CAMSS PRofessional development workshops

Effective Meetings

This workshop will help you to gain the skills and confidence you need to be effective in any meeting, from board meetings to committee meetings to staff meetings and more. In this dynamic, hands-on workshop, you’ll learn:

  • How to measure the actual cost of a meeting so you don’t waste a single second

  • How to connect your meetings directly to your organization strategy

  • How to communicate effectively through active listening and being concise

  • How to be an excellent facilitator who creates awesome agendas and follows up fast

  • How to fight, so you can really get along

  • How to inspire each other during a meeting and more

Leadership Communication

Find out why some knowledge on ways to communicate better, along with a lot of practice, will make virtually anyone a strong communicator. In this interactive session you’ll learn:

  • Tips to make short public presentations like a pro

  • How to be a better communicator by being a better listener

  • Ways to control conversations with questions

  • How to prepare for, and have difficult conversations

Click here for more information about Grant's session.

A little bit about Gord and Grant...

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Gord Sheppard

Gord Sheppard is a Professional Meeting Facilitator, Speaker, Trainer and Consultant who combines 25 years of business experience with a Masters Degree in Business Administration, a Bachelor’s Degree in Drama and Prosci Change Management Certification to help his clients profitably achieve their goals. He is also the Author of “How To Create Awesome Meetings”, a step-by- step guide to help you make your next meeting more productive and profitable!



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Grant Ainsley

Grant Ainsley spent close to 20 years in the news media and public relations in Edmonton, Alberta. Over the last decade he's worked as a media trainer and spoken across Canada on a regular basis on topics related to the news media and communications. He is also the Author of "The Honest Spin Doctor", a step-by-step guide for successful media relations for anyone who deals with the news media today.



Thursday, march 28

All day: Media Training, with Grant Ainsley

Parking validation will be provided for all participants.

WEDNESDAY, march 27

AM: Effective Meetings, with Gord Sheppard
PM: Leadership Communication, with Grant Ainsley

 Parking validation will be provided for all participants.


These workshops are free for CAMSS members!
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