading Without Power (On-Demand)


This interactive session will explore the options and strategies for leading when you don’t have positional authority and will deliver some useful tolls that can be used in almost any situation.


Living with Change (On-Demand)


A recipe for thriving on change for everyone in your organization.


Managing Episodic Disabilities: Accommodation Best Practices (On-Demand)


This 15-hour, self-directed online course contains 11 multimedia modules on managing episodic disabilities in the workplace. It is designed to prepare you to deal more effectively with employees with episodic disabilities, who make up an ever-increasing segment of Canada's workforce.


Marijuana in the Workplace: What’s the Diagnosis? (On-demand)


In this session, you will learn about the risks and challenges that cannabis presents to the workplace in a changing legislative and cultural landscape.


Mentoring 101 (On-Demand)


This 2.5 hour, on-demand course will prepare you for a mentoring relationship by orientating, guiding and assisting you to enhance your professional development whether your role is that of mentor or the protégé.


Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator Certification Program (On-Demand)


Become a "Certified Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator' to obtain the credibility people want to see.


Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator Training Course, with Toolkit and Membership (On-Demand)


Learn to become a great Facilitator. See if this is for you!


My Office Chair is Killing Me… and I Can't Handle Standing All Day! (On-demand)


Learn about alternative working methods and the latest technologies to support employees.


Office Administration Certificate - Administration and Supervision


This VCC program focuses on the administrative support skills needed to succeed in office environments.


Overview of Labour Relations (On-Demand)


This 1 hour, on-demand course provides an overview of union-management relations, concluding with a review of the major facets of labour relation, many of which are covered in more detail in the two following courses: Collective Bargaining & the Collective Agreement and Discipline and "Just Cause".


Own Your Inbox - Manage Email like an Expert (On-Demand)


In this hands-on session, you will learn how to keep messages organized and easy to manage. From processing emails more quickly to setting up automated follow-ups, this presentation will make you the master of your inbox.


Performance Management Best Practices: Two Part Webinar Series (On-Demand)


Learn the ins and outs of performance management with this two part webinar series!


Privacy in the Workplace (On-Demand)


Employment lawyers Keri Grenier and David Brown will explore traditional management rights that employers have relied upon and new challenges being presented by smart phones, social media, and the Personal Information Protection Act.


Project Teams Leading Change (On-Demand)


Discover how to increase the effectiveness of project management.


Provincial Instructor Diploma


The BC Provincial Instructor Diploma provides new instructors with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to instruct adults


Red Flags and Practical Pointers: Employer Do’s and Don’ts (On-Demand)


Take this course and have peace of mind that you can issue spot, avoid critical pitfalls and navigate the often challenging landscape of employment law.


Small Business Program


This five-week VCC program provides foundation knowledge and skill development in the key areas of starting and growing a successful small business.


StressLess – From Worn-Out Habits to Inspired-Action: 9 Life Areas Review

(Part 2) (On-Demand)


In this webinar, you will gain tools to Stressless by: utilizing techniques to focus only on what you do want; learning to have conversations for possibilities vs stress; shift your thoughts, attitude and stories toward inspired-action when stress triggers surface.


StressLess – How to Destress and Manage Life the Way You Want it: The 5%

Exercise (Part 1) (On-demand)


In this webinar, you will begin to Stressless by: Utilizing awareness tools to discover your individual stressors; transform your specific stressors through mindful awareness tools; tap into optimum performance to benefit self and others with your increased awareness.


The Coach Approach: Coaching for HR (On-Demand)


This 2 hour, on-demand course will help you learn how to apply coaching techniques to all workplace situations – including coaching your boss or your peer. The secret to being a good coach is actually in knowing what to ask!


The Remote Workplace: Strategies for Managing Employees who Work from Home (On-Demand)


This session is designed to provide managers and HR professionals a strategy and process for designing an alliance between them and their remote employee to ensure a mutually satisfactory remote working relationship.


Tools for Recruitment and Retention (On-Demand)


The best results come from using the right tool for the job, at the right time. This session presents a high-level view of the major assessments, the optimal circumstances in which to use each one, and the nature of the results they offer!


Turn Your Company into a Talent-Making Machine (On-Demand)


This two-part On-Demand series will focus on identifying and developing high potentials and future leaders.


Understanding Episodic Disabilities in the Workplace (On-Demand)


This 15-hour, self-directed online course will deepen your HR professional understanding of the impact of episodic disabilities on the workplace. This on-demand course explains the episodic nature of many disabilities that you (as an HR specialist) encounter with staff.


Introduction to Immigration, Law, Policy and History


September 12, 2017 - February 18, 2018

This UBC Continuing Studies course provides a thorough understanding of the Immigration and Refugee Board, an independent administrative tribunal that is responsible for decisions on immigration and refugee matters.


Burnaby Roundtable - Holiday Breakfast


December 19, 2017

HR practitioners gather the third Tuesday of the month to top up their knowledge, share successes and lessons-learned, and take-away practical tips, tools and techniques. Topics for each session will vary and participants are encouraged to bring real-life HR-related scenarios, challenges/questions and/or best-practices that they would like to share and/or see discussed by the group.


Professional Recruiters - Apres Work Holiday Cheer


December 19, 2017

The Roundtable Leader guides participants through the chosen topic to share knowledge, strategies, lessons-learned, and practical tips, tools, and techniques. Participants will be encouraged to actively engage in the discussion, ask questions, and provide real scenarios. Typically held the third Friday of the month.


Career Advancement Network (CAN) Victoria - Cover Letter Tips and Tricks


January 8, 2018

Created for emerging and transitioning HR practitioners, this members only roundtable creates a space for learning and connecting, and provides attendees with practical skills to enhance their efforts for career advancement. Registration is required in advance.


Handling Human Rights Tribunal Cases - Know the Rules To Support a Fair

Outcome (Vancouver)


January 9, 2018

This workshop is an essential primer to ensure a fair outcome for those handling human rights complaints.


Fraser Valley Roundtable - Talent Practices for Achieving a Purpose-based Culture


January 10, 2018

This roundtable held the second Wednesday of the month allows for the sharing of knowledge, strategies, lessons-learned, and practical tips, tools, and techniques. Participants are encouraged to actively engage in the discussion, ask questions, and provide real scenarios.


Engaging Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations


January 11 - March 2, 2018

This UBC Continuing Studies course provides students with essential skills which help organizations make the most of diversity through increased creativity and innovation, enhanced employee engagement and better service to clients.


Let's Get Focused: How to Kick Start Your Year and Work at Your Productive

Best (Vancouver)


January 11, 2018

Is it time or focused management? Through real-world examples (and a healthy dose of humour), this workshop will show you how to optimize your to-do list and organize your schedule for maximum clarity!


FREE webinar: Wellbeing and the Social Environment of Work


January 16, 2018

The webinar will summarise research on workplace social environments and discuss activities to improve wellbeing through improving the social environments at work.


Immigration Updates: Identifying Opportunities and Mitigating Risks (webinar)


January 16, 2018

This webinar will look at important changes in the Canadian immigration system while highlighting opportunities and how employers can mitigate the risks.


The Dale Carnegie Course® (Burnaby) - Full


January 16 - April 17, 2018

This intensive, 12-week course, will better equip you to perform as a persuasive communicator, creative problem-solver and focused leader. In short, the course will power you to move far beyond your comfort zone as you stretch for and attain ambitious goals.


Kelowna Roundtable: Develop Conflict Competence


January 17, 2018

Join us for the first roundtable of the new year and learn how to "Develop Conflict Competence". We will discuss how to deal with conflict and pick up some tools to use, with author and conflict consultant, Lane Sherman. Lane is a conflict resolution specialist and has been intervening with teams to mediate disputes and transform dynamics for over 12 years.


Labour Relations Practitioners Roundtable - Developments in the areas of Labour, Employment & Human Rights


January 17, 2018

This roundtable provides an outlet for LR/HR practitioners to network about career development and industry-specific issues from a labour relations perspective. This group meets in third Wednesday of every month at the CPHR BC & Yukon Vancouver office from 8:15am – 9:30am.


Tri-Cities Roundtable - On Purpose


January 17, 2018

This Roundtable is held on the third Wednesday of every month. HR practitioners gather and discuss a specific topic related to the field of Human Resources. A Roundtable Leader guides participants through the chosen topic for sharing of knowledge, strategies, lessons-learned, and practical tips, tools, and techniques.


Creating Your HR Strategic Plan - How to Ensure HR is a Key Contributor at

the Executive Table (Vancouver)


January 18, 2018

The purpose of the workshop is to de-mystify strategic HR and provide tools for HR professionals faced with creating and managing effective strategy.


HR Connects in Victoria at Chemistry Consulting Group


January 18, 2018

Attending a CPHR BC & Yukon mixer is a powerful way to connect with other HR folks to build your profile in the community - leading to learning, connection and information sharing!


Strategies for Effective Intercultural Communication


January 18, 2018

This UBC Continuing Studies course helps students build essential skills that can help organizations and communities benefit from the many opportunities that diversity presents.


Organizational Excellence: The Transformation of Conflict, Tension, and Power (Vancouver)


January 19 - 21, 2018

This is a hands-on experiential workshop. Participants will be immersed in a range of skills and their applications and will be provided with a toolkit which can be applied in a wide range of organizational and interpersonal settings.


Professional Recruiters - Copywriting for Recruiters


January 19, 2018

The Roundtable Leader guides participants through the chosen topic to share knowledge, strategies, lessons-learned, and practical tips, tools, and techniques. Participants will be encouraged to actively engage in the discussion, ask questions, and provide real scenarios. Typically held the third Friday of the month.


Career Advancement Network (CAN) - The Hidden Job Market


January 23, 2018

This Member-only Roundtable is designed to support members seeking self and career advancement or peer support through transition at any level. They are generally held the fourth Monday of the month from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at the Tommy Douglas Library. (Depending on Library schedules dates may change slightly)


Legal Symposium 2018 (Vancouver)


January 25, 2018

Get the knowledge you need on the latest requirements and prevention strategies of labour and employment law - and how these can potentially impact your workplace policies and practices!


FREE webinar: Healthy Minds for Working Men


January 26, 2018

Early Identification and Prevention of Major Depression in Male Workers.


Learning and Development Roundtable - Healthy Conflict in the Workplace


January 29, 2018

This roundtable is comprised of a dynamic community of learning and development practitioners and consultants who interact to share information, ask questions, debate, inform and socialize with our peers. This group meets the fourth Monday of every month at the CPHR BC & Yukon - Vancouver office from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.


Guiding Individuals on How to Be Team Players - 4 Fundamentals Needed for Teamwork (Vancouver)


January 31, 2018

The Team Player Fundamentals workshop provides the opportunity to calibrate and align on the four foundational fundamentals required by all team players so teams achieve better results.


Vernon Roundtable - Drafting Employment Contracts - Do's and Don'ts


January 31, 2018

We invite you to join us for the 1st roundtable of the new year. Our topic will discuss the pitfalls and dangers that lurk in poorly drafted employment contracts which can be very costly to employers. Join Colin Edstrom from Pushor Mitchell LLP, as we learn what provisions to include in our written contracts, and which ones to avoid.


Leading Mentally Healthy Workplaces (Vancouver)


February 6, 2018

Join us for this full-day workshop where managers and supervisors will learn how to create and support a psychologically healthy and safe workplace. This session will provide managers with insights into how to provide more effective workplace mental health programs and services to employees. You’ll learn from expert insights, case studies, and original Conference Board research.


Recruiting like a Pro: Navigating Pre-Employment Tests and Checks to Hire

Smart and Protect your Business (webinar)


February 6, 2018

In this session, learn how to use pre-employment tests and checks more effectively to hire the best talent and avoid liabilities.


Succession Planning that Works! The Only Sustainable Solution To The

Impending Labour Crisis (webinar)


February 8, 2018

In this session, you will find out why most succession plans fail and how to ensure your success.


Workplace Harassment: The Latest Hollywood Blockbuster (webinar)


February 15, 2018

This workshop will provide you with an overview on how to manage workplace harassment and help minimize your liabilities in a way that meets your responsibilities.


Career Advancement Network (CAN) - How to Build an Effective Resume


February 19, 2018

This Member-only Roundtable is designed to support members seeking self and career advancement or peer support through transition at any level. They are generally held the fourth Monday of the month from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at the Tommy Douglas Library. (Depending on Library schedules dates may change slightly)


Career Development: Building a Culture that Attracts, Retains, and Engages (Vancouver)


February 20, 2018

This workshop provides you with practical tools and strategies for implementing career services that won’t break the bank.


Kelowna Roundtable: The Power of Purpose on Employee Engagement


February 21, 2018

Join us for "The Power of Purpose on Employee Engagement" with Sheldon Gardiner. There is a growing body of research indicating millennials (and non millennials) are much more loyal to companies that have a strong social purpose. Sheldon has been an entrepreneur for over 20 years, starting and growing businesses in many different industries, and is now focused on growing "for purpose" companies.


FREE webinar: Integrated Strategies For Worker Safety And Health: A Conceptual Model For Intervention and Research


February 22, 2018

This presentation will describe an approach to protecting and promoting worker safety and health through improvements in the conditions of work, including the physical work environment as well as the organization of work.


Having Difficult Conversations Successfully (webinar)


February 27, 2018

In this session, the Katalyst Conflict Response Model will guide and inform your responses to difficult people and challenging issues. You will learn how to deliver difficult messages more effectively.


Access Grants to Grow the Business (webinar)


March 1, 2018

This presentation outlines best practices when preparing for upcoming grants and developing an effective grant strategy for your business. It also covers ongoing grant programs that are currently accepting applications to impact your company today.


FREE webinar: Workplace Safety and Prescribed Medications in Chronic Pain Patients


March 8, 2018

Join this webinar and understand the perspectives and concerns of different stakeholders regarding a safe workplace and ‘medication’-related workplace impairment; and gain insights which will help your organization define its approach to safe workplace placement for patients with chronic pain who are using prescribed drugs.


Strategic Workforce Planning Workshop (Vancouver)


March 8, 2018

Through this full-day workshop, based on the acclaimed research conducted by Mary Young of Conference Board Inc., participants will learn the skills they need to develop strategic workforce planning models and a personal action plan that they can implement in their organization.


To Test or Not to Test: Strategic Use of Assessment Tools in HR (Vancouver)


March 14, 2018

In this workshop, you will learn tips and strategies for making a business case for incorporating assessment tools into HR practices, selecting/administering appropriate tools, and integrating results in hiring decisions or coaching conversations.


Market Pricing - Conducting a Competitive Pay Analysis (Vancouver)


March 19 - 20, 2018

This two-day WorldatWork course is one of eight preparation courses for the Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) certification. This course will provide a consistent and effective methodology for market-pricing benchmark jobs within an organization.


Pre-Conference Workshop - Preparing to Lead: Critical Project Management Skills for the HR Executive


April 30, 2018

Managing projects can be challenging, especially if they span multiple divisions, time zones and countries. Done wrong, it can destroy careers (and companies!). Done right, it can garner you a “seat at the table”. From global outsourcing to workplace analytics to leading company-wide change management initiatives, the HR executive has the unique opportunity to spearhead projects.


HR Conference + Tradeshow 2018


May 1 - 2, 2018

Work your way through ideas, concepts and strategies to unlock new skills and earn special abilities that will help you on your business quest. Now is the time to POWER UP and take HR to the next level.


Intro to the Heart & Science of Leadership for Women (Vancouver)


May 16, 2018

This workshop course provides participants with an opportunity to experience important conversations with their peers about their own leadership journey.


National Knowledge Exam (Spring 2018)


June 2, 2018

The National Knowledge Exam® (NKE) is a multiple choice examination that assesses one’s understanding of the Professional Competencies as they relate to academic knowledge. IMPORTANT: If you are registering for the NKE for the first time, please click on the National Knowledge Exam title (in red above) for additional information. Do not use the 'Register' button below.