Mitacs Step: Proactive and Practical Communication - Ottawa (Nov 7, 2012)
When: Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm (Registration 1:30pm SHARP)
Where: The National Hotel and Suites - 361 Queen Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 7S9
Room: Algonquin D room
"Relationships are the very heart and soul of an organization's ability to get any job done. Whether good or bad, effective or ineffective, relationships and their interactions are the organization's DNA - they create and define organizations. Without them there is no organization." Ron Short, Author of Learning in Relationships.
Fine-tune your ability to work within teams in academia and industry! We encourage you to take this opportunity to experience first-hand, the power of effective communication whether it be communicating your research through presentation or working within teams.
Skills you can use today! Learn how to work more effectively with others throughout your internship and your current or future careers.
Although we communicate in many ways every day, few of us are consistently effective. Assumptions, old patterns, and unhealthy paradigms can sabotage our efforts for clear, respectful communication. Teams play a vital role in cultures around the world. From sport teams to organizational teams, learning how to work within a group is pivotal to professional success.
- Understand how personal assumptions and mental models adversely influence communication
- Learn how to determine your own personal assumptions and how to avoid them
- Learn to navigate and approach difficult conversations.
- Identify the qualities of a high-performing team
- Find a balance between task and process within teams
- Identify and use Tuchman’s group development model
- Identify and implement the 12 criterion for team success
- Understand the use of roles, decision-making and group vision
Corey Atkinson is a sharp and seasoned training specialist who exemplifies leadership in all walks of life. As a senior consultant and facilitator with Cutting Edjj Consulting, Corey works with clients to enhance and strengthen their knowledge and skills. With extensive experience in leadership, communication, customer service and business development, he focuses on supporting others to become great at what they do.
He is energetic, entertaining, but most of all educating - a respected instructor, bringing the business of life to the business of work. He has a natural ability to connect with all levels of a business - from the CEO to the front line employees. Corey is currently working on a new book based on his business experiences and the impact time tested leadership principles play in the changing world of business and the new array of performers in the workplace.
With over 10 years of experience in numerous organizations - both for profit and non-profit, has allowed Corey to become a recognized professional in communication and leadership training. Participants of workshops facilitated by him provide exceptional feedback with comments such as "fun and interactive" and "knowledgeable with meaningful examples".