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David Stark


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David is an experienced and enthusiastic trainer and mediator with almost 25 years’ experience in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is a graduate from University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law and is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, as well as the British Columbia Mediation Society. David has been a volunteer for the Legal Education Society of Alberta, teaching the negotiation portion of the bar admission course since 1998, and is responsible for their Mediation Training Program. He also teaches numerous courses for the Insurance Institute of Southern Alberta and Mount Royal University. Additionally, David has been a guest lecturer for interest-based negotiation courses and Insurance Law at the University of Alberta and University of Calgary Law Schools. His firm belief is that, through training and practice, we can all become better communicators, manage differences and conflict, and take responsibility for what happens in our lives in order to have better outcomes for all. David brings genuine warmth, humour, and a passion for effective communication to the workshops that he teaches.

October 2019

Management and Supervision – The Crucial Skills

Oct 22, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 259.00 (*early rate) $ 299.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 01, 2019
Trainer: David Stark
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One of the most difficult and often overlooked aspects of moving into a supervisory or management position is developing the skills necessary to truly manage people. Without intentional training, many new managers are left to figure things out on their own – for better or worse. Like all skills, effective management and supervisory skills must be learned.

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November 2019

Board Development Training – The Fundamentals of Governance

Nov 16, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 259.00 (*early rate) $ 299.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 26, 2019
Trainer: David Stark
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Board governance, when done poorly, creates significant frustration for its members and can lead to organizational dysfunction. When they are run well, boards contribute to the vibrancy and success of the organization they govern. This training will enhance the effectiveness of your board of directors by building clarity and understanding of their roles and responsibilities, the relationship and authority between staff and the board, and the specific, supportive duties of individual board members.

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December 2019

Conflict Resolution Skills

Dec 18, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 27, 2019
Trainer: David Stark
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The results of unhealthy and poorly managed conflict create a negative impact for individuals and groups. Those people who master essential conflict resolution skills reduce the occurrence of negative conflict, leading to healthier, happier relationships and work environments. Many conflicts would not spiral out of control if people used conflict resolution techniques that are easy to learn and utilize.

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July 2020

Conflict Management Skills Certificate Program

Jul 20 - Jul 24, 2020 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 1,099.00 (*early rate) $ 1,299.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires June 20, 2020
Photo of two people in locked gaze for Conflict Resolution Skills workshops, ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance

In the summer of 2020, ACHIEVE is offering a unique opportunity to complete our five-day Certificate Program over a one-week period. This program provides participants with an opportunity to develop a set of skill-based competencies in conflict resolution.

The training will occur in Calgary, AB starting on Monday, July 20, 2020 and concluding Friday, July 24, 2020 (9 a.

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Cancellation Policy
Registrations cancelled seven or more days prior to the workshop are refundable, minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Alternatively, you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than seven days prior to the workshop are non-refundable. If at any time you are unable to attend, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify ACHIEVE of the name of the alternate person who will be attending.

We reserve the right to cancel workshops due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrolment. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop fees only. Please make travel and accommodation arrangements with this in mind.

Limited Seating
Register early! To better facilitate group interaction, seating is limited.

Children and unregistered guests are not permitted in the meeting rooms.

You Will Receive
A spiral bound training manual and workshop certificate, as well as morning refreshments. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon until 1:00 p.m., unless otherwise stated. For live-stream participants, you will receive a pdf copy of the manual.

Group Registration Instructions
To register a group for a workshop, choose the appropriate number you would like to register for the selected workshop, and fill in all the relevant information.

Concerns and Grievances
If concerns arise at any time throughout the registration process, please contact the ACHIEVE office directly at 204-452-0180, or email [email protected].

Special Accommodations for Disabilities
Please contact the ACHIEVE office directly at 204-452-0180 or [email protected] to discuss any special needs or accommodations you may require in order to have a positive learning experience.

Continuing Education Credit
Check our Continuing Education Credit page to find out which associations and organizations accept our workshops for credit.