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Business Essentials

Business Essentials

Gain in-demand skills through a series of highly concentrated Business Essentials courses

You’ll learn:

  • Effective management strategies
  • Communication, finance and excellent customer service skills
  • How to deliver powerful presentations
  • The negotiation process and how to negotiate effectively
  • How to influence others with confidence and success
  • Strategies for remote work efficiency
  • Improved decision-making, managing workload and improving your well-being
  • Effective business writing
  • How to move beyond personal bias

Explore course options below and register today!

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Course Options

Students must register at least one week before the start date to allow time for an online assessment to be completed prior to the course start date.

ESS 877
Negotiation Skills

(Currently Not Available)

ESS 895
Effective Business Writing

(Currently Not Available)

Course Schedule

This schedule table displays courses planned to be offered this year and is a guide to planning your courses for the academic year. Please note: Spring term registration opens mid-March and Fall/Winter term registration opens mid-July. 

For more information about our learning formats and to choose a format that works best for you, please visit our Learning Formats page.

Essentials Schedule
Course Name (Course Code) Cost Days Fall 2023 Winter 2024 Spring/Summer 2024
Future-Focused: Navigating Complexity with Strategic Planning (ESS 804) $468.00 1 Tue & Wed, Nov 28 - Nov 29

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Tue & Wed, Jun 11 - Jun 12

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Unconscious Bias: How We Make Decisions (ESS 805) $310.00 0.5 Thu, Oct 12

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Mon, Mar 18

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Thu, Jun 13

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Cultivate Belonging with Personality Dimensions™ (ESS 807) $520.00 1 Mon & Tue, Jun 10 - Jun 11

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Personal Leadership: Building From Our Strength (ESS 813) $520.00 1 Thu & Fri, Nov 16 - Nov 17

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Thu & Fri, Feb 8 - Feb 9

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Strengthening Communications through Storytelling (ESS 817) $468.00 1 Thu & Fri, Dec 7 - Dec 8

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Mon & Tue, Jun 17 - Jun 18

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Exploring Modern-day Work and the Benefits of the Multi-Generational Workplace (ESS 821) $310.00 0.5 Thu, Nov 2

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Wed, Feb 28

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Snapshot to Project Management (ESS 836) $940.00 2 Thu & Fri, Nov 23 - Dec 1

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Delivering Powerful Presentations (ESS 838) $468.00 1 Wed & Thu, May 22 - May 23

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Finance For Non-Financial Managers (ESS 874) $940.00 2 Tue & Wed, Apr 9 - Apr 17

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Negotiation Skills (ESS 877) $468.00 1 Mon & Tue, Nov 27 - Nov 28

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Wed & Thu, May 22 - May 23

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Effective Business Writing (ESS 895) $468.00 1 Tue & Wed, Nov 21 - Nov 22

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Mon & Tue, Jun 10 - Jun 11

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Navigating Workplace Conflict: Building Stronger Teams through Resolution (ESS 899) $468.00 1 Wed & Thu, Nov 22 - Nov 23

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Mon & Tue, May 13 - May 14

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Managing in a Unionized Environment (ESS 903) $520.00 1 Wed & Thu, Apr 24 - Apr 25

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Influencing Others with Confidence and Success (ESS 904) $310.00 0.5 Thu, Jan 25

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Wed, Jun 5

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Remote Work - Strategies for Efficiency (ESS 905) $310.00 0.5 Tue, Jun 18

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

How to Pick Up the Pieces - Leadership, Motivation and Gratitude in Action (ESS 906) $310.00 0.5 Thu, Oct 12

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Wed, Apr 24

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Wed, Jun 12

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Effective Prioritization to Improve Decision Making, Manage Workload and Improve Well-being (ESS 907) $310.00 0.5 Tue, Oct 24

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Thu, Apr 11

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Thu, Jun 20

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Unconscious Bias: Moving from Bystander to Advocate (ESS 908) $310.00 0.5 Tue, Mar 26

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Developing Your Social Media Brand with Style and Confidence (ESS 909) $310.00 0.5 Wed, Nov 1

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Best Practices for Sustainable Living (ESS 910) $310.00 0.5 Thu, Nov 23

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Tue, Jun 18

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Your Energy Currency: Enhancing and Improving Your Emotional Self-Awareness (ESS 912) $310.00 0.5 Fri, Nov 3

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Tue, Mar 19

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Flexible Work as a Catalyst for Organizational Agility & Well-being (ESS 913) $310.00 0.5 Thu, Feb 1

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Thu, May 9

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Tactical Humour: Leveraging the funny to build connections, camaraderie, and community (ESS 914) $310.00 0.5 Tue, Sep 19

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Tue, Feb 27

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Tue, May 14

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Scared Scriptless: Improv Bootcamp Presentation Skills Training (ESS 915) $310.00 0.5 Thu, Feb 29

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Tue, May 28

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Time Maximization: Unleashing Peak Productivity and Prof Efficiency through Effective Time Mgmt (ESS 916) $310.00 0.5 Thu, Oct 5

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Tue, Jan 16

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom

Wed, May 15

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual Classroom