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The Art and Danger of Adaptive Leadership

Register for this new and exciting course offered in partnership with Peter Lougheed Leadership College. Guided by leadership expert Dr. Cristina Stasia, par­tic­i­pants will engage in pub­lic learn­ing to test the adap­tive diag­nos­tic process togeth­er.

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Academic English for Graduate Studies

Meet the U of A's graduate programs English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirement in 14 weeks

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Privacy Protection for Health Care

Under­stand the fun­da­men­tals of pri­va­cy pro­tec­tion in the con­text of health care as you keep up-to-date with new leg­is­la­tion and explore the evolv­ing secu­ri­ty threats brought upon by emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies.

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Online Writing Weeks 2021

Join us July 12–16 and July 19–23, 2021, for Extension’s annual Writing Week. Participate in one or all of our insightful workshops and learn from local professional authors in an interactive online experience!

Each workshop runs Monday through Friday, for a total of 7.5 hours per week. That’s 1.5 hours of instruction, peer review, and professional feedback each day.

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Our class offerings include daytime, weekend, evening, and condensed courses. You can also learn online or in a blended format that combines online and in-class components.


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The U of A’s Faculty of Extension is widely regarded among business and government leaders for its ability to provide professional education that responds to the evolving industry needs.

I learned a lot about dif­fer­ent tech­niques. Get­ting advice and feed­back from the instruc­tors was very help­ful, and I liked the sense of com­mu­ni­ty I got from inter­act­ing with oth­er stu­dents, see­ing what they were doing, and learn­ing from them.

Visu­al Arts student

The ICIR pro­gram is out­stand­ing. A real mod­el of what life­long learn­ing can be.

Indige­nous Com­mu­ni­ty-Indus­try Rela­tions Certificate student

The office was flex­i­ble and help­ful when I need­ed an accom­mo­da­tion to fast-track the pro­gram. I also liked that we always had plen­ty of time to com­plete assign­ments. The teach­ers were very nice.

Res­i­den­tial Inte­ri­ors Certificate student

The instruc­tors were very knowl­edge­able. I learned a lot from them.

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 Wetland Capacity Building: Assessment, Regulatory & Mitigation Requirements

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Writing week
 Writing Weeks July 2021

Week-long Creative and Professional Development workshops

8 workshops offered

U of A studying impact of zero-fee education model in Drayton Valley

No-cost education initiative aims to help build a resilient, inclusive economy in rural Alberta.

Congratulations to this year's OHS Healthy Workplaces Award winners!

Mikhaila Skehor and Dave Elniski submitted award-winning essays

Celebrating Award-Winning Remote Teaching

Congratulations to Extension’s own Denise Lo

Our Stories Q&A with Jamie Anderson


Investing in Learners

UAlberta partners with Drayton Valley to support career development in rural Alberta