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Matt Schaaf


Matt Schaaf, Trainer at ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance

Matt’s leadership and management experience in the non-profit sector ranges from youth leadership development to public education on ecological sustainability. He also has a rich background in education and conflict violence-reduction, where he has worked to support both rural and inner-city communities to implement practical peacebuilding initiatives. In addition to training with ACHIEVE, Matt presently leads an initiative that empowers men to prevent gender-based violence, and works to strengthen relationships among Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. He is a popular presenter of our workshops related to diversity, respect, and conflict resolution. As a trainer, Matt combines insightful analysis with a warm sense of humour and a deep appreciation for the experience and knowledge that participants bring to a workshop.

December 2019

De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™

Dec 04, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 249.00 (regular rate)
Trainer: Matt Schaaf
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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February 2020

Difficult Conversations

Strategies for Challenging Discussions

Feb 13, 2020 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires January 23, 2020
Trainer: Matt Schaaf
Photo for Navigating Difficult Conversations workshop

Whether sharing bad news with a client, providing corrective action or talking with a colleague about an uncomfortable issue, difficult conversations are typically stressful and often take a large mental and emotional toll. Many people avoid difficult conversations for these reasons, or find themselves ill prepared when they must have them. Yet, the ability to handle difficult conversations respectfully and professionally is one of the most important skills for success in the workplace.

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April 2020

De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™

Apr 16, 2020 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 26, 2020
Trainer: Matt Schaaf
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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May 2020

Mediation

Facilitating Conflict Resolution

May 26 - May 27, 2020 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 409.00 (*early rate) $ 459.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires May 05, 2020
Trainer: Matt Schaaf
Mediation - Facilitating Difficult Conversations workshop photo - ACHIEVE

Unresolved conflict is time consuming and limits the productivity of everyone involved. Mediation is an essential skill for anyone who works in situations where they are responsible for helping others with interpersonal tension. When two people can’t resolve a conflict on their own, a third party may be needed to facilitate a conversation to help resolve the conflict.

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