Jennifer Walinga, PhD, uses her 30 years as an educator, researcher, and consultant in the area of organizational behaviour and learning to leverage the tools of communication, facilitation, and design in leading positive and sustainable organizational and social change. A two time Olympian, Dr. Walinga brings lessons learned in the rowing shell to her teaching, weaving colourful stories, activities, and videos throughout her interactive sessions to enhance the learning.
Communicate as a leader, resolve difficult communication challenges in the workplace, and design powerful communication tools, systems and processes in this professional communication training program. Topics will include leadership communication, overcoming interpersonal and organizational communication challenges, developing a communication plan and learning new tools, systems and mechanisms for change, innovation, efficiency and alignment.
The session begins with an exploration of the concept of sustainability in organizations. Sustainability has moved to the forefront of corporate thinking as the implications of human, environmental, and economic strain and depletion become frighteningly apparent. In an increasingly fast-paced, constantly changing corporate landscape, it can be difficult to find the time, the clarity, or the focus to refill the tank let alone re-read the map. Organizations can waste a great deal of time, energy, and resources solving the wrong problems or putting out fires, resulting in a culture of coping as opposed to a culture of thriving and regenerative growth.
If you understand that writing, speaking, and presentation has the power to engage, move, and transform, then join us for this three week online course in professional writing, public speaking, and presentation skills. Learn the tools and principles of writing, speaking and presenting through the 5 C’s of effective communication. With practice, overcome performance anxiety and learn to speak (pitch and interview), write (letters, essays, reports, proposals) and present (PowerPoint, demonstration, and instruction) professionally and using media enhanced communication.
Business innovations and scientific discoveries often result from romantic experiences, rags to riches stories, and chance. However, business insight and scientific discovery is also a way of thinking that can be learned and practiced. If you have always understood that optimal performance demands creativity, innovations and insight, then this 3 week online course is for you. Learn to access and maximize the creative tools, energy, and skills you have to generate productive and sustainable solutions.
Women need to speak and model their feminine values as a means of shifting organizational culture toward a balance that includes a feminine values framework. Explore and discuss predominant feminine leadership models and popular topics of debate concerning gender and leadership. Learn how to intentionally seek, plan, and implement communication strategies and channels for speaking feminine leadership values at work.
Women need to find ways to speak and model their uniquely feminine values as a means to shift organizational culture toward a more inclusive and balanced values framework. In this course, you will explore and discuss some of the predominant feminine leadership models as well as popular topics of debate concerning gender and leadership, and you will design communication strategies and channels for speaking your values as feminine leaders.