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Workshops & Seminars

Learning is a continuous and lifelong process. This is not always easy when our world is full of constant demand and change. We invite you to consider our learning experiences as one way that you and others can step back, breathe, enjoy yourselves and perhaps see things in a new and fresh way.



The sessions we did with Gola and Bill really got people excited.  They enabled staff to see things from a different perspective, understand their power to make positive changes and focus on specific things that they could do to make change happen.  We have seen great improvements in staff morale and approach since we did this work and people don’t buy into other people’s negativity anymore.  The results from these sessions were everything we hoped for and more – Patricia Bland, Chief Executive Officer, Riverview Home Corporation

“Best seminar ever!” and “I needed to hear that!” were just a few of the repeated comments echoed in response to Bill Carr’s seminar addressing some 100 Teamsters Union Stewards at our annual seminar.  Bill speaks with a poignant, direct and personal style and delivers with an authority gleaned from varied personal life experiences, and shares these intimate nuggets of life with the wit and charm of a true Canadian Maritimer. As a facilitator, Bill draws the best from his audience, his compassionate prodding empowering even the most reticent participants to share personal insight and opinions. I would unreservedly and wholeheartedly recommend Bill to any organization or group function David Froelich, Secretary Treasurer , Teamsters Local Union 987 of Alberta

Everyone enjoyed Bill’s presentation immensely.  His personal stories were real, and ones that all could connect to.  His maritime perspective was endearing and his sense of humour was wonderful and enjoyed by all.  He was easily able to tie his world and life experiences to our world of post secondary education and to give all a sense of accomplishment for our work. It was a perfect end to our two days together.I would highly recommend Bill as a keynote in the future.  He was extremely well received, and is certainly one of the reasons that our conference was such a success –  Norma MacIntosh, Dean, Faculty of Continuing Education & Extension

This is the best workshop I have ever attended! An opportunity to self-reflect; non-judgmental environment set from the beginning; very knowledgeable facilitator; a connection between the information and our current program/work– C.C.

A really safe and supportive learning environment was created in quite a large group… Everyone had a voice and the possibility to speak up…space was created for everyone’s voice to be heard. – I.L. 

Appreciated the humorous approach to dealing with change and the introduction of new tools while bringing humanity to the session.  AWESOME!  – K.B.

I really liked how you combined humour with serious discussions.  Thank you for a very enjoyable day – K.C.

I will use the elements presented today in both my personal and professional interactions.  A great day!! – K.

Great facilitator, warm, welcoming, created a very comfortable environment. No pressure to participate. Acceptance. – Anonymous

Gola, you were excellent! I have a lot to think about and work on in applying restorative practices to both my personal and professional world! Thank you!  – A.C

…well planned, filled with interesting and useful information, geared to several learning styles, enhanced positive energy in the room…These workshops really enhanced my other work and made me much more effective in handling conflict resolution  – M.M.

It was a very controlled but comfortable environment…Training should be offered to other organizations.  It’s something that everyone can benefit from.  Absolutely amazing and inspiring! – L.R.

This was fantastic, learning at its best, not being talked “at” but feeling very much a part of the whole. – S.N

Very relaxed, created a safe space for all our voices. – J.M

I liked the take away materials and extra readings…the fact that some of the questions did not have an exact answer but a collaborative answer seeking process.  – M.C.

Gola, you always help me feel re-energized.  I think much of this has to do with your positivity and confidence. Thank you! – L.D.