Professional Development Seminars

Gardiner Centre seminars are practical, interactive and enables participants to learn the latest business strategies. Participants also get the benefit of networking with other professionals in different industries to share ideas and experiences.

Below you can browse our currently scheduled seminars or visit a complete list of all our seminars listed alphabetically.

To refine your search by topic area use our Search by Topic tool.

Please note that all of our seminars are available to groups as custom offerings.

For further information on a seminar contact our Training Advisor, Jackie Collins at jcollins@mun.ca or call (709) 864-2131.

Gardiner Centre seminars are practical, interactive and enables participants to learn the latest business strategies. Participants also get the benefit of networking with other professionals in different industries to share ideas and experiences.

Below is a list of currently scheduled seminars followed by a complete list of seminars.

For further information on a seminar contact our Training Advisor, Jackie Collins at jcollins@mun.ca or call (709) 864-2131.

Learn how to enhance your communication across multiple digital platforms and be able to target your organization's messages effectively through pay-per-click advertising on search engines and social media channels.
September 15, 2014 - October 27, 2014

Digital Communication & Advertising

Learn how to enhance your communication across multiple digital platforms and be able to target your organization's messages effectively through pay-per-click advertising on search engines and social media channels.
September 15, 2014 - October 27, 2014
Preparing e-mails, memos or letters sometimes takes more time than you can afford. Avoid getting bogged down with words, structure and grammar. Learn or re-visit the basics of business writing and improve your written communications.
September 18, 2014

Better Business Writing: The Right Approach

Preparing e-mails, memos or letters sometimes takes more time than you can afford. Avoid getting bogged down with words, structure and grammar. Learn or re-visit the basics of business writing and improve your written communications.
September 18, 2014
Do you equate employee development with organizational growth? Employees that feel valued show increased moral, productivity and loyalty. Learn strategies to increase the return on your human resource investment.
September 23, 2014

Investing in Employee Development

Do you equate employee development with organizational growth? Employees that feel valued show increased moral, productivity and loyalty. Learn strategies to increase the return on your human resource investment.
September 23, 2014
Learn how to identify, manage, reduce, and even eliminate sources of stress in the workplace to increase organizational productivity, improve morale, and contribute to overall workplace wellness.
October 6, 2014

Managing Workplace Stress

Learn how to identify, manage, reduce, and even eliminate sources of stress in the workplace to increase organizational productivity, improve morale, and contribute to overall workplace wellness.
October 6, 2014
Are you entering the arena of project management and want to get started on the right foot? Learn the basic principles of project management and the structure that every successful project needs.
October 15, 2014 - October 16, 2014

Fundamentals of Project Management

Are you entering the arena of project management and want to get started on the right foot? Learn the basic principles of project management and the structure that every successful project needs.
October 15, 2014 - October 16, 2014
Increase your reach, attract new candidates, and help secure top-notch talent for your organization through Social Media.
October 20, 2014

Digital and Social Media for HR Professionals

Increase your reach, attract new candidates, and help secure top-notch talent for your organization through Social Media.
October 20, 2014
Are you often challenged to organize your thoughts quickly and provide information clearly and concisely? Do you feel confident thinking and responding under pressure? Learn to communicate with clarity, brevity, and impact.
October 21, 2014 - October 22, 2014

Think On Your Feet

Are you often challenged to organize your thoughts quickly and provide information clearly and concisely? Do you feel confident thinking and responding under pressure? Learn to communicate with clarity, brevity, and impact.
October 21, 2014 - October 22, 2014
Learn the key employment laws that protect the rights of your employees and create a better employee/employer relationship.
October 27, 2014 - October 28, 2014

Employment Law for Managers

Learn the key employment laws that protect the rights of your employees and create a better employee/employer relationship.
October 27, 2014 - October 28, 2014
Learn how to elicit, document and identify correct user requirements.
November 3, 2014 - November 5, 2014

Eliciting User Requirements for the Business Analyst

Learn how to elicit, document and identify correct user requirements.
November 3, 2014 - November 5, 2014
Learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of your organization’s digital and social media investments by deploying the correct tools and measurement techniques.
November 3, 2014 - December 15, 2014

Metrics, Measurement and Analytics

Learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of your organization’s digital and social media investments by deploying the correct tools and measurement techniques.
November 3, 2014 - December 15, 2014
Learn how to develop, refine and deploy an effective digital and social media strategy for your organization.
November 12, 2014 - November 14, 2014

Digital and Social Media Strategy and Tactics

Learn how to develop, refine and deploy an effective digital and social media strategy for your organization.
November 12, 2014 - November 14, 2014
With the shifting demographics in the labour market, organizations must prepare themselves for loss of key talent and corporate knowledge. Learn how to develop a succession plan that will ensure leadership continuity for your organization.
November 17, 2014

HR Succession Planning

With the shifting demographics in the labour market, organizations must prepare themselves for loss of key talent and corporate knowledge. Learn how to develop a succession plan that will ensure leadership continuity for your organization.
November 17, 2014
Maximize the quality and quantity of information gathered from individuals in an ethical fashion and make informed, consequential decisions.
November 24, 2014 - November 25, 2014

Information Gathering Using Professional Investigating and Interviewing Techniques

Maximize the quality and quantity of information gathered from individuals in an ethical fashion and make informed, consequential decisions.
November 24, 2014 - November 25, 2014
Learn the steps in proposal writing and understand the skills you need to create an effective pitch that best represents your winning project for any professional discipline.
December 2, 2014 - December 3, 2014

Writing a Proposal

Learn the steps in proposal writing and understand the skills you need to create an effective pitch that best represents your winning project for any professional discipline.
December 2, 2014 - December 3, 2014
Learn an effective process that ensures your organization is recruiting, interviewing and hiring the best candidates to work for your organization.
December 9, 2014

The Recruitment and Selection Process

Learn an effective process that ensures your organization is recruiting, interviewing and hiring the best candidates to work for your organization.
December 9, 2014
Ensure your organization is competitive by learning how to evaluate and design compensation plans to attract and retain the best talent.
December 15, 2014 - December 16, 2014

Compensation Design & Planning

Ensure your organization is competitive by learning how to evaluate and design compensation plans to attract and retain the best talent.
December 15, 2014 - December 16, 2014

All Seminars

Organizational change is a necessary and constant part of business - successfully managing the change is the challenge. Learn strategies to lead others through the change transition process and create understanding, acceptance and buy-in.

Adapting to Change: Managing the Transition

Organizational change is a necessary and constant part of business - successfully managing the change is the challenge. Learn strategies to lead others through the change transition process and create understanding, acceptance and buy-in.
Learn how to stimulate employee enthusiasm and inspire creativity, commitment, and performance. Learn skills to develop your professional position as a role model who is highly respected and trusted amoungst employees.

Becoming a Transformational Leader

Learn how to stimulate employee enthusiasm and inspire creativity, commitment, and performance. Learn skills to develop your professional position as a role model who is highly respected and trusted amoungst employees.
Preparing e-mails, memos or letters sometimes takes more time than you can afford. Avoid getting bogged down with words, structure and grammar. Learn or re-visit the basics of business writing and improve your written communications.
September 18, 2014

Better Business Writing: The Right Approach

Preparing e-mails, memos or letters sometimes takes more time than you can afford. Avoid getting bogged down with words, structure and grammar. Learn or re-visit the basics of business writing and improve your written communications.
Learn techniques to strengthen your negotiation position, acquire better deals & contracts, and enhance stakeholder relationships.

Building Professional Negotiation Skills

Learn techniques to strengthen your negotiation position, acquire better deals & contracts, and enhance stakeholder relationships.
Learn how to systematically examine your organization's workflow to make it more effective, more efficient and more productive.

Business Process Management

Learn how to systematically examine your organization's workflow to make it more effective, more efficient and more productive.
Good management is no longer about managing from the top down or being the expert on all things. From this seminar you will learn how to leverage the brilliance, talents and expertise of your team to create possibilities and achieve amazing results.

Coaching Out of the Box

Good management is no longer about managing from the top down or being the expert on all things. From this seminar you will learn how to leverage the brilliance, talents and expertise of your team to create possibilities and achieve amazing results.
Ensure your organization is competitive by learning how to evaluate and design compensation plans to attract and retain the best talent.
December 15, 2014

Compensation Design & Planning

Ensure your organization is competitive by learning how to evaluate and design compensation plans to attract and retain the best talent.
Is conflict causing low morale, poor productivity and strained communications? Improve relationships by applying techniques that will manage disputes and reduce the cost of conflict.

Conflict Management and Resolution

Is conflict causing low morale, poor productivity and strained communications? Improve relationships by applying techniques that will manage disputes and reduce the cost of conflict.
Learn how to establish a solid Project Management Office and ensure limited resources are used effectively and projects are managed efficiently.

Creating and Sustaining a Project Management Office (PMO)

Learn how to establish a solid Project Management Office and ensure limited resources are used effectively and projects are managed efficiently.
Learn how to connect with your customers, build greater customer loyalty, and improve your bottom line.

Customer Strategy: Key to Growing Your Business

Learn how to connect with your customers, build greater customer loyalty, and improve your bottom line.
Learn how to develop customer service competencies that truly surpass your customers expectations and give you the edge you need to be a successful business.

Delivering Exceptional Customer Service

Learn how to develop customer service competencies that truly surpass your customers expectations and give you the edge you need to be a successful business.
Developing a business case will help your organization understand the financial & business consequences of any initiative. Learn the components to build your business case to support key business decisions and influence decisions makers.

Developing a Business Case: Validating your Recommendations

Developing a business case will help your organization understand the financial & business consequences of any initiative. Learn the components to build your business case to support key business decisions and influence decisions makers.
People are your most important asset. Your organization needs a human resource plan to attract and retain its most valuable resource. Learn a process for developing an effective human resource plan for your organization.

Developing a Human Resource Plan

People are your most important asset. Your organization needs a human resource plan to attract and retain its most valuable resource. Learn a process for developing an effective human resource plan for your organization.
Learn how to develop a strategy for the successful implementation of change at the management level within your organization.

Developing a Strategic Change Plan

Learn how to develop a strategy for the successful implementation of change at the management level within your organization.
Learn how to enhance your communication across multiple digital platforms and be able to target your organization's messages effectively through pay-per-click advertising on search engines and social media channels.
September 15, 2014

Digital Communication & Advertising

Learn how to enhance your communication across multiple digital platforms and be able to target your organization's messages effectively through pay-per-click advertising on search engines and social media channels.
Learn how to develop, refine and deploy an effective digital and social media strategy for your organization.
November 12, 2014

Digital and Social Media Strategy and Tactics

Learn how to develop, refine and deploy an effective digital and social media strategy for your organization.
Learn to maximize your reach, attract new business, and engage with customers through digital communication tools.

Digital and Social Media for Communications Professionals

Learn to maximize your reach, attract new business, and engage with customers through digital communication tools.
Increase your reach, attract new candidates, and help secure top-notch talent for your organization through Social Media.
October 20, 2014

Digital and Social Media for HR Professionals

Increase your reach, attract new candidates, and help secure top-notch talent for your organization through Social Media.
Learn to use social media tools to attract new clients, increase referrals, and maximize your advertising return on investment.

Digital and Social Media for Real Estate Professionals

Learn to use social media tools to attract new clients, increase referrals, and maximize your advertising return on investment.
Understand when and how to use digital and social media to manage your organizations online profile, engage clients and the public, and to support and promote business activities.

Digital and Social Media for Senior Management

Understand when and how to use digital and social media to manage your organizations online profile, engage clients and the public, and to support and promote business activities.
Develop a strategy that will put your tourism business on the map. Learn how to attract and engage travelers in the planning stages, during their vacation, and after, using digital and social media tools.

Digital and Social Media for Tourism Professionals

Develop a strategy that will put your tourism business on the map. Learn how to attract and engage travelers in the planning stages, during their vacation, and after, using digital and social media tools.
Learn how to plan and manage efficient and productive meetings.

Effective Meeting Management

Learn how to plan and manage efficient and productive meetings.
Learn how to elicit, document and identify correct user requirements.
November 3, 2014

Eliciting User Requirements for the Business Analyst

Learn how to elicit, document and identify correct user requirements.
Learn strategies for retaining your organizations key talent and ensuring the continued growth of the business.

Employee Retention Strategies

Learn strategies for retaining your organizations key talent and ensuring the continued growth of the business.
Learn the key employment laws that protect the rights of your employees and create a better employee/employer relationship.
October 27, 2014

Employment Law for Managers

Learn the key employment laws that protect the rights of your employees and create a better employee/employer relationship.
Build your professional image and improve your organizational effectiveness by acquiring the skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively.

Essential Communication Skills for Professionals

Build your professional image and improve your organizational effectiveness by acquiring the skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively.
A skilled facilitator enables a group to think, share, and analyze in the search for optimum solutions and consensus. Learn how to draw out and process input from the group to move discussions and ideas forward.

Facilitation Skills Training: Getting the Most Out of Group Discussions

A skilled facilitator enables a group to think, share, and analyze in the search for optimum solutions and consensus. Learn how to draw out and process input from the group to move discussions and ideas forward.
Learn strategies to ensure you are providing a respectful workplace environment. Develop strategies to help foster a healthy and safe workplace, free from physical, emotional or psychological bullying, harassment, discrimination, and/or violence.

Fostering Respect and Dignity in the Workplace

Learn strategies to ensure you are providing a respectful workplace environment. Develop strategies to help foster a healthy and safe workplace, free from physical, emotional or psychological bullying, harassment, discrimination, and/or violence.
Are you entering the arena of project management and want to get started on the right foot? Learn the basic principles of project management and the structure that every successful project needs.
October 15, 2014

Fundamentals of Project Management

Are you entering the arena of project management and want to get started on the right foot? Learn the basic principles of project management and the structure that every successful project needs.
With the shifting demographics in the labour market, organizations must prepare themselves for loss of key talent and corporate knowledge. Learn how to develop a succession plan that will ensure leadership continuity for your organization.
November 17, 2014

HR Succession Planning

With the shifting demographics in the labour market, organizations must prepare themselves for loss of key talent and corporate knowledge. Learn how to develop a succession plan that will ensure leadership continuity for your organization.
Maximize the quality and quantity of information gathered from individuals in an ethical fashion and make informed, consequential decisions.
November 24, 2014

Information Gathering Using Professional Investigating and Interviewing Techniques

Maximize the quality and quantity of information gathered from individuals in an ethical fashion and make informed, consequential decisions.
Do you equate employee development with organizational growth? Employees that feel valued show increased moral, productivity and loyalty. Learn strategies to increase the return on your human resource investment.
September 23, 2014

Investing in Employee Development

Do you equate employee development with organizational growth? Employees that feel valued show increased moral, productivity and loyalty. Learn strategies to increase the return on your human resource investment.
Understand and effectively manage issues surrounding collective bargaining, grievances and arbitrations in your organization.

Labour Relations in the Workplace

Understand and effectively manage issues surrounding collective bargaining, grievances and arbitrations in your organization.
Discover what it takes to be an effective leader who can successfully create motivation and enthusiasm among staff.

Leadership and Motivation

Discover what it takes to be an effective leader who can successfully create motivation and enthusiasm among staff.
Learn how to work with the differences in attitudes and behaviours, and develop them into organizational strengths.

Leading a Multigenerational Workforce

Learn how to work with the differences in attitudes and behaviours, and develop them into organizational strengths.
Learn how to build a Lean organization, drive out waste, streamline process flow and build a culture of continuous improvement.

Lean Operational Excellence for Service Organizations

Learn how to build a Lean organization, drive out waste, streamline process flow and build a culture of continuous improvement.
Learn how to manage issues related to governance and ethics in your organization by understanding topics including conflicts of interest, codes of conduct, and regulatory compliance.

Management of Ethics and Values for Organizations

Learn how to manage issues related to governance and ethics in your organization by understanding topics including conflicts of interest, codes of conduct, and regulatory compliance.
Despite your best planning, priorities often change and sometimes deadlines pass by. Learn how to manage competing priorities and demands, and accomplish more with your time.

Managing Competing Priorities

Despite your best planning, priorities often change and sometimes deadlines pass by. Learn how to manage competing priorities and demands, and accomplish more with your time.
Learn how to identify, manage, reduce, and even eliminate sources of stress in the workplace to increase organizational productivity, improve morale, and contribute to overall workplace wellness.
October 6, 2014

Managing Workplace Stress

Learn how to identify, manage, reduce, and even eliminate sources of stress in the workplace to increase organizational productivity, improve morale, and contribute to overall workplace wellness.
Learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of your organization’s digital and social media investments by deploying the correct tools and measurement techniques.
November 3, 2014

Metrics, Measurement and Analytics

Learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of your organization’s digital and social media investments by deploying the correct tools and measurement techniques.
Giving employees performance feedback can create energy and improve productivity, motivation, and morale. Learn the process for effective performance management and development of your employees.

Performance Coaching and Development

Giving employees performance feedback can create energy and improve productivity, motivation, and morale. Learn the process for effective performance management and development of your employees.
Learn how to use effective planning to achieve realistic goals that contribute to the success of your organization.

Planning and Goal Setting

Learn how to use effective planning to achieve realistic goals that contribute to the success of your organization.
Build skills needed to confidently deliver professional presentations every time!

Presentation Skills: Speaking with Confidence

Build skills needed to confidently deliver professional presentations every time!
Ensure you are complying with privacy and data collection laws that govern the collection and use of personal information gathered from customers and employees.

Privacy: It's Your Business

Ensure you are complying with privacy and data collection laws that govern the collection and use of personal information gathered from customers and employees.
Learn the processes to systematically analyze problems in order to generate effective solutions.

Problem Solving and Decision Making

Learn the processes to systematically analyze problems in order to generate effective solutions.
Learn how to conduct an in-depth audit to ensure project success through analysis, tracking and lessons learned.

Project Auditing

Learn how to conduct an in-depth audit to ensure project success through analysis, tracking and lessons learned.
Learn skills and tools to make you a better supervisor to your employees and a contributor to overall organizational effectiveness.

Role of the Supervisor

Learn skills and tools to make you a better supervisor to your employees and a contributor to overall organizational effectiveness.
Learn how to get the most out of your plan by successfully integrating it throughout your organization.

Strategic Management

Learn how to get the most out of your plan by successfully integrating it throughout your organization.
Learn the frameworks for identifying, assessing, understanding, acting on, and communicating risk issues in order to create a risk-smart work environment.

Strategic Risk Management

Learn the frameworks for identifying, assessing, understanding, acting on, and communicating risk issues in order to create a risk-smart work environment.
Improve efficiency, productivity and morale by learning skills to build a high-performing team.

Strategies for Building a High-Performing Team

Improve efficiency, productivity and morale by learning skills to build a high-performing team.
Learn how to identify work stressors that affect your employees and develop an action-plan aimed at eliminating or reducing the stressors identified.

Strategies for Managers to Reduce Workplace Stress

Learn how to identify work stressors that affect your employees and develop an action-plan aimed at eliminating or reducing the stressors identified.
Develop the writing skills you need to produce concise and practical technical documentation.

Technical Writing

Develop the writing skills you need to produce concise and practical technical documentation.
Develop critical thinking skills to make better decisions and rationally apply information to get the best possible results.

The Critical Thinking Approach for Better Problem Solving

Develop critical thinking skills to make better decisions and rationally apply information to get the best possible results.
Learn an effective process that ensures your organization is recruiting, interviewing and hiring the best candidates to work for your organization.
December 9, 2014

The Recruitment and Selection Process

Learn an effective process that ensures your organization is recruiting, interviewing and hiring the best candidates to work for your organization.
Are you often challenged to organize your thoughts quickly and provide information clearly and concisely? Do you feel confident thinking and responding under pressure? Learn to communicate with clarity, brevity, and impact.
October 21, 2014

Think On Your Feet

Are you often challenged to organize your thoughts quickly and provide information clearly and concisely? Do you feel confident thinking and responding under pressure? Learn to communicate with clarity, brevity, and impact.
Training the Trainer provides you with the knowledge, skills, and tools required to assess training needs, design effective training, develop training materials, and deliver and evaluate training programs.

Training the Trainer

Training the Trainer provides you with the knowledge, skills, and tools required to assess training needs, design effective training, develop training materials, and deliver and evaluate training programs.
Learn the fundamentals of financial statements and how you can use this information to confidently make financial decisions.

Understanding Financial Statements

Learn the fundamentals of financial statements and how you can use this information to confidently make financial decisions.
Ever wonder why the same message can elicit a variety of behaviors from people? Gain a better understanding of how personality type affects decision making, communications and work relationships.

Understanding Personality Types in the Workplace - Using MBTI

Ever wonder why the same message can elicit a variety of behaviors from people? Gain a better understanding of how personality type affects decision making, communications and work relationships.
Learn the steps in proposal writing and understand the skills you need to create an effective pitch that best represents your winning project for any professional discipline.
December 2, 2014

Writing a Proposal

Learn the steps in proposal writing and understand the skills you need to create an effective pitch that best represents your winning project for any professional discipline.