EXCPE - Extension - Continuing and Professional Education

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Faculty of Extension

Below are the courses available from the EXCPE code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times.

★ 255 Non-credit course

Acquire the necessary skills to first master the fundamentals of front-end development by coding interactive, client-facing websites and basic single-page applications (SPAs) using a combination of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and PHP. In the second half, participants dive deeper into the back-end of the web stack and learn the practical skills, techniques and best-practices used in modern, full-stack JavaScript application development by using in-demand libraries, frameworks, and platforms.

★ 255 Non-credit course

Acquire the necessary skills to first master the fundamentals of front-end development by coding interactive, client-facing websites and basic single-page applications (SPAs) using a combination of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and PHP. In the second half, participants dive deeper into the back-end of the web stack and learn the practical skills, techniques and best-practices used in modern, full-stack JavaScript application development by using in-demand libraries, frameworks, and platforms.

★ 21 Non-credit course

This introduction to Spanish uses group work, exercises, and activities to practice vocabulary and structures in a conversational context. The basic elements include pronunciation, numbers, time and dates, greetings, descriptions, and basic sentence structure.

★ 21 Non-credit course

The continuation of basic Spanish uses group work, exercises, and activities to practice vocabulary and structures in a conversational context. Beginning with a review of material from Spanish I, this course covers vocabulary for dining and travel, health, business conversation, and grammar related to forms of the present tense and reflexive verbs. Completion of EXCPE 3001 is strongly recommended.

★ 30 Non-credit course

Participants will develop communicative competence through activities related to travel, business, and culture. Material will be reviewed from the two previous modules before moving on to learning the two past tenses (preterit and imperfect). There will be practice reading, understanding, and telling stories, as well as descriptions of past events. Basic techniques for speaking, listening,and reading are included as well as a brief introduction in Spanish to the world of global trade. Completion of EXCPE 3002 is strongly recommended.

★ 30 Non-credit course

Participants will explore how to interact in the Spanish world by consolidating what has already been learned, expanding this knowledge into new areas. Students will review and build upon vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar (including present, preterit, imperfect, present perfect, and future tenses). The conditional mode is reviewed and the subjunctive is introduced and practiced in the present tense forms through the use of impersonal expressions, reflexive verse, and commands. Cultural aspects such as shipping, meeting people, exploring cities, and doing business will be focused on throughout. Completion of EXCPE 3003 is strongly recommended.

★ 30 Non-credit course

Participants will explore the Hispanic world by enjoying its arts and entertainment while studying the present and past tenses of the subjunctive mode. Learn about celebrations, housing, and stories while discovering the three main concepts of subjunctive and developing your level of comprehension, writing, and conversational skills. Completion of EXCPE 3004 is strongly recommended.

★ 21 Non-credit course

Explore different ways of leveraging information technology to promote change in organizations. Discuss business-to-consumer and business-to-business innovation strategies, as well as business intelligence approaches. Find out more about topics such as organizational collaboration, social media for businesses, customer experience, and enterprise information systems.

★ 21 Non-credit course

Examine the process and challenges faced by IT managers to identify, justify, evolve, and orchestrate technology to enhance business performance. Explore topics such as application portfolio management, demand management, the leadership role of information technology, and creating the technology roadmap.

★ 21 Non-credit course

Explore how IT units are structured and managed to effectively deliver products and services to organizations. Find out how to link IT strategy to business value, and learn about topics such as IT value proposition, IT structure and resourcing, IT budgeting, and risk management.

★ 15 Non-credit course

Explore the world of blockchain, bitcoin, and distributed ledgers in this introductory course. Learn how blockchain/cryptocurrency technology works and what are its practical applications. Understand the history and the massive disruptive potential of this technology. Examine use cases of blockchain across industries, including: financial services, banking, supply chain management, the gaming industry, advertising, and more.

★ 10 Non-credit course

Understand the underlying technology ecosystem and the decision-making process behind blockchain deployment. Examine the pros and cons of each development decision including: platforms, hosting requirements, associated technologies, languages, and security considerations. Learn about the different roles played by corporate executives, stakeholders, and blockchain engineers to ensure that technology policies align with an organization's goals. Non-technical students will benefit from a clear summary of the implementation.

★ 25 Non-credit course

The Enterprise Blockchain Strategy course is an intensive offering designed for consultants, business managers, and decision-making executives. The introduction of blockchain technology could impact their business and operation models. In addition to understanding this technology's foundational aspect, participants will see how blockchain technology is changing the operational deployment to their benefit. This course is designed to bring participants up-to-speed on blockchain technology and create an operational plan to implement blockchain technology into their business strategies.

★ 39 Non-credit course

This course will cover the concepts, applications, planning procedures, and implementation strategies involved in the successful construction of wetlands that look and function like natural wetlands. Students can expect to learn about site selection, testing soil texture, selecting construction techniques, establishing designed hydrology and vegetation aspects, and working with heavy equipment operators. Topics in peatland restoration will also be covered. The course will be offered as a combination of mandatory hands-on experience in the field, in addition to classroom lecture.

★ 39 Non-credit course

Learn about soil formation and soil classification with emphasis on Western Canadian soils. Explore aspects such as soil-forming factors and processes, properties of common soils, and cycles of nutrients in the soil. Find out about essential online information resources available in the area of soil sciences. Acquire a foundation of knowledge and skills for application within more specialized soil and environmental sciences courses.

★ 21 Non-credit course

This course will cover the design and analysis of pre-stressed (PC) and post-tensioned (PT) concrete elements under flexural, shear, and axial stresses. The emphasis will be the fundamental behaviours and principles within the mechanics and strength of materials. The course will also include concepts involved in the analysis and design of PC and PT structures under the framework of the Canadian concretes standard, as well as an understanding of the mechanics and structural principles of code provisions, and application of common theories within applicable structures.

★ 21 Non-credit course

This is a must-have course for professionals who are seeking foundational, conceptual, and technical knowledge in machine learning. Learn how to analyze the credibility of artificial intelligence/machine learning and its applications in business. Gain an understanding of unsupervised, supervised, and reinforcement learning, the three widely accepted categorizations of machine learning.

★ 14 Non-credit course

This course uses an adaptive leadership framework to strengthen your ability to tackle complex problems in your professional and personal worlds. Leading effectively and inclusively requires both head and heart. Adaptive leadership is a critical tool and skill set for working with others while being accountable to your own values and goals. Participants will engage in public learning to test the adaptive diagnostic process together. Public learning is a collaborative process where we use the class itself as a case study, paying attention to how authority and leadership are alive in the classroom, using classroom engagement as a testing ground for these new leadership approaches.

★ 14 Non-credit course

The 21st-century workplace relies on the leadership abilities of every worker to advance the mission of the organization. In this context, the 'coach approach' is a transformational leadership practice. This course will teach you how the coaching skills of deep listening, powerful questioning, and possibility thinking can transform your leadership practice from managing performance to encouraging growth. You will experience coaching in triads and with professional certified coaches, as you become familiar with coaching modalities and develop your own leader-as-coach methodology.

★ 7 Non-credit course

Accelerating disruption means that the need for strategic and future thinking has never been higher. Organizations need to constantly evaluate their way forward, considering options that seem to disappear almost as fast as they emerge. Strategic thinking comes down to the ability to identify problems, develop scenarios, analyze, choose, monitor, and course-correct. The good news is you already have many of these skills and simply need to refocus the lenses in your possession. Join us to explore how to expand your strategic thinking while getting tactical and practical about the future.

★ 7 Non-credit course

Public Speaking is key to success in business. You may be an expert in your field, but if you can¿t communicate that expertise to others, it will remain your secret. In this workshop, public speaking is treated as a performance. Just as athletes get keyed up when they are ready to perform, you too must have a certain amount of energy to get up in front of people and make your presentation. To overcome the anxiety of public speaking, you need to control that energy through preparation, breathing techniques, and an understanding of the psychology of the speaker/audience relationship.

★ 7 Non-credit course

Ask any leader: your relationship with conflict establishes the league your leadership gets to play in. In this workshop, you will gain the confidence to practice intentionally choosing your approach to conflict over conditioned default styles. You will reflect on aspects of story, emotion, identity, and interests to prepare for conflict, and learn how to use questions and reflections to understand other parties in conflict. You¿ll also understand how to discern the interests of other parties, as well as explore the conscious use of language when you¿re engaged in a difficult conversation.

★ 7 Non-credit course

A growth mindset enables you to explore possibilities, persist when the work gets tough, and see opportunities in setbacks as well as successes. While most of us value growth, we are often stuck in a fixed mindset that¿s focused on past achievement and the next big win. In this research based and practical workshop, you will learn to disempower failure and harness your mindset for true and sustained success. Explore the nature of your own dominant mindsets in different situations, and learn specific strategies to apply growth mindset approaches to yourself and your team.

★ 21 Non-credit course

Acquire the foundational knowledge you'll need to develop a venture-based business project. Discuss models for sourcing and evaluating business ideas and opportunities. Set the three pillars that will give a face to your project: Vision, Values, and Viewers. Understand what it means to operate under the mindset of the entrepreneur. Learn about basic marketing concepts and get started on a business plan to present your idea.

★ 21 Non-credit course

Explore the legal side of organizing a business as you learn how to conduct feasibility studies,market assessments, and cost and profitability assessments. Understand the differences between sole proprietorship, incorporation, partnership, and other models. Examine the costs of running a business and discuss employee standards, as well as your responsibilities as an employer. Further develop your business plan by setting financial projections and working on a marketing strategy.

★ 21 Non-credit course

Find out how to seek capital to fund your project. Learn about debt financing, equity financing, and alternative financing models. Zero-in on your pitch and explore ways to out-market your competition. Be prepared to protect your ideas as you understand how to apply for a patent, register a trademark, and obtain copyright. Finish working on your business plan.

★ 14 Non-credit course

There are many ways--some evolutionary, others revolutionary--the transportation and logistics sector could develop to meet the challenges posed by new market entrants, technology, and business models. The networkbased nature of the logistics industry provides a framework for implementing and scaling artificial intelligence (AI), amplifying the human components of highly organized global supply chains. In this course, you will build a fundamental understanding of AI, machine, earning, digital twins, data analytics, augmented reality, robotics, and blockchains in the field of logistics.

★ 14 Non-credit course

Global logistics connects critical components of the supply chain from a product¿s point of origin to its point of consumption. Physical distribution is inextricably tied with international trade, multinational manufacturing, and sourcing of raw materials, components, and supplies. Topics in this course will help participants understand the channels of global logistics, challenges in managing physical distribution, INCOTERMS, free trade zones, tariffs, security, hedging, sourcing strategies, risk, and resilience in international trade.

★ 14 Non-credit course

Understand how to decrease environmental impact in the areas of logistics, distribution, and warehousing operations. Learn about technologies that can affect efficiencies and connectivity, including QR codes, VMI solutions, RFID applications, autonomous vehicles, and replenishment options. Explore ways of reducing emissions in fleet operations and find out about packaging material alternatives and GHG footprint estimates. Discuss issues such as outsourcing, scheduling options through 3PLs, and supply chain strategies for resiliency to mitigate risks.

★ 21 Non-credit course

Understand the modern concept of privacy in a liberal democracy. Learn about the evolution of the principles of privacy as you examine the historical, philosophical, and legislative frameworks of personal information data privacy and security, both in the public and in the private sector. Discuss the conflicts between the public interest and the constitutional right to personal data privacy, and explore ways of resolving them.

★ 7.5 Non-credit course

Health care providers and their staff are required to follow Canadian laws that protect their patients' health information. Understand the fundamentals of privacy protection in the context of health care as you keep up-to-date with new legislation and explore the evolving security threats brought upon by emerging technologies. Learn how to establish a privacy program, protect health information, be prepared for privacy breaches, and carry out breach response plans.

★ 39 Non-credit course

Public engagement has become increasingly prevalent within contemporary democratic systems of government. Policy and decision makers engage and consult with a wide range of communities and stakeholders across a wide array of policy areas. Rationales for engagement are viewed as means of: building legitimacy and growing trust; extending democratic decision-making; incorporating a wider range of knowledge in governance; building public consensus; or encouraging policy uptake within society. This course explores conceptual rationales for engagement and an analysis of current practice.

★ 14 Non-credit course

Engagement with the public is an essential aspect of municipal governance; done successfully, engagement can inform urban development, provide input into policy options, and build robust relationships with communities. In this course, students will learn about the changing dynamics and expectations shaping city-citizen relationships in Canada, explore how to integrate engagement resources within planning and policy, and build capacity in matching methodologies to governance needs.

★ 14 Non-credit course

Through an exploration of current developments in participatory placemaking, this course provides opportunities for learning about, and inspiring, the innovation of active forms of citizen engagement within urban environments. Students will acquire knowledge of both the conceptual understanding of cities as vibrant social and cultural geographies, as well as emergent areas of engagement practice, including collaborative placemaking, urban touring and community mapping.

★ 14 Non-credit course

What are the local circumstances, values, and ambitions shaping the urban transformations of Canada's prairie cities? How can place-based perspectives inform unique forms of urbanism which contribute to the resiliency and prosperity of cities such as Edmonton, Saskatoon or Calgary? In this course students will explore responses to questions such as these in relation to the concept of prairie-urbanism. Topics include: the history of urban development in the prairies; current priorities for shaping positive urbanisation today (for instance, in relation to sustainability, economic diversification, and social equity); and methodologies for place-based urbanism.

★ 1 Non-credit course
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