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EPSB Staff Professional Development

Maximize your PD day by building your skills with Metro!

Choose from online (instructor-led or self-paced) and in-person sessions (First Aid only).

IMPORTANT: Your school/cost centre will be charged for any Metro PD session that you register for.

  • Prior to registering, you must receive approval from your Supervisor/Principal and permission to use your school cost coding (Account code and Program code).
  • Please ask your Supervisor/Principal for this information when completing the form.

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ATTENTION ACTIVE SUPPLY STAFF:

  • If you would like to register for a Metro PD session, you must first obtain approval from Human Resources to attend and/or for the reimbursement of the cost.
  • Once you receive approval, please call Metro at 780-428-1111 to make your payment and to register over the phone.

Please visit the following link for more information:

Professional Development Reimbursement Process for Supply Staff 

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Nov 14 PD Sessions

  • These group sessions are online and instructor-led.
  • Deadline to register is Wednesday, November 9, 2022 before 12 noon.

Choose from the below sessions.

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Assertiveness: Communication That Works

Instructor: Catherine Armstrong
Nov 14 | 9 AM to Noon | $69

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Asserting yourself can be difficult. You might worry that you’ll be seen as selfish, demanding or just plain hard to get along with. Being active, direct and honest in your words and actions has enormous benefits for your relationships with co- workers, friends and family. Gain the confidence to express yourself without apology or aggression and say no when appropriate without feeling guilty.

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Google Forms: Surveys Made Easy

Instructor: Esther Pettigrew
Nov 14 | 9 AM to Noon | $89

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With Google Forms, you can gather information and analyze it easily and quickly. Conduct a course evaluation, poll your students, survey your staff and so much more! Learn how to create, customize, and share dynamic forms. Then discover how to view the results in real-time and dump the data into any spreadsheet app (like Google Sheets) to manipulate and display as you wish.

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7 Dimensions of Wellness

Instructor: Rachelle Howse
Nov 14 | 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM | $69

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Focus on your wellness. Rachelle Howse, Kinesiologist, Clinical Exercise Physiologist and mother, will take you on a journey through the seven dimensions of wellness to connect your body and mind and develop strategies to achieve long-lasting peace and wellbeing. You will move for the promotion of physical and mental health, journal reflection and intention and learn effective mindfulness techniques for the reduction of stress and anxiety. Reconnect with yourself and your family as you strengthen your wellness for a positive year.

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Nov 15 PD Sessions

  • These group sessions are online and instructor-led with the exception of First Aid, which is in-person.
  • Deadline to register is Wednesday, November 9, 2022 before 12 noon.

Choose from the below sessions.

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First Aid CPR

Emergency First Aid & CPR Level C with AED

Instructor: Andrea Hanssen
Nov 15 | 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM | $125

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In-person class location: Metro Continuing Education Map

Basic one-day course offering lifesaving first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the workplace or home. Includes training for adults, children and infants as well as use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). Note: To receive your 3-year certification in Emergency First Aid and CPR Level A or C you will need to successfully pass a multiple choice quiz at the end of the session.

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Dealing with Difficult People Successfully

Instructor: Fern Richardson
Nov 15 | 9 AM to Noon | $69

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We all have to interact with difficult people at some time. It’s relatively easy to deal with those we’ll never see again but what if they are regular clients or co-workers? In this session we’ll explore what makes a person difficult. We’ll discuss how to recognize common behaviour patterns and how to deal effectively with them through the use of a variety of communication skills and techniques. The goal: to handle our interactions with others in a positive and effective manner.

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Understanding Google Classroom

Instructor: Shawn Gramiak
Nov 15 | 9 AM to Noon | $89

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Are you supporting students in the classroom? A parent? Or both? If you want to know more about the world of online education, then this Google Classroom overview is for you! Discover how Google Classroom gives both learners and those who assist them the tools they need to let their creativity and brilliance shine. Topics covered will include the components of and navigating the Google Classroom, posting questions and other types of interaction, uploading and downloading learning materials, working with assignments and how Google Classroom integrates with the other Google Apps. Join us for a fun and fascinating look at this user friendly online educational resource!

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Shrug Off Stress: Physical Techniques to Manage Mood & Tension

Instructor: Suzanne Belanger
Nov 15 | 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM | $69

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Explore how we repress difficult emotions and the effects that doing so has on our bodies. Discover physical techniques to take control of downward spirals in mood, and learn about emotional flooding (feeling controlled by our emotions). Unravel the tangles (build-up) of tension in your body using easy and practical methods (and tools) that include variations suited to help students, colleagues and/or family. Join Suzanne Belanger, a registered massage therapist, as she shares insider tips on self care and strategies to keep you healthy, limber and ready to tackle your day! A small supply list is required and can be found below.

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Individual / Self-paced Sessions

Interested in learning independently?

  • These individual sessions are self-paced and online.
  • The time required to complete one self-paced course is approximately 24 hours: (2 hours per lesson X 12 lessons).
  • Once you are registered, you have 3 months of access to complete the course.
  • Metro’s recommendation is that a self-paced course is completed over multiple PD days.

View all sessions below.

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Keys to Effective Communication

Individual | $139

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Become more confident, make great first impressions, get along with others, and create better personal and professional relationships. This course provides a step by step process to become a great conversationalist as you use communication to build rapport and create trust, warmth, and respect.

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Individual Excellence

Individual | $159

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The Individual Excellence course will teach you twelve vital career-enhancing skills. You will establish a clear career path and use skills like interpersonal communication and time management to achieve your goals. You will also learn how to utilize your creativity and problem-solving skills to work through adversity.

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Listen to Your Heart and Success Will Follow

Individual | $139

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Enjoy the rewards that come from doing what really makes you happy! This course will help you fully understand your own interests, values, needs and abilities and help you use work to express yourself and share your interests and talents.

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Fundamentals of Supervision & Management

Individual | $159

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Become a more effective manager by learning the language of business management. This course provides skills in managing time, delegating responsibility, motivating your employees, solving problems and resolving conflicts so you can accomplish your job more effectively.

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Achieving Success with Difficult People

Individual | $159

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Do you want to know how to interact with anyone, regardless of how difficult you perceive them to be? This course will give you the skills to effectively meet your needs while protecting the dignity and rights of others to form more cooperative relationships.

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Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365

Individual | $169

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Learn to quickly and efficiently use Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365 as you discover dozens of shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully formatted worksheets. This course, taught by an experienced Microsoft Excel instructor, provides in-depth knowledge for beginners that will have you using Excel like a pro.

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Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365

Individual | $169

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Master new skills and harness the power of Excel to become a power user. This hands-on course provides in-depth knowledge of charts, graphs, PivotTables, Slicers, Sparklines, AutoFilter, macros, and other advanced Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365 functions.

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Advanced Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365

Individual | $169

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In this hands-on course, you will learn Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365's advanced functions and often-overlooked features, including data analysis tools, data tables and databases, custom controls, and PivotTables.

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Introduction to Microsoft Word 2019/Office 365

Individual | $169

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Learn to create professional-looking letters, reports, and documents using Microsoft Word 2019/Office 365. This hands-on course will help you master the basic features of this powerful word-processing program to type, edit, and format text, and spell check and print documents like a pro.

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Intermediate Microsoft Word 2019/Office 365

Individual | $169

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Use Microsoft Word 2019/Office 365 more efficiently by mastering its more advanced features. This hands-on course will teach you how to create an index, build a list of figures, design a table of contents, perform a mail merge, and use timesaving shortcuts to develop professional documents.

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Register now for your November PD sessions

To register, you will fill out a short form with your information. Within 72 hours of your form submission, you’ll receive your class confirmation and be all set! Remember to have your school cost coding ready.

If you have any questions, contact Metro at 780.428.1111 or metro@epsb.ca.

 

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