Description: Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is a construction process that is used in the pipeline construction industry to install pipelines under water bodies, steep or unstable slopes and other environmentally sensitive areas. Despite the prolific use of HDD in the Alberta oil and gas transmission sector, planning and executing an HDD project remains a new exercise for many, and often represents a steep and fast paced learning curve for the owner or consulting engineer. After completing this course, students will have an in-depth and technical understanding of HDD through comprehensive coverage of the construction, design, risk management and contracting processes. Design engineers, construction management engineers, owners and engineering consultants will find this course most relevant.
Rural Wastewater Management: Legislation and Environment
Description: Water is the basic element of life and worthy of our protection as a vital resource. Explore how proper wastewater management ensures environmental protection as well as it's impact on land use planning, health, and public safety. Through an understanding of the legislative framework that governs rural wastewater systems, we will explore the processes, permits and the science behind wastewater management.
Description: Project Management is a skill sought by employers in both the private and public sector and is in high demand. This seminar is designed to provide the learner with the fundamental approach in planning and monitoring a project throughout the project life cycle. Utilizing a real-life case study, project scope, cost and time management will be combined with a core set of project management principles and foundational skills.
Description: A well-managed change helps move an organization into the "new way" quickly, with wide-acceptance by people and minimal disruption. Examine the change process and tools and techniques to manage organizational change. Through reflection on past experience, you will examine key concepts of change and how to utilize a structured method to approach, plan and sustain a change program.
Change Management: The People Side
Description: Courageous people are called change leaders. They lead the way through the crisis and discomfort of change. To be an effective change leader, we must be aware of our own needs as well as those of the people we lead. We must act quickly, manage anxiety and resistance, share decision-making and communicate with transparency, all while leading others. Topics may include: reactions to change, change management styles, building support networks, and personal strategies for crisis management.
Description: Leading Sustainability At Work gives people new eyes for sustainability and enables them to advocate for actions that take care of our communities, reduce waste, and conserve energy and/or water. The core skills of perspective taking, facilitation, coalition building, planning and implementing, are applicable to any home or workplace. With lots of open discussion, you will have the opportunity to learn from and share your own knowledge with others. You will learn practical solutions and strategies to help make the transformative projects you've dreamed about a reality.
Project Management: Risk and Resourcing
Description: Risk management and resource planning are key elements in the successful completion of a project. The processes and activities necessary to manage risk, a detailed understanding of the increased importance of project procurement, and the core concepts, as well as tools and practices, to be employed for effective project human resource management will be studied in this two-day seminar. Using an applicable case study, the concepts learned int he classroom can be immediately applied to your real-life project.
Project Management: From Communication to Closure
Description: This seminar has been designed to give new and experienced project managers and project team members the essential tools they need to deliver successful projects. You will acquire the skills, tools and practices necessary, through the use of a real-life case study, for successful project communication, measuring project progress, project close out and transition to operations.
Description: This course introduces and teaches applications of the approach to communications known as Strategic Framing Analysis. This approach aims to broaden the public's understanding of, and engagement in, important and complex social issues of our time. Students will gain a working understanding of how advancing broad, informed, alternative ways of thinking about vital public issues of the day helps us to change public conversation on those issues in service of the greater public interest and democracy.
Citizenship and Municipal Governance
Description: 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.
Urban Citizenship and Place Making
Description: 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.
Description: 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.