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Total 524 training course(s)/program(s) at schools in Canada.

College of Extended Learning - UNB

Training Centre/Campus: Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Phone No.: 1-866-599-4646

Financial Statements

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

Learn how to read and interpret the information contained in financial statements and to use that information as your business report card (identify where you are doing well and where improvements are required). This seminar will cover the content and importance of financial statements, different types and fundamental uses. The income statement, balance sheet, changes in financial position, notes to the financial statement and cash flow statements will also be discussed.

Who should attend
Non-financial managers who want to have a better understanding of financial statements
Managers not directly involved in the financial department of their organization

Personal Financial Planning

Course Format: Online / Virtual Classroom / Webinar  V

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental principles of financial decision-making, and how these principles are applied to personal financial planning. Students will learn the concepts and methods necessary in developing a successful personal financial plan. Students will also learn financial planning as it is done in professional practice. Topics to be covered include the fundamental principles of finance, financial goal setting, budgeting, tax planning, cash management, personal credit, investment, insurance, retirement and estate planning. There is equal emphasis on the analytical principles underlying Personal Financial Planning as on the application of those principles. Thus an important component of this course is learning how to prepare a comprehensive financial plan.

At the end of the course it is expected that students will acquire the necessary concepts and skills to be able to optimize their lifetime income and expenditure ... [Read More]

Financial Accounting

Course Format: Online / Virtual Classroom / Webinar  V

This course examines the identification, measurement, recording, and communication of financial information to interested users for decision-making.

On completion of this course, students should be able to:
Identify and apply the concepts, conventions, and generally accepted accounting principles which underlie financial accounting and reporting for public and private companies,
Understand and apply the accounting cycle to measure, record, and interpret business transactions,
Prepare financial statements and understand how they are interrelated,
Analyze financial statements and additional information to identify and evaluate changes in the financial position and performance of a company over time in comparison to its competitors and industry, and
Understand and appreciate the accounting information system and its ability to communicate business activity and results, including its inherent limitations.

Prerequisite: None

Canadian Institute of Finance and Management

Training Centre/Campus: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone No.: (416) 836-8924

The Fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma

Course Format: On-Site / In-House / Private Tutoring  V

This course is designed to instill an in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and a clear sense of what is required to define high-impact improvement projects, establish Lean Six Sigma measurements and complete Lean Six Sigma projects using the systematic and proven Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC) methodology. This course is delivered through four 3-hour online sessions or two traditional classroom days.

You will learn how to:

•Establish the structure that supports and sustains Lean Six Sigma Quality
•Identify and calculate key Lean Six Sigma Measurements (Sigma, DPMO and Yield)
•Select successful, high-impact projects that match to strategic objectives
•Document, measure and improve key processes using the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) Methodology
•Utilize data-based thinking to make key business decisions

Benefits of Lean Six Sigma

•Gives leadership... [Read More]

Lean Six Sigma for Executives

Course Format: On-Site / In-House / Private Tutoring  V

You will learn how to:

Obtain a clear and concise understanding of how Lean Six Sigma functions as a business management strategy
Set up a strong, sustainable Lean Six Sigma structure
Define the roles and responsibilities of Lean Six Sigma practitioners
Incorporate the driving principles of Lean Six Sigma into the entire organization
Set achievable Lean Six Sigma goals for your organization
Effectively communicate Lean Six Sigma results internally
Effectively communicate the results of your Lean Six Sigma efforts to shareholders and Wall Street

Course Overview

Overview of Lean Six Sigma
Potential Financial and Human Impact
How to Deploy Lean Six Sigma: Roles, Responsibilities, Critical Success Factors, Training and Timelines
Hands-on Experience with the DMAIC Improvement Recipe
The importance of Voice of the Customer (VOC)
The power of process thinking
De... [Read More]

Building Lean Six Sigma Champions Workshop

Course Format: On-Site / In-House / Private Tutoring  V

This highly interactive workshop is designed to provide a manager or executive filling the role of Champion, with a clear and concise understanding of Lean Six Sigma and their critical role in project selection and chartering, and shepherding projects through the phases of DMAIC. During the workshop, participants will select and scope initial projects for their business and create rough drafts of charters.

You will learn how to:

•Identify the skill set of successful Black Belts and Green Belts
•Scope high-impact problem areas
•Select bite-size projects that align with company goals
•Properly define a business case and problem statement
•Calculate Lean Six Sigma metrics that can lead to better process understanding
•Read information provided from common statistical tools
•Avoid common obstacles
•Monitor, review and approve Black Belt projects

Course Overview

•Overview of Lean Six ... [Read More]

Experiencing Lean Six Sigma

Course Format: On-Site / In-House / Private Tutoring  V

Foundational Concepts of Lean Six Sigma

Businesses need a proven approach to improving results

Costs of Poor Quality

A quick primer on Lean Six Sigma

Business Process Management

DMAIC, DMADV improvement methodology

ROI of Lean Six Sigma - financial and cultural benefits

Experiencing Lean Six Sigma - DMAIC overview (the improvement recipe)

Identification of the problem that needs to be fixed

Ensure the Lean Six Sigma project is set up for success

Voice of the Customer (VOC): Are you listening?

Metrics: linking strategic and customer measures to the project

The importance of clear operational definitions: Can you measure it?

Verify the accuracy of the measurement system

Process mapping (value stream mapping)

Effectively communicating with data

Reduce knee-jerk reaction... [Read More]

Project Management for Six Sigma Professionals

Course Format: On-Site / In-House / Private Tutoring  V

Foundation Concepts

•Introduction to Project Management
•Project Management for Lean Six Sigma
•The Five Process Groups of Projects
•PMI Nine Areas of Knowledge

Project Initiation

•Project Generation
•Project Charter
•Organizational Change Management
•Assuring Project Support
•Emphasizing Shared Need for Change

Project Planning

•Developing the Project Plan
•Communication Management
•Work Breakdown Structure
•Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
•Estimating Schedules and Budgets
•The Network Logic Diagram
•Schedule Development and Critical Path Method
•Project Risk Management

Project Execution

•Choosing the Right Decision-Making Approaches
•Planning Effective Project Meetings
•Conflict Resolution
•Effective Negotiation for the Project
•Mobilizing ... [Read More]

Contract Management (Certificate)

Course Format: On-Site / In-House / Private Tutoring  V

An Associate’s Certificate in Contract Management provides an introduction to contract management and is appropriate for anyone needing a basic working knowledge of the subject. Professionals who want to demonstrate their commitment to professional development in contracting may take classes related to their specific interests and needs, as this new program is extremely flexible.


The Associate&,#146,s Certificate in Contract Management consists of three courses, which must be successfully completed within two years.

Take courses in any order, though, we recommend an introductory course first to become familiar with basic project management terminology and principles.

Note: All courses taken for the associate&,#146,s certificate may be applied toward a master&,#146,s certificate.

Suggested Certificate Paths

The associate&,#146,s certificate is a highly flexible program designed to... [Read More]

Project Management Fundamentals Certificate

Course Format: On-Site / In-House / Private Tutoring  V

Project Management: Fundamentals overviews the basics of project management. It provides the theory and core methodology you will need to manage projects or participate on project teams.
This course does not make use of any project management software application, but instead focuses on the conceptual underpinnings that students must know in order to use any project management software application effectively.

Target Student:
Students enrolling in this course should be planning to lead a project (primary audience) or serve on a project team (secondary audience).

Performance-Based Objectives
Discuss the phases of the Project Management Life Cycle and a project manager&,#146,s role in each phase.
List and discuss basic project success criteria and common reasons for project failure.
Discuss techniques for setting up a strong project team.
List and discuss elements of a Risk Management Plan.
Discuss techni... [Read More]

Project Management Intermediate Certificate

Course Format: On-Site / In-House / Private Tutoring  V

The course builds on project management basics to examine some of the more difficult issues encountered by clinical project managers. It examines approaches for optimizing clinical trial conduct and includes discussion of current hot-button concerns facing clinical project managers.

Performance-Based Objectives
Develop a more strategic approach to management
Assess trial design decisions
Define best practices
Recognize the use and abuse of metrics
Implement resource planning techniques
Implement risk management techniques
Optimize site selection
Enhance patient recruitment and retention
Cite new issues and technologies in project management

Targeted Students
Project Managers who have mastered project management basics.
Experienced Project Managers with limited development skills.
Team Leaders or Managers with a basic knowledge of project management.

Inte... [Read More]

Project Management Advanced Certificate

Course Format: On-Site / In-House / Private Tutoring  V

This Advanced Project Management programme provides organizations with skilled, professional, results-orientated managers who can meet the requirements of other functional managers within their organizations and who are able to complete projects on time, within budget, while meeting expectations. Six modules will equip participants with a practical, step-by-step approach to managing a project over its entire life cycle - from inception to close out.

Course Outline
Project planning and control
Project budgeting and finance
Labour law and contracts
ntegrated project management
Supply chain management and marketing
Managing and leading human resources

The objectives and syllabi of the modules are outlined below
Project planning and control
To discuss approaches to problem solving and decision making that can improve the effectiveness of individuals and organizations.
Work breakdown structure
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Sarbanes Oxley

Course Format: On-Site / In-House / Private Tutoring  V

Gives you access to new management- level positions in Finance and Accounting Industry


Sarbanes Oxley Act overview
Compliance issues and deadlines
Sarbanes Oxley Stakeholders
The impact of SOX on business environment.
SOX and Canadian rules
Understanding of internal controls and procedures
Reporting on internal controls
The responsibility of the credit function in the process of compliance
How to identify the likely problems companies confront.
Workings of good Internal Audit
SOX and the future with financial reporting
SOX and Canadian rules
Understanding of internal controls and procedures
Reporting on internal controls
The responsibility of the credit function in the process of compliance
How to identify the likely problems companies confront.
Workings of good Internal Audit
SOX and the future with financial re... [Read More]

Planning for IFRS Implementation

Course Format: On-Site / In-House / Private Tutoring  V

Canadian enterprises need to be moving forward on their plans for conversion. They face somewhat different circumstances than did their counterparts in many other countries:

?Earlier communication may be required in the marketplace ?in their 2008 annual filings, Canadian companies may be required to disclose their plans for making the transition to IFRS as well as the expected impact of adopting IFRS
?Phased transition ?because some standards will be adopted before 2011, Canadian companies will have multiple implementations.

In addition, SEC registrants may have additional timing options, depending on CSA decisions.

Key questions to ask:

?What are the major differences between IFRS and Canadian GAAP for our organization? What will be the likely impact on our financial statements, including disclosures?
?How will our financial reporting systems be able to capture the data required by IFRS?
?What is the es... [Read More]

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