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2019 Masterclasses

Our masterclasses feature expert interviews about leadership, best practice employers, career build strategies and Canadian workplace culture tips.

Our topics revolve around three major themes:

  • Tips for internationally-trained professionals
  • Best practices for employers
  • Leadership development

Click on the webinar titles to save your seat (we’ll even give you a spot in webinars already past!). Links become live when registration opens.

Professional Webinar Seminars

Intercultural Communication for Virtual and Live Teams Seminar Series – Part 1

January 10, 2019 10:00 a.m. MST,  Price: $47.00

You in Culture at Work

Frustrated in work communications with people who are not like you?

Here’s a secret: to improve your communication skills with other cultures, the first place to begin is with you.

Our seminar “You in culture at work” guides you through the process of knowing yourself from a cultural perspective in a workplace setting. By uncovering the roots to your work tendencies and beliefs through the groups you are influenced by, you will gain insights into your expectations, attitudes and behaviours that you never dreamed were culturally influenced.

You will learn to:

    • Begin mapping your cultural influences and knowing yourself culturally

  • Use your cultural insights to link your beliefs, attitudes and expectations in a workplace setting
  • See the light and dark side of your cultural orientations
  • Use a continuum tool to uncover how your cultural behaviours are likely to affect people whose cultures are different from your own

The insights you will gain about your own cultural self, orientation and beliefs will be one of the most invaluable things you have ever learned! 

Start your year off right with a fresh new look at how you can be more effective by learning to consciously use your own cultural gifts and avoid typical cultural pitfalls at work.

This seminar comes with a workbook that will be emailed to you in advance.

It is the first of a four-part series on intercultural communication for virtual and in person teams.

Intercultural Communication for Virtual and Live Teams Seminar Series – Part 2

January 31, 2019, 10:00 a.m. MST Price: $47.00

Discovering Culture in Others and Why It Matters in the Workplace

Let’s say you just had a confusing exchange with an individual or team at work. Things are not going well, but you can’t figure out where to start to fix it. If you work with a diverse team, you will need to start with this critical question:

Is this incident: cultural, personal, wellness or personality?

Get the answer to this and more in Part 2 of our Intercultural communication for virtual and live teams “Discovering culture in others and why it matters in the workplace.”

You will learn to: 

  • Use a special tool for identifying potential areas of difficulty in intercultural communications
  • Practice working with a diagnostic matrix for knowing if a behaviour is cultural or not
  • Discover what needs to be “cleared” in your own emotional reaction so you can actually see the other person’s culture
  • Increase your intercultural capacity by applying inclusive workplace principles to effectively communicate with diverse team members

 

By the end of the session, you will have a better understanding of how to engage effectively with people who are different from you at work, learn from their perspectives, and build team capacity to harness everyone’s hidden potential.

Sound good? Register today for either individual sessions or the complete package in our featured series “Intercultural communication for virtual and live teams”!

Intercultural Communication for Virtual and Live Teams Seminar Series – Part 3

February 28, 2019 10:00 a.m. MST, Price: $47.00

Setting and Building your Desired Company Culture

So now you know more about who you are culturally and how to see and build on the cultural insights from your team members. Does that mean you have to spend all your time figuring out and adjusting to everyone’s differences?

Not if you want to get any work done!

In Part 3 of our series: Intercultural communication for virtual and live teams “Setting and building your desired company culture”, you will learn how to create an organizational culture that embodies your deepest values and can be experienced by all employees no matter what culture they are from. It’s all about knowing what you want, setting clear expectations and responding to input along the way.

You will learn to:

  • Participate in a values identification process to name what is most important to you in your organizational culture or in how you want your team to “be”

  • Discover how to use the question “What do I need to feel safe…” to build substance around the values you want to see and experience
  • Use a list of critical questions and sentence starters for getting to the experiences of your team and using them to anchor company values
  • Practice using a “clear expectations” checklist to ensure you have shared understanding on critical issues

In this session you will discover how to use the four learnings to create a climate of community belonging and commitment. Specific strategies to use in both live and virtual settings will be provided.

Is this something you could use – say – for the rest of your life? You bet!

Register today for either individual sessions or the complete package in our featured series:“Intercultural communication for virtual and live teams”!

Intercultural Communication for Virtual and Live Teams Seminar Series – Part 4

March 28, 2019, 10:00 a.m. MST Price: $47.00

Scripts and Questions Framework for Solving Intercultural Team Problems

Feeling overwhelmed about all the learning and flexibility involved in intercultural communication?

Don’t worry, this session is the “done for you” piece with tip sheets and checklists to support you in moving from the “understanding” phase to the “action” phase!

In this session we will use several case studies to show how intercultural communication breaks down, how to fix it and how to prevent it. To help with this process, you will practice using scripts, checklists and questions for either preventing or fixing things when communication goes sideways.

You will learn to: 

  • Real workplace intercultural scenarios in both virtual and live team settings to practice with
  • Opportunities to practice scripts for setting the stage and avoiding unnecessary misunderstandings
  • Key questions for diagnosing, repairing and applying remedies to intercultural issues
  • Applying listening principles to get to the root of issues
  • What to do if you have made a big mistake

 

This very practical session will include downloadable scripts, checklists and questions as well as a BONUS resource list for more intercultural tools created by our talented colleagues in the intercultural industry around the world.

You will not want to miss out on this action packed, strategies based final session in our series “Intercultural communication for live and virtual teams”!

See you there!

Upcoming Webinar Masterclasses

The Confident Supervisor

November 20, 2019 10:00 a.m. MST

Discover Your Strengths, Talents, and Skills

“Noble and great. Courageous and determined. Faithful and fearless. That is who you are and who you have always been.” Sheri L. Dew

Most supervisors doubt their capacity, their skill and even their essential worth. Worried about being shown up as impostors and concerned they won’t be able to handle situations out of their comfort zone, they go through life under the radar with low confidence and fear.

Imagine yourself calmly moving through your day with the ability to call on whatever quality you need to deal with the challenges of the moment. This masterclass is a doorway into discovering your own storehouse of strengths, talents and skills – and knowing how to access them.

With expert presenter Marie Gervais, you will learn:

1. Why your emotions and hidden beliefs sabotage your best intentions
2. What happens when you access your own inner “A team” of confidence and the keys to get started
3. How to plan for moments of doubt and fear so you can self-regulate quickly and get back to” being boss”!

This masterclass is critical for anyone who wants to learn self-engagement strategies to access their inner ability to be: “Noble and great. Courageous and determined. Faithful and fearless.”

Take the first step into finding your own confidence groove by registering for “The Confident Supervisor”, and begin your confidence mastery journey today!

Looking forward to seeing you on the masterclass list and to meeting you online on November 20th at 10:00 am!

Taking Time to Pee

December 11, 2019, 10:00 a.m. MST 

Time Management Is A Myth

Time management is a myth. We do not manage time, we can only manage our activities. Everyone has the same 86,400 seconds in a day, it is what we do with them that makes us successful or not.

With our featured expert presenter Barbilee Hemmings you will learn how to manage time without managing time! In less than 90 mins (or 5400 seconds), she will reveal how to:

→ learn a 6 step process that will forever change the way you schedule your days

→ easily schedule your time for all that you MUST do and still have time for what you WANT to do

→ learn how slowing down is actually going to speed you up

→ go from crazy busy to blissfully productive

→ walk away with a guaranteed, personal action plan for success.

→ discover the magic in Taking Time to Pee

How did Barbilee Hemmings, B.A.;B.Ed. of www.QualityOfLifeAssurance.com come to be an expert on time? Some of her “time accomplishments”…

She has completed a 5 year combined degree program in 3.5 years (with a 3.6/4 GPA) while opening and running the school pub, being a school ambassador and a mentor to an international student. Every teaching semester, for 12 years, she was responsible for nearly 200 students special needs programs and their delivery. She has also coordinated and ran live events, 3-5 days in length, for up to 5000 people. She successfully raised two amazing daughters, stayed married for 25 years AND is now running an international network marketing business all while volunteering for multiple organizations and taking time for herself.

Want to know her secret? You need to join the webinar to find out!

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