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No matter what your role, you need to be able to communicate. Over 70 percent of our workdays are spent interacting with others, so communication is an activity that we rely on heavily. The Certificate in Business Communicationsallows you to build a certificate to fit your requirements, whether to improve your interpersonal, written or verbal skills. Once you complete one writing course, you can decide what other communication skills you want to work on.

Here are some ideas on how to choose from the courses listed below to improve your daily communication. As a team member or team leader, you need to have well-developed interpersonal communication skills to get your ideas across clearly. An equally important facet of communication is presentation skills. Being able to present an idea with confidence is critical when seeking the support of decision-makers or influencing a certain outcome. And finally, regardless of your role, improving your writing skills will increase your ease and effectiveness in keeping people informed to maintain strong working relations.

If your goal is to improve your confidence and skills as a communicator then the Certificate in Business Communications is a good place to start.


Certificate Requirements

The certificate must be completed within a two-year period. Participants must complete the required Business Writing Skills seminar plus two elective seminars.

Individual Writing Analysis: Completion of each writing-related seminar in the Certificate in Business Communications entitles you to register for an additional analysis session.

6 Day Certificate

*Register for the Certificate in Business Communications and receive a discount of $100 off the regular price of your third seminar.

CERTIFICATE INFORMATION
Fee: $2,195
Facilitators: Alison McEachern, MEd, donalee Moulton BA, Michael Kennedy BSc, CAE, MEd
Location: Saint Mary’s at the World Trade Centre, 8th Floor, 1800 Argyle Street

 

Required Seminar

Business Writing Skills - Edit for clarity and conciseness

  • 2 DAYS
    February 7 - 8, 2018
    May 7 - 8, 2018

Choose 2 Elective Seminars

Improving Interpersonal Communication - Improve your ability to communicate your thoughts, needs and concerns

  • 2 DAYS
    December 6 - 7,2017
    March 5 - 6, 2018
    June 4 - 5, 2018

Editing Essentials - Hone your rewriting and editing skills

  • 2 DAYS
    April 3 - 4, 2018

Grammar, Punctuation and Proofreading Boot Camp - Learn how to avoid the most common grammatical mistakes

  • 2 DAYS
    March 19 - 20, 2018
    June 18 - 19, 2018

Essential Design Skills - for Presenters and Trainers (Formerly Skills for Professional Presentations: On-line and in Class Learning) - For anyone who has to speak publicly but would rather not

  • 2 DAYS
    January 29 - 30, 2018
    May 22 - 23, 2018

Strategic Communications for Government Professionals - Key strategies for sifting through the information to make recommendations

  • 2 DAYS
    January 15 - 16, 2018
    April 23 - 24, 2018