13 Nov 2019

10 Highly Reviewed Professional Development Courses in Canada

Professional training courses are an efficient solution to keeping up with industry trends and developing a wide range of professional skills, whether general or more specialized. Employers appreciate those with additional training certifications, it shows that you are invested in both your own personal development and that of the organization.

Here we have compiled some highly reviewed courses in Canada that we think are worth a look if you are looking for opportunities to further your professional skills. If you have worked with any of these courses or their providers, head over to their page and leave a review to let others know what you thought!

Project Management

1. PMI Agile Certified Practioner (PMI-ACP) Boot Camp (ASPE) 

Through this course by ASPE, students will prepare for the Project Management Institute's Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) examination.Getting certified as a Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) will show your colleagues, management and even potential employers that you're well-versed in project management in this new age of product development, management and delivery.  Learn more here.

"We covered a lot in 3 days but I think that shows the class covered all the exam materials well. The instructor did an excellent job presenting the materials which isn't easy online. He knows his stuff.” - K. Fitzpatrick.


2. PMP® Exam Preparation (IT Chapter)

Designed for those working within project management, this course will prepare students to pass the PMP certification examination. The course will explore the PMP principles and methods applicable to daily project situations. Learn more here.

“Greatly appreciated my PMP® Exam Prep course with IT Chapter: It helped me by making it easier to fit my work experience with techniques to study.” - Guy P.

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Business & Management 

3. Business Continuity (Disaster  Recovery Institute International) 

Taking this course from DRI International will give participants a thorough understanding of the inner workings of business continuity management. Participants in this course can look forward to being taught by an experienced instructor, with teaching grounded in real-world case studies, and interactive workshops with other learners. This is the perfect course for individuals who are relatively new to the business continuity profession and are looking to expand their knowledge with a thorough learning experience. Learn more here.

"This class was very beneficial to me, especially since my role at my company is solely based around business continuity. [The instructor] was very knowledgeable on the material and was able to teach effectively by creating a welcoming environment for learning. Great experience!"


4. Strategic Account Management (Canadian Professional Sales Assocation) 

Taking a course in Strategic Account Management will give learners an advanced level knowledge in strategies to maximizing revenue by taking a strategic mindset when approaching account management. If you're looking to take the next step in your sales career but are missing the tools,  this 18-hour program will give you the strategies necessary to reduce competition and increase ROI from the huge volume time invested in managing multiple accounts. Learn more here.

"It introduced some new techniques and ways of thinking. Such as questioning skills and calculating your time spent on an account. As well, it simplified the process and steps in creating an account plan. Made it seem less daunting." M. Van Patter.


Leadership & Management

5.Living As A Leader® Leadership Development System (Living as a Leader) 

Taking a course in the Living As A Leader Development System will provides learners with a comprehensive leadership development mindset, and equip all leaders at all levels with common language, skills and approach. The goal is to create of a sustainable leadership culture across all sites by using a steady-progress-over-time approach. Learn more here.

"I can’t believe how much my leadership skills have grown in the last year thanks to Living As A Leader." -Hunting Apparel Organization, Slinger Wisconsin.

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6. Communicate to Motivate: High Impact Communication Skills for Emerging Leaders (Pinnacle Performance Company)

Being a good leader, and a good manager, requires strong communication skills in order to maximize your leadership impact. This course by Pinnacle Performance Company will help participants to be confident communicators and leaders, developing their personal brand, use of body language, voice and gestures as well as ability to provide effective and actionable feedback. Are you hoping to further develop your existing communication impact? This course is for you!  Learn more here.

"This course deals in the building blocks instead of abstract, which gives the ability to see progress as blocks are added. I will send our department managers to this training as it will benefit their performance and career." - Lonnie Dyck, Plant Manager.

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Communication & Interpersonal Skills

7. Delivering Memorable Presentations™ (Communispond)

Have you always been jealous of those fantastic speakers and presenters? People aren't born memorable presenters, they talk classes like this one at Communispond! If you're trying to up your ante of your presentations, learn how communicate and present with impact and ensure that you're driving home the message to your listeners, every time. Learn more here.

“The skills taught today have already allowed me to slow down my pace and create engagement with the audience. Thank you for all the great pointers!" 


8. Presentation Training for Sales Professionals (Turpin Communication)

This comprehensive, multi-instructor workshop for sales people may be used as an onboarding tool for new sales people or sales teams, or a refresher course for sales people who feel stagnant in their current role and in their ability to meet targets. During training, participants practice with their company's sales model and marketing material, making this workshop immediately applicable to any sales person. 

Participants can look forward to recording video exercises and private instructor-led performance reviews to hone their skills, and maximize their potential in sales. Learn more here.

"I was looking forward to this workshop, and it did not disappoint! I really enjoyed the content, delivery, and immediate feedback. Awesome job guys - thank you so much! I intend to utilize the tools and to share them with my team as well!" - B. Vugrinovich.

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Oil & Gas

9. Sandstone Reservoirs (PetroSkills)

Geared towards geoscientists and engineers, this course by petroskills is an essential tool to understand exploring and developing clastic reservoirs. Learn how to improve reservoir prediction metrics through depositional environment analysis, and become a sandstone reservoir expert today! Learn more here

"Enjoyed exercises because they give you a practical application to the theory learned in lectures. Important because they show how to integrate well data, FMI logs and core data to get full picture/best interpretation." - Development Geologist.

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10.Applied Subsurface Geological Mapping (Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC)

If you're looking for a challenging and rewarding learning experience in subsurface geological mapping, this course from SCA may be for you! Through hands-on learning techniques, participants will gain a deeper knowledge of geology to generate reliable and quality subsurface mapping, every time. Whether you're a freshly minted geoscientist or engineer, or have been a long time in the field, taking this course will expand your subsurface mapping skills beyond where you thought possible! Learn more here.

"The most perfect course I’ve ever attended and I would prescribe it for every geologist working in the development area." Nancy Slatter, Geoscientist. 


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