Program Area

Post Secondary Education

Post Secondary Education

As drivers of creativity, innovation, and community engagement, post-secondary institutions play a vital role in transforming society. Through effective teaching practice and research, colleges and universities develop knowledge, prosperity and human potential.

Professionals who support higher learning are tasked with providing a globally competitive educational experience in an affordable and financially sustainable way. Our programs will help you design effective learning strategies, serve the needs of a diverse student population, and drive change within your institution.

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Why Choose our Programs

Continuing and Professional Learning at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto offers a flexible range of courses and intensive workshops, taught by leading practitioners and facilitators in the field of post-secondary education.

Professionals across all sectors of post-secondary education—student services, academic and career counselling, administration and governance—as well as leaders, facilitators and planners, will have access to the cutting-edge research and evidence-based practices that shape higher learning today.

What You’ll Learn

Our programs and certificates aim to equip you with the knowledge, confidence and professional networks you need to advance in your career and foster systemic change within your organization.

You’ll learn how to be an effective facilitator, guiding meetings, training and learning even under challenging circumstances. Using instructional design principles, you’ll understand how to develop and deliver quality teaching, learning and services outcomes.

Crafting impactful and compelling written content, you’ll engage learners, colleagues and stakeholders in multiple media formats while effectively representing your educational brand’s values. Finally, you’ll learn what creates a healthy campus community, supporting diversity and inclusion and setting students up for success.

Who Would Benefit From This Program

College or university administrators or student affairs professionals with an interest in optimizing teaching, learning and the student experience at your institution, as well as understanding broader trends in post-secondary education.

Most Commonly Related Occupations

Academic & Career Advisors

Admissions & Financial Aid Officers

Academic Affairs Coordinators

Student Health & Wellness Professionals

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Professionals

Popular Related FAQs

Yes. Courses can be taken in any order.

The courses are asynchronous, therefore, there are no specific class times. The course facilitator will schedule a few one-hour e-classes no more than once a week but those are always recorded and posted for viewing for those who cannot attend. Our courses are designed with the working professional in mind and are flexible in this way. However, the courses are not self-directed, the facilitator will pace the modules every week and there will be learning activities, readings, videos, discussion etc that will need to be completed within each week. You can work on these on your own time throughout the week but there will be some deadlines to adhere to. It was designed to be about 3-5 hours of work per week.

The courses are foundational and designed to increase your knowledge of the Higher Education sector as a whole. We encourage anyone who works for (or with) the Higher Education sector (from Student Services to IT, Finance, Recruitment, Marketing etc) to take this program who would value an orientation to the sector. This foundational knowledge can be critical in understanding the workplace and making an impact.

Yes, you can take courses individually. You are not required to complete the entire (3 course) program.

Meet Our Facilitators

Libby Whittington-West

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Mitchell Miller

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