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Continuing Education Offers Two Writing Courses this Fall

Trent Gets Ready to Shine at Shinerama

Five Trent Profs in Running for TVO's Best Lecturer Competition

Continuing Education's New Fall Line-Up

Trent Professor Awarded Ireland Canada University Foundation Scholarship

Trent to Host 2008 International Association for Great Lakes Research Conference

Enter the Second Annual Trent Literary Short Fiction Writing Contest

Trent Prof Elected to Royal Society of Canada's Academy of Arts and Humanities

Trent Prof Delivers Keynote Address at International Conference

Maclean's Graduate Survey Issue -- Q & A Document

Consultant's Report on Facilities Renewal Submitted

Trent University Celebrated Largest Graduating Class at Convocation Ceremonies June 1 and June 2

Exceptional Residence Experiences on One of the Most Breathtaking Campuses in Canada


Trent Tops the Rankings

Continuing Education's New Fall Line-Up

Continuing Ed Brochure CoverTrent University's Continuing Education course brochure for the upcoming fall season is hot off the press. Listings include both personal enrichment and professional development courses. Read on for more details or pick up your copy today!

New and exciting additions to the Professional Development program for fall include
"Ethical Leadership," a course that combines good leadership with the ability to clarify personal and organization values and is taught by Dr. Robin Lathangue, Professor in the Organizational Leadership Program at Laurier Brantford. This course will examine ethical leadership using ethical theory, case studies, group work and interactive discussion, so that you will learn how to recognize (and avoid falling into) ethical traps, and be positioned to lead your team as not only an ethical leader, but also an effective one.

Another new course is "Emotional Intelligence and Successful Leadership," led by Dr. James D. A. Parker, Professor in the Department of Psychology and Director of the Emotion and Health Research Laboratory at Trent University, and Laura Wood, the Research Coordinator of the Emotion and Health Research Laboratory. Emotional Intelligence (EI) has been recognized as a crucial element of effective functioning in the workplace. By the end of this course you will have an understanding of the theoretical value of EI in the workplace and, specifically, the importance it plays in effective leadership.

In addition to the new courses, one of our most popular Professional Development courses, "Making Dynamic Presentations: Secrets of the Pros", makes a triumphant return for fall 2006. This course is taught by Diane Wolf, an award-winning international speaker and writer who specializes in the fields of writing, communication, and leadership. Whether you dread delivering a speech, face writer's block when developing a speech, or you simply feel your presentation skills could use a tune-up, this practical, content-rich program will teach you how to create and deliver a dynamic presentation.

In the Personal Enrichment Portfolio, the Continuing Education program also has several exciting new additions, including "Taking Charge of Your Health: Practical Approaches." Now, more than ever, the need to be informed advocates for our own health is paramount. This new series, co-sponsored by Trent's Institute for Health Studies, is designed to bring timely and relevant health research to the community. In each practical session, faculty will share highlights of their research findings, with an emphasis on take-home knowledge and skills that can help you take charge of your health.

Another exciting new course is "Emily Carr: The Meaning of "Spirit" in Her Art" with Instructor David Aurandt, Executive Director of The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa. In 2006 a major exhibition of Carr's work opened at the National Gallery of Canada, in partnership with the Vancouver Art Gallery. This long-overdue attention on her work underscores a new understanding of her significance in the emergence of Canadian art from its derivative origins. This course will look at Carr's life and work in the context of Canadian art becoming distinctly "Canadian" and in relationship to early 20th-century ideas of "the spiritual in art."

Continuing Education at Trent is also pleased to announce that one of our most popular Personal Enrichment courses will be returning this fall with new daytime hours!

"More Shorts with a Twist: 20th-Century Irish Short Stories," will be taught by Professor Emeritus Finn Gallagher, Department of English Literature. Dr. Gallaghar has served as President of the Canadian Association of Irish Studies and of the Peterborough Canadian Irish Club. The Irish have long enjoyed a reputation as skilled story-tellers, and the 20th-century saw a remarkable flourishing of the short-story form in Ireland. Join Professor Gallagher as he reads and leads discussion of stories by Elizabeth Bowen, Emma Donaghue, Anne Enright, Norma Harrs, Bernard Mac Laverty, Frank O'Connor, Liam O'Flaherty, and William Trevor.

For more details about these courses, or to request a copy of the complete fall course brochure, please contact Trent University Continuing Education at (705) 748-1229 or, or download the brochure from the web site at

Posted August 10, 2006




































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