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

Friday, February 19, 2010

Whistler Rocks!

I am just pleased to rest my legs on a chair in front of a computer. Clive and I had a day off from being a spectactator which incidently is not really me. It was a spectacular day here and we skied. I had forgotten how extensive the terrain is here. We spent the morning up on the Peak Chair. We even skied down to view the downhill courses close at hand. My god they look oh so steep and icy! Then we soared over the valley on the new Peak to Peak gondola. What fantastic views. We could not resist skiing on Blackhome glacier. Man it is impressive, big mountain scenery. I felt that this area almost makes Lake Louise look like a bunny hill!!

Yesterday was another spectacular race day. Pleasant viewing, soaking up the sunshine! The downhill race was about 30 secs shorter than the day before, they course workers had shaved off the jump near the finish that caused 3 crashes on Wednesday. I was not sitting on the edge of my seat.Shona came in 16th. Then we waited for the second run of Slalom which is almost pleasant to watch.Great skiing by the worlds toughest skiers. Shona came in 12 place, top Canadian. After the race she signed autographs, posed for photos and walked down the hill with us. She was interviewed by CTV and I will post the interview on this blog soon!

I was hanging out and my friends Marlie and Steve walked by. We had a fine time drinking Chardonnay and catching up on our lives.

Then is was off to the Victory Ceremonies - but then Shona called from Canada House. This is situated in the Whistler Library and for Families and friends. So we left all the ra ra. Chris joined Clive, Andrew, Shona, Helen and myself for diner in Earls.

Now I know why I feel tired. Still skiing up on top of the mountains reminded me why I am at the Olympics watching ski racing. Strange places passion takes me.

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