Custom Learning Solutions

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Launch your organization’s performance to new heights with customized group training solutions.

Your team's ability to perform and make an impact in the organization is what drives overall success. So how do you support them to excel in their roles? At Continuing Studies at UVic, we work with you to understand your organization’s unique needs, then develop custom training solutions that empower your team with the specific knowledge, practical skills and confidence they need for personal and organizational success.

This page is for planning training opportunities for a group of people. If you are an individual, please see our lists of Programs and Courses. We also have information about the new StrongerBC future skills grant.

If you are looking for custom group training, please read the information below and connect with us to explore how we can help you.

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Areas of expertise

Our program staff and instructors can design top-tier professional group training programs drawing expertise from 11 UVic faculties, schools and divisions in many topic areas including:

  • business and leadership
  • culture and museums
  • education
  • health
  • languages
  • technology
  • science
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We also offer custom training solutions for international partners and organizations based outside of Canada.
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  • Adult Education and Instructional Skills

    An organization's success often correlates to the quality of its internal training program. Enhance your team's skills in instructional design, workplace coaching, presentation and facilitation skills, and more.

  • Business Diagnostics

    Develop tools for assessing and managing issues and opportunities that impact organizations today. Ideal for executives and managers in all types and sizes of organizations, training in business diagnostics helps learners identify critical needs for their personal and organizational success through highly practical, real-world strategies.

  • Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

    Learn how to harness the power of your organization's data. Training will focus on how to create, interpret, and use data to solve problems, make business decisions, and predict and model the future.

  • Caring for the Elderly

    Care for the elderly encompasses the management of illness and injury as well as health promotion for healthy ageing. Offering in this topic can cover research and initiatives in areas such as mental health and ageing, dementia care, non-communicable disease, fall prevention, sexual health in seniors, and assistive technologies to improve monitoring and quality of life.

  • Competitive Sustainable Advantage Strategies

    Being able to stay ahead of the competition is critical in today's fast-paced and ever-changing global marketplace. Build upon your management team's ability to plan and execute competitive market-driven strategies successfully.

  • Computer Programming

    Enhance the abilities of your team with coding concepts and languages. Customized programs are available to meet any skill and proficiency level.

  • Cross-cultural Management

    In a global environment, organizations need to be able to work—both face to face and virtually—with people of different nationalities, cultures, and backgrounds. Help your management team understand the nuances of working with cross-cultural teams or international clientele to foster cohesiveness and improve performance.

  • Cultural Resource Management

    Develop knowledge and skills to meet the current needs of the museum, heritage or cultural sector. Fully customizable training programs can include topics such as heritage conservation, collections management, cultural tourism, visitor engagement, digital leadership, or exhibition planning and design.

  • Ecological Restoration

    Customized training in the area of ecological restoration uses a holistic approach for professionals working in the field of landscape architecture, design, management, agrology, biology, forestry, mining, etc., who are needing advanced training in restoring disturbed and degraded ecosystems.

  • English for the Workplace

    Improve your organization's English language skills among colleagues who do not speak English as a first language. We can offer customized programs on topics such as presentation skills, research skills, English for specific purposes, report writing, and more.

  • Environmental and Occupational Health

    For professionals who identify health risks, prevent accidents, and maintain safety regulations in the workplace, we can design a customized program to develop skills in areas such as health and safety program management, emergency management, environmental protection, ergonomics, hazardous waste management, and occupational hygiene.

  • French Immersion Teacher Development

    Enhance the skills of educators in French or French immersion classrooms. Training programs are tailored to meet your specific needs.

  • French Language

    Whatever the skill level or need of your organization, our customizable French language offerings will help your group advance their French language listening, speaking, reading and writing abilities.

  • Indigenous Language Revitalization

    Develop knowledge, skills and practical strategies for local language revitalization initiatives that are responsive to the unique needs of your community context. Training customized for your specific needs can include topics such as language documentation and preservation, language and the land, language policy, language and social action, or language proficiency classes.

  • Competitive sustainable advantage strategies

    Intercultural Communications

    To be a global citizen or organization, an understanding of cultural differences and the ability to work in diverse cultures is a critical skill. This is true of working in either local or international settings, or in building socially just communities. Find out how power imbalances can impact interactions, and discover practical tools to strengthen inclusivity and build cultural competencies.

  • Intercultural Competency Training for the Workplace

    Within a global economy, the development of intercultural competencies is essential in the recruitment and retainment of diverse talent. Develop critical skills for building a culturally diverse workplace, improving intercultural communication, and driving success in an international market.

  • Leadership Skills

    Empower your team with tangible leadership skills that will prepare them for career growth within your organization and strengthen your overall team cohesion. Our approach features effective, real-world strategies that will leverage your team's strengths and improve upon areas of weakness through techniques such as mentoring and coaching or, when necessary, corrective or disciplinary actions.

  • Mindfulness and Health Care

    Mindfulness practice can help improve a patient's experience of receiving health care, complementing conventional medical tests and treatments. Mindfulness practice can also assist health professionals in increasing their personal well-being, avoid burnout, and support their capacity to engage with patients and colleagues.

  • Neonatal Care

    Care of vulnerable ill or pre-term neonates demands highly specialized skills and technologies integrated into a continuum of care after discharge. Customized offerings can cover clinical topics such as neonatal intensive care technologies, kangaroo care, early breastfeeding support, and neonatal abstinence, as well as management issues including quality assurance, data collection and benchmarking, and outcomes monitoring.

  • Nursing Leadership

    The nursing profession plays an important leadership role in health care, bringing its unique professional lens to patient care and the management of health services. Training will be tailored for your specific needs and can cover areas such as advanced nursing education, nursing career development, clinical governance in nursing, nursing care policy, and interprofessional training and practice.

  • Palliative Care Nursing

    Palliative care improves the quality of life for patients facing serious illness, from the time of diagnosis to end of life, providing physical, emotional, and spiritual support to patients and their families. Learners are typically equipped with concepts and practical tools to work confidently as part of the interdisciplinary palliative care team.

  • Visitor and Community Engagement

    Palliative Care Pharmacy

    Expand on the principles of palliative care with skills and tools to optimize the use of medications for symptom management and pain relief for palliative patients. With this expertise, pharmacists are able to guide other members of the interprofessional team in palliative care planning.

  • Project Management

    Build upon your team's capacity for effective project management with the guided leadership of a seasoned PMP (Project Management Professional) designated expert. Explore the components of a project management cycle—initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing—and how each contributes to the success of a project.

  • Teacher Professional Development

    Our education experts offer the latest in pedagogical research and instructional tools and strategies to further empower K-12 educators in meeting the needs of their students. Topics are highly customizable and relevant to what they are dealing with in their classrooms every day.

  • World Languages

    If one of your goals is to increase your team's multi-lingual abilities, we offer language courses for every skill level in Arabic, Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, or Spanish.

  • Wound Management for Health Professionals

    The impact of wounds on the health care system in terms of human suffering and economic burden is enormous and grows as populations age. This customizable option for health professionals will cover the principles of wound management and develop the skills to deliver evidence-based wound assessment and care, including strategies for prevention, education, and wound product selection.

  • Don't see what you're looking for?

    We can work with you to provide custom training programs and educational experiences in many more topics. Connect with us to explore how we can help you.

Our process

We use a simple three-step process to develop the most effective and efficient training program for your team. The result is a customized training solution and education experience that will create lasting value by increasing your organization's performance.


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1.  Discovery

We will lead you through a discovery process that will help us gain a better understanding of your current situation. From there, we will seek to understand your specific goals and needs as well as any constraints or considerations that should be taken into account. This discovery process will help us to identify what kind of program will be right for you.

2.  Conceptualize and design

Once we know what you are wanting to achieve with the training, we will begin to conceptualize and design a program that best suits your needs. Through collaboration with you, we will identify the elements you want to see included in the program. We will then work with our team of advisors, educators and real-world experts to design your corporate training program.

3.  Delivery and assessment

Our instructors will deliver your customized program, in your desired location and format, in a way that engages your audience fully in a dynamic learning process to ensure they get the specific skills and knowledge they need to excel. We will follow-up with you through the assessment process to ensure that your expectations were met and to provide opportunities for reflection and feedback.  


Start the conversation

You probably have some questions by now. Let's chat about a customized program that works for you!

Why choose Custom Learning Solutions through Continuing Studies at UVic?

You know what your team needs to take your organization to the next level and we know how to get them there. Our customized learning solutions provide relevant employee development and organizational training that is:

Built for you
Whether your organization is international or domestic, public sector or non-profit, big industry or small business, we will work with you to assess your unique needs and create custom training solutions designed to meet your goals.

Practical and real-life
Our instructors are real-world experts with the knowledge and experience to deliver a curriculum that will bring meaningful results.

Tell us what you’re looking to achieve and our dedicated education specialists will design a program that is both theoretical and practical. We will seek to understand your team’s strengths and build on them with skills development and competency training to help them meet your organizational goals.

Trusted and proven
As one of Canada’s top universities, you can be sure your team is receiving world-class professional training from a trusted source.

Fits your constraints
Whether you’re looking for a one-day workshop or a long-term specialized certificate program, we will create a curriculum that suits your budget, geographic, or other criteria.


Financial support for businesses and organization

BC Employers may be eligible for the Employer Training Grant, a cost-sharing program designed to help offset the costs of providing quality employee training.

Learn more at WorkBC



Meet the team

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Miranda Angus
Business, Science and Technology
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Tania Muir
Languages, Arts and Culture
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Si Heng Tang
Business Development
and Digital Media
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Laura Vizina
Health, Safety and Public Relations

Still have questions?

We have answers. Read our FAQ page or contact us to talk about your specific situation.