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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 2019

Assertive Communication

Dec 16, 2019 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 249.00 (regular rate)
Trainer: Sheri Coburn
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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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Trauma-Informed Care

Building a Culture of Strength

Dec 17, 2019 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 249.00 (regular rate)
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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March 2020

Management and Supervision

The Crucial Skills

Mar 12, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 259.00 (*early rate) $ 299.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 20, 2020
Trainer: Sheri Coburn
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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Critical Incident Group Debriefing

Mar 25, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 04, 2020
Trainer: Sheri Coburn
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Offered through Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute

Critical incidents are situations that occur outside of our normal frame of reference and challenge us to understand and cope with what has happened. Critical Incident Group Debriefing (CIGD) is a short-term group intervention process that focuses on an immediate event. CIGD is one of several methods that may be utilized to lessen the likelihood of people experiencing symptoms of trauma and stress after a critical incident.

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De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™

Mar 26, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 05, 2020
Trainer: Sheri Coburn
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Offered through Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute

For those who work in an environment where there is potential for violence, it is important to develop the skills needed to defuse dangerous situations. This workshop is designed to teach people to de-escalate potentially violent situations through assertiveness and interpersonal communication. The training will explore how anger and violence interplay, including opportunities for self-assessment of personal communication styles.

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Difficult Conversations

Strategies for Challenging Discussions

Mar 27, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 06, 2020
Trainer: Sheri Coburn
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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Personality Differences in the Workplace

Mar 31, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 10, 2020
Trainer: Sheri Coburn
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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April 2020

Leadership

The Essential Competencies

Apr 21, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 259.00 (*early rate) $ 299.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 31, 2020
Trainer: Sheri Coburn
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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May 2020

Dealing with Difficult People

May 06, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires April 15, 2020
Trainer: Sheri Coburn
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

May 07, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 259.00 (*early rate) $ 299.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires April 16, 2020
Trainer: Sheri Coburn
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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