Professional Development for AREA members

The Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) has partnered with the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) to provide a certificate of achievement to members who are dedicated to continuous learning and to achieving professional excellence. AREA is dedicated to strengthening the real estate profession and supporting members in upholding the highest standards of practice.

All brokers and associates with AREA will be eligible to enroll in a selection of 12 courses provided by SAIT and offered throughout the year. You will have three years to complete the Leadership in Real Estate certificate.

Certificate core courses

MGMT 217: Conflict Management
 

Conflict is a normal and expected aspect of working together; it exists in human relationships at work as well as in other areas of our lives. Handled poorly, conflict can damage relationships, lower morale and impact productivity. Handled effectively, it can create opportunities for collaboration, effective resolution and healthy change through patience and communication.

This conflict management course will help you determine the best approach to workplace conflicts and challenging situations. You will learn to apply an interest-based conflict management approach. You will also be provided with tools that will assist you in managing conflict and challenges more effectively.

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Course offerings:
April 15-16, 2019

Price: $400.00
Location: SAIT Main Campus


September 17-18, 2019

Price: $400.00
Location: Edmonton – Location TBD


November 19-20, 2019

Price: $400.00
Location: Red Deer – CARA Offices

ACCT 208: Accounting & Finance for Non-Accountants
 

This business accounting course offers basic financial training for those who use monthly and annual reports on the job and need to decipher and analyze key information from them. Using financial statement examples and ratio analysis, you will gain a better understanding of how to work with your own financial reports.

You will learn how to read and prepare balance sheets and income statements, and how to develop a budget from scratch. From there, you will learn how to manage cash flow and financial performance, and how to analyze financial statements to assess the profitability of a company.

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Course offerings:
June 4-5, 2019

Price: $400.00
Location: SAIT Main Campus


August 20-21, 2019

Price: $400.00
Location: Edmonton - location TBD

 

BLAW 100: Basic Business Law
 

This course will provide you with a basic overview and understanding of various legal issues, such as forms of business organization, contract law, negligence and liability, employment law and human rights legislation, credit, collections and the sale of goods, insurance law, and health and safety legislation.

You will learn the basics of business law and fully understand how critical it is to the successful operation of any business in today's world. Whether you are a business owner, supervisor or manager, it is essential to have an understanding of the legal issues facing business.

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Course offerings:
August 20-21, 2019

Price: $400.00
Location: SAIT Main Campus


October 23-24, 2019

Price: $400.00
Location: Edmonton - location TBD

 

MGMT 218: Customer Relations
 

As competition grows in our global marketplace, the only real defining difference between products and services is customer service. Your customers (or lost customers) base their buying decisions on the service they receive above and beyond the product or service that they are purchasing. 

This customer relations course takes you through the key steps in building a customer service plan that will become your competitive advantage. We will cover customer service delivery and dealing with challenging customer situations and you will develop a customer service strategy that recognizes guidelines for professional customer service standards.

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Course offerings:
October 15-16, 2019

Price: $400.00
Location: SAIT Main Campus


October 15 - November 25, 2019

Price: $400.00
Location: Online


December 3-4, 2019

Price: $400.00
Location: Edmonton - location TBD