Two weeks ag o, we shared the news on our social media channels announcing Merit’s Mental Health/Wellness Strategy. In addition to our Employee Family Assistance Program, this initiative will include a new virtual mental health platform that includes online counselling, training for human resources and managers, and a formal program with an internationally renowned post-secondary institution to provide a mental health leadership certification. And the best part – this is offered at NO ADDITIONAL COST to Merit Contractors Association/Merit National members.   
Leadership Development Program (LDP)
August 17 - September 3, 2020 (Virtual Classroom via ZOOM)
Member Discount: 35%

The Leadership Development Program emphasizes the knowledge and skills required to provide effective leadership to crews and project teams in the construction industry. Participants will explore the role of the leader in today’s complex work environment and develop techniques to address key leadership challenges. This course is Gold Seal accredited.
Project Management Essentials
August 10, 2020 (Virtual Classroom via ZOOM)
Member Discount: 35%

Participants will gain knowledge and develop their skills to successfully manage the processes and constraints encountered by project managers (using the PMBoK approach).  This course is designed for construction owners, project managers, estimators, supervisors, and staff.
Occupational Health and Safety (Codes - Handbook Review)
August 11, 2020 (Virtual Classroom via ZOOM)
Member: No charge
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) is important to ensure a productive and efficient worksite. This course takes a hands-on approach in learning how to use the OHS handbook effectively. Participants will be introduced to the OHS Act, regulations, code, and administrative penalties. Exercises are designed so the learner becomes comfortable with the OHS handbook’s layout and how to navigate its' content.
Employment Standards
Member: No charge
 Human resource legislation can change quickly. In this live-streamed talk, Merit's Employment Standards expert will guide participants through a review of Alberta's human resources legislation, highlight recent updates, and discuss strategies to help employers maintain compliance.  
LEAN Construction Certification Program
September 14 - October 16, 2020 (Virtual Classroom via ZOOM)
Member Discount: 35%

LEAN principles, when used in construction, can help deliver projects more efficiently, while enhancing productivity and improving profitability throughout the construction project. LEAN Construction has demonstrated its ability to minimize costs and maximize value for everyone involved on a project. To help the Canadian building industry learn more about LEAN Construction, and to foster a new culture of continuous improvement in planning, design and construction industry, The LEAN Construction Institute of Canada (LCI-C) is pleased to offer the LEAN Construction Certificate Program, developed by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). This course is Gold Seal accredited.
Ethics Code of Conduct for Construction

This online Ethics and Code of Conduct course, with scenes set in an industrial environment, is a powerful exploration of workplace ethics and code of conduct for managers, supervisors, and employees in construction, skilled trades, and warehouse-related workplaces. It defines and demonstrates ethical conduct, sends a powerful message about the benefits of doing the right thing, and gives practical steps for making ethical and positive choices in the workplace. 
Bear Awareness Online

This online course provides information that will prepare you to handle situations that you may encounter when working, hunting, camping, or travelling in bear country. In addition to teaching you about the general characteristics and habits of bears, you will learn how to recognize and react to both defensive and non-defensive attacks to ensure you make it home unharmed.
For a full list of course offerings in 2020, we invite you to click the link below: