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Deanne Kaar


Deanne has applied her skills in leadership, management and organizational change for many years as a leader and manager with mental health and addiction services in Saskatchewan. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Public Health, with expertise in program evaluation, project management and change management. As a leader, Deanne is passionate about creating a work environment where individuals feel valued, acknowledged and appreciated; and where collaboration, creative problem solving and team work are fostered and expected by the team. She understands the value of open communication, trust and accountability in developing functional and dynamic teams. As a facilitator, Deanne uses humor, stories, group discussion and engaging strategies to keep the training entertaining, challenging, educational and memorable.

October 2019

Dealing with Difficult People

Oct 24, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 249.00 (regular rate)
Trainer: Deanne Kaar
Photo of Casual business colleagues having an argument in the office for Dealing with Difficult People workshop

We all encounter people we find difficult, and typically conversations with them leave us feeling frustrated, stressed, angry, or tired. This workshop explores what is happening in those exchanges and demonstrates how people can adapt their strategies to bring about more productive conversations with those they find difficult. Individual approaches for dealing with difficult people will be explored, with an emphasis on understanding and adapting one’s approach to create different results.

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November 2019

De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™

Nov 07, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 249.00 (regular rate)
Trainer: Deanne Kaar
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Offered through Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute

For those who work in an environment where there is potential for violence, it is important to develop the skills needed to defuse dangerous situations. This workshop is designed to teach people to de-escalate potentially violent situations through assertiveness and interpersonal communication. The training will explore how anger and violence interplay, including opportunities for self-assessment of personal communication styles.

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December 2019

Conflict Resolution Skills

Dec 16, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 25, 2019
Trainer: Deanne Kaar
Photo of two people in locked gaze for Conflict Resolution Skills workshops, ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance

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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January 2020

Trauma-Informed Care

Building a Culture of Strength

Jan 30, 2020 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires January 09, 2020
Trainer: Deanne Kaar
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Offered through Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute

Trauma is prevalent in our world and has an impact on many of the people we interact with, including our clients and colleagues. Compassionate and trauma-informed care is essential to providing effective support and building sustainable services. This workshop explores how to build a trauma-informed culture in a workplace setting that integrates knowledge throughout the organization.

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March 2020

Personality Differences in the Workplace

Mar 11, 2020 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 19, 2020
Trainer: Deanne Kaar
Image of lots of people for Personality Differences Workshop

Personality differences often lead to miscommunication and conflict, which affect both our personal efficiency and team health. Utilizing the ACHIEVE Work Styles Assessment, participants will learn to better understand personality styles that are different from their own. Greater awareness of personality differences leads to improved personal effectiveness and group productivity.

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Management and Supervision

The Crucial Skills

Mar 20, 2020 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 259.00 (*early rate) $ 299.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 28, 2020
Trainer: Deanne Kaar
Photo of businesswoman interviewing female job applicant in office for Management and Supervision workshop

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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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.