Training Inventory

How can you take your professional growth to the next level?

Check out the Training Inventory to find learning opportunities that match your professional goals. The Training Inventory is a list of courses, workshops, diplomas and degrees from across Canada that are relevant to Skills for Success practitioners.

Use the search box or click on the header to sort the list by training type: Skills for Success, Adult Education, Literacy, Indigenous, Workshop, Certificate, Degree.

Note: The links provided here are for informational purposes only and do not constitute endorsement or recommendation. Please contact training organizations directly for more information.

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CategoryType / TagsTraining NameOrganizationDescriptionWeb Link
Skills for SuccessSkills for Success“Passing It On” ProjectAboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society (ACCESS)The project focuses on working with 5 partnering ASET holders from across the country to share ACCESS’ Essential Skills for Aboriginal Futures (ESAF) 4-phase program model and adapt it to meet the specific community needs of each ASET partner. The overall goal of the Passing It On project is to build the capacity of partnering ASET holders to sustainably deliver an essential skill training model; ensuring that Indigenous peoples have access to quality essential skills training and to community- based essential skills expertise regardless of location.Link
Skills for SuccessWorkshopN/AAlberta Workforce Essential SkillsPractitioner Training

The essential skills framework can be challenging to learn on your own. AWES teaches you what it all means and how to use it to support your learners and clients. Workshops are designed for developing a comprehensive applied knowledge of workplace essential skills. We can customize workshops to meet the specific needs of your organization and the clients you serve. The following are some examples of the training AWES has developed.

- Foundations in Workplace Essential Skills
- WES for Specific Groups
- Advanced Practitioner Training – Working Effectively with Employers
- Advanced Practitioner Training – Conducting Needs Assessments
Adult EducationCertificate
Degree and certificate in Adult EducationBrock University - Faculty of EducationA certificate or degree in Adult Education is for individuals working with – or wanting to work with – adults in a variety of educational settings including: college and post-secondary settings, corporate training; volunteer organizations; public service setting​s, health care, and other management and/or supervisory setting​s. It is also for individuals who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in workplace settings in teaching, coaching, mentoring, training, and adult skill development. Most of our students are part time, mature distance learners who apply their degrees in many sectors – business, industry, health care, government, post-secondary sectors, financial services and manufacturing.Link
Adult EducationCertificateCertificate in Adult EducationCanadian College of EducatorsAdult Education is an immense field that can be divided into dozens of sub-fields. The term “Adult Educator” refers to the individual involved in the teaching, training, skills development and program development of any adult educational environment. Said environment may take place on a university or college campus, in continuing education programs, an adult learning centre, a corporate site, a company board room, or even in someone’s home.

As a registered career college in Ontario, this Certificate is a Post-Secondary academic credential. Having a teachers’ college Certificate in Adult Education is a definite asset and may even be a requirement for teaching adults.
LiteracyCertificateLBS Practitioner Training:
Professional development support for Literacy and Basic Skills educators in Ontario
The Ontario Association of Adult and Continuing Education School Board Administrators (CESBA)This course is designed for practitioners and managers working in LBS (Literacy Basic Skills) in communities across Ontario. The up-to-date, interactive training modules are easy to follow and understand. The learning is aligned with the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF). Quizzes are available at the end of each unit to test your knowledge. A certificate is awarded upon completion of all course modulesLink
Adult Education Certificate (Cert), Bachelor of Arts (BA)Concordia UniversityThe Adult Education program is designed to give educators the tools and skills to help adults realize their goals. Learning is a life-long endeavour, and the program is suited to those interested in enhancing their skills as:

- Community facilitators
- Industrial and business training specialists and consultants
- Health-care educators
- In-service education coordinators
- Volunteer service coordinators
Adult EducationCertificateAdult Learning Fundamentals CertificateDalhousie UniversityThis five-course certificate enables learners to confidently and competently design and facilitate learning experiences in various contexts. Learners will explore foundational theories and principles of adult learning, reflect on questions of diversity and inclusion, examine the stages of program design, identify appropriate instructional methods for a given context, and practice their facilitation skills.Link
LiteracyWorkshopBuilding capacity for community-based literacyDecoda Literacy SolutionsIf you are a literacy practitioner, this section is for you. We have compiled information, resources, and tools to help you build capacity and excel in your work. We recommend that you bookmark this page so you can check it regularly for new resources, workshops, and webinar offerings.Link
Skills for SuccessWorkshop
Aboriginal Essential Skills Journey
Planting the Seeds for Growth
Douglas CollegeIntroducing an Aboriginal Essential Skills workshop resource designed to introduce Essential Skills to front line workers, educators and trainers. This two day workshop toolkit includes a Facilitator's Guide and Participant Workbook. Link
Skills for SuccessCertificateEssential Skills Practitioner Training CertificateDouglas CollegeThe Essential Skills Practitioner Training (ESPT) Certificate Program is a unique six course program offered through online and face-to-face or hybrid formats.
The ESPT program is designed to assist individuals to integrate HRSDC’s task based Essential Skills into the work that they do with learners. The courses help workers to understand and interpret Essential Skills Assessments and how to design activities that take a construct approach to build on learners existing skills.
Adult EducationCertificateTeaching and Training Adults CertificateDurham CollegeThis certificate will train you to teach or facilitate adults in any capacity. Whether you teach in a formal classroom setting, facilitate seminars, train employees, or teach a general-interest program to adults, you will be well equipped to meet the needs of all of your adult learners.
Your first course will be Adult Learning. You will begin your studies by exploring the nature of adult learners, their learning styles, needs and characteristics, and analyze what makes teachers effective. Then, you will address critical aspects in course delivery.
LiteracyWorkshopN/ALaubach Literacy OntarioWe provide training standards, accreditation and recognition in addition to numerous training opportunities including:
-By Trainers for Trainers
- Forms for Trainers
- Training Post Online Classroom
- Trainer Supplement
- Trainer Wiki
- Training, Development and Certification
- Tutor Handbook
LiteracyWorkshopN/ALiteracy B.C.Literacy BC provides training and professional development for the literacy community in British Columbia. We have a number of resources to help the literacy community learn and grow.Link
LiteracyWorkshopN/ALiteracy Link NiagraPractitioner Training

Literacy Link Niagara conducts an annual training needs survey with local Literacy & Basic Skills (LBS) programs. The data collected is used to determine professional development opportunities that are helpful to the field. Literacy Link Niagara hosts several professional development opportunities for literacy practitioners and administrators each year.
Adult EducationDiplomaDiploma in Adult Learning and Post-Secondary EducationMemorial University - Faculty of EducationThis program is designed for learners who wish to build on their current knowledge base and skills. The Diploma will help learners develop new skills to assist them in administering and teaching programs for adult learners. Our students come from all backgrounds but share a common desire for enhanced knowledge and learning in adult education.Link
LiteracyWorkshopN/AOntario Native Literacy CoalitionONLC provides training for Ontario Native Stream Adult Literacy educators and Employment Ontario partners to support the delivery of all aspects of LBS with the Native learner. This section contains recorded workshops, webinars as well as moodles to assist in the delivery of services to the Native learner.Link
LiteracyWorkshopN/ASaskatchewan Literacy Network: Literacy and Learning for LifeAdult & Workplace Literacy Training

Please contact the Saskatchewan Literacy Network for more information or to arrange for any of the following trainings:

- Orientation to Saskatchewan Adult Benchmarks Levels 1 & 2
- Learner Centred Intake and Assessment Guide for Literacy Programs in Saskatchewan
- Practitioners Guide to Numeracy Benchmarks Levels 1 & 2
- Portfolio Development for Saskatchewan Adult Literacy Benchmarks Levels 1 & 2
- Essential Skills Training
Adult EducationCertificateAdult Educator CertificateSault CollegeThe Adult Educator certificate is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of those engaged in delivering training to adults in the business, industry, service and education sectors.

Thisis a part-time program that is offered online via the internet, while the final course (ED 248) is offered via independent study and can be started at any time. Online courses begin every January, May and September. Some online courses begin each month.
Adult EducationCertificateAdult Education/Staff Training CertificateSeneca CollegeThis program is designed for those individuals who plan, administer, and deliver training and education to adults in the workplace, in non profit organizations, in college settings, and in educational institutions. It is of interest to those considering new career possibilities in positions involving the training, education, and professional development of adults.Link
LiteracyCertificateLiteracy Instruction ProgramSimon Fraser UniversityThis program offers basic accreditation in adult and community literacy education to prepare students to teach literacy skills to adult learners. It is for those who seek a practical credential as part of their undergraduate degree, to enhance adult education and community development skills within the chosen program of study, and/or support entry into the field of adult literacy education.Link
Skills for SuccessWorkshopN/ASkillPlanEducators will develop Essential Skills expertise with our in-depth workshops. These on-site or off-site workshops are ideal for workplace educators, adult educators, curriculum developers, and project managers. Available by request, these workshops are offered as individual courses, combined courses, and modified courses that focus on specific topics of interest.

A combination of these workshops may be used for customization:

Controlling Complexity
Document Use at the Workplace
Essential Skills in the Workplace
Essential Skills Job Profiling
Needs Analysis
Workplace Materials Development
Adult EducationDiplomaDiploma in Adult EducationSt. Francis Xavier University StFX’s Diploma in Adult Education is designed for working professionals. It consists of six modules that provide a solid foundation in adult education theory and practice ~ including needs assessment, adult education principles, learning objectives, evaluation, training design, learning styles, and facilitation.Link
Skills for SuccessWorkshopN/AThe Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES)TOWES offers a variety of presentations, professional development workshops and administrator certification programs for instructors, trainers, recruiters or those who just want to learn more about literacy and essential skills.

Programs are offered in-house at Bow Valley College, onsite at your organization, or at conference and training facilities located across the country. Many of our professional development programs and certification programs can be completed online or delivered remotely using web-based technology.
Adult EducationCertificate
Various program offerings in Adult EducationThe University of British Columbia - Department of Educational StudiesThis program is designed for professionals wishing to acquire new skills or to build on their current knowledge base regarding adult learning. The Diploma in Adult Learning and Education is particularly appropriate for those who do not want to pursue a graduate degree but are interested in developing skills and knowledge in organizing, conducting, evaluating or administering programs for adult learners. Typical students range from business people to government workers to healthcare professionals to community organizers to independent consultants and other professionals whose practice, in some way, includes designing and running learning experiences for adults.Link
Adult EducationDegreeSpecialization in Adult, Community and Higher Education (ACHE)University of Alberta - Faculty of EducationThis specialization provides advanced study for individuals who work with adults in the capacity of instruction, administration, or community leadership within a variety of formal, non-formal, and informal settings in both local and global contexts. Our students represent a wide array of adult, community, and higher education practice and scholarship including: post-secondary instruction, community organizations and NGOs, student affairs, cultural and arts organizations, and workplace learning. The ACHE specialization is available in both the Doctoral and Master's programs.Link
Adult EducationCertificateCertificate in Adult Learning specializing in Adult and Community EducationUniversity of Calgary - Continuing EducationFor adult or community educators, the Adult and Community Education specialization is designed to meet the growing need in program facilitation, leadership, coordination and instructional design. Learn to respond creatively to adult learning needs in your work or community.

This specialization can also be completed as a short certificate, designed to meet the needs of individuals who already have a solid foundation in adult learning and are looking to expand their expertise.
LiteracyCertificateProgram Development for Adult LearnersUniversity of ManitobaProgram Development for Adult Learners (PDAL) is professional development for you, your employer and the people you educate. It was designed for those who develop and/or deliver teaching and training to adults including instructional designers, program planners, curriculum developers and evaluators. PDAL is an industry-leading program for those working in higher education, community development and workplace learning and development. PDAL replaced the former Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education (CACE).Link
Adult EducationDegreeThe Master of Education in Adult and Post-Secondary Education programUniversity of Manitoba - Department of EducationThe Master of Education in Adult and Post-Secondary Education program is designed to develop leadership in adult education in a wide variety of settings, including universities, community colleges, technical and vocational education, adult learning centres, business and industry and health and social services agencies.

The Master of Education in Adult and Post-Secondary Education balances research, theory, policy and practice and is based on four primary components: a foundational knowledge base, a professional knowledge base, methodological knowledge base and experiential learning.
Adult EducationDegreeBed and MA in Adult EducationUniversity of New Brunswick - Faculty of EducationThe BEd in Adult Education is designed for mature learners who have at least one year (or equivalent) of experience working with adults in educational, training, counselling or similar roles.

MA in adult education, including higher and distance education, prepares students to develop, implement, facilitate or administer programs and services for adults in the private and public sectors.

Adult EducationCertificateCertificate in Adult Education (CAE)University of Prince Edward Island - Faculty of EducationThe Certificate in Adult Education focuses on: understanding adult education learning theory and philosophies; becoming aware of the diverse needs of adult learners; and, learning and applying the methodologies and strategies needed to teach adults.Link
Adult EducationDegreeMaster of Adult Education and Human Resource Development (AHRD)University of Regina - Faculty of EducationThe Master of Education in Adult Education and Human Resource Development degree program (MEd AHRD) is intended to prepare individuals for specialized educational roles in organizations involved in training & development, and/or adult training institutions. Students will be able to select courses in both or either the Adult Education or the Human Resource Development streams, within one combined program.Link
Adult EducationCertificate
Various programs in Adult EducationUniversity of the Fraser ValleyAdult Education at UFV prepares you to educate adults. With our programs you will be prepared to work in any setting where adult learning takes place. This includes formal classroom settings, non-formal and informal settings such as the workplace.

In class you will learn alongside a diverse community of students. You will find yourself with professionals of all ages. Our students have a range of different backgrounds including human resources, trades, and social services. Our graduates work in academic, technical and vocational, and community contexts.

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to foster adult learning in any context. Explore UFV's flexible Adult Education programs:
- Minor in Adult Education
- Bachelor of Arts in Adult Education (BA AE)
- Integrated Learning Design (ILD) associate certificate
- Workplace Education (WE) associate certificate
- Teaching English as a Second Language certificate (TESL)
- Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Learning certificate (MBTL)
Adult EducationDegreeMaster of Arts, Master of Education, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Adult EducationUniversity of Toronto - School of Graduate StudiesThe Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) offers the Adult Education and Community Development program, leading to the Master of Arts, Master of Education, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.Link
Adult EducationCertificateAdult Learning and Development CertificateUniversity of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in EducationThe OISE Adult Learning & Development Certificate uniquely embeds research-informed practice and emerging learning practices into practical workplace contexts, creating an advantage for educators and learning & development professionals who want to improve their performance and deliver more impactful learning programs for their organizations and/or clientsLink
Adult EducationCertificateCertificate in Adult and Continuing EducationUniversity of Victoria - Continuing StudiesCACE is a nationally-recognized credential that sets you apart as a workplace learning professional of choice. Gain knowledge and practical skills-building in the areas of program and course development, facilitation and instructional design in a collaborative environment that fosters innovation, creativity and strong peer connections. Learn how to apply the latest in instructional techniques and online learning tools to reach your learners in more ways than ever before. Link
Adult EducationCertificateAdult EducationWestern Continuing StudiesDevelop practical knowledge and skills for designing and delivering education for adult learners in any capacity.

Many employers now include the development and delivery of in-house training as part of their strategy for meeting their workplace learning needs.

Acquire a solid understanding of the concepts and principles of teaching adults. Learn how to create a learning environment that improves the knowledge, skill and ability of adult learners.

Any of the Adult Education courses may be taken individually or as part of the Professional Certificate program.
Adult EducationDegreeSpecialization in Adult Education (M.Ed.)Yorkville UniversityThe Master of Education in Adult Education is structured to provide theoretical and practical guidance for work with adult learners. The curriculum is designed for working adults seeking opportunities or advancements in post-secondary education, community education, and workplace learning and development.Link
LiteracyWorkshopN/AABC Life Literacy CanadaABC Life Literacy Canada is a non-profit organization that aims to strengthen organizations that promote adult learning. We develop and support the use of high-quality introductory learning materials and resources written in clear language. We envision a Canada where everyone has the tools and opportunities they need to improve their literacy and essential skills.Link
Adult EducationCertificateCareer Development Practitioner (CDP) ProgramCareer Professionals of Canada (CPC)Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) is a national not-for-profit association that provides a variety of fully-facilitated online courses designed to enhance the skills of career development professionals (CDPs). These courses offer students a highly interactive and engaging learning experience. CPC's training programs are based on the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners (S&Gs) and the Competency Framework for Career Development Professionals.

CDP courses offered by CPC are each three weeks long, and students have the flexibility to take them in any order, depending on their specific needs and interests:

CDP-101 – Career Development Foundations - Ethics & Theory
CDP-102 – Work-Life Coaching
CDP-103 – Employment Interview Coaching
CDP-104 – Employment Consulting
CDP-105 – Advanced Résumé Development
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