online-group-meeting

EPSB Staff Professional Development

Maximize your PD day by building your skills with Metro!

Choose from group, instructor-led or independent, self-paced sessions! All sessions are delivered online at this time.

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.

View sessions & dates below 

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 

online-instruction

May 24 PD Sessions

  • These group sessions are online and instructor-led
  • Deadline to register is Wednesday, May 18, 2022 before 12 noon.

Choose from the below sessions.

Google-classroom

Google Drive: Time Saving Organizational Tips

Instructor: Shawn Gramiak
May 24 | 9 AM to Noon | $89

Register now

Transform the way you create, collaborate and share with Google Drive. In this course, you will not only learn the fundamentals of Drive and its built-in essential productivity apps but how to work smarter from virtually anywhere. Join our instructor on this time saving journey as she helps you transition from Microsoft Office and learn the basics of the many uses of Google Drive. You’ll leave with knowledge on how to better organize your documents and ways to increase your productivity. Don’t miss out!

Read More
people-speaking-in-sign-language

American Sign Language (ASL) Basics

Instructor: Amorena Bartlett
May 24 | 9 AM to Noon | $69

Register now

Learn the basics of American Sign Language in this full immersion (no speaking) and interactive course. The alphabet, numbers, colours, family and school-related vocabulary will be covered, as well as introductory phrases and conversational dialogue. Some ASL grammar/syntax will also be included, as well as information on Deaf culture and tips for communicating with a Deaf person.

Read More

Managing Stress: Finding the Balance

Instructor: Fern Richardson
May 24 | 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM | $69

Register now

There are three stages of stress - the good, the bad and the ugly. Coping successfully with stress requires personal awareness of what’s happening to you, and within you, at any given time. In this session you’ll explore your personal stress reactions and develop practical skills to relieve stress based on the four human energies: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

Read More
online-instruction

May 25 PD Sessions

  • These group sessions are online and instructor-led
  • Deadline to register is Wednesday, May 18, 2022 before 12 noon.

Choose from the below sessions.

Time Management & Priority Setting

Instructor: Fern Richardson
May 25 | 9 AM to Noon | $69

Register now

Time is a precious non-renewable resource. We all have the same amount but choose to spend it very differently. This workshop is designed to help participants explore their time management
skills and abilities and determine beneficial changes. We will look at techniques to goal set, determine priorities, reduce procrastination and create focused time for important work.

Read More

Google Forms: Surveys Made Easy

Instructor: Esther Pettigrew
May 25 | 9 AM to Noon | $89

Register now

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.

Read More

7 Dimensions of Wellness

Instructor: Rachelle Howse
May 25 | 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM | $69

Register now

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 2022.

Read More
laptop-on-blue-table

Individual / Self-paced Sessions

Interested in learning independently?

  • These individual sessions are self-paced and online
  • Each course is 24-hours in duration
  • Once you are registered, you have 3 months of access to complete the course

View all sessions below.

conquer-difficult-situations

Keys to Effective Communication

Individual | $139

Register now

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.

Read More
man-speaking-and-smiling

Individual Excellence

Individual | $159

Register now

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.

Read More
happy-woman

Listen to Your Heart and Success Will Follow

Individual | $139

Register now

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.

Read More

Fundamentals of Supervision & Management

Individual | $159

Register now

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.

Read More

Achieving Success with Difficult People

Individual | $159

Register now

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.

Read More
introduction to microsoft excel

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365

Individual | $169

Register now

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.

Read More
intermediate microsoft excel

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365

Individual | $169

Register now

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.

Read More
advanced microsoft excel

Advanced Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365

Individual | $169

Register now

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.

Read More
microsoft word introduction

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2019/Office 365

Individual | $169

Register now

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.

Read More
microsoft word intermediate

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2019/Office 365

Individual | $169

Register now

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.

Read More

Register now for your May 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.

 

Register now