Activity Coordinator Certificate (ASCHA)
The Alberta Seniors & Community Housing Association (ASCHA), in collaboration with Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP), is proud to offer accessible, flexible, and sector specific online learning opportunities to Activity Coordinators in the rapidly growing seniors’ housing sector. The certificate program is designed for individuals with an interest in developing skills, insights, and the confidence needed to plan, supervise, and implement recreation and leisure programs to enrich the lives of seniors, to build a sense of community, and to create a warm socially inclusive atmosphere for them.
Each course has six live classes: one hour for six consecutive weeks.
$525.00 + GST per course
Laura Crawford Certificate Program Scholarship Award - Sponsored by ASCHA
The Laura Crawford Scholarship Award of $1000 is granted to one applicant, every year, registered in or attending the Site Manager or the Activity Coordinator Program.
No pre-requisites or online learning experience required.
Communication & Conflict Management
Develop interpersonal and oral communication skills. Focus on gaining skills and knowledge to manage conflict and build relationships. Come prepared to learn about the conflict management model, processes, and practices.
Acquire new knowledge and skills in leadership. Focus on moving an organization or a site to a new, higher level of effectiveness, efficiency and/or workplace fulfillment.
Gain knowledge of aging processes. Understand the impact of aging on the individual and explore concepts of successful aging and how these may be utilized to achieve life well lived.
Examine recreation and leisure activity planning. Focus on knowing your clientele, creating meaningful recreation and leisure opportunities, and effectively planning the delivery of quality programs. Leave with a toolkit of recreation and leisure activities.
Principles of Recreation & Leisure
Define terminology, scope of recreation, and leisure. Study psychological and sociological programming considerations. Examine current practice and future opportunities for prolonged health, happiness, and independence of seniors.
Personal & Professional Development
Gain skills in presenting yourself professionally and achieve work/life balance. Assess your personal and professional needs and develop an action plan to support short and long-term work and personal growth.
Older Adult Fitness
Focus on understanding the impact of aging and good health on the individual, learn concepts of appropriate fitness and how to utilize them in your professional role. Gain the confidence to support aging adults to attain their full capability.
Learners will be required to have: a computer with a reliable Internet connection, a headset (preference), and microphone.
Program Completion Requirements:
The methods of evaluation are based on applied learning opportunities relating to the profession. Completion/submission of all assignments and projects is required. A 65% average or better on course work outlined in Methods of Evaluation. You must acquire a 65% in all courses, in order to earn the certificate.
Full refunds are available if the Division of Extended Education cancels the course. If you must withdraw from a course, please notify RDP at least 2 business days before the course begins, and we will attempt to accommodate you into another course or issue you a refund less a $30 cancellation fee. Registration cancellations within 2 days of the course starting date are not eligible for refund.
How to Register:
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