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Mike Labun


Mike has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Certificate in Conflict Resolution. He has over twenty years of experience as a leader in the mediation and conflict resolution field. Through his training and consulting work, he has helped a variety of organizations become better workplaces, including crown corporations, social service agencies, Indigenous communities, businesses and school divisions. Mike believes that education and training is largely about giving hope – people often come to a training to address a particular situation, and they want to leave with a plan to change it. In addition to facilitating workshops, he serves as ACHIEVE’s Training and Development Specialist. Mike is the author or editor of many of ACHIEVE workshops including Emotional Intelligence, Mediation and Presentation Skills. As a trainer, he has an interactive and engaging style that easily motivates participants to incorporate workshop material into their own environments.

Upcoming Events

May 2017

De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™

May 09, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Trainer: Mike Labun
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...

Mediation – Facilitating Conflict Resolution Live Webinar

May 23, 2017 (1 PM - 2 PM Central Time)
Price: 32.00 (*early rate) 39.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires May 09, 2017
Trainer: Mike Labun
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June 2017

Dealing with Difficult People

Jun 15, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 198.00 (*early rate) 220.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires May 25, 2017
Trainer: Mike Labun

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...

July 2017

Conflict Management Skills Certificate Program

Jul 17 - Jul 21, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 1030.00 (*early rate) 1145.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires June 17, 2017
Trainer: Mike Labun

In the summer of 2017, ACHIEVE is offering a unique opportunity to complete our 5-day Certificate Program over a one week period. This program provides participants an opportunity to develop a set of skill-based competencies in conflict resolution. The training will occur in Winnipeg, MB starting on Monday July 17, 2017 and concluding Friday July 21, 2017 (9AM-4PM each day). Learn more...

Conflict Resolution Skills

Jul 17, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 198.00 (*early rate) 220.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires June 26, 2017
Trainer: Mike Labun

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...

Emotional Intelligence

Jul 18, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 198.00 (*early rate) 220.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires June 27, 2017
Trainer: Mike Labun

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. Emotional intelligence has a greater impact on people’s ability to be productive and work well with others than cognitive intelligence. Participants in this workshop will learn to utilize emotional intelligence more effectively through self-assessment and skill development exercises, resulting in an increased ability to engage with others and expand their…

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Dealing with Difficult People

Jul 19, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 198.00 (*early rate) 220.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires June 28, 2017
Trainer: Mike Labun

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...

Mediation – Facilitating Conflict Resolution

Jul 20 - Jul 21, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 375.00 (*early rate) 420.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires June 29, 2017
Trainer: Mike Labun

Unresolved conflict becomes time consuming and limits the productivity of everyone. A third party facilitator may be needed to help mediate the difficult conversation for resolving the conflict when the people involved do not resolve it on their own. This skills-based workshop is designed to give participants the tools to work with disputing parties to clarify misunderstandings, identify interests and work towards options for resolving the conflict. Learn more...

November 2017

Communication – The Essential Skills

Nov 23, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 209.00 (*early rate) 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 02, 2017
Trainer: Mike Labun

In order to survive and thrive in the 21st century workplace, we all need to master the fundamentals of communication.  In this workshop we focus on core skills for communicating with clarity in the workplace.  Participants will hone their verbal communication strategies including speaking and listening skills. Learn more...

December 2017

Conflict Resolution Skills

Dec 13, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 209.00 (*early rate) 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 22, 2017
Trainer: Mike Labun

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...

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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.