Faculty of Social Science

Professional Development

Whether in-class or online, Western’s Educational Assistance Program allows employees to enhance their professional development through Western's Department of Continuing Studies (CGA designations, Human Resources Certificate, etc.) and Fanshawe College (professional certifications in Accounting, Human Resources Management and Marketing).

In addition, The Government of Canada offers sites to assist with career planning.

Available on UWO’s Human Resources website is a section devoted to Leaders and Managers, providing information on issues such as supervision, time management, staff relations and performance.

Western staff and leaders working in administrative roles are invited to an information session to learn about Western's Canadian Institute of Management (CIM) program. Courses begin again this September and new participants are welcome.

The Western CIM program is available to Western's academic and administrative leaders and staff who are engaged in human resource, accounting or financial management functions as part of their work (e.g.
managers, directors, administrative officers, unit leaders, or other roles in a Faculty or support unit). Educational Assistance funding is available to participants according to his/her employee agreement.

The fall courses are Managerial Communications and Financial Management.
Classes are held during the day on main campus (3 hours per week, for 13 weeks). Examples and assignments are tailored to Western's workplace.
Participants may choose to complete one course, or all eight in the program, based on their learning needs.

Additional Information:
Visit Western CIM to learn more about the program or to register for a fall course.

Visit Western's Educational Assistance Plan to learn about the program. 

Western needs great project leaders. We want to help you develop your skills to plan, lead, and execute projects successfully.

Human Resources and Continuing Studies at Western have partnered to offer a Project Management learning program for Western employees. The program is available to Western staff and leaders who are currently leading or contributing to significant work projects within their roles. Western's Educational Assistance Plan will fund the courses according to your employee agreement.

A series of four, 12 week courses will be offered. Classes will be held on main campus in the early evening, one evening a week for three hours beginning in September. The program will meet the educational requirement to write the exam for the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation. We hope the classes will provide a great opportunity to meet colleagues engaged in project work.

Want to learn more? Please attend an information session on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, from 12:00 - 1:00 pm in Social Science 2024.

RSVP by emailing to cstudies@uwo.ca

Feel free to bring your lunch. Cold drinks will be provided.

Christine Wilton, Program Manager, Continuing Studies at Western
Andrew Fuller, Director, Learning and Development, Western Human Resources


A new course will begin at the end of April 2011 for Western's CIM (Canadian Institute of Management) program for Western staff and leaders. New participants are welcome! The Western CIM program is available to Western's academic and administrative leaders and staff who are engaged in human resource, accounting or financial management functions as part of their work (e.g. Managers, Directors, Administrative Officers, Unit Leaders, or other roles in any bargaining unit - in a Faculty or support unit).

The spring course is:

WCIM6203: Introduction to Human Resource Management. Classes will be held on Friday mornings, April 29 - July 29 from 8:30am-11:30am (Spencer Engineering Building Room 2202). Examples and assignments are tailored to Western's workplace.

The Western CIM program is a great opportunity to learn with colleagues from across Western. Educational Assistance funding is available to participants according to his/her employee agreement. For more information go to the Continuing Studies website and select the Western CIM link under "Programs".


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