Professional Development Group Packages

The UPEI Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development offers week-long, intensive professional development group packages for organizations.

There is a growing demand for professional development and upskilling in a very fluid and demanding job market, as organizations look for professional development for their employees in a group, team-building setting.

These packages are pre-crafted, but the OCEPD is happy to customize these packages to ensure your organization’s professional development needs are met and exceeded. These packages allow a group of employees to spend five days immersed in an environment designed for optimal professional development and ensure any other needs for those organizations are met.

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Packages

There are three options for packages:

  • Charlottetown package
    • Week-long (five-day) professional development, with facilitators provided, and a Certificate presented to each participant upon completion.
    • Manuals and printed materials are provided to each participant.
    • Each day is 9:00 am–4:00 pm, with catered morning and afternoon breaks, and catered lunches upon request.
    • Organization books their own accommodations.
      • The OCEPD can supply a list of recommended hotels upon request
  • On-campus package (only from May 1–August 20)
    • Week-long (five-day) professional development, with facilitators provided, and a Certificate presented to each participant upon completion.
    • Manuals and printed materials are provided to each participant.
    • Each day is 9:00 am–4:00 pm, with breakfast on campus, catered morning and afternoon breaks plus lunch provided, and catered dinners upon request.
      • Menus provided to groups prior to professional development.
    • Accommodations at the new UPEI residence in Charlottetown, booked and provided by the OCEPD.
    • The OCEPD can supply a list of local happenings, attractions, and restaurants within the capital area.
  • St. Peter’s Bay campus retreat
    • Weeklong (five-day) professional development, with facilitators provided, and a Certificate presented to each participant upon completion.
    • Manuals and printed materials are provided to each participant.
    • Each day is 9:00 am–4:00 pm, with catered breakfasts, lunches, and snacks provided, and catered dinners upon request.
      • Menus provided to groups prior to professional development.
    • Accommodations are provided at the beautiful new Canadian Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation, overlooking the beautiful St. Peter’s Bay.
      • An approximate 45-minute drive east of Charlottetown.
      • This choice supplies more privacy and an experience surrounded by rare ecosystems found in the St. Peter’s area.
    • The OCEPD can supply a list of local happenings, attractions, and restaurants within the St. Peter’s and Kings County, PEI area.

Recommended Week-long Certificate Programs

The OCEPD has designed specific, intensive five-day long Certificate programs that are perfect for any one of the three professional development packages listed. These options include:

  • Certificate in Case Management (intensive, condensed)
  • New Managers Certificate (intensive, condensed)
  • Certificate in Collaborative Leadership
    • This is recommended for groups who have previous management experience and/or have completed the New Managers Certificate
  • Certificate in Project Management (intensive, condensed)
  • Certificate in Mental Health Case Work
  • The Adult Learner: Course Design and Facilitation Certificate (intensive, condensed)

Read more about our recommended, week-long certificate programs

Also, if your organization has professional development needs not listed above, the OCEPD would be happy to work with your organization to create customized professional development that suits your needs.

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Why are these packages a good idea for your organization?

By having your organization take part in the OCEPD’s intensive weeklong professional development packages, not only do your employees experience the finest professional development available on Prince Edward Island and Atlantic Canada, but they are able to do so in an environment conducive to maximized retention of knowledge, theories and skills conveyed. Also, by being together for five days, there is an obvious team-building quality to the professional development, which is invaluable to internal growth within an organization. This professional development can take your organization to the next tier of knowledge and service.

Contact the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development

If you are interested in registering for a package for your organization, please complete our
 


If there is other information you need, feel free to contact pdp@upei.ca

 

 

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