Professional Development Courses

Take part in FREE professional development courses, now on ZOOM!

In partnership with the Province of Nova Scotia, the Yarmouth & Area Chamber of Commerce is offering 3 professional development classes starting in January 2021. These 10 week courses are free, customized to your needs and provincially certified, with a value in excess of $1,500 per person.

Seats are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first serve basis.

Classes will be virtual so you must have a computer with a webcam to interact properly.

Transformational Leadership

Wednesdays 9am-1pm | Starting Jan 27 for 10 weeks

This course is for those looking to take on a leadership role or have taken one on in the past year and are looking to building your confidence in leading small teams.

Topics could include:

  • Active listening
  • Interpreting body language
  • Communication styles
  • Workplace Communication Best Practices
  • Intergenerational communication
  • Difficult conversations

Email to register!

Human Resources Essentials (Level 1)

Tuesdays 9am-1pm | Starting Jan 26 for 10 weeks

This course is for those who need an entry-level knowledge of the Human Resources function and looking to feel confident in handling HR issues on a day-to-day bases.

Topics could include:

  • Change and Different Personalities
  • Recruitment
  • Selection and Interviewing
  • Employee Development
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Compensation
  • Labor Relations and Laws

Email to register!

Social Media for Business

Mondays 1pm-4:30pm | Starting Jan 25 for 11 weeks

Those who take this course will leave with a strong understanding as to what to post on Social Media, when to post it, how to schedule it to save time, how to design it, and how to read the data to ensure you’re maximizing your efforts.

Topics could include:

  • What type of content works
  • Establishing your brand image (colors/fonts)
  • Graphic design using Canva
  • Ad copy – what to write with your posts
  • How to create a content calendar
  • Social Media contests & how to run one

Email to register!

The Details


  • Must be an owner or employee of a business based in Nova Scotia.
  • Be willing to complete detailed registration form.
  • In order to graduate you must attend 80% of classes.

Sign Up

Call or email us with the following information;

  • Business Name
  • Participant Name
  • Participant Phone Number
  • Participant Email Address

Phone: 902-742-3074