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Sheri Coburn


photo of Sheri Coburn, Trainer at ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance

Sheri is a Registered Social Worker in the province of New Brunswick who holds a Master of Social Work degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology. Her broad range of experience includes working in front line and leadership roles in both government and social service organizations. Sheri values workplaces and organizations that are able to identify, build on, and capitalize on their most valuable resource: the people who work there. She believes people should love their job and that the health and wellness of a workplace and their employees is the best determinant for both individual and organizational success. In addition to her work with ACHIEVE, Sheri is also a counsellor in a private practice setting where she provides counselling in the areas of mental health, addiction, and trauma. As a facilitator Sheri uses humour and passion to create an impactful experience for those in attendance.

December 2018

Emotional Intelligence

Dec 11, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 235.00 (regular rate)
Trainer: Sheri Coburn
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Why do some people have trouble being effective in their roles or working well with others? It is usually not because they lack skills; rather, it is often because they lack emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence has a far greater impact on people’s ability to be productive and work well with others than cognitive intelligence. Emotionally intelligent people are able to identify and assess their emotions and those of others, and then use that information to guide their actions and influence the actions of others.

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February 2019

Conflict Resolution Skills

Feb 13, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires January 23, 2019
Trainer: Sheri Coburn
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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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March 2019

Trauma-Informed Care – Building a Culture of Strength

Mar 21, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 28, 2019
Trainer: Sheri Coburn
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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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Management and Supervision – The Crucial Skills

Mar 22, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 249.00 (*early rate) $ 279.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 01, 2019
Trainer: Sheri Coburn
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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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April 2019

Communication – The Essential Skills

Apr 09, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 19, 2019
Trainer: Sheri Coburn
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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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May 2019

Difficult Conversations – Strategies for Challenging Discussions

May 08, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires April 17, 2019
Trainer: Sheri Coburn
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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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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: Sheri Coburn
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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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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.