The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists

CPD & Webinar Events

August Schedule

CPD Webinar: Conflict Resolution

This webinar is designed to assist professionals with understanding conflict, conflict causes and how to prevent / resolve conflict when it becomes prominent in the workplace. 

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Recognize the root causes of conflict 
  • Identify and categorize different types of conflict 
  • Define characteristics of conflicts 
  • Understand how different types of behaviours can impact conflict situations 

Presented by:  Cory Atkinson, VP of Strategic Learning & Development at CSPN
Dates: August 5
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Register: CLOSED
Cost: Complimentary
cpd Approved

 

CPD Workshop: Project Management Basics and Overview of PMP Certification

Presented by: Charanjit (CJ) Bawa, PMP, Senior Lean Coach at QCDMS Consultants

The PMP designation is recognized worldwide as the standard of the profession, attesting to one's core knowledge, and understanding of critical project management concepts, principles and techniques.

Before getting your PMP certification, professionals must understand the foundation of project management and the PMP certification. This course will help professionals from all the sectors to become familiar with project management basics. Participants will review case studies and learn how utilize templates that apply to their own project and setting.

Objectives:

  • Understand Basics of Project Management 
  • Learn about Basics Project Management Tools
  • Overview of PMP Certification
  • Learn to fill out PM templates and initiate them in their day-to-day projects

Dates: 
Option 1: Friday, August 7 (Closed)
Option 2: Friday, August 14
Times: 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET (both)
Format: Online, instructor-led workshop
Cost: $40.00
Register: https://bit.ly/PMPAug
cpd Approved

 

CPD Workshop: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training

Lean Six Sigma is a methodology that relies on a team-based problem solving or process improvements to enhance an organization’s performance by removing inefficiencies, roadblocks, bottlenecks, and by reducing variation. It combines Lean (Toyota Production System) and Six Sigma continuous improvement methodologies. Lean Six Sigma is in great demand across all sectors, especially in the service, healthcare, and the public sector. Many organizations are looking for Lean Six Sigma certified professionals.

Presented by: Charanjit (CJ) Bawa, PMP, Senior Lean Coach at 
QCDMS Consultants
SESSION #1: Sunday, August 9 & 16 (Closed)
SESSION #2: Sunday, August 23 & 30
Times: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (both dates)
Format: Online, instructor-led workshop
Materials: Included in cost. All required links, course materials, and homework will be emailed to you the Wednesday prior to the course start date.
Register:  
https://bit.ly/YB_Aug
Cost: $165.00 ($̶3̶7̶0̶)
cpd Approved

 

CPD Workshop: Closeout of a Construction Project 

Why would a Contractor, Owner Consultant or Subcontractor need to know Best Practices for closing out a construction project? The answer is simple – if you can’t get it done then you can’t reach Substantial Performance. If Clients are not able to use the facility as intended, then all involved will have to spend more time and money to wrap it up and all stakeholders’ payments will be delayed. Getting a project to Substantial Performance and then to Total Performance are two of the most difficult milestones in the construction process to achieve. 


Presented by: Lee Kelly M.A.A.T.O., P.GSC, ADRIO Member, President at Constructing Minds
Dates: August 11 & 12
Times: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (both days)
Cost: $75.00 (
$̶3̶0̶0̶)
Register: https://bit.ly/CPDaug11

cpd Approved


CPD Workshop: Construction Execution Plan

Effective and thorough project planning prior to commencement of work on a new site is essential to the overall success of any construction project. Often focus is mainly directed at winning the work and a rush to start the job, rarely is there adequate time given to taking the time and planning the work in advance.

This seminar will discuss the elements of creating an efficient and organized Construction Execution Plan which includes: understanding scope, contractual requirements and budget, assigning the best project team, site logistics, sequence of work, schedule, project resources and identifying risk and opportunity etc.. The Construction Execution Plan should effectively communicate, in simple language, the sequence of events required to construct the project and to meet key milestones. Once complete, it can be used to provide information to others about how the project will be managed and constructed, and as a “road map” for the project team members to identify how the project will be constructed. 

In addition, participants will be engaged in creating a plan using “Project Milestone Planning”. At the start of a construction project the project team will identify certain “milestone” dates to regroup to assess the success of the Construction Execution Plan to that point, what is working, what is not and to revisit the Plan for the work to be accomplished to the next milestone. 


Presented by: Lee Kelly M.A.A.T.O., P.GSC, ADRIO Member, President at Constructing Minds
Dates: August 13 & 14
Times: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (both days)

Register:  https://bit.ly/CPDaug13
Cost: $75.00 ($̶3̶0̶0̶)
cpd Approved


CPD Webinar: Service that $ells

No matter what business you are in, who your clients are, or how large your organization is, the fact is that everyone would like to increase their revenue without increasing the investment.

Presented by the Customer Service Professional Network (CSPN), this program is designed to help individuals effectively overcome this reluctance and to uncover the realities of selling. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • How to identify cues to determine which add-ons to suggest and when to suggest them 
  • How to turn reluctance and resistance into up-selling and cross-selling opportunities 
  • Listening for or creating opportunities to cross-sell by creating natural, conversational bridges to the offer 

Presented by:  Cory Atkinson, VP of Strategic Learning & Development at CSPN
Dates: August 13
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Register: https://bit.ly/CSPN_9
Cost: Complimentary
cpd Approved

 

CPD Webinar: Technology Report Writing - Full Course

Learn everything needed to write a successful report. OACETT's Technology Report Writing instructor-led webinars focus on teaching engineering and applied science technicians and technologists the techniques and skills required to write successful technology proposals and reports.

Participants will receive a copy of the manual. This course will provide an in-depth review of the entire technology report writing process and covers all eight modules the manual. Participants can complete their writing on their titles, problem statements, proposals, abstracts and executive summaries and submit it to the instructor for personalized feedback afterwards.

Who Should Attend: OACETT members working towards their C.E.T. designation and wanting to sharpen their technical writing skills.

Presented by: Samantha Burns, Technology Report Writing Instructor
Dates: Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Register:  https://bit.ly/TRWSfc
​Cost: $300.00 ($̶3̶7̶5)
cpd Approved

 

CPD Workshop: Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training

Prerequisite: Green Belt certification should be completed prior to course start date.

Topics covered include:

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belt re-cap
  • Strategic Alignment, Linking Projects with Organization Processes, ROI and Result
  • Advanced Six Sigma and Statistics – Histogram, Control Charts, Box and Whiskers Plot Diagram relationship, Population & Sampling and Central Limit Theorem
  • Group Facilitation Skills- Mind Mapping, WBS, Networking Diagram, Critical Path, Resource Allocation and more
  • Leadership development- True Colors and Personality Types
  • Define – RASCI Chart, Stakeholders Analysis & Quality Function Deployment
  • Measure- Measurement Systems and Analysis, Central Limit Theorem and Probability
  • Analyze- Measuring and Modelling Relationships between Variables and Hypothesis Testing (including ANOVA), Correlation and Regression
  • Improve- Design of Experiments
  • Control – Statistical Process Control, Control Charts, DFSS and DFX, and Robust Design


Presented by: Charanjit (CJ) Bawa, PMP, Senior Lean Coach at QCDMS Consultants
Date: Saturday, August 15, 22, & 29
Times: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Format: Online, instructor-led workshop
Register:  https://bit.ly/BB_Aug

Cost: $300.00
cpd Approved

 

July Schedule

Lean Six Sigma White Belt Training

White Belt training is a one-day, instructor-led online course where you will receive a certificate upon completion.

Lean Six Sigma White belt training will provide:

  • How to apply problem-solving methodology through D-M-A-I-C principles in any sector
  • Overview of the history of Lean
  • Applications in various sectors
  • Key Performance Indicator's (KPI)
  • 3 P's (purpose, people, and process) of Lean
  • Understanding of Lean 8 Waste
  • Other aspects of the Lean Six Sigma philosophy and principles


Presented by: Charanjit (CJ) Bawa, PMP, Senior Lean Coach at QCDMS Consultants
Dates: July 3, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
Register: CLOSED

Cost: $20.00/member
cpd Approved


Workshop: Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Small Advanced Education Course

This four-session program is aimed at providing OACETT members with the knowledge they need to successfully pass the Transport Canada certification exam for either 
Basic or Advanced Operations.


The RiverLabs RPAS Small Advanced Education Course is designed to provide pilots with the foundation of knowledge they need to become proficient and competent RPAS operators. This program has been designed based on the Transport Canada Knowledge Requirements for Pilots of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems 250g up to and including 25 kg, Operating within Visual Line-of-Sight (VLOS) (TP 15263). 

Course overview:
  • Session #1 covers the introduction to flight, the RPAS regulatory framework in Canada, flight dynamics, the physics of flight, and much more.
  • Session #2 builds on the flight foundation offered in Session 1, applies it to standard RPAS platform, and much more.
  • Session #3 focuses on how to use a range of tools to ensure safe flight operations, and much more.
  • Session #4 focuses on the applied regulations and practical guidelines for RPAS flight within Canada, and much more.
Bonus Material: In addition to the virtual-led course, participants will also be given access to RiverLabs, self-guided RPAS course, which provides additional lectures, study material and practice questions to prepare you to write the Transport Canada RPAS pilot exam.

Presented by: Marc MacDougall, C.E.T., Project Coordinator, Certified RPAS Pilot for Advanced Operations at The River Institute - RiverLabs 
Dates: June 7, 8, 14, and 15
Times: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Register:  CLOSED
​Cost: $190.00 ($̶250)
cpd Approved


Workshop: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training

Lean Six Sigma is a methodology that relies on a team-based problem solving or process improvements to enhance an organization’s performance by removing inefficiencies, roadblocks, bottlenecks, and by reducing variation. It combines Lean (Toyota Production System) and Six Sigma continuous improvement methodologies. Lean Six Sigma is in great demand across all sectors, especially in the service, healthcare, and the public sector. Many organizations are looking for Lean Six Sigma certified professionals.

Presented by: Charanjit (CJ) Bawa, PMP, Senior Lean Coach at 
QCDMS Consultants
SESSION #1: Sunday, June 28 & Sunday, July 5
SESSION #2: Saturday, July 11 & Saturday, July 18
SESSION #3: Sunday, July 12 & Sunday, July 19
Times: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (both dates)
Format: Online, instructor-led workshop
Materials: Included in cost. All required links, course materials, and homework will be emailed to you the Wednesday prior to the course start date.
Register:  
CLOSED
Cost: $165.00 ($̶3̶7̶0̶)
cpd Approved

 

CPD Webinar: Managing Difficult Clients and Situations

This webinar is designed to teach participants all about the art of dealing with difficult customers and scenarios while at work. They will learn how to manage conversations, empathize with others, identify triggers, negotiate and most importantly, protect themselves physically, emotionally and mentally on the job. 

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Learn a practical step-by-step process for dealing with a challenging individual and arriving at a win-win situation 
  • How to manage challenging situations with professionalism 
  • How to remain calm and confident during difficult conversations 
  • Techniques for managing stress 

Presented by:  Cory Atkinson, VP of Strategic Learning & Development at CSPN
Date: July 22, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Register: CLOSED
Cost: Complimentary
cpd Approved

 

CPD Webinar: Qualification Requirements and the Building Code

Understanding the qualification and registration requirements of the Ontario Building Code can be quite complex.  This webinar will discuss the requirements of the Ontario Building Code with respect to qualifications.  It will assist you in understanding not only when you need the specific qualifications to submit building permit designs but the best way to go about it.  Detailed discussions will take place on the categories of qualification and the exemptions that exist.
 

Presented by:  Gerald Moore, CET, CBCO, CRBO at RSM Building Consultants 
Date: July 23, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Cost: Complimentary
Register:  CLOSED

cpd Approved

 

CPD Webinar: Technology Report Writing - Crash Course

Learn everything needed to write a successful report. OACETT's Technology Report Writing instructor-led webinars focus on teaching engineering and applied science technicians and technologists the techniques and skills required to write successful technology proposals and reports.

Who Should Attend: OACETT members working towards their C.E.T. designation and wanting to sharpen their technical writing skills.

Presented by: Samantha Burns, Technology Report Writing Instructor
Date: July 29
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Register:  CLOSED
​Cost: $150.00
cpd Approved

 

CSPN Webinar 8: Emotional Paycheck


Regardless of the industry and the market we nurture, we all receive two different “paycheques”. 
The first one is the economic paycheque, which we all love. It comes in dollars and is ready to be transformed into whatever we consider important. The second paycheque is different; it is made out of emotions, expectations, engagement, and security, and instead of being ready to be transformed, it has to be delivered ready to be consumed.
 
Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding the Emotional Paycheque. 
  • Reduce burn-out, absenteeism and accidents by increasing happiness at work. 
  • How to measure and improve your own Emotional paycheque. 
  • Tips and tricks to become a leader who delivers a high Emotional Paycheque. 

Presented by:  Dr. Jaime Leal, Senior Facilitator at CSPN.  
Date: July 30, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Register: https://bit.ly/CSPN7
Cost: Complimentary

 


June Schedule

Workshop: Responding Successfully to a Request for a Proposal

More and more frequently private sector companies and government organizations are releasing Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) as part of their procurement process and moving away from the traditional bid process. Construction companies will win or lose contracts based on their responses to these RFP’s. Responding to a Request for Proposal (RFP) successfully requires knowledge, understanding and a proposed solution of the subject, while convincing the potential Owner that your company is the best suited to build their project. Your response must not just be compliant, it must be compelling as well! 

Presented by: Lee Kelly M.A.A.T.O., P.GSC, ADRIO Member, President at Constructing Minds
Dates:
June 1 – 3, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Register:  CLOSED
​Cost: $165.00 ($̶4̶5̶0̶)
cpd Approved


Workshop: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training

Lean Six Sigma is a methodology that relies on a team-based problem solving or process improvements to enhance an organization’s performance by removing inefficiencies, roadblocks, bottlenecks, and by reducing variation. It combines Lean (Toyota Production System) and Six Sigma continuous improvement methodologies. Lean Six Sigma is in great demand across all sectors, especially in the service, healthcare, and the public sector. Many organizations are looking for Lean Six Sigma certified professionals.

Presented by: Charanjit (CJ) Bawa, PMP, Senior Lean Coach at 
QCDMS Consultants
Dates: June 6 & 13, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Register:  SOLD OUT
Cost: $165.00 ($̶3̶7̶0̶)
cpd Approved


Workshop: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training

Lean Six Sigma is a methodology that relies on a team-based problem solving or process improvements to enhance an organization’s performance by removing inefficiencies, roadblocks, bottlenecks, and by reducing variation. It combines Lean (Toyota Production System) and Six Sigma continuous improvement methodologies. Lean Six Sigma is in great demand across all sectors, especially in the service, healthcare, and the public sector. Many organizations are looking for Lean Six Sigma certified professionals.

Presented by: Charanjit (CJ) Bawa, PMP, Senior Lean Coach at 
QCDMS Consultants
Dates: June 7 & 14, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Register:  
SOLD OUT
Cost: $165.00 ($̶3̶7̶0̶)
cpd Approved


Workshop: Closeout of a Construction Project 

Why would a Contractor, Owner Consultant or Subcontractor need to know Best Practices for closing out a construction project? The answer is simple – if you can’t get it done then you can’t reach Substantial Performance. If Clients are not able to use the facility as intended, then all involved will have to spend more time and money to wrap it up and all stakeholders’ payments will be delayed. Getting a project to Substantial Performance and then to Total Performance are two of the most difficult milestones in the construction process to achieve. 


Presented by: Lee Kelly M.A.A.T.O., P.GSC, ADRIO Member, President at Constructing Minds
Register:  CLOSED
Dates: June 9 – 10, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $75.00 (
$̶3̶0̶0̶)
cpd Approved


Career Webinar Series #1: Build an Attractive Top Notch Resume from Start to Finish

OACETT has partnered with Linda Rayner, Career Coach & Strategist, and YouTube sensation to present this two-part webinar series tailored for Engineering Technology & Applied Sciences Professionals who are looking to boost their careers to reach their full career & salary potential!
 

  • ​Walk through entire, in-depth Top Notch Resume format and 3 key components, as well as bullet points, phrases and structure with a relevant examples from the engineering technology and applied sciences fields
  • Lay the foundation for writing an excellent resume that catches the attention of recruiters and hiring managers

  • Explain steps to prepare a strong resume, the difference between good vs. bad job descriptions and why that’s important for resume writing

Presented by: Linda Raynier CPA, CA, Career Strategist & Coach, at www.lindaraynier.com
Date: June 9, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Register: CLOSED
Cost: $20.00 per webinar or $30 price for both


Career Webinar Series #2: LinkedIn & Cover Letter Strategies for Success

OACETT has partnered with Linda Rayner, Career Coach & Strategist, and YouTube sensation to present this two-part webinar series tailored for Engineering Technology & Applied Sciences Professionals who are looking to boost their careers to reach their full career & salary potential!

  • ​Explain the key components of a strong LinkedIn Profile based on concepts from Webinar #1 and resume discussion
  • Provide step-by-step walkthrough of utilizing LinkedIn’s job search feature with detailed scripts to send to recruiters and hiring managers

  • Share expert strategies of finding a job online outside of LinkedIn using other means and job boards

Presented by: Linda Raynier CPA, CA, Career Strategist & Coach, at www.lindaraynier.com
Date: June 11, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Register:  CLOSED
Cost: $20.00 per webinar or $30 price for both


Workshop: Construction Execution Plan

Effective and thorough project planning prior to commencement of work on a new site is essential to the overall success of any construction project. Often focus is mainly directed at winning the work and a rush to start the job, rarely is there adequate time given to taking the time and planning the work in advance.

This seminar will discuss the elements of creating an efficient and organized Construction Execution Plan which includes: understanding scope, contractual requirements and budget, assigning the best project team, site logistics, sequence of work, schedule, project resources and identifying risk and opportunity etc.. The Construction Execution Plan should effectively communicate, in simple language, the sequence of events required to construct the project and to meet key milestones. Once complete, it can be used to provide information to others about how the project will be managed and constructed, and as a “road map” for the project team members to identify how the project will be constructed. 

In addition, participants will be engaged in creating a plan using “Project Milestone Planning”. At the start of a construction project the project team will identify certain “milestone” dates to regroup to assess the success of the Construction Execution Plan to that point, what is working, what is not and to revisit the Plan for the work to be accomplished to the next milestone. 


Presented by: Lee Kelly M.A.A.T.O., P.GSC, ADRIO Member, President at Constructing Minds
Dates: June 16 – 17, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register:  CLOSED
Cost: $75.00 ($̶3̶0̶0̶)
cpd Approved


Webinar: Understanding the Building Permit Review Process

Understanding the building permit review process can improve your submissions will ensure they are  efficiently processed with faster turnaround times.  This webinar will discuss the requirements of the Building Code Act and Code with respect to these processes.  Topics will disclose what building officials are looking for in a quality submission.  Detailed discussions will take place on the timeline requirements and the obligations required by the municipality.  

Presented by:  Gerald Moore, CET, CBCO, CRBO at RSM Building Consultants 
Dates: June 18, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Cost: Complimentary
cpd Approved

Video Recording:

CPD Webinar: Understanding the Building Permit Review Process from OACETT on Vimeo.
 

Self-Directed Workshop:  The Complete Advanced Public Speaking, Presentation, and Meeting Skills Training Program

This program is designed for professionals who want to increase their effectiveness and personal performance when speaking in all situations, including one-on-one situations, meetings, and large audience presentations.
 


cpd Approved
Delivered by: Commanding Presence
Register: Coming Soon
Format:  Self-directed Training

Cost: $125.00 ($̶3̶3̶0̶).  Includes:

  1. Extended free trial that includes more videos and content.

  2. Bonus unit: Your Natural Voice. A popular unit from the Two-Day Workshop where we practice voice exercises and how to improve your voice quality


3-Day Workshop: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training

In order to register for this three-day Green Belt training, participants must be Yellow Belt Certified.

Training overview:

  • Lean Yellow Belt re-cap
  • Essential Skills of a Lean Green Belt- Project Management, Change Management, Group Facilitation, Project Selection, and Prioritization
  • Basics of Six Sigma and Data – Types of Data, Theory of Constraints, Taguchi Loss of Function, Six Sigma, Histogram, Variance, Standard Deviation, Control Charts, Common Cause, and Special Cause, DPU, DPM, DPO, DPM, and DPMO
  • Define Stage – Survey, Kano Model and Critical to Customer 
  • Measure Stage – y=f(x), SIPOC, Sources of Variation, Data Collection Plan and re-cap of Swim Lane, SIPOC, Value Stream Mapping, Time and Motion Studies, Yamazumi Charts and Capacity Studies
  • Analyze Stage – Re-cap of 7 QC Tools, Current State Analysis and Future State Analysis 
  • Improve Stage- Re-Cap of House of Toyota and Advanced Lean Methodologies- 5S, KanBan, OEE, TPM and SMED
  • Control Stage- Control Plan, FMEA and Poka Yoke


Presented by: Charanjit (CJ) Bawa, PMP, Senior Lean Coach at QCDMS Consultants
Dates: June 20, 27, and July 4, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Saturdays)
Register: CLOSED
Cost: $300.00/member

cpd Approved
 

Lean Six Sigma White Belt Training


White Belt training is a one-day, instructor-led online course where you will receive a certificate upon completion.

Lean Six Sigma White belt training will provide:

  • How to apply problem-solving methodology through D-M-A-I-C principles in any sector
  • Overview of the history of Lean
  • Applications in various sectors
  • Key Performance Indicator's (KPI)
  • 3 P's (purpose, people, and process) of Lean
  • Understanding of Lean 8 Waste
  • Other aspects of the Lean Six Sigma philosophy and principles


Presented by: Charanjit (CJ) Bawa, PMP, Senior Lean Coach at QCDMS Consultants
Dates: June 21, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Sunday)
Register: C
LOSED
Cost: $300.00/member
cpd Approved


SolidCAD Online Course: Civil 3D 2020 Version Fundamentals 

Civil 3D teaches how functionality permits the rapid development of alternatives through model-based design tools. Users will learn techniques for organizing project data, working with points, creating and analyzing surfaces, modeling road corridors, creating parcel layouts, performing grading and volume calculation tasks, and laying out pipe networks.   

After completing this course, users will be familiar with the Civil 3D tools and functionalities required to create land development sites, subdivisions, grading, roads and drainage systems.

  • Learn the Civil 3D user interface 
  • Create and manage points and point groups and work with survey figures 
  • Create, edit, view, and analyze surfaces 
  • Create and edit alignments 
  • Create data shortcuts and vault projects 
  • Create sites, profiles and cross-sections 
  • Create assemblies, corridors, and intersections 
  • Create complex grading solutions 
  • Create pipe networks 
  • Perform quantity takeoff and volume calculations 
  • Utilize plan productions to create plan profiles sheets

Presented by: Dave Hill, Applications Specialist at SolidCAD
Dates: June 22 – 25, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Register: C
LOSED
Cost: $850.00/member ($̶1̶4̶0̶0̶)
cpd Approved


Webinar: Managing Difficult Clients and Situations

This webinar is designed to teach participants all about the art of dealing with difficult customers and scenarios while at work. They will learn how to manage conversations, empathize with others, identify triggers, negotiate and most importantly, protect themselves physically, emotionally and mentally on the job. 

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Learn a practical step-by-step process for dealing with a challenging individual and arriving at a win-win situation 
  • How to manage challenging situations with professionalism 
  • How to remain calm and confident during difficult conversations 
  • Techniques for managing stress 

Presented by:  Cory Atkinson, VP of Strategic Learning & Development at CSPN
Dates: June 25, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Register: CLOSED
Cost: Complimentary
cpd Approved

 

Workshop: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training

Lean Six Sigma is a methodology that relies on a team-based problem solving or process improvements to enhance an organization’s performance by removing inefficiencies, roadblocks, bottlenecks, and by reducing variation. It combines Lean (Toyota Production System) and Six Sigma continuous improvement methodologies. Lean Six Sigma is in great demand across all sectors, especially in the service, healthcare, and the public sector. Many organizations are looking for Lean Six Sigma certified professionals.

Presented by: Charanjit (CJ) Bawa, PMP, Senior Lean Coach at 
QCDMS Consultants
SESSION #1: Sunday, June 28 & Sunday, July 5
SESSION #2: Saturday, July 11 & Saturday, July 18
SESSION #3: Sunday, July 12 & Sunday, July 19
Times: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (both dates)
Format: Online, instructor-led workshop
Materials: Included in cost. All required links, course materials, and homework will be emailed to you the Wednesday prior to the course start date.
Register:  https://bit.ly/CPDyb3

Cost: $165.00 ($̶3̶7̶0̶)
cpd Approved

 

Webinar: Leader's Edge – A Secret Advantage to Achieving Next-Level Results

At times, the pressures of leadership can be overwhelming and have us wondering if we have what it takes. The great news is that effective leadership can be developed.
In 'The Leader’s Edge', Tim Arnold equips participants with the skills and confidence needed to take their leadership to the next level.
 
Participants will be introduced to three core skills:

  • Growth mindset: Becoming a real-time and life-long learner. 
  • Full engagement: Leveraging strengths for a competitive advantage. 
  • Healthy tension: Managing complexity, chronic issues, and conflicting values. 

Presented by: Tim Arnold, Leadership Development & Team Building Expert at Leaders for Leaders and Speakers' Spotlight
Date: June 30, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 
Register:  CLOSED

Cost: Complimentary
cpd Approved
Video recording:

 

May Schedule

Webinar: Introduction to Mass Timber Construction & Sustainability   

Presented by:  Shervin Reyani, C.E.T., Technical Manager at Canadian Wood Council
Date: May 20, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Register:  CLOSED

cpd Approved
Video recording:

 

Webinar: CSPN's Managing Difficult Conversations with Real Empathy

Presented by:  Dr. Jaime Leal, Senior Facilitator at CSPN
Date: May 20, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Register:  CLOSED

​Cost: Complementary
cpd Approved


Webinar: CSPN's Exceptional Customer Service in Exceptional Times   

Presented by:  Dr. Jaime Leal, Senior Facilitator at CSPN
Date: May 25, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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Cost: Complementary

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Webinar: The Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Environmental Research

Presented by:  Louis Savard, C.Tech., PMP, Program Leader at RiverLabs
Date: April 29, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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