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Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
ABOR-1046Indigenous Ways of Knowing
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Indigenous traditional knowledge systems are embedded in community practices, ceremonies, and relationships between Indigenous peoples and the natural environment.
These systems are dynamic, holistic, intergenerational, and linked to experiences with the land. This course focuses on Indigenous worldviews and ways of knowing as strengthened and maintained by Indigenous leaders and community members.
Through experiential learning opportunities, students will be introduced to Indigenous cultural and ceremonial practices that will deepen their understanding of the knowledge and values rooted in Indigenous communities.

ABOR-1056Indigenous Perspectives on Leadership Structures
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Taking holistic and historical approaches, students will be introduced to different precolonial to contemporary leadership structures.
Students will also review key sections of nation-to-nation and international agreements on Indigenous rights and governance to develop insight on global, federal, and local perspectives on their evolution and their impacts on Indigenous leadership, resistance, and reconciliation.

ABOR-2076Reconciling Our Economic Futures
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Reconciliation represents many things to many people. As we continue on a path to truth and reconciliation in Canada, this generation will define what reconciliation means to them.
This course offers different perspectives on Economic Reconciliation, allowing students to find personal meaning on what reconciliation means to them and how it could be achieved for a bright and prosperous future.

ADMN-1008Organizational Structure and Communication Strategies
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The structures of most organizations influence the lines and tone of communication, as well as the potential career paths of employees. Every member of an organization can assume a leadership role and contribute to a company's overall performance and success.
This course focuses on the relationship between organizational structures and interpersonal processes on employee behaviours and communications. Students will explore the differences between bureaucratic and flat organizational structures and assess their impact on organizational culture. They will also examine specific features of organizational culture and the role of leadership in employee development.

COMP-1254Communication and Learning Applications
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Computers are everywhere, from our work places to our pockets. Optimizing their use to increase productivity is key to professional development.
In this hands-on course, students will use various applications to network and collaborate effectively as a team, create written business communications, and deliver professional presentations. They will also learn to navigate course sites that support lifelong learning and professional development.

DEVE-1055Social Innovation Foundations
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Social innovators explore social opportunities and use creativity to turn these opportunities into reality. In small groups, students will explore how new ideas are created, developed, and applied to promote systems change for social innovation that can affect the world for the better.
This course introduces students to social ideas in action, but also to those impacting the social innovation sector as they develop their professional selves.

This course can be used as credit towards the full time Social Innovation and Community Development Diploma program.

DEVE-2025Social Innovation Capstone
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The Social Innovation Capstone course is a four-week consulting experience, during which students work with client organizations, operating in the social innovation sector, under the supervision of the instructor. Throughout the second term, students will prepare to work in small groups to address a client's challenge (expansion, scaling, greater efficiency, or an innovation) using project management and leadership skills. Students will demonstrate effective communication, teamwork, and consultation skills; apply problem-solving techniques to explore community issues; demonstrate awareness of, and sensitivity to, the needs of community; and build healthy, strategic relationships with community members and partners. They will be graded on effective participation and professionalism.

ECON-1009Applied Economics
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While governments, non-profits, businesses, and social enterprises distribute resources in a variety of ways, they are built on values that are all interconnected in order for communities and economies to thrive.
In this course, students will explore the continuum of values, principles and theories that support or hinder participation within microeconomics and macroeconomics as applied to the Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities where people work and live.

FNCE-1010Financial Literacy
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A basic understanding of money – how it is made, managed, and invested – is fundamental in our day-to-day lives. Financial literacy should be learned and reinforced throughout life as our needs change.
This course will increase students’ financial knowledge and skills by teaching them how to manage income, track expenses, and set and achieve financial goals. Students will also be introduced to different banking products and budget creation techniques that will help them hone the skills, knowledge, and confidence required to make responsible financial decisions and manage personal debt.

FNCE-1020Financial Management
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The ability to understand financial statements to make sound strategic decisions is paramount to the success of any for-profit or non-profit organization.
In this course, students will learn basic accounting principles to prepare budgets and cash flow projections, analyze financial statements, and create annual reports. Using Sage Accounting software, they will create invoices, input financial journal entries, and map out the accounting sales process of a social enterprise.

PDEV-1056Professional Development
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Students will explore career development opportunities and techniques that will help them excel in a professional environment. They will learn how to build strategic professional relationships and communicate effectively with diverse audiences. This course focuses on lifelong learning, team-building, community responsibility, research, new skill acquisition, personal marketing, and personal success planning.

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