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March 2019

The Culture Question – The Secret to Employee Engagement

Mar 07, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 279.00 (regular rate)
The Culture Question image of variety of people working together

Based on the book, The Culture Question, this workshop provides a guide for how every organization can increase employee engagement and become a great place to work. Unfortunately, far too many people don’t like where they work. Some organizations are unhealthy and full of disrespectful behaviour.

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Dealing with Difficult People

Mar 14, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 21, 2019
Trainer: Mike Labun
Photo for Dealing with Difficult People CHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance

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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Management and Supervision – The Crucial Skills

Mar 18, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 249.00 (*early rate) $ 279.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 25, 2019
Management and Supervision workshop photo of group of people working in a team meeting

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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April 2019

Assertive Communication

Apr 09, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 19, 2019
Trainer: Wendy Loewen
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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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Conflict Resolution Skills for Leaders

Apr 26, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 249.00 (*early rate) $ 279.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires April 05, 2019
Photo for Conflict Resolutions Skills for Leaders workshop. People sitting at table staring at each other, ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance

Leading through conflict is an essential leadership skill. When leaders fail to respond quickly and effectively to conflict, the people they lead suffer and workplace performance plummets. Many conflicts would not spiral out of control if leaders used conflict resolution techniques that are easy to learn and utilize. This workshop provides strategies for leading through conflict with clarity and confidence.

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May 2019

Personality Differences in the Workplace

May 07, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires April 16, 2019
Trainer: Wendy Loewen
Personal Work Styles photo of close-up of five people hand holding colorful puzzle

Personality differences often lead to miscommunication and conflict, which affects both our personal efficiency and team health. Utilizing ACHIEVE’s Head, Heart, Gut, Feet Personality Style assessment tool, participants will be equipped to understand personality styles different from their own and be provided with strategies for building healthy work environments. Through fun and engaging activities, participants will learn to communicate more effectively based on their own personality strengths and the personality based preferences of others leading to improved personal effectiveness and group productivity.

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Critical Incident Group Debriefing

May 08, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires April 17, 2019
Trainer: Paul Carrick
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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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Violence Threat Assessment – Planning and Response

May 09, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires April 18, 2019
Trainer: George Anderson
Violence Threat Assessment workshop photo, ACHIEVE

Offered through Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute

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. This workshop provides a communication and decision-making model to help businesses, schools, organizations and communities become more effective in their management of threats.

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Mindful Leadership

May 28, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 249.00 (*early rate) $ 279.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires May 07, 2019
Trainer: Vicki Enns
Mindful Leadership Workshop photo of relaxed young woman sitting at her desk and having coffee

This workshop focuses on incorporating mindfulness practices into your role as a leader. Mindfulness is ultimately about becoming more conscious, more intentional and more aware of one’s inner processes. Balance in emotion and thought leads to health and well-being, and provides a rich foundation for leadership success.

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June 2019

Difficult Conversations – Strategies for Challenging Discussions

Jun 11, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires May 21, 2019
Trainer: Mike Labun
Photo for 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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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

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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.