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Corporate Skills

At Building Blocks, we understand that you need to see tangible results from training.
Because we know that the theory of the classroom and the reality of your workplace are two different worlds, our Corporate Skills training program not only provides you with the knowledge you signed up to receive, but it also helps to make this knowledge stick, back in the workplace.
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Designing your roadmap for success

2 days
$750.00

This course will help you take steps towards making positive changes in your career and life and help you in creating the future of your dreams.

Expressing yourself with conviction
2 days
$750.00

You need to communicate assertively and confidently to be successful in the workplace. This two day workshop will improve your ability to communicate with others at all levels of the organization. You will learn how to express your ideas, opinions, and feelings with conviction.

How to manage yourself and influence others
2 days
$750.00

This workshop will improve your ability to manage your emotions and be perceptive of others', by addressing both intrapersonal and interpersonal skills. You will learn how to deal with change and build relationships to help you grow as both a team player and as a leader. This two-day workshop will provide you with practical skills on how to express yourself with clarity, conviction, and confidence.

Developing the new manager's skill set
3 days
$1,295.00

This workshop is designed for those who want to boost their leadership and management skills to the next level. You will learn how, as a current or future manager, you will need to rely less on your technical skills and much more on your conceptual and communications skills, such as planning, organizing, explaining, and inspiring.

Making your ideas stick
2 days
$750.00

Great presenters need to show that they have something important to say by applying good communications skills and showing confidence. You will learn how to communicate the importance of your message by keeping to a few key points, and then using a dynamic presentation with appropriate body language, eye contact, and dress, to make your ideas stick with your audience.

Dealing with time, change, and challenging situations
2 days
$750.00

The goal of this workshop is to decrease stress levels and the risk of burnout. Your work life can be a stressful place. Sometimes that can be because of uncertainty brought on by change, competing demands on your time, or conflict in the workplace. In this workshop you will learn about how to better cope with change and how conflicts can arise and what you can do to address them. You will learn how to better organize your time and prioritize your tasks at work and home.

Strategies for win-win solutions
2 days
$750.00

In this practical and interactive two-day workshop you will learn communication techniques that will help you to negotiate with confidence and manage conflict. Whether you are involved in a conflict situation, intervening between two parties or need to negotiate for yourself, there are specific skills that you can employ to make the process easier, less stressful, and more successful.

Supporting employee opportunities
2 days
$750.00

Coaching is based on a partnership that involves giving both support and challenging opportunities to employees. This two-day workshop will help you to become a coach in all senses of the word: a role model, a supporter, and a guide.

How to enjoy the next chapter
2 days
$750.00

It is never to early to plan your life, because a well-planned life will be the basis of a happy retirement. The focus of retirement planning has shifted from financial aspects to personal issues. The workshop will address the emotional, physical and psychological realities and integrating them into a balanced plan is the key to a successful and meaningful retirement. This course will prepare you for a successful retirement by helping you to prepare a life plan that will guide your transition into retirement.

Selling your career to maximum effect
1 day
$445.00

This workshop is designed for those who have years of experience in the workforce and want to ensure that their T.A.S.K – talents, accomplishments, skills, and knowledge are being shown to the best advantage. In this workshop you will identify the best format of a résumé and learn how to assert your abilities in terms of a position's requirements. Additionally, after this workshop you can send your finished résumé to us and we will review it and give it a good polish.

How to get prepared for an interview and knock their socks off
1 day
$445.00

The world of interviews has been changing, and this workshop will acquaint you with new interview techniques and the strategies and tactics to put your best foot forward

Change and stress management in government
2 days
$750.00

Like it or not, circumstances, good and bad, are always changing. So the more we can manage those changes, the more we can mold them into a benefit for us, our organization, and our clients. Through lecturettes, case studies, and table work, this workshop will show you how to better manage those changes, how to work more efficiently with less resources through time management, how to bridge the gap between the generations, genders and cultures, and how to deliver services that both ministers want and Canadians need.

How to organize and run an effective meeting
1 day
$445.00

There has been a growing realization that we have to pay attention to the structure and process elements of meetings if we want them to be effective. In this workshop you will learn about small-group dynamics, basic meeting design, and how to prepare and lead various kinds of meetings

How to motivate groups to share and generate ideas
2 days
$750.00

Facilitation is often an important component of leading a meeting. In this workshop you will learn various techniques for helping groups receive and process information, how to assess whether consensus is desirable and possible, and different approaches for recording and disseminating the results of a meeting.

How to get the best from your staff
1 day
$445.00

Inspiring someone to be their best involves managing their abilities for optimum performance and creating a motivating environment that encourages people to go beyond their best. In this workshop you will learn how to help employees set and achieve goals, through a three-phase model of goal-setting, motivation, and evaluation.

Behavioural interviewing techniques and more
2 days
$750.00

This workshop concentrates on the pre-interview preparation; developing questions and their value; the interview techniques that get specific, behaviour-based examples of past performance; and the strategies that follow through on this process. This workshop takes the behavioural interview even further with a discussion of communication techniques and the use of other types of interview questions.