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.
See the course calendar here.
Known as the supervisor training program for construction in Canada, OpenCircle’s flagship Supervisory Training Program provides skills training for supervisors and managers in motivating and leading teams and managing work priorities
STP provides valuable productivity, communication, and time management skills so both new and experienced supervisors can expertly coach, connect and create a respectful and inclusive workplace for their teams. This program offers eleven modules that are updated regularly to reflect current industry standards.
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.
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.
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.