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Deanne Kaar


Deanne Kaar, Trainer at ACHIEVE

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.

July 2020

Management and Supervision

The Crucial Skills

Jul 15, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 259.00 (*early rate) $ 299.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires June 24, 2020
Trainer: Deanne Kaar
Image for Performance Management workshop, ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance

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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October 2020

Dealing with Difficult People

Oct 20, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires September 29, 2020
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 stressed and frustrated. 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 discussed, with an emphasis on understanding and adapting one’s approach to create different results.

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November 2020

Management and Supervision

The Crucial Skills

Nov 05, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 259.00 (*early rate) $ 299.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 15, 2020
Trainer: Deanne Kaar
Image for Performance Management workshop, ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance

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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December 2020

De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™

Dec 16, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 25, 2020
Trainer: Deanne Kaar
Photo for De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations offered through CTRI

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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Conflict Resolution Skills

Dec 18, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 27, 2020
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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