Course Questions

A typical day will feature a combination of lectures, reflection exercises, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, sector-based guest speakers, interactive exercises, and group work, with a short morning and afternoon break, and an hour break for lunch.

All Balsillie Executive Institute courses are currently offered in English. 

As these courses are geared toward executive development for mid- to senior careerists, an undergraduate degree is desirable.

Yes. Upon completion of the course learning objectives, participants will receive a BEI certificate.

Courses held at the Balsillie School are delivered as requirements for the completion of graduate degrees in Global Governance and International Public Policy. To learn more about these degree programs, click here.

Courses are generally just two weeks in duration, making it a great option for busy people and those with full-time jobs.

You must attend at least 80% of the course and meet the learning objectives to receive a certificate of completion. You are strongly encouraged to attend the entire course by arriving on time and staying until the end of the instruction time. This maximizes your learning and is least disruptive to the instructor and other participants.

Financial Questions

The fee for each course is listed on the respective course pages. A non-refundable registration fee of $25 is included in the cost of the course to cover administrative costs.

Full payment is due one week prior to the start of the course.

Under the provisions of the Canadian Income Tax Act, course fees paid for professional development are not tax deductible.

Yes, you will receive a BEI receipt for the full cost of the course.

We accept all major credit cards on the registration page of our website, using a service called Stripe. The charge on your credit card will say "BALSILLIE INSTITUTE".

We will refund the full course fee up to five days prior to the start of the course, less the non-refundable registration fee.

The course fee covers all costs related to the teaching and reading materials provided, as well as a course completion certificate issued by the BEI.

Technology Questions

All BEI courses use the MyLearningSpace (MYLS) platform. We will provide you with access to this platform the week before the class commences. All learning materials will be housed in MYLS.

You'll need reliable high-speed internet, a Zoom account, a microphone and a web camera. Create a Zoom account here

MyLearningSpace (MYLS) is very user friendly. We do have support technicians standing by should you encounter any problems with access or navigation.

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