The Faculty of Human and Social Sciences Laurier Brantford Centre for Professional Development

The FHSS Centre for Professional Development is a continuing education centre offering unique courses and workshops for working professionals. Our centre also creates customized training for municipalities and organizations.

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Funding Opportunities

As you explore the programming we offer below, consider applying for funding opportunities to support your learning journey.

Current Program Offerings

Gladue Principles

The Canadian Criminal Code requires additional factors to be considered when sentencing Indigenous offenders. This online course takes a comprehensive look at Canadian Criminal Code Gladue Section 718.2(e) and Gladue Principles of justice from a historical, contemporary, practical and critical lens.

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Foundational Skills for Government Report Writing

This one-day, virtual workshop will cover topics such as strategies for technical writing and structural reports, writing Executive Summaries, strategies for clear and concise writing and revision and proofreading techniques. It also covers how to write for diverse and varied audiences.

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Uncovering the Truth: Indigenous Peoples in Canada

This online course provides historical and contemporary context to help better understand Indigenous injustice in Canada. This includes reviewing explanations of intergenerational trauma and learning about interrelated forms of colonial oppression, including “Indian” legislation, the imposed reserve system, and the pass system. A look at the contemporary context, such as current educational realities, the ongoing “Millennial Scoop,” and gendered violence affecting Indigenous peoples, including the crisis of those who have gone missing and been murdered, are considered.

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Digital Literacy and Emerging Technologies

A series of eight professional development online courses, which can be taken individually or combined into a full certificate. Designed to help you master the concepts of digital transformations and disruptive technologies that are changing our world of work, these courses will help you take the next step increase your marketability and succeed in this new environment!

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Corporate Training

We have created customized training for government agencies, police services, and organizations across Canada. We will work with you to design customized training specific to your team’s needs with subject matter experts in a wide range of topics.

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Further Learning Opportunities

Check out the Centre for Public Safety and Well-Being in the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences for courses related to public safety, health, wellness and well-being.

Laurier also has many other continuing education courses.