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Michelle Bentley


Photo of Michelle Bentley, trainer at , ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance

Michelle is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master’s degree in Counselling and Spirituality, and a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Special Education. In addition to training with ACHIEVE she maintains a private practice with individuals, families and children and specializes in mental health and wellness. Michelle is a popular presenter of our Managing Mental Health in the Workplace workshops. She believes that leaders are most effective when they have a non-judgmental perspective and compassionate curiosity for both themselves and their employees. Michelle draws on her educational background, 15 years of group facilitation, and agency and private practice experience to add a personalized touch to her workshops. As a facilitator, she brings her knowledge of learning principles to provide an interactive, engaging and participant-centred experience incorporating practical information attendees can immediately apply to both their personal and professional lives.

May 2019

Navigating Difficult Client Relationships

May 27, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 235.00 (regular rate)
Trainer: Michelle Bentley
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Offered through Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute

For those who work in a helping role, it can be very challenging when clients are vulnerable, stressed-out, or quick to engage in conflict. Complicating matters is that difficult dynamics in the relationship are often amplified by different styles of communicating. This workshop reviews what contributes to these challenges, including the intra-personal, inter-personal, and organizational factors.

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December 2019

Trauma-Informed Care – Building a Culture of Strength

Dec 16, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 25, 2019
Trainer: Michelle Bentley
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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

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 Credits

While many associations and licensing bodies accept ACHIEVE workshops for continuing education credits, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body for which you are requesting the credits. Credit hours: There are six continuing education credits earned for each day of training. For example, a one-day workshop earns 6 continuing education hours, while a two-day workshop earns 12 hours. A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the workshop.