Continuing Education and Certificate Programs

City U offers courses and workshops for working professionals to help individuals enhance their current skill sets. Whether its to strengthen your resume, learn a new skill or expertise, or support the development of your current team and organization, City U can help you expand your professional toolbox. Our continuing education courses help participants learn both theory and practical skills that can be applied in day to day roles working in the helping professions. With practitioner led seminars, our instructors bring real-world experience to the learning environment and help participants consider how to implement new strategies and skills into their current working environments. 

City U offers group discounts for our workshops, as well as discounts for current CityU students and alumni. For more information, general inquiries, or to recommend a course offering contact:

Upcoming seminars and workshops:

Coaching for Leaders

Within a small group atmosphere participants will:

✔Gain an appreciation of how cognitive coaching, instructional coaching and solution based positive psychology skills can be blended together to identify goals, recognize opportunities to achieve those goals, work through obstacles, take the steps necessary and celebrate success

✔understand coaching and how it can positively impact those who are being coached

✔become skilled at using a coaching model that has been used effectively with business leaders, educational administrators, teachers and consultants ✔gain knowledge of the eleven core competencies of being an effective coach

✔have opportunities for guided practice and feedback in the use of coaching skills, and

✔receive additional opportunities for collaboration, communication and professional growth from each other in a rich learning environment

Delivery Mode:

Four consecutive Saturday mornings

March 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: 9am-12:30pm MST

Mode: On-line synchronous

To register click here

For. more information check flyer: Coaching for leaders

Family Preservation Online Certificate by Chris Burt

Family Preservation is a key community-based service in BC, funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development, in helping families struggling with child protection issues. This intensive model of family counselling primarily aims to assist parents in finding ways to meet the physical, emotional and developmental needs of their children, resulting in their enhanced safety and well-being. This certificate course is offered through CityU Canada’s continuing education programs and will help participants:

  • Build an understanding of Family Preservation as a distinct and unique professional family therapy model of service
  • Appreciate the complexity of working with families in collaboration with, and under the umbrella of, child protection
  • Gain insight into how current counselling theories of working effectively with families must be accommodated to successfully support families involved with the child welfare system.
  • Learn practical applications of the model with common challenges for families involved in child protection.

Clinical Supervision by Janet White

This certificate course prepares the experienced practitioner to provide resiliency-informed clinical supervision. Participants are guided in a review of models of supervision, and will learn the competencies required in supervision and how to apply ethical principles in this context. Participants in the course will work together and with the instructor to practice skills and apply theory.