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

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bumper Cars in Southern Alberta

It has been a hard winter. The roads have been challenging. Early in January I left Canmore one day at minus 27, 30 minutes east on the highest point on the Trans Canada - Scott Lake Hill I fumbled for my reading glasses to affirm that the temperature was minus 45!! Then later that day in Calgary a women in a Jeep Cherokee lost it in the fast lane and snaked aross 2 lanes of traffic. As she hit the concrete bumper I feared she would flip over the top and down to the road below. Fortunately she did a 360 and ended up facing me only about 30 feet away.

Then last Sunday, on our way to Lake Louise we watched a voltswagon golf skid off the road, roll over and back upright again in a deep bank of snow. The young girl and her boy friend rudely awakened from his sleep, staggered out into the snow but seemed OK.

So I just want who ever is up there to know that we have all had enough, we are ready for the Robins, the squirrels, the crocuses and dry roads.