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Building Better Businesses

Building Better Businesses

Program Overview

In this exciting new learning opportunity for rural and remote central Alberta women, students will establish or refresh their business skills so they can move forward to enter or re-enter employment within their community. 

Registrants of this life changing opportunity must be female, over the age of 16, and live in Central Alberta. This program is being offered in collaboration with Campus Alberta Central and is funded by the Women’s Economic Recovery Challenge Grant.



October 3, 2022 – November 18, 2022

January 16, 2023 – March 3, 2023


April 3, 2023 – May 19, 2023

September 11, 2023 – October 27, 2023

Delivery Method

Join classes online during scheduled class times from your community.




This program has been fully funded by the Women’s Economic Recovery Challenge Grant.

Program Details

Interpersonal Communication and 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. 

Personal and 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. 

Computer Applications 

This course offers a simple step by step refresher on how to use Microsoft Windows, Word, and Excel. Learners will be able to understand how these software programs make Bookkeeping as easy as 1,2,3. 

Bookkeeping: The Basics  

This course will focus on developing a solid foundation on the basics of bookkeeping through introductory accounting terminology and basic financial transactions. 

Introduction to Customer Service  

This course will look at the different ways we engage with customers, how we can serve them better, and improve ourselves in the process. 

Introduction to Starting Your Own Business 

This course is designed to give you an introduction on starting, running, and growing a business you can be proud of. 

Social Media Marketing 

Social media is a staple of modern life. It is so enmeshed in the way that we communicate that companies have little choice but to engage social media as part of their marketing strategy. Learners will be prepared to understand the benefits as well as the risks of using different social media platforms to reach current and potential customers. 

Methods of Evaluation

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 outline in Methods of Evaluation. You must acquire a 65% in all courses, in order to earn the certificate.

How To Register

Contact the nearest Learning Centre to proceed with the application.

Dana Davidson
Learning Site Manager
(403) 823-8300
info [at] drumhellercommunitylearning [dot] com (subject: Building%20Better%20Businesses)

Sharon Schwab
403-783-3285 Ext. 102 
ponoka [at] adultlearningsociety [dot] com (subject: Building%20Better%20Businesses%20Registration)

Rocky Mountain House
Sarah Fotty
outreach [at] rockyclc [dot] ab [dot] ca (subject: Building%20Better%20Businesses%20Registration)  

Peggy Vockeroth
CAC Coordinator
(403) 742-6700 
info [at] stettlerlearning [dot] com (subject: Building%20Better%20Businesses)

Tanya Mercredi
rimbey [at] adultlearningsociety [dot] com (subject: Building%20Better%20Businesses%20Registration)

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