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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.


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.


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.


Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation: What It Means To Hit Send (On-Demand)


This 2 hour, on-demand course will discuss what businesses need to know to minimize risk and comply with CASL's anti-spam provisions, which are coming into force on July 1, 2014.


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.


Coaching for Performance (On-Demand)


This 90 minute, on-demand course provides the core skills of a great manager, and makes extensive use of skills practices to lock in learning to the point where it can be readily used back on the job.


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.


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.


Employment Law: Red Flags and Practical Pointers (On-Demand)


This 90 minute, on-demand course is aimed at a beginner to intermediate audience. The course provides practical, pithy advice regarding some of the major “do's and don'ts” when it comes to employment law and covers issues ranging from hiring to firing of employees.


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.


Hiring Immigrant Talent (On-Demand)


This 3 hour, on-demand course will support employers to successfully overcome challenges in sourcing, hiring and on-boarding immigrant talent.


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.


Influencing Without Authority (On-Demand)


This 90 minute, on-demand course aims to improve your level of influence in your organization, reduce resistance to change, and lead to stronger relationships and increased commitment.


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)


This on-demand course is an engaging, practical and highly relevant program designed to help supervisors, managers, directors, project managers and executives increase their capacity to lead change successfully.


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.


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.


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!


Navigating Change (On-Demand)


This on-demand course will provide a context for all the changes we face. We will explore various ways to navigate change and deal with everything it throws at us.


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".


Provincial Instructor Diploma


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


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.


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!


Time Management (On-Demand)


This 90 minute, on-demand course will help you develop superior organizational skills by providing a simple, yet effective workflow system that is integrated with standard tools and technology such as Microsoft Outlook.


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.


The Dale Carnegie Course® (Kelowna)


March 27 - June 26, 2017

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.


How To Win Friends and Influence Business People (Live Online)


April 4 - 25, 2017

This is NOT a typical webinar but a LIVE ONLINE learning forum facilitated by Dale Carnegie certified trainers using our effective, time-honored techniques.


Strategies for Effective Intercultural Communication


April 20, 2017

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


Learning and Development Roundtable - Finding Focus in the Age of Distraction


April 24, 2017

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 HRMA Vancouver office from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.


It's Time We All Work Happy: The Secrets of the Happiest Companies

and Employees (Webinar)


April 25, 2017

Higher levels of employee engagement lead to greater productivity. And workers who feel valued are motivated to make real, tangible contributions to the company. Take this webinar to understand more about what it means to cultivate a happier workplace to attract and retain personnel and you'll surely benefit from doing so!


New Professionals Roundtable - 6 1/2 steps to Determining Personal & Organizational Purpose


April 25, 2017

This 'member only' roundtable is intended to help those new and transitioning professionals with a series of comprehensive sessions with practical take-aways to enhance their career advancement and provide a forum for networking with others. Registration is required in advance as space is limited.


Surrey Roundtable (South Surrey) - Workforce Analytics


April 25, 2017

This roundtable is to serve those working or living in the South Surrey and surrounding area. Our hope is to create a supportive community of learning where we can share best practices and observations. Topics addressed are related to the field of Human Resources and will be driven by attendees.


Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable - Building an Inclusive Workplace


April 26, 2017

A roundtable with a focus on creating a forum for sharing core principles and best practices under the broad banner of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Effectively managing diversity and inclusion is a strategic imperative for all organizations. It will alternate monthly between New Westminster - Douglas College and Vancouver - HRMA.


Peace Region Roundtable - Conscious Leadership


April 26, 2017

Join this spring event for the HR Community in the Peace Region which focuses on Conscious Leadership and features Rhonda Victoor. Rhonda has been on the stage since 2004 when she became the World Effective Speaking Champion. She has worked in the fields of conscious leadership and conscious communication since the year 2000, as a leadership coach, keynote speaker, and online trainer.


Vernon Roundtable - Mindfulness & Self Awareness


April 26, 2017

Many organizations are practicing Mindfulness and Awareness. In whatever we do, we want to achieve our intentions. Is this something we all should be thinking about?? Diane Templeton will facilitate this roundtable on Mindfulness and Self-Awareness. Join us on April 26th.


Campbell River Roundtable - Modern Work Structures that Attract and Retain


April 27, 2017

A Roundtable Leader will guide HR practitioners through a discussion on specific topics related to the field of Human Resources. This allows for 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.


HR Community Showcase: Absolute Software


April 27, 2017

Attending a CPHR BC HR Community Showcase is a powerful way to connect with other HR professionals to build your profile in the community - leading to learning, connection and information sharing!


North Shore Roundtable - Curating Culture in Your Organization Part 3 - Leading with Emotional Intelligence


April 27, 2017

This roundtable is intended to bring North Shore HR practitioners together to share ideas, best practices, ask questions, debate, inform, and network. This is a participative roundtable with a tradition of discussion and providing a mutually supportive environment to enhance learning for all levels of practitioners. Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of the month from 8:00 - 9:30 am.


Members Only Breakfast - Networking for Business Results (Victoria) April


April 28, 2017

Networking for Business Results is a facilitated breakfast with HR practitioners offering tools, resources and information to each other. Take an hour, enjoy breakfast and connect with other HR Professionals who may be facing similar business issues and who may have resources and information they want to share!


Williams Lake Roundtable - Emotional Intelligence for HR Professionals


April 28, 2017

Emotional Intelligence has become quite the business buzzword! What exactly is it, what does it have to do with business and what are some best practices with respect to assessing and training emotional intelligence? Find out with expert David Cory at this Roundtable.


Career Advancement Network (CAN) - Interviewing Part 2: Strategies and Techniques


May 1, 2017

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 5:30pm – 7:00 pm at the Tommy Douglas Library. (Depending on Library schedules dates may change slightly)


Career Advancement Network (CAN) Victoria - Landing that first HR Job


May 1, 2017

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.


Pre-Conference Workshop - "Yes, and…" Organizations


May 1, 2017

An improv-based approach can help organizations reach the next level by building more productive, creative and cohesive teams. Explore new approaches to problem-solving, deal gracefully with the unexpected and handle complex changes while shifting a team’s culture, increasing collaboration, productivity and the morale of your group.


HRMA Conference + Tradeshow 2017


May 2 - 3, 2017

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.


Out-of-Towners Networking Dinner - Conference 2017


May 2, 2017

This event is designed for those traveling from out-of-town to attend the HR Conference + Tradeshow 2017. Looking for an informal dinner with the opportunity to meet some new friends, or relax with the ones you came with? Then this networking event is for you!


Comox Valley Roundtable - Pension and Benefits – an HR Tool


May 4, 2017

A Roundtable Leader will guide HR practitioners through a discussion on specific topics related to the field of Human Resources. This allows for 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.


How To Win Friends and Influence Business People (Live Online)


May 4 - 25, 2017

This is NOT a typical webinar but a LIVE ONLINE learning forum facilitated by Dale Carnegie certified trainers using our effective, time-honored techniques.


Canadian Employee Relocation Council's Professional Development Program


May 9, 2017

HR Professionals: this program will help you to develop relocation policies that ensure your organization is competitive and assist you in the effective management of your mobility programs!


HR Consultants Roundtable - Human Capital Trends


May 9, 2017

This roundtable will bring together experienced HR Practitioners to jointly explore the growing world of consulting. It will take place bi-monthly at the HRMA Vancouver office from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm.


HR Technology & Systems - Choosing an HRIS System


May 9, 2017

This roundtable is intended to bring together HR professionals working in roles that manage human resources technology and systems.


Fraser Valley Roundtable - A Coaching Approach to Cultivating Personal & Workplace Wellness


May 10, 2017

This roundtable held the last 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.


Okanagan Career Advancement Network (CAN) Roundtable - May


May 11, 2017

The CAN Roundtables are designed to aid those looking to advance their career and find their next position in the field of HR. These sessions are open to CPHR BC & YK members (only) who are seeking career advancement at all levels and all types of employment. CAN Roundtables are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 5:00pm-6:00pm at Valley 1st Credit Union Branch in Rutland.


Breakfast Panel - Presenting with Credibility (Victoria)


May 12, 2017

We invite you to come and meet some of your fellow members, enjoy breakfast and then hear from a panel of Board Members on the topic of Presenting with Credibility.


Finance for HR Professionals (Victoria)


May 12, 2017

This half-day seminar will give you some basic knowledge of how you can better understand financial information your company employs.


Lunch and Learn - Sharing Your Learnings from Conference 2017 (Whitehorse)


May 12, 2017

This Lunch and Learn is an facilitated discussion and an opportunity to bring back learnings from Conference 2017 in Vancouver and share with those were attended and those who were not able to make it. Take an hour and half, enjoy lunch and share your experience, learnings and hear what others are bringing back into the workplace so you can benefit to.


Strategic Foresight Training Workshop


May 16, 2017

In this one-day training workshop, Dr. Satyamoorthy Kabilan, Director of National Security and Strategic Foresight at the Conference Board, will facilitate this in-depth look at strategic foresight, based on the United Kingdom’s government Foresight Program.


Up in Smoke: The New Era of Workplace Drug Management (Webinar)


May 16, 2017

This 1.5 hour session will cover myths and facts about marijuana, an employer’s obligation to ensure its employees are unimpaired and fit for work, and what employers should be doing to prepare for the legalization of marijuana.


Kelowna Roundtable: Conscious Communication - Leadership For The Mindful Workplace


May 17, 2017

We invite you to join us for this Roundtable focusing on "Conscious Communication" with Rhonda Victoor. Coach Rhonda Victoor will teach us how to communicate consciously without sacrificing our values and personality, so we can live and lead from a place of profound presence and infinite influence.


Tri-Cities Roundtable - Medical Marijuana in the Workplace


May 17, 2017

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.


Victoria Roundtable - Employee Referral Programs


May 17, 2017

A Roundtable Leader will guide HR practitioners through a discussion on specific topics related to the field of Human Resources. This allows for 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


May 18, 2017

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.


Nanaimo Roundtable - CPHR BC & YK - 2017 Conference Re-Cap


May 18, 2017

A Roundtable Leader will guide HR practitioners through a discussion on specific topics related to the field of Human Resources. This allows for 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.


7 Steps to Bridge the Workplace Generation Gap (Vancouver)


May 23, 2017

This course provides participants with education and ideas to implement and practice immediately to help bridge the gap between all generations.


Health & Safety Leadership


May 24 - 25, 2017

This course will provide participants with the health and safety fundamentals they need to take the lead and interface effectively with the health and safety management systems in their respective organizations.


Maple Ridge/Langley Roundtable - Politics in the Workplace


May 24, 2017

This roundtable was formed to serve the HR Community North of the Fraser and Langley. It will focus on all Generalist topics and the learning needs of the group


Vernon Roundtable - Conflict - Helpful or Harmful


May 31, 2017

We welcome Stacey Taylor, a certified Professional in Career Management with 25 years experience in HR, Administration and Management. Stacey will help us minimize the negative impact of conflict in our workplace, and her presentation will cover take-back strategies for HR Managers, Team Leaders and Individuals. We invite you to come out and meet Stacey at this roundtable.


Influence & Impact: Designing What Works (Vancouver)


June 1, 2017

In the workshop, you will leave with tips on how to best put influencing skills into action to get the resources and buy-in you need to move from idea-to-innovation.


Influence in the C-Suite: Designing What Works


June 1, 2017

In this discussion, executive coach & Mariposa Leadership CEO Sue Bethanis will facilitate bringing out the best ideas from you and your fellow participants. Complimentary registration for all CPHR BC & YK members!


Media Relations in the Digital Era


June 1, 2017

This workshop outlines the basics of an effective strategic communications plan that will work with traditional, as well as social, media. We’ll identify the keys to strong corporate communications and what you need to do corporately or personally to put yourself in a leadership role.


How To Win Friends and Influence Business People (Live Online)


June 7 - 28, 2017

This is NOT a typical webinar but a LIVE ONLINE learning forum facilitated by Dale Carnegie certified trainers using our effective, time-honored techniques.


Writing for Results


June 7, 2017

This 1-day workshop provides insights and tools that have made Writing for Results one of the most popular, consistently well received business-writing seminars available.


Get Up-to-Date on Human Rights! (Surrey)


June 8, 2017

Join us at this interactive session and get up-to-date on some of the latest decisions by the BC Human Rights Tribunal dealing with workplace human rights.


Leading with Emotional Intelligence (Vancouver)


June 8, 2017

This essential leadership workshop will help students, corporate professionals, and entire organizations, realize their full potential and improve their relationships with others.


Interior Legal Symposium 2017 (Kelowna)


June 12, 2017

This full-day, multi-speaker learning event addresses specific HR needs and challenges on Labour and Employment law topics. Get the knowledge you need on the latest requirements and prevention strategies - and how these can potentially impact your workplace policies and practices.


Transformational Labour Relations: Effective Approaches to Workplace

Relationships


June 19 - 20, 2017

This focused and interactive workshop will provide participants with effective and practical tools in collaborative conflict resolution, as well as foundational skills and best practices for effective day-to-day workplace negotiations.


Tri-Cities Roundtable - A year in review and planning for the next year


June 21, 2017

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.


Conducting Workplace Investigations (Vancouver)


June 22, 2017

Join in on this intensive seminar and induce your learning on how to conduct workplace investigations through a case study, table discussions and a Q&A!


Employment Law 101 (Webinar)


July 11, 2017

This introductory level seminar will provide those new to human resources with an overview of the basics of non-unionized employment law, including key provisions of the Employment Standards Act, the importance of a written employment contract for employees of all levels, and how to end an employment relationship.


The Dale Carnegie Immersion Seminar


July 19 - 21, 2017

This unique three-day seminar will help you master the skills you need to excel in today’s competitive workplace. You’ll learn to handle people more professionally and keep pace with fast-changing workplace conditions.


The Dale Carnegie Course® (Langley)


August 15 - November 14, 2017

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.


Job Analysis, Documentation and Evaluation (Vancouver)


September 21 - 22, 2017

This two-day WorldatWork course is one of eight preparation courses for the Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) certification. This course will cover various methods of job evaluation including quantitative and market-based approaches