Why Choose Online Professional Development Training

Why Kompass Professional Development

Why choose online professional development training? It’s a convenient, easy way to learn new skills and enhance your current ones.

Kompass offers online professional development courses and certificates in a variety of different subjects. Kompass is the professional development arm of Herzing College, and a division of Herzing Institutes of Canada.

**Group and employer discounts are available for 3 or more students**

Our professional development courses are offered through an online learning management system called Moodle. Moodle serves educators and learners all across the world and is recognized as the most widely used learning management system, with over 68 million users world-wide.

Dedicated Instructors

All of our Kompass online professional development courses have a dedicated online Instructor with industry experience who are available to answer your specific questions and provide personalized attention through email, phone calls and live sessions. Instructors may regularly offer live sessions through phone or video where you have the opportunity to chat with your instructor and classmates, ask questions and discuss assignments or relevant industry information.

Instructor Led Vs. Instructor Supported Formats

Our online programs are available in two convenient online learning formats to best accommodate busy schedules. Check each program page to see formats available.

Instructor Led
(Condensed Course) – 10-12 weeks
Instructor Led courses follow a class schedule with a dedicated Instructor and classmates. The Instructor posts weekly discussions and hosts live online conference call sessions where students can discuss assignments, industry topics etc. with their peers. The live sessions are recorded and archived for reference. The Instructor Led option has a heavier workload upfront but offers increased engagement, opportunity for discussion and encourage students to complete the course within a shorter time frame. Tuition for an Instructor Led certificate must be paid in full within the ten to twelve week time period, prior to the completion of the course.

Instructor Supported
(Extended Course) – up to 6 months
Instructor Supported courses come with the support of a dedicated Instructor but do not follow a set class schedule. Students work at their own pace to complete the course within a six month time period. The Instructor has pre-recorded lectures that are available for students to review. The Instructor Supported format offers students continued support from a dedicated Instructor with the flexibility to complete the certificate over a longer period of time. Tuition for an Instructor Supported certificate must be paid in full within six months, prior to the completion of the course.

Learning Management Tools

Our online learning management site hosts articles, videos, assignments, group discussions and live sessions for you and your classmates. Online learning allows students to complete assignments and login when it’s most convenient for you.