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Communication for Managers
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Instructors: Brenda Robinson

What does it take to communicate effectively as a manager? Explore and understand the diverse nature of the communication skills required by managers. Learn new ideas and techniques to support your role as a manager. Develop communication skills to support motivation, delegation, clarity and understanding. Explore the tools available to support your effectiveness in management communications.

$195.00 CAD
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Creating and Supporting an Empowered Culture in...
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Instructors: Patricia Galaczy

People who practice empowerment participate and contribute at high levels, are creative and innovative, take sound risks, are willing to be held accountable and demonstrate leadership. When properly understood and developed, empowerment can help individuals authentically and meaningfully engage in their work and in their organizations. This practical and participatory full-day course will explore the best practices, skills, and tools necessary to create and support an empowered culture within the contemporary organizational context.

$365.00 CAD
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Meditations that Heal the Heart
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Instructors: Neil McKinlay

Unconditional friendliness toward oneself is the foundation of all the transformation that arises on the human journey. Known as “maître”, this attitude of open acceptance has special value in modern culture where aggressive self-judgement is common. Learn to engage various practices that heal our relationship with ourselves. Drawing from the Meditating with the Body curriculum of Dr. Reginald Ray, explore both the body and heart, and in doing so, develop a deeper appreciation for life.

$75.00 CAD
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Profitable Urban Farming
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Instructors: Curtis Stone

Learn how you can farm on just a quarter acre of land and make $50,000, or even $100,000 on half an acre. Curtis Stone is the owner/operator of Green City Acres, a commercial urban farm in Kelowna, BC. Since 2010, he has successfully farmed multiple urban lots in the city's downtown, and will demonstrate that you can farm on very small plots of land without the debt burden of a mortgage or the high capital expenses that most farms need.

$135.00 CAD
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Creative Facilitation 1
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Instructors: Sarah Downey, Warren Hooley

In this two-day experiential professional development training, you will gain a basic introduction to a proven arts-based model of group facilitation. This workshop provides a framework for using arts-based practices to strengthen your effectiveness as a facilitator. The training gives participants strategies for engaging a full range of learning styles and brings out the strengths of group members. Participants develop basic skills for using the arts to facilitate groups of all sizes and acquire a large toolbox of easy to lead activities.

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Microgreens for Small-scale Commercial Production
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Instructors: Curtis Stone

Learn how to run a profitable urban farming business with very little land, or none at all. Curtis Stone, author of The Urban Farmer, shows how you can make a living growing microgreens in the city for niche market streams, like high end restaurants and farmers’ markets, or supplying through cooperative CSA programs. He'll show you how you can farm anywhere, from a small piece of industrial land or a small garage, and make a living at it twelve months of the year.

$135.00 CAD
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Managing Multiple and Changing Priorities
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Instructors: Brenda Robinson

Managing time and managing stress are all about managing priorities. The days of getting it all done have been replaced by getting the important things done. We will never catch up again and we need to change the way we view priorities. Workload management has replaced time management. Learn new strategies for planning, handling interruptions, responding to changing priorities, dealing with the information invasion and working positively in stressful settings. Work with quality time on quality tasks for quality results.

$195.00 CAD
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Coaching 101 - Foundation, Fundamentals, Framework
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Instructors: Sherry Leblanc

Whether you are looking to learn about coaching, wanting to introduce coaching into your workplace, or looking for a precursor to an in-depth coach training program – this is the course for you. You will learn what coaching is, as well as basic core-coaching skills and a framework for effective coaching conversations used by credentialed coaches. We will use a “learning-in-action” approach, offering small and large group discussions, coaching demonstrations and exercises to practice coaching skills in a range of scenarios.

$195.00 CAD
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Free Plant Knowledge for Organic Gardeners Info...
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Come and bring your questions about our unique Plant Knowledge Course. Students have called it "life changing" - because once you truly understand the connection between soil health, plant health, human health and environmental health, you will look at the world with different eyes.

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Creative Problem-Solving for Innovation: Getting...
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Instructors: Jennifer Walinga

Business innovations and scientific discoveries often result from romantic experiences, rags to riches stories, and chance. However, business insight and scientific discovery is also a way of thinking that can be learned and practiced. If you have always understood that optimal performance demands creativity, innovations and insight, then this course is for you. Learn to access and maximize the creative tools, energy, and skills you have to generate productive and sustainable solutions.

$195.00 CAD
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