XI. Special Study Opportunities
The Office of Open Learning annually offers over 70 professional development programs, courses, conferences, and certificates in collaboration with academic departments and/or professional organizations. For detailed information on learning opportunities offered by the Office of Open Learning contact us at tel: (519) 767-5000; fax (519) 767-1114; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.open.uoguelph.ca; or visit us in room 160 Johnston Hall.
Certificate Program In Couple & Family Therapy Studies
(co-sponsored by the Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
The Certificate in Couple and Family Therapy Studies is designed to provide practising therapists with specialized training and updating in the needs, problems and changing patterns of couple and family relationships. Systems theory is the primary, although not the only, theoretical orientation within the program. Attention to issues of gender, race, class, ethnicity and culture underlies all aspects of the program. Program faculty are clinical members of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and AAMFT-approved supervisors.
Courses in this program are designed to meet the education requirements for Clinical Membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. All courses are delivered at a level of rigour equivalent to that of a Master's degree and require completion of a formal evaluation component, marked according to University of Guelph grading standards. Individuals successfully completing the required course of study will receive the Certificate in Couple and Family Therapy Studies from the University of Guelph and the Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. While completion of all six courses in the certificate program is encouraged, students are welcome to take courses for general interest or specific upgrading, provided they have adequate background and/or preparation. It is strongly recommended that students pursue a concurrent program of clinical practice and supervision. Prerequisite: A bachelor's degree.
Theories and Methods of Family Therapy I
Theories and Methods of Family Therapy II
Theories and Methods of Couple Therapy
Elective Courses (Choose 3)
Violence in Families
Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy
Divorce, Single Parenting and Re-marriage
Change Strategies in Therapy
Research in Marriage and Family Therapy
Professional Ethics in Marriage and Family Therapy
Family Therapy and Mental Health
Spirituality: A New Story in Family Therapy
Diploma in Human Resources Management
Human resources management is a system of interrelated activities such as training and development, compensation management, and labour relations that work towards satisfying organizational goals and objectives. Typically, managers in smaller organizations are responsible for these activities in addition to other operational responsibilities. In larger organizations, the human resources department generally has subject specialists who oversee each function area. Regardless of how the system of activities is administered, individuals responsible for managing a group of employees should have a practical understanding of management tools and techniques to effectively work with the most important resource in their organizations - their people.
The Diploma in Human Resources Management program provides essential management foundation skills and knowledge with particular emphasis on relating practitioner principles, policies and procedures to "real world" situations. Courses in the Diploma meet the HRPAO academic program requirements. This program consists of ten courses and is designed to meet the learning needs of individuals who currently work in a human resources environment or who have ambition to do so.
Human Resources Administration
Organization and Management
Finance and Accounting Concepts
Occupational Health and Safety
Salary Administration and Benefits
Training and Development
Human Resource Planning
Recruitment and Selection
One of the following two courses by distance education:
English Language Certificate Program
The University of Guelph's English Language Certificate Program is an academic program designed to prepare students for undergraduate and graduate degree studies.
Academic English prepares the student for university studies by focusing on the development of specific academic skills required for a successful university education. The elements of the English Language Certificate Program include grammar, reading, listening, comprehension, pronunciation, academic writing, oral presentation and TOEFL preparation.
Admitted participants are over 18, and have completed secondary school with good marks. They have achieved good scores on government university entrance exams (if applicable), have an intermediate level of English proficiency (approximately 450 TOEFL) and have an academic goal to study at university.
Online Certificate in Academic Writing
The Certificate in Academic Writing is an online distance program designed for people who wish to polish their written communication and achieve a skilled level of academic writing. The program is designed for both native speakers of English and those for whom English is a second language. Three courses make up the certificate: Introduction to Academic Writing, Intermediate Academic Writing and Advanced Academic Writing.
Certificate in English Communication
This certificate is designed for non-native speakers of English who have already achieved a high level of proficiency in English with a minimum 550 score on the TOEFL scale. The certificate is comprised of three courses: ESL Presentation skills, ESL Academic and Professional Writing and ESL Advanced Speaking and Pronunciation.
Online Academic Writing at the Graduate Level
This online course introduces future and current graduate students to the writing requirements of graduate study in a Western university. Students study and analyze different types (genres) from the three disciplinary areas of arts, the physical and natural sciences and the social sciences in order to better understand these texts' function, audience and organization. These texts include abstracts, research proposals and thesis chapters. Through a small selection of readings, students are also introduced to the cultural dimension of graduate study at a Western university.
Equine Science Certificate
The Certificate consists of six distance education courses taken online. This program is designed to provide horse owners and those working in the industry with essential knowledge.
The courses are as follows:
Management of the Equine Environment
Equine Exercise Physiology
Equine Health and Disease Prevention
Equine Functional Anatomy
Growth and Development
For details and to apply, please see http://www.EquineScienceCertificate.com
Agri Business Sales and Marketing Seminars
Recognizing the importance of sales and marketing education, the University of Guelph, an internationally acclaimed agricultural university, offers this series of courses specifically designed for agribusiness. Those completing three courses will be awarded a Certificate in Sales and Marketing. Participants must earn credit in three, forty-hour courses.
Principles of Relationship Selling
Principles of AgriMarketing
Selling Key Producer Accounts
Principles of Food Marketing
These courses may be taken in any order and there is no completion deadline. Although it is possible to take a single course, all three must be taken to achieve certification. Additional courses are planned to provide increased flexibility in course selection.
Professional Association Affiliations
Several courses have been approved by the following associations and may be applied to each association's respective professional programs: