Personalized, hands-on training.

We offer personalized training courses for individuals and groups seeking capacity building and growth opportunities. The customization of each course allows participants to have a unique learning experience that is reflective of their interests.

Our experienced staff provide personalized training that is hands-on and contains a high-level of user interaction. Throughout each of our courses, our instructors provide assignments based on real life scenarios to help participants establish and practice the skills they learn.

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“I highly recommend CES for its drone training services. They are dedicated, knowledgeable, and genuinely care about the success of the communities they work with. CES has been incredibly supportive even after the training sessions finished, continuing to provide suggestions and resources, ensuring that we can make the most of our new knowledge and capabilities.”


We keep our training courses flexible.

You can choose from individual or group instruction, and with our mobile computer classroom, training can take place in our office or at a location of your choice. Our most popular courses are outlined below, but we are happy to tailor any course to your needs:


GIS & Mapping

Introduction to GPS/GIS

We designed our Intro course to teach participants who have no background knowledge about GIS/GPS, the core concepts of these tools. This 3-day course goes over:

  • What is a GIS?
  • Using Data in a GIS
  • Creating Your Own GIS Data
  • Making Maps
  • Concepts of GPS
  • Bringing GPS Data into a GIS

Decision Making with GIS

Our Decision Making with GIS course takes place over 3 days starting with the basics of GIS through to practical applications for community decision making activities.

  • Basics of GIS
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Georeferencing
  • Hands-On GPS Exercises
  • Real-World Applications
  • Database Creation and Management

GIS for Land Use Planning

GIS is an invaluable tool for Land Use Planning; our customized course takes a personalized focus, and our exercises are based on real-world examples and situations for your community.

  • Basics of GIS
  • Spatial File Organization
  • Mapping and Documenting Infrastructure
  • Zoning and Lot Layout
  • Cartography and Map Creation

Fundamentals of GIS

The Fundamentals of GPS/GIS course is for those who may already have a basic understanding of what a GIS is. We spend more time in this course going over how GIS and GPS can be used for common tasks.

  • Using a GIS
  • Map Making: Different Data Types and Purposes
  • Useful Tools and Functions
  • Querying and Searching GIS Data
  • Using a GPS for Common Tasks
  • Using a GIS in Your Work

Professional Skills

Project Management

Our Project Management course provides you with the skills to help enhance the probability of project success.

  • Project Lifecycle
  • Determining Project Scope
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Communication
  • Goal Setting
  • Budgeting

Grant & Report Writing

Improve the writing skills that will help you secure projects and communicate with funders.

  • Understanding Guidelines
  • Application and Report Structure
  • Writing Style and Tone
  • Communication Skills

Database Management

We take a customized approach with this course, designing a curriculum that covers your needs and ensures everyone leaves with the skills to effectively manage their documents and data. Some topics we cover are:

  • Naming Conventions
  • Properly Storing and Organizing Documents
  • GIS Data Management
  • Data Back-ups & Protecting Your Information

Administrative Skill Upgrading

The Administrative Skill Upgrading course teaches students how to effectively use the Microsoft Office suite and explores effective file management and research techniques.

  • General Computer Use and Skills
  • Basics of Microsoft Office
  • File Management Systems
  • File Naming Conventions
  • Research Techniques

Looking for training on another topic?

Contact us to see about creating a custom course for you.

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“CE Strategies provided ArcPro training for our First Nations Lands Department. They are very professional and organized and provided training that was easy to understand while covering a vast array of topics.

I would recommend this training to anyone looking to expand their skills working with GIS.”


Drone Training

Our training can bring you the skills and certifications required to take off!

As drones continue to expand our capabilities in work, life, and education, it is important that they are controlled safely, and in compliance with regulations established by Transport Canada.

We have developed learning materials and training services that can accelerate your journey to flying a drone and set you up for success in your flight review. If you have already taken an RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) training course, and are ready for the next step, we also offer in-person flight reviews.


Learn about Air Laws and Regulations, key RPAS components, and much more in this course! Our Ground School covers all content outlined in Transport Canada’s TP15263 (Knowledge requirements for Pilots of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems 250g up to and including 25 kg, operating within visual line-of-sight) so you can feel prepared and confident when taking your Advanced Operations exam. Included in the course is a flight review for those who pass the exam.

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Reviews usually take about an hour and a half to complete, and run through everything from pre-flight planning, to safely landing. Once you have completed your review, our flight reviewer will assess whether you safely operated your drone and submit your results online. If successful, you will receive your certificate.

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We run open courses as demand requires and are happy to discuss possible training opportunities or options for flight reviews. Interested, but not sure where to start? Fill out our intake form and we’ll help you reach your goals!

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