Workforce Development - OpenCircle

Workforce Development with OpenCircle

The nature of business is evolving. The modern workplace demands well-rounded skillsets that can be transferred across all of life’s roles, and to roles that may not exist yet …but… traditional training programs often come up short.

Our workforce development strategies link the concepts of Better Work and Better Lives. These strategies will equip Members with the resources to nurture, develop and hone the talent and competencies that exist in their workforce, while remaining competitive and informed in their ever-changing markets.

We facilitate Members’ Learning. OpenCircle is dedicated to developing the skilled and diverse workforce of our future. Through robust learning opportunities, including courses and partnerships, Members and their employees can create enhanced and transferable competencies and skillsets — to optimize achievement in current roles while creating pathways for new roles and contribute to Better Work.

We offer a variety of courses including Building Blocks for Positive Mental Health, Leading a Mentally Healthy Workplace, Project Management, Construction Law, Site Leadership, and many more.

View our course calendar here.

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OpenCircle’s Supervisor Training Program (STP) provides valuable productivity, communication, and time management skills for new and experienced supervisors to effectively coach, motivate and mentor the team they’re overseeing.

This program offers eleven modules and has been updated with a new section dedicated to mental health.

  • 5 Gold Seal credits
  • 33 Blue Seal hours
  • AAIT approved training for ICCS designation
  • Virtual Learning

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OpenCircle’s Leadership Development Program delivers the knowledge and skills required for effective leadership in the construction industry.

Participants will explore the role of the leader in today’s complex work environment and develop best practices to address leadership challenges. This program offers nine modules that are updated regularly to reflect current industry standards and work settings.

  • 5 Gold Seal credits
  • 27 Blue Seal hours
  • In-person training available (where available)

We support and enrich people’s Living. We’re about people. Employers. Employees. Families. Our workforce development services supercharge the relationship between all three. When families are thriving, employees are thriving. When employees are thriving, employers succeed. Programs like mentorship, mental health awareness, wellness, linkages to services and providers that support family life, and services like HR consultations deepen the relationships that really matter.

OpenCircle has partnered with our Employee Assistance Program provider, LifeWorks, and Queen’s University to offer Members and their employees a unique mental health program. The Workplace Mental Health Leadership™ Certificate Program is the first of its kind in Canada, developed in partnership with Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-stigma Research Chair and the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University. The practical framework and leadership skills introduced align with evidence-based and industry best practices, including the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. Certification showcases organizational leadership and commitment to a mentally healthy workplace.

Workplace Mental Heath Leadership™ Certificate Program Application Form

The February 14 and 16, 2023, session is now full. Space is still available in the February 21 and 23, 2023 session. Application deadline is January 20, 2023.

We facilitate Members’ Knowing. As a trusted conduit between Members and government, OpenCircle keeps Members informed with critical updates on the public policies that impact their businesses. We represent Member interests to government leaders and policymakers, maintaining awareness of the issues impacting businesses today with a view to achieve a Better Work environment.