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Sheri Coburn


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. As a facilitator Sheri is a knowledgeable, passionate and engaging presenter.

Upcoming Events

March 2017

Dealing with Difficult People

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...
April 2017

Violence Threat Assessment – Planning and Response

Offered through Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute Inc. After a violent incident, it is not uncommon to find that many people were aware of clues that violence was being planned. Yet, without a clearly defined process to gather information and assess the situation, violence prevention is extremely difficult. Learn more...

Difficult Conversations

Apr 24, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 198.00 (*early rate) 220.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires April 03, 2017
Trainer: Sheri Coburn
Whether sharing bad news with a client, providing corrective action or talking with a colleague about an uncomfortable issue, difficult conversations often take a large mental and emotional toll on all participants. In fact, having difficult conversations can be one of the most stressful and uncomfortable aspects of our lives and work. Yet the ability to handle difficult conversations respectfully and professionally is also an essential workplace skill. Learn more...

Difficult Conversations

Apr 27, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 198.00 (*early rate) 220.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires April 06, 2017
Trainer: Sheri Coburn
Whether sharing bad news with a client, providing corrective action or talking with a colleague about an uncomfortable issue, difficult conversations often take a large mental and emotional toll on all participants. In fact, having difficult conversations can be one of the most stressful and uncomfortable aspects of our lives and work. Yet the ability to handle difficult conversations respectfully and professionally is also an essential workplace skill. Learn more...
May 2017

Management and Supervision – The Crucial Skills

May 11, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 225.00 (*early rate) 250.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires April 20, 2017
Trainer: Sheri Coburn
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. Like all skills, management skills must be learned. This workshop presents the crucial skills for managing employment relationships from beginning to end, with particular focus on hiring and performance management. Learn more...

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 13, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 198.00 (*early rate) 220.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires May 23, 2017
Trainer: Sheri Coburn
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.