Merit Saskatchewan

Certificate in Essential Management & Business Skills
Monday, April 12th - Thursday, July 15th, 2021
Registration Deadline
Thursday, July 15th, 2021
Event Description

Certificate in Essential Management & Business Skills

PLEASE NOTE:  This Certificate may qualify for funding under the Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy (RSTS)

As the province continues to roll out its Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan, contractors and their employees are being challenged to adjust to new safety protocols and a different way of managing their work crews to effectively comply with active Public Health Orders.


This Certificate in Essential Management & Business Skills will provide course participants with the knowledge and understanding to improve day to day management, planning, negotiating abilities, and managing conflict.  The information will allow participants to excel in key areas of the business to maintain and grow their success within the industry.  


This Certificate consists of the following 2 modules:


Negotiation & Conflict Management - 2 Gold Seal Credit - 6 hours
  • Understand the basic elements of communication and demonstrate effective communication skills with clients/constructors.
  • Identify different personality styles and how to communicate appropriately and negotiate effectively with each one.
  • Understand the basics of negotiating, de-escalating conflict and setting the ground work for effective negotiation.
  • Getting to a “yes” and closing a negotiation well.
  • Building long term relationships of trust amongst all construction stakeholders

6 weeks from registration date - Self Paced, on-line course with assistance from instructor as required


Construction Business Management - 2 Gold Seal Credit - 8 hours
  • Understand the importance of a business plan and how to prepare one
  • Understand the participants within the construction industry – their roles, responsibilities and limitations
  • Develop a human resource management plan
  • Formulate a financial plan, budgets, ratios and break-even analysis
  • Use risk management tools to identify risk and how to mitigate risk

6 weeks from registration date - Self Paced, on-line course with assistance from instructor as required

Total Course Time – 14 Hours
Accreditation – MERIT Certificate in Essential Management & Business Skills
Gold Seal Credits – 4

Cost: $350 + GST

All course modules are web-based and self-paced with assistance from an instructor as required.  Upon registration, the participant will have up to 6 weeks to complete both modules in order to attain a MERIT certificate in Essential Management & Business Skills.




  1. Computer or laptop
    • This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content (slides or videos), and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, cell-phones or tablets may not be adequate.
    • Windows 10 or Mac iOS
    • For a full list of Zoom’s requirements click here
    • Downloading of the Zoom app will ensure a much faster experience
  2. Webcam – in order to engage and collaborate, participants will be expected to have their webcams on for the duration of the class
  3. Microphone
  4. Internet connection - For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. Minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability - connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.
  5. A quiet space with minimal distractions - microphone will be engaged for interactive sessions. Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class program.  
  6. Comfortable chair 


Contact & Support

For support or inquiries, please email or call 1-844-MERIT4U. (637-4848)

All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Certificate in Essential Management & Business Skills
Cancellation &
Refund Policy

No cancellation &/or refunds available after registration.

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