Learn at the speed of tech.
Advances in tech have meant the opening of new and changing roles in the workplace. Along with this, comes the need for specifically-skilled talent to fill them. Communitech Academy helps develop the skills to meet the needs of Canada's evolving workplaces. Each program fits within our three specialized streams:
Advance your craft
Experiential learning opportunities focused on hard skills. Designed to take your skills to the next level.
Leaders of tomorrow
Enrichment programs to equip leaders with the skills and mindsets to lead their teams and organizations to reach their potential.
Future of work
Ensuring Canadian workers, companies and communities continue to succeed through the evolution of the workplace.
Individual enrolment and customized team sessions
In addition to our open-enrolment learning programs for individuals, we provide customized sessions for teams.
Contact us for more information on team sessions.
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“Communitech Academy really helped turn our managers into leaders. A few weeks of training resulted in more self awareness, emotional intelligence and effective communications. Thank you!”
“Thanks to the Communitech Academy, our leaders received tailored training that helped expand their skills and establish their leadership styles. The program stood apart from others out there, especially given the in-depth insight and connections to leaders in the Waterloo Region tech ecosystem."
Canadian Air Force
“Communitech Academy delivered a workshop that helped Ignis staff learn how to work as a team and how our communication styles affect performance. Communitech has been a great resource, with many programs and services available to improve our business."
Peter Monsberger, CEO, Ignis Innovation
“When an internal survey revealed an appetite for more leadership development, we reached out to Communitech Academy to develop a customized program to support our managers elevate their people leadership skills. The Academy listened to our needs, created a program that met our objectives and helped our managers feel more confident and connected."
Kam Deep, Director of HR, Athena Software
Enrolment for Communitech Academy programs is open to both Communitech Members and non-members. We offer tiered pricing for startup, mid-size and enterprise companies. To keep things interesting, most programs have a limit on the number of employees from one company who can attend. Looking for a program for your team? We offer customized sessions. Contact us today to learn more.
Definitely. The majority of Communitech Academy programs are open to members and non-members. Non-members pay a slightly higher price for programs. Interested in becoming a Communitech Member?
We do! The Communitech Academy is happy to work with you to offer programs to your team. Contact us today to learn more about customized sessions that will help your team develop skills and meet the needs of Canada's evolving workplaces.
Yes. Our Leaders of Tomorrow program stream focuses on equipping leaders with the skills and mindsets needed to lead their teams and organizations towards reaching their potential. Leadership WTF (Where To Focus) teaches new leaders how to build confidence and competence, leverage emotional intelligence, and give candid feedback and manage performance while finding their leadership style. For established leaders, our Strong Leaders program is a multi-month series designed to help you become a manager people want to work for. Through practical learning and 1:1 coaching, you'll explore goal-setting, communication, motivation, team dynamics, leading through change and personal productivity.
Looking to upskill or move into a new role? The Communitech Academy offers a variety of learning opportunities as part of our Advance Your Craft and Future Of Work program streams. There are programs ranging from the fundamentals of Product Management to User Experience and more. These programs are experiential learning opportunities focused on hard skills.
Programs are offered multiple times during the year and we’re always adding more. Sign up for our Communitech newsletter to be the first to know when a new program is added.
Well, normally the sessions would be held at either the Communitech Hub in Kitchener or the Communitech Data Hub in Waterloo. During these unprecedented times, we’re offering Communitech Academy programs virtually through a variety of interactive platforms. We’ll look to offer Communitech Academy programs as a mix of in-person and virtual sessions in the future.