MacEwan Continuing Education Programs

Professional Development Certificates and Programs: 

Treaty Status holders can participate in professional development courses at MacEwan University School of Continuing Education, funded by the Tłı̨c̨hǫ Government. Registration deadlines vary by course, read more here -


Executive Assistant - Professional Development Certificate

40 hours | Online | Apply by February 20, 2024 | Starts April 2, 2024

Advance your career and become an essential administrative professional. These practical hands-on courses give you the necessary knowledge and skills that will enhance your success and opportunities in the workplace. Through the Executive Assistant certificate, you will learn skills and strategies to improve your communication, writing, and specializations to make you an invaluable member of the team.


Creative Business - Skills Achievement

25 hours | Online | Apply by February 23, 2024 | Starts April 6, 2024
This program will help you discover your talents and strengths guiding you from the idea phase through to launching and marketing a business. Learn the fundamentals of digital marketing and how to differentiate yourself from the competition, define your market niche, establish pricing models, negotiate with clients, manage contracts and invoicing, and put it all together into a business plan.

Leadership - Professional Development Certificate

42 hours | Online | Apply by March 19, 2024 | Starts April 30, 2024
Effective leaders create environments that challenge, motivate, and engage their teams. Discover the leadership qualities and competencies valued by organizations today, while exploring new strategies and tools that promote the development of positive change and the creation of healthy, high-functioning environments. Assess and build on your leadership abilities to become more effective in leading and inspiring others. Upon completion of this program, you will emerge with your own leadership philosophy and action plan to guide you in achieving personal and organizational success.

Office Management - Skills Achievement

21 hours | Online | Apply by March 25, 2024 | Starts April 2, 2024
Develop effective management and supervision skills including time management, priority planning, customer service, team development, and goal setting. This program is ideal for individuals in management/supervisory roles looking to increase trust and accountability with employees, manage teams more effectively, and create a positive work environment.


Change Management - Professional Development Certificate

28 hours | Online | Apply by July 23, 2024 | Starts September 3, 2024

Change is an inevitable part of our work lives, whether it be staffing, processes or technology. This program will teach you how to manage change on multiple levels, including how to recognize employee emotions and needs, meet organizational demands and measure successful sustainment. Prepare your organization for a positive experience with change by understanding the effects of change, how to build engagement in your team and how to make your changes sustainable in the long term. Build on real-world case studies so that you are prepared to meet the reality of change with agility and resilience.


Managing Projects - Skills Achievement

21 hours | Online | Apply by July 29, 2024 | Starts September 9, 2024

In today’s dynamic business environment, the ability to manage projects effectively, communicate efficiently and foster productive collaboration are essential skills for professionals across all industries. This program will provide you with an introduction to fundamental project management concepts and strategies with a strong focus on Agile methodologies, as well as strategies for enhancing interpersonal communication. This short professional development program is designed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in project management roles.


Managing Teams - Skills Achievement

21 hours | Online | Apply by August 20, 2024 |Starts October 1, 2024

This program provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental concepts and strategies essential for effectively managing and engaging with teams and equips participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in leadership roles and foster a motivated, engaged and high-performing workforce. Gain insights into team management, career planning, goal setting and proven strategies to increase workforce engagement, all crucial aspects of modern leadership.


Managing Conflict - Skills Achievement

21 hours | Online | Apply by April 22, 2024 | Starts June 3, 2024

This program will equip managers and leaders with essential conflict resolution and performance coaching skills. Participants will gain an understanding of the impacts and causes of conflict in the workplace and learn proven strategies for navigating difficult conversations and fostering a culture of open communication, achievement, accountability and resilience.


Microsoft Excel - Skills Achievement

25 hours | Online | Apply by April 23, 2024 | Starts June 4, 2024

In today’s data-driven world, Microsoft Excel is an indispensable tool for professionals in various fields. This program will equip you with essential Excel skills and dive into commonly used functions and advanced techniques. This hands-on program covers basic functions, database management, pivot tables, charting, data filtering, linking workbooks, user-friendly formulas and more.


Financial Literacy - Skills Achievement

21 hours | Online | Apply by September 23 , 2024 | Starts November 4, 2024

Financial literacy is a fundamental life skill that empowers individuals to make informed financial decisions, manage their resources effectively, and plan for a secure financial future. This program will provide individuals with the essential knowledge and skills needed to navigate the complex world of personal finance successfully. Students will be introduced to a range of topics, from understanding the basics of personal finance to making informed decisions about budgeting, credit management, strategies for saving for both short-term and long-term goals, exploring the concept of time value of money in financial decision making, understanding the impact of inflation and interest rates, and more.

Don't see a program that suits your needs? We are continuously working to add more courses and programs to our Tłı̨chǫ Partnership offerings. Please check this website often to stay up-to-date with all of the course options available.

Download PDF: SCE MacEwan Tlicho_Gov_Continuing Education 2024.pdf

Admission Requirements


Learners must be Tłı̨chǫ Citizens to register for the programs listed above.

Funding is provided by the Tłı̨chǫ Government for the delivery of these programs and courses. There is a limited number of seats available so we encourage students to apply early. The ONE Student Financial Support Program will assess all applications.



Step 1: Submit your application

Please complete the Google form to submit your application.


Step 2: Submit your letter of intent

In order to help our decision for granting seats in each program, we are asking applicants to submit a short letter of intent. This will be a couple paragraphs (one page maximum) telling us:

  • Why you are interested in the program of your choice
  • How it will help your work and/or personal life

Please send your letter(s) of intent to [email protected]


Step 3: Accessing your course

Tłı̨chǫ Government will assess the applications to grant seats in each program. MacEwan University will be in contact with accepted applicants about the next steps to access the courses. You will receive communications about how to use the online learning system and any other student resources.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]


Student Support Services 

The Tłı̨chǫ Government and Northern Youth Abroad/Northern Compass are here to support you throughout your educational journey and set you up for success by providing:

  • Tutoring
  • Weekly Check-Ins – to ensure you are thriving in your education Journey.
  • Social Events to help you meet new people in your community and give you a taste of home when you feel homesick.
  • Workshops and info sessions about post-secondary schools, programs, and services.
  • Help applying for post-secondary programs/schools and navigating the future process.
  • School supplies and more!

Please email [email protected] to learn more about the available services.