Workshop Descriptions

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Active Listening and Conflict Resolution

A practice based workshop, focusing on effective communication and active listening. Participants will come away from this workshop with increased confidence and competence in effective communication. These techniques can be used when managing conflicts, difficult people/conversations and in everyday settings. 

Change Intelligence

They say the only things that are constant is death, taxes and change. Utilizing the Change Intelligence (CQ) assessment, participants will learn about the cycles of change, how their individual style impacts change in a team or group, and how to use their style to make long lasting change. Additional Notes: There is a fee of $25/participant to cover the cost of the individualized assessment that the participants receive.

Effective Facilitation Skills

The quality of a meeting depends a lot on the skill of the facilitator. Participants will learn strategies for managing both the tasks and relationships involved. Learn how to foster positive communication and participation, effective decision making and how to step in when necessary. This training will provide basic principles and helpful tips for meetings for anyone who is running a meeting for groups large and small. 

Facilitating a Team Building Session

Do you have a new team you will be leading? Would you like to learn ways to build your team, facilitate ice breakers, and allow your team the opportunity to learn more about each other? You can learn how to facilitate your own session with the help of the Centre for Student Engagement. In this session you will learn how to develop a team building session specifically to meet your needs (including any members who have special accessibility requirements). Our Challenge By Choice framework will ensure all participants feel included and comfortable.


safeTALK prepares participants to identify people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them with suicide first aid resources in our community. Through examples, discussion and practice, participants learn practical steps to help activate a suicide alert that connects people having thoughts of suicide with more specialized intervention care. All participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training. More information available at www.livingworks.netAdditional Notes: There is a fee of $10/participant to cover the cost of training materials that the participants receive.


Learn your strengths and how to shine! StrengthsQuest is a personality assessment inventory from the perspective of Positive Psychology. Before attending this workshop, you will be asked to complete an assessment inventory to identify your top five strengths that come naturally to you. During the workshop, you will learn about these strengths, which is the first step toward learning how to excel in your personal, academic, and professional life. (Cost: $12/per person)

Team Dynamics

In this Team Dynamics workshop, participants are able to appreciate the diversity of their team members and start to understand how to collaborate effectively. By examining the stages of group development they are able to identify potential obstacles and learn various techniques that help team build trust, determine roles and expectations, establish identity and work towards a common goal.

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