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

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring is Sprung in the Rockies

I know it is only mid March and the new leaves won't appear until early May. Yet the days are long and warm. The snow is melting. I saw a dipper as Clive and I walked along the ice in Cougar Creek. I heard the songs of chickadees, robins, felt the cool breeze on my cheeks and curl through my hair, smelt the pine sap and saw three deer sitting in the forest contentedly chewing away. There was a sprinkling of snow falling from the heavens like confetti at my feet and back lit white bulbous clouds soared over Haling Peak.

Spring a time for new beginnings, fresh starts and renewal. This is my favorite time of year in the Rockies. I have started re-visioning my memoir. I hope that my high expectations and judgements have been replaced with a more nurturing attitude of patience and love that will encourage the fresh shoots to grow, multiply, and flower into a work of art.

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