The StFX Extension Innovation and Enterprise Centre

Business Training:

The StFX Extension Innovation and Enterprise Centre offers a wide variety of business skill building workshops varying in length, content and cost. Their training packages include individual workshops and in depth series that are delivered over a number of days, and sector specific training for business owners with unique training requirements. If you are interested in any of their training offerings please contact them at (902) 867-5543.

Preparing for Large-Scale Development
Ensuring communities have the tools and resources they need to maximize benefits from large-scale projects while mitigating negative impacts is key to sustainable development. This workshop will provide information and tools that will assist you to keep the focus local and engage the community in the process. It will also assist you in identifying potential environmental, social, and cultural impacts

This workshop is a primer on budgeting for economic development organizations. It provides basic information on:
• developing budgets for business start-ups and community projects
• reviewing and analyzing business and project budgets
• revising business and project budgets
• providing feedback to clients for budget revision

Selecting Project Management Software
There are many software solutions to project management on the market today. This workshop reviews most commonly used project management tools and will assist you in identifying the features you need, whether Web based or PC Based, open source or proprietary, to ensure the best fit for your project.

Project Management Fundamentals
This workshop provides an overview of Project Management (PM). Topics include:
• Compare and critique common PM frameworks
• Review and discuss fundamental PM concepts
• Basic versus complex projects
• Critical success factors in PM
• Risk management as it applies to PM
• Challenges of managing multiple projects

The Strategic Planning Process
This workshop addresses the when, why, where, how, and who of strategic planning. It will help you to assess whether your business/organization is ready for a strategic planning exercise. It will provide strategic planning tools and techniques and discuss the difference between a business plan and strategic plan. Strategies for gaining buy-in to the planning process and implementing the plan will be offered.

Student Training:

The StFX Extension Innovation and Enterprise Centre offers a wide variety of skill building workshops and courses designed to meet the needs that you, as students interested in entrepreneurship and innovation, have expressed. Their training packages include up-to-date workshops, most focus on the skills required for new venture creation, and others that can assist you in marketing yourself to potential employers. They also develop custom training programs to address unique requests. For more information on student training, feel free to drop in to the Centre or contact them at (902) 867-5433.

Email Etiquette
Given the growth in social media and digital communication as the go to communication method in business, this workshop looks at the dos and don’ts of using email in a work environment.

Time Management
Review common time management approaches and tools in this workshop with a view to developing effective time management strategies.

Developing Dynamic Presentations
This workshop provides hints, practice, and feedback to help participants present with confidence and style.

The Art of Networking
Networking is an essential business skill that many people never master. Whether operating your own business, trying to build support for your social enterprise, attempting to attract investors, or looking for the perfect job, this session will assist you in learning how to network effectively to foster the vital connections needed to prosper in today’s super-connected economy.

Going the Extra Mile: Customer Service
Do you want to WOW your customers (or your boss)? This workshop discusses customer service and its value to your business (or your employer). It provides the nuts and bolts of providing excellent customer service consistently and provides you with tools to deal with situations outside the norm.



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