Workshops at Mission’s Lifetime Learning Centre

Winter / Spring 2020

 

“A HEALTHIER LIVING” SERIES

 

 Grief & Loss (7 February 2020)

Every person at some point in life will experience grief and loss, or a sense of final separation from someone or something important. Grief is a complicated and unique experience that often requires assistance to work through the process.

This workshop will explore:

  • Definitions, reactions, types and stages of grief.
  • Ways to transform loss as a way of healing and getting through it (not over it).

 

Happiness by Design (6 March 2020)

Happiness is a state of mind that must be chosen and reinforced with action, often on a daily basis. It becomes important to increase the amount of positive experiences, engagement, meaning, and opportunities we have in our lives.

This workshop will explore:

  • Happiness as an abstract concept? Or something more?
  • What does it look like?
  • Can we create happiness? What does it look like?
  • Preparing for Spring Clean-Up (3 April 2020)

If we have trouble letting go of things, are always on a search and find mission, this workshop will discuss realistic ways of gaining control of our living space and how it can de-stress us and release creativity

This workshop will explore:

  • Are we a clutterer?
  • Common types of clutter, clutter v. hoarding.
  • Readiness for change and goal-setting tips.
  • Clutter beliefs checklist and a Saving Inventory.
  • Barriers to and facilitators for change.

 

Personal Growth from Life’s Challenges (1 May 2020)

This workshop will explore:

  • Five aspects of living which may show positive growth following major life

challenges (e.g. retirement, bereavement, divorce, acute or chronic illness,

financial hardship, abuse, a major injury, etc.).

  • Principles of healing, recovery and growth.
  • Dealing with our guilt.
  • Some elements of mindfulness, self-compassion and spiritual self-care.

      Surviving Holiday Stress

 

Do you dread major holidays and family gatherings? The loss of a loved one, divorce, children relocating, family dynamics, and values and social pressures can all impact our health, happiness, and wellness during major holidays This workshop will provide you tools to navigate the major holidays.

 

 

Workshop content includes:

  • When, what happens and why?
  • Tips for making through the holidays and
  • A personal holiday wellness plan.

Date: December 6, 2019

Day: Friday

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Fee: Member $35.00/Non-Member $45.00

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Courses

Offered With

Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce

 

Change Management         Date TBC (Winter 2020)

Most of us are uncomfortable with change. Change can bring benefits but first we must understand our own and other people’s real and perceived concerns about change and why many of us try to avoid it.  This workshop explores the nature of change and offers tools to make change situations more manageable.

In this workshop, we will explore:

  • Change-readiness assessment
  • Stages of change
  • Change curves
  • Tips for making changes and steps for personal change.

To register for this course please click here and then on registration

Communication Styles      Date TBC (Winter 2020)

This workshop will explore the nature of communications, the four communications styles, identify your personal styles, and how this knowledge can be applied in interactions with others.

In this workshop, we will explore:

  • Which style we usually communicate in
  • Whether we communicate differently with different people and in different situations
  • How our style connect with the way we learn, our anger style, our conflict management style and our personality

Time Management              Date TBC (Winter 2020)

The key to juggling our day and many of the demands for our attention is time management.  This workshop will assist us to understand time management and provide tips to use our time more wisely and effectively.

In this workshop, we will explore:

  • What it is
  • Time stress questionnaire,
  • Time wasters and
  • Eisenhower / Covey’s Decision-making Matrix.

 

Past Courses:

 

Workshops

Offered With

The Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce

 

The Mission Region Chamber of Commerce and Changerwerxs have partnered to presents a series of workshops to examine the silent factors that can impact personal and workplace productivity and work satisfaction. In these highly interactive two- and half-hour workshops you will learn how making small changes to habits can drastically improve the levels of productivity and efficiency in your business or work. This allows you to get more quality work done, reduce the amount of time spent on unnecessary tasks, and improve work satisfaction.

For Member Register for this Course Click Here

Or Contact Contact Jamye Dobson at

E-Mail: events@missionchamber.bc.ca

Visit Website: https://www.missionchamber.bc.ca/

Or Phone 604-826-6914

 

Stress in the Workplace – Managing the Constant

Date: 2nd. October 2019; 10:30 am-1:00 pm

Whether you are a business owner, manager or employee stress is a constant because of the pressure of sustaining and growing a business, maintaining sales or satisfying clients. With stress levels reaching new highs, it’s more important than ever to take steps to control and reduce stress.

This course will introduce participants to the complex issue of stress in the workplace, what workplace stress is, its causes and impacts, what is good stress and what is bad stress, and which stresses we can control and which are the most important to change. The focus of the workshop is to assist with the personal management and reduction of stress in the workplace.

Topics include:

  • Causes of workplace stress
  • Organisational factors vs. individual/personal factors
  • Impact on staff and organisations
  • Workplace stress as a health and safety hazard
  • Recognising the signs of workplace stress
  • What employers can do
  • Managing stress
  • Tips to help prevent, eliminate and reduce workplace stress

For Member Registration Click Here

Or Contact Jamye Dobson at

E-Mail: events@missionchamber.bc.ca

Or Phone 604-826-6914

 

Managing Procrastination For Improved Productivity

Date: 6th. November, 2019; 9:00-11:30

Procrastination can be a big problem for businesses owners, managers, and employees. It’s so easy to get distracted when you cannot find the motivation to keep working or when you are just too tired and cannot get your productivity back.

However, everyone needs to know how to deal with procrastination so it doesn’t impact your productivity. Learn why we procrastinate and delay what we know needs to be done. This workshop will examine the nature of procrastination and its relationship to other behaviours.

Content of the workshop will cover:

  • Why we may procrastinate
  • Types of procrastinators
  • Behavioural outcomes
  • Strategies for intervention in relevant areas of procrastination and
  • Time management tools

What Chamber Members Said About the Fall 2018 Workshops

  • Thank you so much
  • It was very enjoyable – super informative
  • Thank you for the helpful handouts!
  • Would like to have more time on topic
  • Goals/Relationship matrix
  • All – will send an office staff memo
  • Excellent job!
  • Overall awesome
  • Love the enthusiasm
  • Great, would be interested in more

 

Workshops at Mission’s Lifetime Learning Centre

2019

Healthy Relationships

Relationships are an important part of leading a healthy and fulfilling life. Some bring out the best in the individual and others leave you with a mixture of negative emotions. All of us want to experience stronger relationships and a more balanced life with less conflict.

This workshop will examine the nature of relationships and delve into questions such as:

  • What is it? What are the elements of one?
  • Healthy Relationship Wheel explored.
  • Characteristics of a healthy relationship.
  • Gottman’s 4 Horsemen & 7 Principles.

 

Date: November 1, 2019

Day: Friday

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Fee: Member $35.00/Non-Member $45.00

 

Healthy Coping for Unhealthy Behaviours

Habits are a critical to both creating and sustaining health. Approximately 45% of daily life consists of key lifestyle behaviours and habits that drive health. In order to cope, we sometimes use unhealthy behaviours to manage stress and anxiety.

This workshop will examine:

  • Do we have behaviours that we deem unhealthy?
  • Where are they on the continuum of Experimental- Heavy-Addiction?
  • Do we have adaptive or maladaptive coping strategies?
  • Does a cost-benefit analysis help?

 

Date: October 4, 2019

Day: Friday

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Fee: Member $35.00/Non-Member $45.00

To Register Click Below

Communication Styles

This workshop will explore the nature of communications, the four communications styles, identify your personal styles, and how this knowledge can be applied in interactions with others.

In this workshop, you will explore:

  • Which style do we usually communicate in?
  • Do we communicate differently with different people and in different situations?
  • How does our style connect with the way we learn, our anger style, our conflict management style and our personality?

Date: February 1, 2019

Day: Friday

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Fee: Member $35.00/Non-Member $40.00

 

True Colours

True Colours a fun, informative, communication system that provides an understanding of human behavior and motivation. This interactive workshop introduces you to the True Colours concept and the personality spectrum.

In this workshop, you will explore:

  • An understanding of how our ‘colour’ affects the way we interact with others,
  • Our likes & dislikes, concerns and contributions.
  • Enables us to know our strengths and how to learn from others.

Date: March 1, 2019

Day: Friday

Time:  9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Fee: Member $35.00/Non-Member $40.00

 

Sleep

The benefits of a good night’s sleep are well known – Improved health, better concentration and memory, more energy, and faster metabolism. This workshop is for anyone who struggles to sleep, maintain sleep, wake up too early or does not sleep.

In this workshop will learn:

  • Nature and stages of sleep.
  • Possible causes of poor sleep hygiene.
  • Guidelines and tips for a good night’s sleep

Date: April 5, 2019

Day: Friday

Time:  9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Fee: Member $35.00/Non-Member $40.00

 

Worry

Do we worry too much, do we have a friend, child, or relative who worries too much and needs lots of reassurance? This workshop will explore the ways we can cope or help others to cope with these challenges.

Workshop content includes

  • Identify worry
  • Recognise and categorise our worry
  • Building our worry management toolbox.

Date: May 3, 2019

Day: Friday

Time:  9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Fee: Member $35.00/Non-Member $40.00

 

Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce

Lunch and Learn

 

Time Management for Business Owners, Managers, and Entrepreneurs

Date: 3rd. April, 2019; 9:00-11:30

You may often find yourself taking on a variety of tasks and challenges in your working week. From managing accounts to managing projects and staff; the typical working day of a business is never simple. Effective time management skills are fundamental to business success. Both the successful managing of a business and a happy healthy home life depend on work-life balance.

The key to juggling your day and many of the demands for your attention is time management. This workshop will assist you to understand time management and provide tips to use your time wisely and effectively.

In this workshop, we will explore:

  • What it is?
  • Time stress questionnaire,
  • Time wasters and
  • Eisenhower / Covey’s Decision-making Matrix.

Conflict Management

Moving towards Resolution

Dealing effectively with workplace conflict is a meaningful way to discuss important issues, open lines of communication and strengthen relationships. This presentation will examine what creates conflict for us, how we respond, and how it can be managed for mutual benefit.

Explore:

  • The Definition of Conflict
  • Theory of Conflict
  • Conflict Management Styles
  • Tips for Managing and Resolving Conflict
  • Constructive Conflict Resolution (The Collaborative Style)

 

December 18, 2018 – 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

 

Attention Management

For Economy, Efficiency and  Effectiveness in Business

Researcher indicates an interruption of as little as 2-8 seconds doubles the errors made when you returned to a test, and with the 4.4 second interruption, the error rate quadrupled. This workshop goes beyond time management. It teaches the ability to control distractions, how to single task for higher-quality results, and how to engage in sustained, focused attention when necessary.

Explore:

  • What are unproductive behaviors
  • The truth about multitasking and reactive behaviors
  • What is a distracted work environment
  • Work environments to support focused and single-tasking

November 28, 2018 – 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

 

 

Intergenerational Communications – Bridging the Gaps

Different motivating factors, skill sets, and expectations can make it difficult to communicate effectively in community and family settings. This workshop will help understand generational motivating factors and influences, identify generational communication preferences, generational myths, and how to accept differences.

November 30, 2018

Journaling for Personal Change

There are many formats and techniques for journaling. Journaling is a method to create a disciplined daily or weekly journal of hand-written notes to identify and explore thoughts, feelings, judgments and opinions and can be used for a wide variety of reasons.

October 5, 2018

Introduction to Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the state of being fully present in the moment, but what does that mean on both an emotional level and practical level. In this workshop, you will learn why so many people are embracing this simple and effective way to quiet the mind and build awareness.

November 2, 2018

Happiness

Mindfulness is the state of being fully present in the moment, but what does that mean on both an emotional level and practical level. In this workshop, you will learn why so many people are embracing this simple and effective way to quiet the mind and build awareness.

June 15, 2018

Grief and Loss

Every person at some point in life will experience grief and loss, or a sense of final separation from someone or something important. Grief is a complicated and unique experience that often requires assistance to work through the process.

April 20, 2018

 

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Presentation at Abbotsford Learning Plus

Grief and Loss

Every person at some point in life will experience grief and loss, or a sense of final separation from someone or something important. Grief is a complicated and unique experience that often requires assistance to work through the process.

In this two hour workshop you will explore

  • Definitions, reactions, types and stages of grief and loss.
  • Ways to transform loss as a way of healing and ‘moving on’.

Date: October 2, 2018

Day: Tuesday

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Fee: Member $5

 

In partnership with Riverside College (Continuing Studies)

Riverside College, 33919 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Mission, BC, V2V6Y4

Balancing Life, Work, and Personal Wellness 

We are living in a time of increasing pressure and stress; leaving many people working frantically, thinking short-term, and feeling disconnected. In this paradigm, our own self-care is often neglected or at the bottom of the list. Balancing Life, Work and Personal Wellness is an evolving personal learning project in which participants explore and reflect on past experiences and make improvements as they move along. Leaving a little different than when they started the program.

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Courses can be taken as a series of three courses or individually.

Workplace Stress

Participants will how loss, divorce, children relocating, family dynamics, and values and social pressures can all can impact our health, happiness, and wellness at work.

  • Tools and tips to navigate the major stresses
  • When, what happens and why?
  • Develop a personal wellness plan.

October 17, 2018

 

Boundaries

This workshop assists you to understand the role personal boundaries in our lives and how important they are to achieving life balance, personal contentment and overall health and wellness.

In this workshop, you will explore:

  • What are boundaries,
  • How clear are our personal boundaries with others,
  • How poor boundary management may lead to stress and mental health concerns, and
  • Where   are we personally on the boundary continuum

November 7, 2018

 

Balanced Life

Participants will learn strategies on how one establishes a work/life balance and will explore what work/life balance means to you.

  • What does balance look like?
  • How is our Wellness Wheel
  • Dimensions of and exercise for our Wellness Wheel.

December 5, 2018

Course and Registration Details

Start Date: October 17, 2018, second class November 14, 2018 & final class December 5, 2017

Cost: Series – $180 or each individual workshop $65.00

Space is limited for each of the series.  Call Riverside College at 604-814-0446 and talk to Raman to reserve your spot.