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Patrick Parent


Photo of Patrick Parent, Trainer with ACHIEVE

Patrick has been a leader in the field of residential group homes and treatment foster care for the past 20 years, presently as the owner and Executive Director of a foster/counselling centre. His educational background is in Psychology and his workplace experiences have helped him develop keen insights into the complexities of communication and conflict dynamics. Patrick values workplaces that are open, diverse and inclusive, recognizing that we are all on our personal journey. He believes that understanding and kindness are needed when dealing with people. Patrick’s use of humour and genuine enthusiasm for teaching creates an excellent learning environment for participants.

December 2018

Conflict Resolution Skills

Dec 13, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 235.00 (regular rate)
Trainer: Patrick Parent
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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February 2019

Performance Management – Giving Effective Feedback

Feb 12, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 249.00 (*early rate) $ 279.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires January 22, 2019
Trainer: Patrick Parent

Many organizations rely too heavily on performance evaluations to manage performance and neglect the role of on-going feedback that supports day-to-day improvement. This workshop moves beyond how to facilitate a performance review and will examine the best practices in continuous performance management. These practices serve to align the goals of the organization with the individual efforts of an employee.

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Performance Management – Giving Effective Feedback

Feb 14, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 249.00 (*early rate) $ 279.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires January 24, 2019
Trainer: Patrick Parent

Many organizations rely too heavily on performance evaluations to manage performance and neglect the role of on-going feedback that supports day-to-day improvement. This workshop moves beyond how to facilitate a performance review and will examine the best practices in continuous performance management. These practices serve to align the goals of the organization with the individual efforts of an employee.

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Communication – The Essential Skills

Feb 28, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 07, 2019
Trainer: Patrick Parent
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In order to survive and thrive in the 21st century workplace, we all need to master the fundamentals of communication. Our ability to communicate effectively is directly linked to our success in meeting the needs of employers, colleagues, customers, and clients. This workshop focuses on the core skills for communicating with clarity in the workplace.

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March 2019

Dealing with Difficult People

Mar 19, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 26, 2019
Trainer: Patrick Parent
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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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Management and Supervision – The Crucial Skills

Mar 28, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 249.00 (*early rate) $ 279.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 07, 2019
Trainer: Patrick Parent
Management and Supervision workshop photo of group of people working in a team meeting

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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May 2019

Coaching Strategies for Leaders – Conflict, Performance, Change

May 07, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 249.00 (*early rate) $ 279.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires April 16, 2019
Trainer: Patrick Parent

In the absence of intentional coaching, employees often lack the support they need to develop and perform at their highest levels. Effective leaders are skilled at coaching the people they lead to inspire growth, change, and healthy work relationships. This workshop provides a leadership approach for coaching others effectively and provides tools that bring out the best in the people.

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Personality Differences in the Workplace

May 30, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires May 09, 2019
Trainer: Patrick Parent
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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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June 2019

Leadership – The Essential Competencies

Jun 06, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 249.00 (*early rate) $ 279.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires May 16, 2019
Trainer: Patrick Parent
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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Difficult Conversations – Strategies for Challenging Discussions

Jun 19, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires May 29, 2019
Trainer: Patrick Parent
Photo for 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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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.