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Paula Hutchinson


Paula Hutchinson, Trainer at ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance, leadership training

Paula is an enthusiastic educator, trainer and consultant. She has a rich and varied work background including in schools, community based non-profits, and clinical settings.  Paul specializes in emotional intelligence, mental health, and working with challenging behaviours in individuals and teams.  Paula believes that everyone should be able to find meaning in their work and relationships.  And that only by working together to create sustainable solutions, can individuals, professionals, workplaces and communities ensure that supports, systems and policies are responsive and effective for all. As a facilitator, she draws on her deep experience with adult education and learning principles to provide an engaging, practical and interactive workshop experience.

December 2019

Conflict Resolution Skills

Dec 17, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 26, 2019
Trainer: Paula Hutchinson
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 2020

Difficult Conversations – Strategies for Challenging Discussions

Feb 12, 2020 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires January 22, 2020
Trainer: Paula Hutchinson
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

Personality Differences in the Workplace

Mar 12, 2020 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 20, 2020
Trainer: Paula Hutchinson
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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Management and Supervision – The Crucial Skills

Mar 24, 2020 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 259.00 (*early rate) $ 299.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 03, 2020
Trainer: Paula Hutchinson
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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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.