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ENGAGE

ENGAGE Employee Development is optimized for online!

Most classroom sessions for RRC employees have been updated for online delivery – scroll down to view our new calendar as well as postponed sessions.

Click on a link to register.

Calendar

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AnytimeVariesWorking Successfully from Home – a self-directed collection

Choose from our handpicked LinkedIn Learning videos to improve your remote working experience. Each video is no more than five minutes long.

Topics include “keep work hours in balance”, “expectations with your remote boss”, “the power of having fun with loved ones”, “managing interruptions” and “set clearly defined goals”.

Pick the videos that you need, when you need them.
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Mondays30 days x 15 mins (7.5 hrs)30 Day Mindfulness Challenge

This course provides daily bite-sized activities to help foster a mindfulness habit in just 30 days. The techniques you learn are simple but proven to lead to increases in emotional regulation, well-being, self-compassion and resilience – all important during our COVID-impact times.

All participants also receive one free space for a friend or family member to participate at no cost.
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Anytime3 hours (plus a half day in person at a later date)Verbal De-Escalation Skills

Many people wish they could better manage situations involving escalation with others. In this course, you will learn an effective model to identify what’s actually happening during an escalation, and how to “turn down the dial” for both you and the other person – a practical tool that can be helpful both at work and home.

Recommended to complete within 14 days of starting.

Note: This online session is part of our new blended format of Verbal De-Escalation Skills. After completing the online portion, you will be invited to complete the classroom portion at a later date.
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March 1 & 2, 20212 half daysNew Employee Orientation

Designed for new employees to welcome them to the college, provide important information, learn about College programs and services, hear from key stakeholders in the College and learn about RRC’s culture.
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Anytime3 hoursFour Seasons of Reconciliation – Coming Soon!

Four Seasons of Reconciliation follows Indigenous principles and was formed under the guidance of our Indigenous Advisory Circle and the First Nations University of Canada. This resource can assist you in providing respectful reconciliation education in the workplace. This unique two-hour 33-minute online course promotes a renewed relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canadians through transformative learning about truth and reconciliation.

Recommended to complete within 14 days of starting.

Highly recommended to use Chrome to view this course (can be slow on other browsers).
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AnytimeVariesUnderstanding Self and Others – a self-directed Linked In Learning Collection

This collection includes short courses and videos on: Developing Self-Awareness, Developing Your Emotional Intelligence, Developing Empathy, Igniting Emotional Engagement, Being an Effective Team Member, Anger Management, and Developing Cross-Cultural Intelligence.

Upon completion of a full course, participants have the option of posting their certificate and new skills on their LinkedIn profile.
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AnytimeVariesEffective Communication Skills – a self-directed LinkedIn Learning Collection

This collection includes short courses and videos on: Conflict Resolution Foundations, Giving and Receiving Feedback, Improving Your Listening Skills, Public Speaking Foundations, Advanced Grammar, Negotiation Foundations, Organizational Communication, Presenting as a Team, Interpersonal Communication, Leading with Stories, and Establishing Credibility as a Speaker.

Upon completion of a full course, participants have the option of posting their certificate and new skills on their LinkedIn profile.
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Anytime5.5 hoursGender and Sexual Diversity Awareness

This award-winning course provides a transformational understanding of gender and sexual diversity and how you can support this diversity in today’s communities and workplace.

A total of six 50-minute modules can each be taken separately.

After completion of the course, you can request to become an Ally, joining over 200 employees at RRC who have committed to creating a safe space for all gender and sexual diversity and to interrupting discrimination.

Recommended to complete within 30 days of starting
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AnytimeVariesEnhancing Professionalism – a self-directed LinkedIn Learning Collection

This collection includes courses and videos on: Time Management Fundamentals, Improving Your Focus, Ethics and Responsibility, Customer Service Foundations, Managing Your Manager, Dealing with a Difficult Boss, Building Business Relationships, Success Habits, Managing Customer Feedback, Leading Productive Meetings, Developing a Service Mindset, and Leading without Formal Authority.

Upon completion of a full course, participants have the option of posting their certificate and new skills on their LinkedIn profile.
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AnytimeVariesCareer Development – a self-directed LinkedIn Learning Collection

Includes courses and videos on: What to do in the first 90 Days of your Job, Cultivating A Growth Mindset, Figuring Out Your Next Move, Having an Honest Career Conversation with Your Boss, Managing Your Career: Mid-Career/Early Career, Successful Goal Setting, and Leading Yourself.

Upon completion of a full course, participants have the option of posting their certificate and new skills on their LinkedIn profile.
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AnytimeVariesAdaptability and Flexibility – a self-directed LinkedIn Learning Collection

This collection includes courses on: Enhancing Resilience, The Neuroscience of Learning, Creative Thinking, and Psychological Flexibility and Failing.

Upon completion of a full course, participants have the option of posting their certificate and new skills on their LinkedIn profile.
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Within 14 days of hire35 minutesAccessible Customer Service (required)

RRC employees are obligated to provide accessible customer service to everyone in the workplace, including students, fellow employees, and members of the public. This course includes an introduction on barriers to accessibility, how to remove them, and a review of several case studies. The course includes three short quizzes. This course is mandatory within 14 days of hire at RRC.
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Anytime3 hoursPre-Retirement Info Session

Watch this pre-recorded session from November 2019 to become familiar with the planning and decisions you will need to make prior to retirement. Presenters include RRC Pay and Benefits as well as the CSSB.
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January 22 & 29, 2021

February 16 & 23, 2021

March 11 & 18, 2021

April 15 & 22, 2021

May 13 & 20, 2021

June 7 & 14, 2021
2 hours for Employees
3 hours for Managers
The Working Mind: Virtual Training For Employees

As we continue to work in a rapidly changing environment, it’s important to ensure we protect our mental health. It’s equally important to recognize when to seek support, or offer it to others. The Mental Health Commission of Canada has now developed a virtual version of The Working Mind, and is accepting registrations on a first-come, first-served basis. The course includes scenario-based lessons, videos, and reference guides. There are two versions (please note this is a condensed course and does not replace the full course):

For Employees – 2 hours: Crisis Response training – Caring for Yourself – Participants will be introduced to the Mental Health Continuum and the Big 4 Coping Strategies, to help learn how to better understand their own mental wellness, notice if they might be moving into unwell areas, use practical actions to help with stress, and know when to reach out to get professional help.

For Managers* – 3 hours: Crisis Response training – Caring for your Team – Participants will be introduced to the Mental Health Continuum, the Big 4 Coping Strategies, and Ad Hoc Incident Review to help learn how to better understand their own and their team’s mental wellness, notice signs of declining mental health, use practical actions to help with stress, know when to reach out to get professional help and learn tips to support team members.

*If you register for the 3 hour Caring For Your Team course (for Managers), you do not need to register for the Self Course. The longer session includes the material from the Caring for Yourself Course.

If interested, confirm your supervisor’s support for this development activity, and then click here to create an account and register for your date of choice. Please ensure you use your RRC email to establish your account with the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Should you have any questions, please contact: tpresley@rrc.ca
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The following classroom sessions have been postponed to a future date – please stay tuned.

  • The Blanket Exercise
  • Cannabis Fundamentals for Employees
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • safeTALK Suicide Alertness

ENGAGE sessions are strongly encouraged for all employees, and some (such as the Accessibility Customer Service Training) are legislatively required.

You are encouraged to take advantage of ENGAGE – and to have ongoing conversations with your supervisor about your learning and development!

Self-Directed Online Learning

ENGAGE also includes unlimited, self-directed online learning from LinkedIn Learning.

Below are some Collections of videos (most under four minutes) and courses to help you move along learning paths that may be important to you. Explore these Collections further ›

  • Understanding Self and Others Collection – includes courses and videos on: Developing Self-Awareness, Developing Your Emotional Intelligence, Developing Empathy, Igniting Emotional Engagement, Being an Effective Team Member, Anger Management, and Developing Cross-Cultural Intelligence.
  • Effective Communication Skills Collection– includes courses and videos on: Conflict Resolution Foundations, Giving and Receiving Feedback, Improving Your Listening Skills, Public Speaking Foundations, Advanced Grammar, Negotiation Foundations, Organizational Communication, Presenting as a Team, Interpersonal Communication, Leading with Stories, and Establishing Credibility as a Speaker.
  • Office 365: Essential Training Collection – includes courses and videos on: Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Enhancing Professionalism Collection – includes courses and videos on: Time Management Fundamentals, Improving Your Focus, Ethics and Responsibility, Customer Service Foundations, Managing Your Manager, Dealing with a Difficult Boss, Building Business Relationships, Success Habits, Managing Customer Feedback, Leading Productive Meetings and Developing a Service Mindset, and Leading without Formal Authority.
  • Career Development Collection– includes courses and videos on: What to do in the first 90 Days of your Job, Cultivating A Growth Mindset, Figuring Out Your Next Move, Having an Honest Career Conversation with Your Boss, Managing Your Career: Mid-Career/Early Career, Successful Goal Setting, Leading Yourself.
  • Adaptability and Flexibility Collection – includes courses on: Enhancing Resilience, The Neuroscience of Learning, Creative Thinking, and Psychological Flexibility and Failing.

Contact Taryn Presley in Organizational Development at tpresley@rrc.ca for more info.