Good vibrations!

"Vibrational facilitation" may sound naughty. But it's just one of 19 free courses being offered to ministry of housing and social development employees. Of course, those employees might not have time to learn how "increasing vibrational frequencies" can "allow us to shift consciousness bringing clarity, communication, and engagement." After all, they're preparing and distributing welfare cheques this week. But, in an email sent Wednesday, organization health and development manager Scott Hill stated they might "be able to find some time to squirrel away" for the courses. The following is a complete copy of that email.

From: Hill, Scott HSD:EX
Sent: Wed 16/09/2009 10:09 AM
To: HSD SAS - REGION 3; HSD DS - REGION 3; HSD R3 All Managers
Subject: FYI: Learn@Work Week webinars

With reduced travel and training budgets, I want to keep you aware of accessible and low cost training opportunities so that you can continue you professional development.

Next week is Learn at Work week, and there is the opportunity to participate in some free webinars. I realize the timing is bad with cheque issue however you may be able to find some time to squirrel away. I am particularly interested in the course next Friday entitled "Succeeding at Challenging Conversations".

Note: If you find yourself taking advantage of these, or other, webinars, you'll find that while the information is helpful, your limited interaction during the webinar may impact your retention of the material. To make the information "stick" you need to be intentional about engaging the material post-webinar; consider applying elements of our attached ministry's learning framework where you practice and discuss your learning (perhaps with a mentor, mentee, or colleague), apply the learning, or transfer it to others.

LEARN AND LEAD AUTHENTICALLY

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Monday, Sept 21st

The Power of Intention for Teaching and Learning
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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From Vision to Action: Understanding a Process Review and the Application to Business
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Hero's Journey: Transition from a Storyteller's Perspective
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Tuesday, Sept 22nd

Leading Change - Authentically
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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Social Media Panel
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Reasons or Results: You Choose!
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Wednesday, Sept 23rd

The Power of Being a Learning Leader
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Web Conferencing, Webcasting or Video Conferencing? Choosing the Right Tool for the Job: An Introduction to Web Conferencing Solutions and Technical Tips
9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Good Goals
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Innovation 101
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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The Art of Supervision
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Thursday, Sept 24th

Training Online with Live Meeting
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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Networking
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Authentic Leadership - It IS All About YOU!
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Vibrational Facilitation: A Simple and Revolutionary Way to Lead Change
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Friday, Sept 25th

Managing the Generation Mix
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Succeeding at Challenging Conversations
9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Inspired Parenting Without the Guilt
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

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Lead the Change Forum

This is an opportunity for leaders of change whether through learning, supervising, or quietly being the change in these challenging times. Come to express your concerns, share your resources, explore ideas, gather information, find solutions, and network with other leaders of change.

Monday, Sept 21st
Victoria Executive Centre
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Who are we?

We are a group of companies who came together with a unified vision. Each one of us decided it was time for a change. Not wanting to wait around for someone else to propose a needed change, we decided to lead that change for ourselves and our organizations.

The state of our economy and restraints on spending have left many feeling powerless. These negative effects are weighing heavily on individuals and businesses.

Given the state of things, our options were to simply sit around and wait for some shift to occur or we could take responsibility to lead the change we so desired - We chose to lead that change. Our goal is to inspire others to lead the change as well - whether it be for themselves or in their organizations.

To do this we figured the Canadian Society for Training and Development's Learn@Work Week would be the perfect platform to invite others to join us to explore innovative ways to access training and to learn new skills, which will enable them to lead authentically for themselves or within their respective organizations.

1 Comment

Way to pick the snarkiest angle on this. You make it seem like the courses were developed specifically by the MHSD for their employees. That's not the case. That ONE workshop is just one of the nineteen free seminars being offered during the week - lots of the others are more concrete and practical - by expert trainers/facilitators who have actually been dumped on their asses by the government's recent cutbacks.

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