Seed for this Project
The seed for this project was planted after a community group run in November 2016. Since then, it has evolved over the last few years, culminating in a series of workshops which have been successfully offered in Mission and Abbotsford. We are a Mission BC-based company committed to the following.
Changewerxs was developed from a commitment to the understanding that while knowledge is wonderful, unless knowledge is applied, it is just theory. Practice does not come from Theory. It’s the other way around. We can always obtain knowledge from all different forms of social media. But the application of knowledge, and the continued practice of that, is what facilitates change.
All workshops are interactive (individual, paired or small group activities and discussions), only of a 2-2.5 hour duration each and seek to accomplish two objectives. Firstly, it’s predicated on enhancing and deepening group learning through the dynamic and organic sharing of participants’ knowledge and experiences pertinent to the topic at hand. Secondly, in our ‘busy’ lives, a 2-2.5 hour workshop helps to sustain our attention and focus, keeping it pithy, specific and effective.
Workshops and seminars are adapted for specific client groups. With teams or homogenous groups, there will be consultations on the learning needs of each target group. And each participant will be given a handout package which enhances the in-session work as well as providing extra material (often with up-to-date research articles, depending on the topic).
Our topics include, amongst others, Assertiveness, Boundaries, Conflict Management, Managing Change, Procrastination, Crisis Management, Stress Management and Workplace Stress. A host of other topics can be found on our website: changewerxs.com, which include a summary of each topic’s objectives.
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To date, we have had the pleasure of facilitating workshops/seminars to Mission Lifetime Learning Centre (8 to date with 3 more in the Fall/Spring 2019), Abbotsford Learning Plus and UFV’s Department of Wellness & Recreation. We have also had the opportunity to give two presentations (our thanks & gratitude to Mission Community Skills Centre Society for their sponsorship) for the Mission Chamber of Commerce in November/December 2018. This was followed by a workshop for them in April 2019 and 2 more in Fall 2019.
We have had exploratory meetings with Riverside College, Mission Community Skills Centre Society, and will be in partnership with both Mission and Abbotsford Chambers of Commerce to facilitate 3 workshops each in the coming months. We have also been in discussion with UFV’s Department of Housing & Residence Life.
Jason specialises in interpersonal communications, cross-cultural communication, personal development and workplace management. Jason is a UK certified Field Instructor, and in recognition of his skills, was awarded the Practice Teaching (Field Instruction) Award by the UK Central Council for Education & Training in Social Work.
We are now Members of the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce.
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