Business Management Essentials courses offered

Government of Saskatchewan offering to reimburse 100 per cent of training costs

July 27, 2020, 10:06 am
Kevin Weedmark


The Government of Saskatchewan is offering to reimburse 100% of training costs to a maximum of $10,000 per employer for eligible training, however, the deadline to apply is July 31, 2020.

The Moosomin Chamber of Commerce and Southeast College are partnering to offer Business Management Essentials (BME) virtual classes that qualify under the RSTS program.

The BME classes provided by the College are ideal for aspiring, new, and current supervisors and business professionals.

These programs will help learners improve their management and leadership acumen through practical, skill-oriented business courses and will address the issues businesses now face during the pandemic.

This training is provided through virtual online classes facilitated by leading edge instructors who will challenge and build the learner’s core business, leadership, and management skills.

Classes run from 9:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Each class consists of six hours and there is a different class scheduled each week.

The BME program is designed with two levels of achievement. Once four modules have been successfully completed, a Level 1 Certificate will be awarded. When eight modules have been completed, the Level 2 Certificate will be awarded.

Participants in individual classes are not required to be Chamber Members.

If you are a Chamber member or are interested in participating in the Chamber’s certificate program, additional information can be found at:

If you are successful in your application to the RSTS program, you can obtain 100% reimbursement for the tuition by the Government of Saskatchewan.

Teamwork and Team Building - August 25-27
The Teamwork and Team Building workshop will encourage participants to explore the different aspects of a team, as well as ways that they can become a top-notch team performer. Participants will be given the details and concepts of what makes up a team, and what factors into being a successful team and team member.

Building a team during the unprecedented times of operating during a pandemic is going to bring its own set of challenges. The course will address issues that companies will face in these new and challenging times with all of the new rules, regulations, social distancing as well as working remotely.

Meeting Management - September 15-17
This workshop is designed to give participants the basic tools they need to initiate and manage their meetings. They will learn planning and leading techniques that will give them the confidence to run a meeting that will engage the attendees and leave a positive and lasting impression. Through this workshop, participants will learn the needed skills in planning and implementing a successful meeting.

The Meeting Management workshop will explore how to reduce waste and make meetings more efficient. This is a hands-on workshop and your participation will help make it a valuable experience. Use this time to begin the process of developing your skills along with other participants who share the same desire to improve their meeting management skills.

Running meetings during the pandemic have certainly changed the way in which business conduct meetings. This course will address the topic of managing meetings while adhering to the social distancing, mandatory group numbers and sanitization requirements.

Customer Service - September 1-3, September 29 - October 1
Each and every one of us serves customers, whether we realize it or not. Maybe you are on the front lines of a company serving the people who buy your products, perhaps you are an accountant serving the employees by producing their pay cheques and keeping the company running, or maybe you are a company owner serving your staff and your customers.

The Customer Service workshop will look at all types of customers and how we can serve them better and improve ourselves in the process.

Participants will be provided a strong skill set including:
• In-person and over the phone techniques
• Dealing with difficult customers
• Generating return business
• Business are finding that they now have additional challenges when serving the public during a pandemic. This course will aim to address some of these issues including social distancing, group numbers and sanitization requirements as they relate to Customer Service.

Leadership and Influence - September 22-24, September 29 - October 1
They say that leaders are born, not made. While it is true that some people are born leaders, some leaders are born in the midst of adversity. Often, simple people who have never had a leadership role will stand up and take the lead when a situation they care about requires it. A simple example is parenting. When a child arrives, many parents discover leadership abilities they never knew existed in order to guide and protect their offspring.

Once you learn the techniques of true Leadership and Influence, you will be able to build the confidence it takes to take the lead. The more experience you have acting as a genuine leader, the easier it will be for you. It is never easy to take the lead, as you will need to make decisions and face challenges, but it can become natural and rewarding. If Leaders are born during adversity, then leading during a pandemic will certainly bring them forward. This course will address the unique challenges that leaders will be facing during the pandemic.

Time Management - October 6-8, November 3-5
Personal time management skills are essential for professional success in any workplace. Those able to successfully implement time management strategies are able to control their workload rather than spend each day in a frenzy of activity reacting to crisis after crisis – stress declines and personal productivity soars! These highly effective individuals are able to focus on the tasks with the greatest impact to them and their organization.

The Time Management workshop will cover strategies to help participants learn these crucial strategies. Participants will be given a skill set that include personal motivation, delegation skills, organization tools, and crisis management. We’ll cover all this and more during this workshop.

Not only will participants cover strategies to help participants learn Time Management skills, they will address the added issues of being able to manage their time while operating during a pandemic. When and how people operate at their businesses, will change due to the new rules, regulations and requirements being imposed to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Supervising Others - August 11-13
Supervising others can be a tough job. Between managing your own time and projects, helping your team members solve problems and complete tasks, and helping other supervisors; your day can fill up before you know it.

The Supervising Others workshop will help supervisors become more efficient and proficient, with information on delegating, managing time, setting goals and expectations (for themselves and others), providing feedback, resolving conflict, and administering discipline.

This course will also address how to adapt ones supervising skills in order to supervisor others during the difficult time of operating during a pandemic. There will be unique issues that will need to be addressed in order to conform to the new rules, regulations and requirements being imposed to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Communication Strategies - August 18-20
The Communication Strategies workshop will help participants understand the different methods of communication and how to make the most of each of them. These strategies will provide a great benefit for any organization and its employees. They will trickle down throughout the organization and positively impact everyone involved.

Improving communication skills is important during normal times, however, maintaining good communications during a pandemic will be vital. This course will address how to mitigate the effects of poor communication during remote work arrangements and adhering to social distancing.

Conflict Resolution - September 1-2, September 22-24
In the Conflict Resolution workshop, participants will learn crucial conflict management skills, including dealing with anger and using the Agreement Frame. Dealing with conflict is important for every organization no matter what the size. If it is left unchecked or not resolved it can lead to lost production, absences, attrition, and even law suits. In addition to the above, the course will address the potential for added conflict within organizations that are facing new rules, regulations and requirements to operate during a pandemic, as well as conflict that may arise from the stress of living during such uncertain times.

For information on the RSTS program, eligibility and how to apply, please refer to the program’s website at

Any training taken prior to approval by the Ministry of Immigration and Training will not be reimbursed.