Ten Reasons to Choose StFX
(1) The Original
The Diploma in Adult Education has guided more than 6,000 training professionals over 30 years. In fact, our Diploma was the first of its kind to be recognized as an International / National Program of Excellence.*
(2) We Travel
Our facilitators have journeyed coast-to-coast-to-coast in Canada ~ over 6,000,000 km, criss-crossing the country nearly a thousand times ~ to bring the Diploma program to a classroom in a major city near you.
(3) Designed for Working Professionals
The six modules can be completed part-time in approximately 1 year. Learners complete 3 consecutive days of training plus a 20-hour assignment for each of the first five modules. The sixth module is a self-directed training project.
We are known for providing effective, practical skills to new and veteran training professionals. Our learners can apply rigourous training standards immediately after finishing each module.
(5) The Standard
Learners complete the same modules, so they are able to speak the same language and to work together as a team following uniform training methodologies.
(6) Employer Recognized
Some 5,000-plus employers send their staff to our Diploma program or hire our graduates. SaskPower has sent more than 100 staff. Valeant Pharmaceuticals has a StFX wall of fame. Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada has sent its Centre for Intercultural Learning staff since the early 1990s.
(7) Experienced Facilitators Our facilitators are industry professionals. They are successful practitioners with decades of real-world training experience to share.
Our facilitators model the experiential training process that you will use to engage your own learners. You will be moving and working within 15 minutes of beginning Module 1.
(9) University Credit
The Certificate (Modules 1 through 5) carries 6 StFX academic undergraduate credits. The Diploma (Modules 1 through 6) carries 12 StFX academic undergraduate credits. (Compare to those public and private institutions that offer professional development in adult education with no university credit value.)
(10) Recognized by the Canadian Society for Training and Development
CSTD, the national training professional association, awards one year of work experience credit for the Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) designation to our Diploma graduates.
The original. The best.
In your city and across the country.
* 1996 International / National Program Award from CAUCE (Canadian Association for University Continuing Education)