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Marnie Stickley


Marnie Stickley, Trainer at ACHIEVE

Marnie is a Vancouver-based social worker with a Masters degree focused on collaboration between non-profit agencies and police. She has 22 years of direct client service in a collaborative practice with the Vancouver Police Department, providing client centered interventions in highly challenging relational environments. Marnie is a leader in her field, and regularly presents at conferences and event.  She believes that through connection with others and access to knowledge we can all find ways of relating that are life giving for ourselves and our communities. Marnie provides training to a wide range of audiences in the areas of communication skills, crisis management, mental health, and violence-prevention. She brings humor and energy to difficult topics and makes workshop material relevant and practical for a diverse range of audiences.

October 2019

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace – Rights and Responsibilities

Oct 03, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 259.00 (*early rate) $ 299.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires September 12, 2019
Trainer: Marnie Stickley
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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November 2019

De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™

Nov 18, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 28, 2019
Trainer: Marnie Stickley
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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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Critical Incident Group Debriefing

Nov 19, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 29, 2019
Trainer: Marnie Stickley
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Offered through Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute

Critical incidents are situations that occur outside of our normal frame of reference and challenge us to understand and cope with what has happened. Critical Incident Group Debriefing (CIGD) is a short-term group intervention process that focuses on an immediate event. CIGD is one of several methods that may be utilized to lessen the likelihood of people experiencing symptoms of trauma and stress after a critical incident.

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January 2020

Trauma-Informed Care – Building a Culture of Strength

Jan 27, 2020 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires January 06, 2020
Trainer: Marnie Stickley
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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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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 a.m. and conclude around 4:00 p.m. Please arrive between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. 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 p.m., unless otherwise stated above. Our half-day workshops start at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 12:00 p.m.

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 and email address 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.

Group Registration Instructions

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Continuing Education Credits

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