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.

Most of 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

Each of our Kompass online professional development courses has a dedicated online instructor with industry experience who is 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

Instructor Led Vs. Instructor Supported Formats

Some of our certificate programs offers two convenient online delivery options to best accommodate busy schedules.

Instructor Led
(Condensed Course) – 12 weeks
Instructor led courses follow a class schedule with a dedicated Instructor and classmates. The Instructor posts weekly discussions and hosts live online 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 the certificate must be paid in full within the twelve week time period.

Instructor Supported
(Extended Course) – 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. Students can call into weekly live sessions with the Instructor Led student sessions but the topics may not align with where they currently are in their coursework. The Instructor supported option offers students continued support from a dedicated instructor with the flexibility to complete the certificate over a longer period of time. Tuition for the certificate must be paid in full within the first three months.

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.