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Alana Abramson


Alana is an experienced leader and has extensive mediation and group facilitation experience in justice, community and school settings. She holds a PhD in Criminology on the topic of transformational learning. As a former Executive Director for a non-profit organization, Alana’s experience in mentoring and leadership has provided her with a unique skill set that combines academic understanding with practical knowledge. In addition to training with ACHIEVE, she is a full-time faculty member in criminology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, where she continues to inspire and be inspired by students and diverse colleagues. Alana believes in collaborative dialogue and life-long learning as a source of personal and social transformation. She is an engaging presenter who is passionate about her work, which allows her to easily facilitate ongoing learning for workshop participants.

Upcoming Events

March 2017

Essential Workplace Skills – Time, Organization and Productivity

Mar 31, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 220.00 (regular rate)
Trainer: Alana Abramson

The multiple demands of work necessitate that employees know how to prioritize their responsibilities, work with proficiency, be resourceful and complete tasks in a systematic and organized manner. This workshop provides a comprehensive review of performance basics and is geared for front line workers. The workshop provides training and activities to explore the habits and tools necessary for productivity, as well as the attitudes that support a successful work environment. Learn more...

April 2017

Diversity and Culture – Strategies for Working with Differences
CANCELLED

Apr 10, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 220.00 (regular rate)
Trainer: Alana Abramson

Diversity and cultural differences are often seen as challenges to manage within our work environments. However, they can also be valuable assets. This workshop helps participants to examine specific elements and dynamics of diversity and inclusion as they relate to culture, identity, communicating across difference, power differentials and experiences of discrimination. Learn more...

Conflict Resolution Skills

Apr 25, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 198.00 (*early rate) 220.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires April 04, 2017
Trainer: Alana Abramson

Conflict holds great potential for harm and for good. The results of unhealthy conflict impact us individually and contribute to negative group performance. Those people who master essential conflict resolution skills reduce the occurrence of negative conflict in their lives, leading to healthier, happier relationships and work environments. Learn more...

Conflict Resolution Skills

Apr 28, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 198.00 (*early rate) 220.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires April 07, 2017
Trainer: Alana Abramson

Conflict holds great potential for harm and for good. The results of unhealthy conflict impact us individually and contribute to negative group performance. Those people who master essential conflict resolution skills reduce the occurrence of negative conflict in their lives, leading to healthier, happier relationships and work environments. Learn more...

May 2017

De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™

Offered through Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute Inc. 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. Learn more...
June 2017

Dealing with Difficult People

Jun 14, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 198.00 (*early rate) 220.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires May 24, 2017
Trainer: Alana Abramson

We all encounter people we find difficult. Typically conversations with them leave us feeling frustrated, stressed, angry and tired. This workshop will analyze what is happening in those exchanges and demonstrate how people can adapt their strategies to bring about more productive conversations with those they find difficult. Learn more...

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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.

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 and a one day workshop earns 6 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.