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Online Distance Learning Program

Man with colleagues via online plateformThe Institute is pleased to be launching our new online distance learning program!

Interactive digital sessions featuring a live instructor ensure you maintain your professional edge and upgrade your knowledge with the latest best practices.

The entire PDI team is working diligently to ensure that our professional development programs are available, by distance, as soon as possible.  A  limited number of opportunities have already launched and, starting in April, PDI looks forward to adding some of the Institutes most in-demand courses.

PDI's distance learning digital sessions will be delivered live via Adobe Connect.

Courses by Month!

 

October 2020  

HR Innovation: Virtual Event
October 1, 2020 12:00 to 14:30 

Working in Project Teams
October 1-2, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Communicating Under Pressure
October 5-6, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Becoming a Conscious Leader
October 5-8, 2020, 13:00 to 16:00

Clear, Concise Writing        
October 5-8, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Cyber Defence Against the Dark Arts 
October 5-8, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Requirements Gathering
October 5-8, 2020, 12:30 to 16:00

PRINCE2® Foundation
October 5-9, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Practical Grammar @ Your Desk
October 5-23, 2020, self-paced

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advantage
October 6, 2020, 9:00 to 16:00

Healthcare Analytics: Virtual Event
October 6, 2020 12:00 to 14:00 

Writing in Plain Language
October 6, 7, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Applied Strategic Planning
October 6-9, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Enhancing Adaptive Leadership Through Integral Awareness
October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2020, 13:00 to 16:00

Storytelling: The Secret Weapon of Communication        
October 7-8, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Business Process Improvement for Problem Solving
October 8-9, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Mindfulness as a Restorative Practice in
Times of Uncertainty and Change

October 9, 23, Nov 6, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Developing Your Negotiation Skills
October 13-16, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Writing for the Web
October 13-16, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Active Motivation
October 14-15, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Analytical Thinking
October 14-16, 2020, 8:30 to 12:30

Editing Skills for the Workplace
October 14-16, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

PRINCE2® Practitioner or Re-Certification
October 19-21, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Strategic Dynamics and Issues the Middle East
October 19-21, 2020, 9:00 to 16:00

Briefing Notes That Work
October 19-22, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Influencing and Leading Others
October 19-22, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Essentials of French Grammar
October 19-30, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Improving the use of IoT in the Public Sector: Virtual Event
October 20, 2020 12:00 to 14:05

Client Service Excellence
October 20-21, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

The Accidental Project Manager
October 20-21, 2020, 8:30 to 12:00

Winning Government Job Competitions 
October 22-23, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Women at Work: Positioning Your Career
for Success

October 22-23, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Writing for Promotional Communications 
October 22-23, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

The Basics of Business Writing
October 26-29, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Emotional and Social Intelligence
October 26-29, 2020, 9:00 to 11:30

Improving your Presentation Skills  
October 26-29, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Comprehensive Project Management Basics
October 26-30, 2020, 8:30 to 12:00

Writing Well I @ Your Desk
October 26 - Nov. 6, 2020, self-paced

Re-imagining Public Sector Finance: Virtual Event
October 27, 2020 12:00 to 14:10 

Business Process Improvement for
Personal Efficiency

October 27-28, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Proofreading: The Final Step in Editing
October 27-28, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Analytics to Support Evidence-Based Governance
October 27-30, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Understanding The Canadian Intelligence
Community: Who Does What and Why

October 27-30, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Effective Delegation
October 29-30, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2020  

Knowledge Synthesis: How to Use Research
in Support of Policy and Practice

November 2, 2020, 9:00 to 16:0

Dealing with Difficult Behaviours
November 2-3, 2020, 13:00 to 16:00

Developing Your Facilitation Skills
November 2-5, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Risk Management 
November 2-5, 2020, 8:30 to 12:00

Coaching - Developing Skills for Powerful Conversations
November 3-6, 2020, 9:00 to 11:30

How to Write Effective Reports 
November 3-6, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Introduction to Data Science 
November 3-6, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Supervising on a Day-to-Day Basis
November 3-6, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Navigating Complex Security and Societal Challenges:
The Increasing Demand for a Multi-Party Approach

November 3, 10, 17, 24, 2020

Managing Top Performers
November 5-6, 2020, 13:00 to 16:00

Leadership – Thriving in Crisis and Beyond
November 5-6, 2020, 13:00 to 16:00

China's Technology Development Agenda: Implications for Canada - Morning Brief
November 06, 2020, 9:00am - 10:00am 

Communicating with Your Employees
November 9-10, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Managing a Work Crisis
November 9-10, 2020, 13:00 to 16:00

Oral Briefings                                           
November 9-10, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Canada and the Cyber Challenge 
November 9-10, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Performance Management that Builds Success for Everyone
November 9-10, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Stage Gating 
November 9-10, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Action-Oriented Leadership Positively
Impacts Productivity

November 12-13, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Creative Strategy: Words, Sounds and Images that Generate Impact 
November 12-13, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Introduction to Organizational Change Management
November 12-13, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Implementing a Social Media Strategy and Measuring Results
November 12-13, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Relating and Responding to Mental Health: Manager's Edition
November 12-13, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

A+ Writing: Beyond the Basics
November 16-18, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Cybersecurity Management and Implementation
November 16-19, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Project Monitoring and Controlling
November 16-19, 2020, 12:30 to 16:00

Agile Project Management
November 16-20, 2020, 8:30 - 12:00

Business Process Improvement -
Process Mapping

November 17-18, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Effective Management of Project Stakeholders
November 17-18, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Clear, Concise Writing        
November 17-20, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Fundamentals of Public Policy Development
November 17-20, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Knowledge Management - An Introduction
November 17-20, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Business Process Improvement: An Introduction
November 19-20, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Managing Poor Performance
November 19-20, 2020, 13:00 to 16:00

Results-based Management
November 23-25, 2020, 9:00 to 13:00

Briefing Notes That Work
November 23-26, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Fundamentals of French Writing Skills
November 23 - Dec. 4, 2020,  9:00 to 12:00

Writing Well II @ Your Desk
November 23 - Dec. 4, 2020, self-paced

Intelligence in Strategy and National Security Policymaking  
Nov. 23, 30 & Dec. 7, 14, 2020, 9:00 t0 12:00

HX: A Holistic Approach to Shaping the
Experience of Your Clients and Employees

November 24-27, 2020, 13:00 to 16:00

Project Communication: Driving Integration
and Boosting Results

November 24-27, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Communicating Technical Information 
November 25-27, 2020, 8:00 to 10:00

Relating and Responding to Mental Health: Employee’s Edition
November 26-27, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Power BI for Beginners
November 27, 2020, 9:00 to 16:00

Enabling Active Participation in the Virtual Space
November 30-Dec 1, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Business Process Improvement – Problem Solving Tools
November 30- Dec. 1, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

PMP® Exam Prep
November 30-Dec 4, 2020, 9:00 to 15:30

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam Prep
November 30-Dec 4, 2020, 9:00 to 15:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 2020  

Managing Millennials
December 1-2, 2020, 13:00 to 16:00

Critical Thinking: Effective Exploration
of Alternative Solutions

December 1-2, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Healthy Boundaries: Becoming Present
to What Serves You Best
 
December 1, 2, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Improving your Presentation Skills  
December 1-4, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Strategic Communication Planning using the CARE Model
December 1-4, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Business Process Improvement: An Introduction
December 2-3, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Selling Ideas Successfully
December 2-3, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Assertiveness Skills
December 3, 4, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Minutes Made                                      
December 3-4, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Strategic Thinking 
December 7-8, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

A Business Case for Cybersecurity
December 7-10, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Project Governance
November 12-13, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Design Thinking - Feel, Think, Imagine, Build, Test
December 7-10, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Comprehensive Project Management Basics
December 7-11, 2020, 8:30 to 12:00

Business Process Improvement for Project Champions
December 8-9, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Interviewing Skills
December 8-9, 2020, 13:00 - 16:00

Analytical Thinking
December 8-10, 2020, 8:30 to 12:00

Workplace Culture 101
December 8-11, 2020, 13:00 to 16:00

Resilience and Wellbeing in Times of Change
December 10, 2020, 9:00 to 16:00

Communicating Under Pressure
December 10-11, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Communicating Your Social Responsibility and Sustainability Initiatives
December 10-11, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Writing in Plain Language
December 10-11, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Achieving Focus
December 14-15, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Generational Diversity
December 14-15, 2020, 13:00 to 16:00

Advanced Project Management: Focus on Scheduling
December 14-17, 2020, 8:30 to 12:00

Briefing Notes That Work
December 14-17, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Clear, Concise Writing II
December 14-17, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Influencing and Leading Others
December 14-17, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Knowledge Management: Advanced Practices 
December 14-17, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Leading Teams 
December 14 -17, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Storytelling: The Secret Weapon of Communication   
December 16-17, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 2021  

Policies and Procedures for Compliance and Consistency
January 11-14, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

Briefing Notes That Work
January 11-14, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

Insider Threat: The Psychological Pathways of Betrayal
January 12-13, 2021

Clear, Concise Writing        
January 12-15, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

Beyond Project Management: Harvesting Value
from Your Organizational Investments

January 13, 2021 9:00 to 10:00 

Editing Skills for the Workplace
January 18-19, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

Emotional and Social Intelligence
January 18-21, 2021, 9:00 to 11:30

Developing Your Negotiation Skills
January 18-21, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

Fundamentals of Public Policy Development
January 19-22, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

The Basics of Business Writing
January 25-28, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

Improving your Presentation Skills  
January 25-28, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00

Strategic Foresight and National Security Analysis
January 26-29, 2021

More courses and events coming soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 2021  

Developing Your Facilitation Skills
February 1-4, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

Building Your Chairperson Skills
February 3-4, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

Terrorism in Canada: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
February 2-5, 2021 9:00 to 12:00

Briefing Notes That Work
February 8-11, 2021, 13:00 to 16:00

Achieving Focus
February 9-10, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

Intelligence Tradecraft and Government Machinery
February 9-10, 2021

Writing for the Web 
February 9-12, 2021, 13:00 to 16:00

Realizing Value from Investments and Projects Cohort Program
February 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 2021 9:00 to 11:30 

Communicating Under Pressure
February 11-12, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

Oral Briefings                                           
February 16-17, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

Storytelling: The Secret Weapon of Communication
February 16-17, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

Writing in Plain Language
February 16-17, 2021, 13:00 to 16:00

How to Write Effective Reports 
February 16-19, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

Leading Teams 
February 16-19, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

Proofreading: The Final Step in Editing
February 18-19, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

The Right Word
February 22-23, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

Coaching - Developing Skills for Powerful Conversations
February 22-25, 2021, 9:00 - 11:30

 

Clear, Concise Writing        
February 22-25, 2021, 13:00 to 16:00

Developing Your Negotiation Skills
February 22-25, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

More courses and events coming soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2021  

A+ Writing: Beyond the Basics
March 1-3, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

Fundamentals of Public Policy Development
March 1-4, 2021, 13:00 to 16:00

Briefing Notes That Work
March 2-5, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

Communicating Technical Information
March 3-5, 2021, 8:00 to 10:00

Improving your Presentation Skills  
March 8-9, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

The Basics of Business Writing
March 8-11, 2021, 13:00 to 16:00

Terrorism in the World: Yesterday, Today and
Tomorrow

March 9-12, 2021 9:00 to 12:00

The Spy Next Door: Illegal Agent Networks
and the Canadian Experience
  
March 15-16, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

Clear, Concise Writing II
March 15-18, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

Minutes Made 
March 16-17, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

Advanced Editing Skills 
March 18,-9, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

Advanced Storytelling: Tactics and Themes 
March 22-23, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

Developing Your Negotiation Skills
March 22-25, 2021, 13:00 to 16:00

 

Leading Teams 
March 22-25, 2021, 13:00 to 16:00

Understanding The Canadian Intelligence
Community: Who Does What and Why

March 23-26, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

Advanced Business Writing
March 24-25, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

Briefing Notes That Work
March 29 - April 1, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

Writing in Plain Language
March 29-30, 2021, 9:00 to 12:00

More courses and events coming soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Online Services

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A timely offering for uncertain environment. PDI invites you to connect with our qualified coaches via digital technology or phone.

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PDI invites you to visit the Conference and Events page to view in-person & virtual events of the Insitute and PDI partners. 

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