New Health and Safety Management Certificate: Meet the Instructor

Photo: Health & Safety expert and instructor, Kylie Boyd

As we head into year two of the pandemic, many organizations are still struggling to re-define and optimize their approach to workplace safety and employee wellness.

We're seeing growing demand for health and safety leaders who can balance business objectives with the increasingly complex needs of workers. 

From hygiene control to mental health to considering the unique needs of people working from home: health and safety in today's environment poses a whole new set of challenges.

Striving to enhance your skills and stay ahead of the curve?

This is exactly what we teach in the new Health and Safety Management certificate at Kompass.

This week, we interviewed the instructor, Kylie Boyd to get an inside look at the training.

Kylie has over 17 years of experience in H&S leadership and has taught courses at both the undergraduate and post-graduate level.

Meet the instructor and find out what this course has to offer.

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New Public Policy Certificate: Meet the Instructor, Explore the Course

Photo: Laura Gray

If you want to make a real difference in the lives of Canadians, becoming a public policy advisor or analyst is a great place to start.

Canada faces complex policy challenges in many domains, from healthcare and the environment to social welfare and immigration.

There is steady demand for skilled policy leaders who can develop effective solutions and drive positive change.

Laura Gray is one of those leaders. She has extensive experience working at the provincial and federal level as a policy advisor and senior consultant.

She also provides government relations and communications services as Managing Partner of Holstein|Gray, a bipartisan consulting firm.

In addition to her consulting work, Laura has signed on as instructor for our new Public Policy Administration certificate.

In this interview, she shares some of her own fascinating background in government relations, and explains what to expect from the new course.

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7 Better Ways to Manage Projects & People Online

With the growing shift to remote work, many project managers find themselves leading a group of people who are scattered across the country (or even the world).

There are some clear advantages to this new way of doing things. But online project management comes with a host of new challenges, too.

How can you maintain communication and engagement with remote team members? What are the best ways to run meetings and track projects online?

Basically: how can you adapt traditional project management techniques for the virtual world?

This post is here to help. We break down 7 simple ways to more effectively manage projects and people online.

Let's dive in.

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What Are the 4 Types of ADR? Compare Methods, Pros and Cons

The primary goal of alternative dispute resolution (ADR)  is to settle disputes without litigation.

Going to court often involves a long and arduous process—and doesn’t always produce a beneficial result. 

This is precisely what ADR is designed to avoid: the time delayscosts, anxiety, and sometimes disappointing outcomes of litigation. 

ADR is used to settle disputes in a wide range of practice areas, including:

☑️ Family matters 

☑️ Commercial contracts 

☑️ Workplace disputes 

☑️ Labour relations 

☑️ Business and consumer disputes 

☑️ Intellectual property 

☑️ Sports 

☑️ Construction 

☑️ International trade deals 

☑️ Torts 

There are four main types of ADR. Many alternative dispute resolution professionals build skills across all four modalities, so they can choose or combine approaches to suit clients' needs.

In this post, we'll guide you through each ADR type, including common pros and cons of each model. 

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Top 5 Corporate Training Skills and Goals: Major Trends in L&D

Are you a manager or business leader wondering which corporate training goals you should prioritize this year?

It can be a tough call, given the sheer number of professional development courses and topics out there. 

What new skills would most benefit your team and help your company grow 

Some organizations are prioritizing obvious and immediate needs. For example, video conferencing training to help employees conduct business or teach classes online during the pandemic. 

But in most cases, companies are looking for ways to get a competitive edge over the long term. They are seeking professional training in less tangible areas—soft skills that directly impact teamwork, productivity, morale, talent retention, and company culture. 

In fact, soft skills (versus finite technical skills) have become increasingly popular corporate training goals.  

Which skills are companies investing in most right now? Here are the top 5 trends in corporate training and professional development.

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