Calgary Board of Education - Chinook Learning Services

Managing Workplace Emotions
You can't change conflict and opposing points of view in the workplace. You can, however, change the way you react. Become more emotionally aware, harness your emotions and express them positively with control, confidence and composure.
Thursday April 23 2020 12.30pm -3.30pm

Conflict Resolution for the Workplace
Successful conflict resolvers are not born; they are trained. Build your skills as an effective conflict resolver and mediator. Learn to recognize conflict patterns and what triggers and escalates conflict in others, master strategies that reduce conflict escalation, assert yourself confidently and give constructive feedback. These skills will help you work more productively and harmoniously with clients, colleagues and superiors. See Course Outline.
Instructor: Wilma Rubens - see Instructor Profile

Fridays 1st 8th May 2020 9.00 - 4.00pm

My story straw to gold
We live our life forwards, yet read it backwards. Discover the unique story that your life makes as you reflect on where your desires, struggles, and insights have taken you. Learn to use free-fall writing, guided meditation, and discussion to put your conflicts into a bigger picture and see yourself as the hero/heroine in your own wandering journey even as it is happening. No previous writing experience is necessary.
Read Course Reviews. Instructor: Wilma Rubens - see Instructor Profile

Entangled Enchantments

Entangled Enchantments
My very first collection of poetry. These poems celebrate my journey on the uncharted waters of the feminine. For your very own copy purchase at Cafe Books, Canmore, or Pages in Kensington, Calgary or contact

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Speed, crashes and sunshine

Shona raced today under bluebird Whistler skies. Chris joined us. Too many girls crashed and my resolve to stay calm cool and collected did not succeed. Just before she raced, there was a long hold as racer 35 was hauled out of the nets and helicoptered off the mountain, I paced nervously into the crowd trying to breath out my butterflies. Then there she was on the jumbatron and I surrounded by some neat ladies from toronto. The crowd cheered and I rang my cowbell furiously while looking at the speeding figure on the screen. I did manage to think that she looked solid and was not about to fall and give me a heart attack. She finished in 21 st place - I was happy and all the toronto ladies sporting canadian flags hugged me "You must be so proud." they said. I said "Well I feel relieved." I think even Chris felt nervous!

Afterwards we stood around an talked to our Shona while a young girl stared at her and her mother took her picture with Shona! Shona the ski princess, dissappeared up to her private house and chef and we the family treked back to the village on the shuttle bus and drank at the Canada House for family and friends. It is set up in the Whistler Library - all the books off the shelves and in a big box in the middle of the room! The intention is a place for us to hang out so that we don't disturb our atheletes and allow them the space to do what they have to do.

And yeah we get to do it all again tomorrow - except Chris is off filming somewhere up in the snow and the sun.

1 comment:

Resilient Dyane said...

Go Girl Go!!! yeah, Shona, you shure .. Went Girl, Went!!!


I too held my breath big time and couldn't believe the hard crustiness of the slick unforgiving snow and the speed forced upon each one of these young racers.

The Ectasy and the Agony of it all ....

I can imagine how you felt, Wilma, with all the falls beforehand. It was a most emotional event and I commend every single athlete that took off down that unyielding 'toilet bowl' of a slope.

I hope to catch your race again today, Shona. I wish you continued pure focus and a great day.

See you guys soon back here for huge celebrations in your hometown of Canmore!!

hugs to every member of the intrepid Rubens family! Dyane