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Trish Harper


Trish Harper, Trainer at ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance

Trish has worked in a variety of mental health and post-secondary settings in the public and private sector. She has a Master of Social Work degree as well as an undergraduate degree in psychology. Trish enjoys facilitating dialogue, inspiring compassion, and bringing the insight of her clinical work into the business and organizational world for genuine learning in her workshops. She has academic and personal interest in organizational wellness and human rights. In addition to being a trainer with ACHIEVE, Trish currently has a private practice in counseling and consulting and serves as an adjudicator for Social Services for the government of Saskatchewan. As a trainer, she is a skillful listener who works to facilitate training that encourages genuine insight, compassion and a collective learning experience.

November 2018

De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™

Nov 14, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 235.00 (regular rate)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Saskatoon Travelodge, 106 Circle Drive West
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7L 4L6 Canada
Trainer: Trish Harper
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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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March 2019

Dealing with Difficult People

Mar 21, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 28, 2019
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Saskatoon Travelodge, 106 Circle Drive West
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7L 4L6 Canada
Trainer: Trish Harper
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We all encounter people we find difficult, and typically conversations with them leave us feeling frustrated, stressed, angry, or tired. 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 explored, with an emphasis on understanding and adapting one’s approach to create different results.

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April 2019

Mental Health Awareness and Support

Apr 08, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 18, 2019
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Saskatoon Travelodge, 106 Circle Drive West
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7L 4L6 Canada
Trainer: Trish Harper
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Mental health concerns will directly impact one in every five people. The remaining four will know a friend, family member, co-worker, or acquaintance that struggles with their mental health. It is essential that organizations build capacity to support those with mental health concerns because early identification and support typically leads to continued employee wellbeing. This workshop will explore factors affecting mental health, give participants a general overview of common adult mental illnesses and, most importantly, how to be a support.

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June 2019

Difficult Conversations – Strategies for Challenging Discussions

Jun 12, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires May 22, 2019
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Travelodge Hotel, 106 Circle Drive West
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7L 4L6 Canada
Trainer: Trish Harper
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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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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.