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Online Distance Learning Program

Man with colleagues via online plateformThe Institute is pleased to offer a quality 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 Zoom or Adobe Connect.

Courses by Month!

 

January 2022  

Building a Social Media Strategy that Adds Value to Your Organization (Online session)
January 26, 27, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Active Motivation (Online session)
January 27, 28, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Interview Like a Pro: Media Training for Spokespeople (Online session)
January 27, 28, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Strategic Thinking (Online session)
January 27, 28, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Advanced Business Writing (Online session)
January 31 and February 1, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Communicating in Government (Online Session)
January 31, February 1, 2, 3, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

 

Managing Poor Performance (Online session)
January 31, February 1, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Management from a Woman's Perspective (Online Session)
January 31, February 1, 2, 3, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Power BI for Beginners (Online session)
January 31, February 1, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Producing Results Without Authority (Online session)
January 31, February 1, 2, 3, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Project Monitoring and Controlling (Online session)
January 31, February 1, 2, 3, 2022, 8:30 - 12:00

February 2022  

Clear, Concise Writing (Online session)
February 1, 2, 3 and 4, 2022, 1:00 - 4:00

The Power of Positive Politics (Online Session)
February 1, 2, 3, 4, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Fundamentals of Public Policy Development (Online session)
February 1, 2, 3 and 4, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Analytical Thinking (Online Session) 
February 2, 3, 4, 2022, 8:30 - 12:30

Resilience and Wellbeing in Times of Change (Online session)
February 2, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Intelligence Tradecraft and Government Machinery (Online Session)
February 3, 4, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Briefing Notes That Work (Online session)
February 7, 8, 9, 10, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Speechwriting for Impact (Online Session)
February 7, 8, 9, 10, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Enterprise Architecture Using the TOGAF® 9.2
Standard in Government (Practitioner) (Levels 1& 2)

February 7-11, 2022, 8:30 - 16:30

Introduction to Data Science (Online session)
February 7, 8, 9, 10, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Introduction to Organizational Change Management (Online session)
February 7 and 8, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Achieving Focus (Online session)
February 7 and 8, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Communicating with Your Employees (Online session)
February 7, 8, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Selling Ideas Successfully (Online session)
February 7 and 8, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Risk Management (Online session)
February 7, 8, 9, 2022, 8:30 - 12:30

Business Process Improvement for Problem Solving (Online session)
February 8, 9, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Cyber Futures (Online Session)
February 8, 9, 10, 11, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Finance and Budget Management for Non-Financial Managers (Online session)
February 8, 9, 10, 11, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

SCALE AI - Cyber Futures (Online Session)
February 8, 9, 10, 11, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Communicating Under Pressure (Online session)
February 9 and 10, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Enhancing Engagement in Virtual Meetings and Presentations (Online session)
February 9, 10, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Goal Setting by Personality Style (Online session)
February 10, 11, 2022, 8:30 - 12:00

Comprehensive Project Management Basics (Online Session)
February 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2022, 8:30 - 12:00

Developing Your Negotiation Skills (Online session)
February 14, 15, 16, 17, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Digital Wellness at Work (Online session)
February 14, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Writing in Plain Language (Online session)
February 14 and 15, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

The Failed Caliphate and the Dilemma of Returning Fighters
February 14-17, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Performance Management that Builds Success for Everyone (Online session)
February 14, 15, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Project Communication: Driving Integration and Boosting Results (Online session)
February 14, 15, 16, 17, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Strategic Communication Planning Using the Care Model (Online session)
February 14, 15, 16 and 17, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Storytelling: The Secret Weapon of Communication (Online session)
February 14 and 15, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Strategic Dynamics and Issues the Middle East
February 15, 22, March 1, 8, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Advanced Storytelling: Tactics and Themes (Online session)
February 16 and 17, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Effective Interpersonal Communication (Online session)
February 16, 17, 18, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Managing Top Performers (Online session)
February 16, 17, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Proofreading: The Final Step in Editing (Online session)
February 16 and 17, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Writing for Social Media (Online session)
February 16, 17, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Business Process Improvement for Project Champions (Online session)
February 22, 23, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Critical Thinking: Effective Exploration of Alternative Solutions (Online session)
February 22, 23, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Influencing and Leading Others (Online session)
February 22, 23, 24, 25, 2022, 9:00 - 16:00

Knowledge Synthesis: How to Use Research Evidence in Support of Policy and Practice (Online session)
February 17, 2022, 9:00 - 16:00

The Right Word (Online session)
February 22 and 23, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Applied Strategic Planning (Online Sessions)
February 22, 23, 24, 25, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Building Your Chairperson Skills (Online session)
February 22 and 23, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Influential PowerPoint Presentations (Online Session)
February 22, 23, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Computing Fundamentals and Cyber Security (Online Session)
February 22, 23, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Computing Fundamentals and Cyber Security
February 22, 23, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

The Devil That Will Not Die: Antisemitism Yesterday and Today
February 22-25, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Writing for the Web (Online session)
February 22, 23, 24, 25, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Writing Effective Executive Summaries (Online Session)
February 22, 23, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Business Process Improvement: An Introduction (Online session)
February 24, 25, 2022,9:00 - 12:00

Sharing Knowledge Inside Your Organization (Online session)
February 24 and 25, 2022,9:00 - 12:00

Emotional and Social Intelligence (Online session)
February 28, March 1, 2, 3, 2022, 9:30 - 12:00

Effective Management of Project Stakeholders (Online session)
February 28, March 1, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Generational Diversity (Online session)
February 28, March 1, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

March 2022  

Briefing Notes That Work (Online session) 
March 1, 2, 3 and 4, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Knowledge Management - Advanced Practices (Online session)
March 1, 2, 3, 4, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Leading Teams (Online session)
March 1, 2, 3, 4, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Results-based Management (Online session)
March 1, 2, 3, 2022, 8:30 - 12:00

Work-Life Balance (Online session)
March 1, 2, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Working in Project Teams (Online session)
March 2, 3, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

How to Write Effective Reports (Online session)
March 3 and 4, 2022, 9:00 - 16:00

Mindfulness as a Restorative Practice in Times of Uncertainty and Change
March 4, 11, 18, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Business Process Improvement: An Introduction (Online session)
March 8, 7, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Creative Strategy: Words, Sounds and Images that Generate Impact (Online session)
March 7, 8, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Developing Your Facilitation Skills (Online session)
March 7, 8, 9, 10, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Contentious Issue Management and Crisis Communications (Online session)
March 7, 8, 9, 10, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Relating and Responding to Mental Health: Manager's Edition (Online session)
March 7, 8, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

PRINCE2 for PMP (Online session)
March 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 21, 22, 23,  2022, 9:00 - 12:00

PRINCE2 Foundation (Online session)
March 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 21, 22 and 23, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Insider Threat: The Psychological Pathways to Betrayal (Online Session)
March 8, 9, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Financial Accounting for Non-Financial Managers (Online session)
March 8, 9, 10, 11, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

A+ Writing: Beyond the Basics (Online session)
March 9 and 10, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Business Process Improvement - Process Mapping (Online session)
March 9, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Minutes Made (Online session)
March 9 and 10, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advantage (Online session)
March 9, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Effective Delegation (Online session)
March 10, 11, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Oral Briefings (Online session)
March 11 and 14, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Analytics for Decision Making (Online session)
March 14, 15, 16, 17, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Client Service Excellence (Online session)
March 14, 15, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Assertiveness Skills (Online session)
March 14, 15 , 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Policy and Program Design and Evaluation in Complex Situations (Online Session)
March 14, 15, 16, 17, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Relating and Responding to Mental Health: Employee's Edition (Online session)
March 14, 15, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Design Thinking - Feel, Think, Imagine, Build, Test (Online Session)
March 15, 16, 17, 18, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Developing Your Negotiation Skills (Online session) 
March 15, 16, 17, 18, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Policies and Procedures for Compliance and Consistency (Online session)
March 15, 16, 17, 18, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Communicating Technical Information (Online session)
March 16, 17, 18, 2022, 8:00 - 10:00

Producing Results Without Authority (Online session)
March 16, 17, 2022, 8:30 - 12:30

Interviewing Skills (Online session)
March 16, 17, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Healthy Boundaries: Becoming Present to What Serves You Best (Online session)
March 16, 17, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Improving Your Presentation Skills (Online session)
March 21, 22, 23, 24, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Leveraging Whiteboards to Collaborate with your Team (Online session)
March 21, 22, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Networking: a task or a skill? (Online Session)
March 21, 22, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Power BI for Beginners (Online session)
March 21, 22, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Strategic Foresight and National Security Analysis (Online Session)
March 21, 22, 28, 29, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Writing for Promotional Communications (Online session)
March 21, 22, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Advanced Editing Skills (Online session)
March 22 and 23, 2022, , 9:00 - 12:00

Cyber Security Bodies of Knowledge, Regulations, Standards and Compliance (Online Session)
March 22, 23, 24, 25, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Fundamentals of Public Policy Development (Online session)
March 22, 23, 24, 25, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

SCALE AI - Cyber Security Bodies of Knowledge, Regulations, Standards and Compliance (Online Session)
March 22, 23, 24, 25, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Knowledge Management - An Introduction
March 22, 23, 24, 25, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Time and Energy Management (Online session)
March 21, 22, 23, 24, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Business Process Improvement for Problem Solving (Online session)
March 21, 22, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner (Online session)
March 21, 22 and 23, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Advanced Negotiation Skills (Online Session)
March 23, 24, 25, 2022, 8:30 - 12:30

Agile Project Management (Online session)
March 23, 24, 25, 2022, 8:30 - 16:30

Business Process Improvement – Problem Solving Tools (Online session)
March 23, 24, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Storytelling: The Secret Weapon of Communication (Online session)
March 23 and 24, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Research Methods for Strategic Communicators (Online session)
March 23, 24, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

The Basics of Business Writing (Online session)
March 24 and 25, 2022, 9:00 - 16:00

Visual Management for Working Teams (Online session)
March 24 and 25 - 9 to 12

Developing an Effective Project Business Case (Online session)
March 25, 2022, 9:00 - 16:00

Comprehensive Project Management Basics (Online session)
March 25, 26, 27, 28, 29,  2022, 12:30 - 16:00

Business Process Improvement for Project Champions (Online session)
March 28 and 29, 9:00 - 12:00

Clear, Concise Writing II (Online session)
March 28, 29, 30 and 31, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Communicating Under Pressure (Online session)
March 28, 29, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Comprehensive Project Management Basics (Online session)
March 28, 29, 30, 2022, 8:30 - 16:30

Fundamentals of Public Policy Development
March 28 to 31, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Oral and Comprehension Skills Level B Test Prep (Online Session)
March 28, 29, 30, 31, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Oral and Comprehension Proficiency Level C Test Prep (Online Session)
March 28, 29, 30, 31, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Planning and Managing Public Relations Campaigns (Online session)
March 28, 29, 30, 31, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

SCALE AI - Information and Cyber Security Privacy and Legal Insights and Challenges (Online Session)
March 28, 29, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Information and Cyber Security Privacy and Legal Insights and Challenges (Online Session)
March 28, 29, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Briefing Notes That Work (Online session) 
March 29, 30 and 31 and April 1, 2022,  9:00 - 12:00

 

More listings to come.

April 2022  

Comprehensive Project Management Basics (Online session)
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 2022, 8:30 - 12:00

Writing in Plain Language (Online session)
April 4, 5, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Influencing and Leading Others (Online session)
April 5, 6, 7, 8, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Strategic Thinking (Online session)
April 7, 8, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

SCALE AI - Foundation in Information and Cyber Security Solutions (Online Session)
April 19, 20, 21, 22, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Foundation in Information and Cyber Security Solutions (Online Session)
April 19, 20, 21, 22, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Supervising on a Day-to-Day Basis (Online session)
April 11, 12, 13, 14, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Requirements Gathering (Online session)
April 19, 20, 21, 22, 2022, 8:30 - 12:00

Business Process Improvement: An Introduction (Online session)
April 20, 21, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Project Management for Executives (Online session)
April 25, 2022, 9:00 - 13:00

Terrorism in Canada: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
April 26, 27, 28, 29, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

 

More listings to come.

May 2022  

Fundamentals of Public Policy Development (Online session)
May 2, 3, 4 and 5, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

The Implementation and Management of Information and Cyber Security Systems (Online Session)
May 2, 3, 4, 5, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

SCALE AI - The Implementation and Management of Information and Cyber Security Systems (Online Session)
May 2, 3, 4, 5, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Assertiveness Skills (Online session)
May 3 and 4, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Editing Skills for the Workplace (Online session)
May 9, 10 and 11, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Storytelling: The Secret Weapon of Communication (Online session)
May 9 and 10, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Briefing Notes That Work (Online session) 
May 10, 11, 12, 13, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Understanding The Canadian Intelligence Community: Who Does What and Why (Online Session)
May 10, 11, 12, 13, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Resilience and Wellbeing in Times of Change (Online session)
May 11, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Analytical Thinking (Online Session) 
May 18, 19, 20, 2022, 8:30 - 12:30

Building a Social Media Strategy that Adds Value to Your Organization (Online session)
May 18, 19, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Clear, Concise Writing (Online session)
May 24, 25, 26 and 27, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Developing Your Negotiation Skills (Online session) 
May 24, 25, 26, 27, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism and National Security Policy
May 24, 25, 26, 27, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

 

 

More listings to come.

June 2022  

Selling Ideas Successfully (Online session)
June 6 and 7, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Coaching – Developing Skills for Powerful Conversations (Online session)
June 6, 7, 8 and 9, 2022, 9:30 - 12:00

Contentious Issue Management and Crisis Communications (Online session) 
June 6, 7, 8, 9, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Dealing with Difficult Behaviours (Online session)
June 6, 7, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

How to Write Effective Reports (Online session)
June 6, 7, 8 and 9, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Terrorism in the World: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Online Session)
June 7, 8, 9, 10, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Critical Thinking: Effective Exploration of Alternative Solutions (Online session)
June 8, 9, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Briefing Notes That Work (Online session) 
June 13, 14, 15, 16, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Fundamentals of Public Policy Development (Online Session)
June 13, 14, 15, 16, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Leading Teams (Online session)
June 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Developing Your Facilitation Skills (Online session) 
June 13, 14, 15, 16, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Time and Energy Management (Online session)
June 13, 14, 15, 16, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Human Resource Project Management (Online session)
June 15, 16, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Improving Your Presentation Skills (Online session) 
June 20, 21, 22, 23, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Writing in Plain Language (Online session)
June 20 and 21, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Comprehensive Project Management Basics (Online Session)
June 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2022, 8:30 - 12:00

How to Reinvent Yourself (Online session)
June 21 and 22, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

Oral Briefings (Online session) June 27, 28, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

 

 

 

More listings to come.

July 2022  

Effective Management of Project Stakeholders (Online session)
July 13, 14, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Producing Results Without Authority (Online session)
July 5, 6, 7, 8, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Project Cost Management (Online session)
July 5, 6, 7, 8, 2022, 8:30 - 12:00

Briefing Notes That Work (Online session) 
July 11, 12, 13, 14, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Influencing and Leading Others (Online session)
July 19, 20, 21, 22, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

More listings to come.

September 2022  

 

SCALE AI - The Business Case for Information and Cyber Security (Online Session)
September 19, 20, 21, 22, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

The Business Case for Information and Cyber Security (Online Session)
September 19, 20, 21, 22, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

More listings to come.

October 2022  

Insider Threat: The Psychological Pathways to Betrayal (Online Session)
October 3, 4, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

More listings to come.

November 2022  

 

SCALE AI - Information and Cyber Security Privacy and Legal Insights and Challenges (Online Session)
November 21, 22, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

Information and Cyber Security Privacy and Legal Insights and Challenges (Online Session)
November 21, 22, 2022, 9:00 - 12:00

More listings to come.

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