SmartPass: BC Tech’s New Partnership for Skills Development

Build up your employees so they build up your business.

BC Tech Association is happy to announce a partnership with SmartPass, The Human Resources Management Association’s new customized professional development program. SmartPass is a virtual and self-paced employee training program that allows participants to leverage high-quality education and certification from three world-class providers, including Harvard Business Publishing, to grow their expertise in key business specializations. SmartPass is filled with practical tools and templates for immediate application on the job. This is your on-demand, all-access, annual pass for knowledge to grow your career. Learn anywhere, anytime, and on any device; it’s the Ultimate Professional Development.


  • High-quality professional development
  • Annual, all-inclusive price with no hidden costs
  • Specialization offered in wide range of proven business topics
  • Earn certificates and badges to enhance your resume and social media presence
  • Practical tools, templates and tips for immediate application on the job
  • On-demand access – learn anytime, anywhere, on any device
  • Ongoing SmartPass support via webinars and roundtables
  • Eligible for CPD hours

SmartPass Specializations:

features 10 topics for specialized learning and certificates, with up to 130 hours of learning. Each topic includes foundational concepts, best practices and a range of core subject matter. The core subjects are as follows:

  • Business & Start-up: finance, marketing, customer service, business planning, negotiating and sales
  • Change Management: leading change, implementing change and process improvement
  • Coaching: coaching at work, coaching for improved performance, giving feedback
  • Human Resources: recruiting and hiring, employee retention, employee development, strategic HR, employee engagement, talent management, training design and delivery, performance management, employee relations, reward management, and diversity
  • Innovation: creativity, brainstorming, suggestion scheme, innovation implementation, and 10 types of innovation
  • Leadership: motivation, leadership styles and strategic leadership
  • Management: decision-making, management styles, crisis management, conflict management, delegating, resource planning, global collaboration, virtual teams, team management and new manager transitions
  • Personal Development: career planning, career management, stress management, managing upward, presentation skills and communication skills
  • Project Management: feasibility studies, criteria for successful projects, project planning and project monitoring, project organization, project management environment
  • Strategy: the elements of strategy, strategic direction, strategy evaluation, strategy execution and strategic thinking

How it Works:

BC Tech members receive 20% off of their purchase of SmartPass until Nov 30, 2016!
Contact to receive a discount code, then purchase your SmartPass from HRMA’s online store. Once you purchase a SmartPass, you will have unlimited access to all specializations and modules for 12 months.

Cost: $1600 (with member discount code)

After Registration:

  1. Receive email with login information within three business days.
  2. Access Harvard ManageMentorManagementDirect and getAbstract.
  3. Complete all modules, learning journeys, summaries and quizzes in topics of interest.
  4. Get smarter and earn certificates.

Still have questions? Check out the SmartPass FAQs.