Professional Microcredentials now available through the U of R

News Release Release Date: June 21, 2021 2:00 p.m.

The University of Regina’s Centre for Continuing Education is pleased to announce the launch of Professional Microcredentials. These new programs provide high-quality, specialty-focused training that allow current and potential employees to quickly obtain a skill or skill set that is in-demand. 

Professional Microcredentials will help people progress in their careers, obtain industry-recognizable credentials and open doors to new job opportunities. They will also help businesses upskill and reskill their current employees and hire new employees with needed skills for long-term performance and success. 

“Across Saskatchewan and beyond, there’s increasing demand for training in specific skills and knowledge that support industry and employers, as well as individuals growing within a career or growing into a new career,” said Dr. Christie Schultz, director of the Centre for Continuing Education. “Our Professional Microcredentials were developed out of an identified need for high-quality, specialty-focused, quick training that will fill skill gaps identified by Saskatchewan industries and the Government of Saskatchewan. They are being offered through remote delivery and can be taken anywhere there is internet access.” 

Three Professional Microcredentials start running this fall: 

  • Responsive Management Professional Microcredential
    • Helps managers better manage hybrid teams, effectively manage crisis, and develop resiliency in themselves and others.
  • Project Compliance Professional Microcredential 
    • A skills upgrade for existing project managers who manage contracts and need specific skills in contract lifecycle management, process control and risk management.
  • High Impact Leadership Professional Microcredential
    • Helps managers at all levels develop critical skills in navigating difficult conversations, understanding power dynamics, and building consensus.

Each microcredential consists of three Badges which can be completed in as little as a few months. When a Badge is completed, digital recognition is awarded which can be shared with current and potential employers across various digital career networking platforms like LinkedIn as well as email, digital resumés and more. 

Professional Microcredentials details: www.uofrmicrocredentials.ca 

Program Contact: 

Karen Merz, Manager, Career & Professional Development

Centre for Continuing Education

University of Regina

Karen.Merz@uregina.ca

About the University of Regina

The University of Regina—with campuses located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories, the ancestral lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Lakota and Nakoda nations and the homeland of the Métis—is a comprehensive, mid-sized university that traces its roots back to the creation of Regina College in 1911. Today, more than 16,600 students study within the University's 10 faculties, 25 academic departments/schools, 18 research centres and institutes, and three federated colleges (Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College). The University of Regina has an established reputation for excellence and innovative programs that lead to undergraduate, master, and doctoral degrees. The University of Regina was named the Research University of the Year in 2020 (undergraduate category) by Research Infosource.

 

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