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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.

October 2019

Dealing with Difficult People

Oct 10, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires September 19, 2019
Trainer: Patrick Parent
Photo of Casual business colleagues having an argument in the office for Dealing with Difficult People workshop

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

Oct 22, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 259.00 (*early rate) $ 299.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 01, 2019
Trainer: Patrick Parent
Photo of businesswoman interviewing female job applicant in office for Management and Supervision workshop

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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November 2019

Assertive Communication

Nov 08, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 18, 2019
Trainer: Patrick Parent
Assertive communication workshop photo

Our communication skills and style are essential to positive and productive relations. Effective communication requires us to be clear about our own thoughts and desires, and also to be responsive to those of others. Assertive communicators express ideas and feelings in transparent, open, and direct ways – stating their needs clearly and without defensiveness.

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December 2019

Personality Differences in the Workplace

Dec 16, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 25, 2019
Trainer: Patrick Parent
Image of lots of people for Personality Differences Workshop

Personality differences often lead to miscommunication and conflict, which affect both our personal efficiency and team health. Utilizing the ACHIEVE Work Styles Assessment, participants will learn to better understand personality styles that are different from their own. Greater awareness of personality differences leads to improved personal effectiveness and group productivity.

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February 2020

Difficult Conversations – Strategies for Challenging Discussions

Feb 11, 2020 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires January 21, 2020
Trainer: Patrick Parent
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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March 2020

Conflict Resolution Skills

Mar 10, 2020 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 18, 2020
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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Coaching Strategies for Leaders – Conflict, Performance, Change

Mar 25, 2020 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 259.00 (*early rate) $ 299.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 04, 2020
Trainer: Patrick Parent
Photo for Coaching Strategies for Leaders, ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance

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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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 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.

Limited Seating
Register early! To better facilitate group interaction, seating is limited.

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

You Will Receive
A spiral bound training manual and workshop certificate, as well as morning refreshments. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon until 1:00 p.m., unless otherwise stated. For live-stream participants, you will receive a pdf copy of the manual.

Group Registration Instructions
To register a group for a workshop, choose the appropriate number you would like to register for the selected workshop, and fill in all the relevant information.

Concerns and Grievances
If concerns arise at any time throughout the registration process, please contact the ACHIEVE office directly at 204-452-0180, or email [email protected].

Special Accommodations for Disabilities
Please contact the ACHIEVE office directly at 204-452-0180 or [email protected] to discuss any special needs or accommodations you may require in order to have a positive learning experience.

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