ASCHA/RDP Certificate Program

Since 1996 ASCHA in collaboration with Red Deer Polytechnic (formerly College) has been offering accessible, flexible and specific learning opportunities in the form of Site Manager and Activity Coordinator Certificate Programs for individuals in the rapidly growing seniors’ housing sector.

ACTIVITY COORDINATOR ONLINE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
The Activity Coordinator Certificate Program is designed for individuals interested in coordinating recreation and leisure activities that help seniors lead satisfying and stimulating lives. This online Certificate Program is ideal for new and aspiring activity coordinators, as well as for any individual who would like to advance in the seniors housing sector.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Interface as a team member in a seniors housing community.
  • Build observation skills to identify and adapt activities to be person-centred.
  • Model leadership that supports staff through information and knowledge sharing.
  • Engage colleagues, residents, and broader community members to partner in creating a home-like environment.
  • Create and maintain programming in seniors housing communities that allow for evolving and sustainable choices.

Activity Coordinator Program Guide

Activity Coordinator Program Registration

 
SITE MANAGER ONLINE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

This online Certificate Program is ideal for new and aspiring site managers as well as for any individual who would like to advance in the seniors housing industry.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Model leadership that supports client, staff, and organizational success.
  • Create and maintain organizational stability.
  • Employ a philosophy of person-centred focus.
  • Construct practices and procedures to support staff, client and community within policy and legislation.
  • Plan and engage in constructive management conversations with staff.
  • Equip staff with the training and tools necessary to competently perform their jobs.

Site Manager Program Guide

Site Manager Program Registration

 

All ASCHA Members receive 25% off their tuition fee. Contact us to get your coupon prior to registering.


Laura Crawford Scholarship


The Laura Crawford Scholarship award of $1000 is granted to one student each year enrolled in the ASCHA/RDC Certificate Programs. This Scholarship is intended to offset a large portion of the costs related to taking the Activity Coordinator or Site Manager Programs. 

The Laura Crawford Scholarship was established in 2008 to honour the late Laura Crawford, who for over twenty years,  shared her progressive knowledge, wisdom and grit. She inspired everyone to take a fresh look at what they do for individuals while maintaining a home like environment.

Laura Crawford Scholarship Program Outline and Eligibility Criteria

Click here to apply for 2023 Laura Crawford Scholarship Award

Applications Deadline is January 31, 2023.