Description of Program:
o Intensive workshop-based courses of 1-3 days in duration
o Offered once every year and taught by experts in the field
Other (option) Courses
o half-a-day or one-day option courses
o delve into more details on the subject
o offered on average every other year
o $150 for three-day courses
o $100 for two-day courses
o $50 for full-day courses
o $25 for half-day courses
OCE will subsidize course fees, meals and accommodation, as well as cover travel costs
to a maximum of $200. At the end of the program, each student completing their course
of VAP studies will receive a framed completion certificate.
Applications are accepted at any time and must include:
- Your personal information, as per the attached application form;
- A summary detailing your reasons for wanting to enter the program, including a
demonstration of the understanding of the time and financial commitment (max 250
- A list of the courses you are interested in taking;
- An up-to-date curriculum vitae;
- A letter of support from your supervisor recommending your participation in the VAP
- A Deposit cheque in the amount of $100 credited to your first VAP course.
Send completed applications to the attention of:
VAP Program Manager
2625 Queensview Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2B 8K2
Value-Added Personnel Program
Please type in the requested information and mail your application and $100 deposit
2625 Queensview Drive
Ottawa, ON K2B 8K2
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Program (Master's or Ph.D.):
- OCE-funded project working on:
- Expected date of graduation from graduate program:
Please submit below a text detailing your reasons for wanting to enter the program,
including a demonstration of your understanding of the time and financial commitment
(max 250 words)
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Please list the courses that you are interested in taking:
Value-Added Personnel Program Courses
Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer
Fundamental knowledge of intellectual property and
technology transfer has been identified by Ontario
Business and Entrepreneurship Skills industry as essential to a potential hire’s skillset.
Development (Core Course) Find out how to declare an invention and how to
protect intellectual property; learn about technology
Learn how to move ideas out of the lab and into
transfer and how to implement the tech transfer
the marketplace with a course that covers the process.
business basics and putting your business plan
Market Strategy (Option Course)
Study the relationship between sales and marketing
and how to utilize this knowledge to succeed with
high-tech products and services.
Strategic and Business Planning (Core New Ventures (Option Course)
Course) Understand and develop the skill set to
This course presents you with the analytical commercialize a new technology using a start-up as
a vehicle. Learn how to prepare a business pitch
tools to assess firms, industries and business
and how to market your ideas.
opportunities and the basic principles of
strategic management and planning.
Leadership (Option Course)
This course is prepared to raise your awareness of
Team-Based Project Management (Core leadership skills that will enable you to uncover your
Course) potential as a leader, develop your own leadership
In this course we offer the tools that will assist style and generally understand varied leadership
in managing projects. Through case studies strategies.
learn to recognize the root causes of project
failures as well as the need, value and
importance of soft skills when managing Visual Presentation Skills (Option Course
projects. Learn how to structure and design a visual
presentation and thought process necessary to
design an excellent presentation.
Networking & Communications (Core Business Etiquette (Option Course)
Course) Learn to use proper manners and protocol in a
Develop your effectiveness when attending variety of business situations, including participating
conferences, competing in research in a variety of social settings, working with
competitions, and in job interviews. colleagues in and out of the office.
Please include the following with your completed application form:
An up-to-date CV
A confidential letter of support from your supervisor, recommending you for participation
in the VAP program.
A cheque in the amount of $100. This deposit will be applied to your first VAP courses.
Sign and date your application:
Last update: May, 2009.