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Marion Brown


Marion Brown, Trainer at ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance

Marion is a seasoned trainer, administrator and leader. In addition to training with ACHIEVE, she is currently a professor of social work at Dalhousie University. With a background in social work, Marion draws on adult learning principles, power analysis and participatory leadership approaches to facilitate workshops. She believes that critical introspection regarding our beliefs and values, as well as a focus on how we work, is meaningful and relevant regardless of the context of work. Marion understands that organizational pressures come to bear on individual employees and leaders, and seeks a balanced approach of working to improve one’s insights and skills as well as invoking change in the workplace setting. As a trainer, she has an engaging and inviting facilitation style, sharing stories and drawing on the experiences of participants to anchor workshop material with relevant examples in work and in life.

December 2018

Mindful Leadership

Dec 12, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 279.00 (regular rate)
Trainer: Marion Brown
Mindful Leadership Workshop photo of relaxed young woman sitting at her desk and having coffee

Leaders find themselves pulled in many directions because of competing demands for their time and attention. When leaders fail to ground themselves and lack focussed intention, they risk doing the wrong things or causing harm to those they lead. Mindful leadership is about becoming more conscious, more intentional and more aware of one’s inner processes.

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January 2019

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace – Rights and Responsibilities

Jan 31, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 249.00 (*early rate) $ 279.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires January 10, 2019
Trainer: Marion Brown
Photo for Managing Mental Health in the Workplace workshop. Woman sitting at computer in frustration, ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance

Dealing with issues related to mental health in the workplace can be challenging and difficult to navigate. It is essential that organizations have the capabilities to manage mental health because early identification and support typically leads to continued productivity and retention of employees. This workshop provides a roadmap to help managers participate in conversations with employees who may require support when experiencing difficulties related to mental health.

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February 2019

Leadership – The Essential Competencies

Feb 28, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 249.00 (*early rate) $ 279.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 07, 2019
Trainer: Marion Brown
Leadership - The Essential Competencies workshop photo of male boss addressing office workers at meeting

Essential leadership skills and competencies often mean the difference between thriving or failing in a leadership role. To lead effectively, there are some things that leaders must do and know, and not all of them will come naturally. This workshop provides strategies to help leaders increase their abilities to inspire and lead teams effectively.

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June 2019

Personality Differences in the Workplace

Jun 12, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires May 22, 2019
Trainer: Marion Brown
Personal Work Styles photo of close-up of five people hand holding colorful puzzle

Personality differences often lead to miscommunication and conflict, which affects both our personal efficiency and team health. Utilizing ACHIEVE’s Head, Heart, Gut, Feet Personality Style assessment tool, participants will be equipped to understand personality styles different from their own and be provided with strategies for building healthy work environments. Through fun and engaging activities, participants will learn to communicate more effectively based on their own personality strengths and the personality based preferences of others leading to improved personal effectiveness and group productivity.

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Registration Information

Register Early! Seating is limited.

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

The Early Registration rate is available for those participants who submit both their registration form and payment 3 weeks before the workshop.

Participants will receive a spiral bound training manual and a certificate of completion.

Workshop Schedule

The workshops start at 9:00 AM and conclude around 4:00 PM. Please arrive between 8:30 and 9:00 AM on the first day to check in and receive a training manual. Regular breaks are scheduled throughout the day. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon to 1:00 PM, unless otherwise stated above. Our half day workshops start at 9:00 am and conclude at 12:00pm

Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled 7 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 7 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 arrangements with this in mind.

Group Registration Instructions

To register a group for a workshop, register for selected workshop, then once in shopping cart, add quantity of participants and provide names of all participants.

Continuing Education Credit

Workshop participants receive a certificate indicating credits awarded based on the length and completion of the workshop.  A two day workshop earns 12 Continuing Education hours, a one day workshop earns 6 hours and a half day workshop earns 3 hours.  While many associations and licensing bodies accept ACHIEVE workshops for Continuing Education Credit, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body you are requesting the credits for.