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WORKPLACE FAIRNESS THOUGHT COMMUNITY LUNCHEON, CALGARY, monthly at The Living Room.
WFI Alberta Co-Directors: Marjorie Munroe and Michelle Phaneuf.
Join us for our next luncheon.
Place: The Living Room, 514-17th SW, Calgary, Alberta.
Time: 11:30 - 1 pm.
Cost for Lunch: $40 all incl.
For our current schedule and RSVP.

PAST ENGAGEMENTS:

YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE INVESTIGATION. NOW WHAT? : Friday 21 June 2014.
Speaker: Marjorie Munroe and Michelle Phaneuf. Following a significant negative event in a workplace it becomes crucial to redefine a plan for the future which integrates and restores. As we are aware, similar to the damage following a flood, a serious event in the workplace can leave emotional scars.. 

INCITO CONSULTING : Friday 23 May 2014.
Speaker: Jenn Lofgren.

CANADIAN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ASSOCIATION : Friday 25 April 2014.
Speaker: Kelly Williams-Whitt

WORKPLACE CULTURE : Friday 21 March 2014.
Speaker: Tracy Harris, Director of Business Transformation at ATB Financial, shares experiences regarding the recent implementation of Workplace 2.0. and WORKshifting.

SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE and THE SCARF MODEL : Friday 14 March 2014.
Speaker: Erika Deines, Professional Mediation Consultant with VivaCitas Enterprises. Erika is focusing on utilizing the latest neuroscience research for successful conflict outcomes. She has an impressive range of experience with an International Certificate in Professional Coaching and as an Associate Faculty member with Royal Roads University, an Instructor for CVJM (YMCA) University in Kassel, Germany and is the Executive Director at the ADR Institute of Alberta. 

ANNUAL MEDIATION BREAKFAST : 4 February 2014.
Speakers: Michelle Phaneuf and Marjorie Munroe: Another chance to witness a simulated mediation between a manager and an employee discussing a mental health issue.

ABILITIES CASE MANAGEMENT : Friday 17 January 2014.
Speaker: Joanne McCusker, Supervisor, Occupational Health for Calfrac Well Services, leads a discussion on Abilities Case Management ( Disability Management) and the 'stages' of the case management process.

OMBUDSMAN'S ROLE REDEFINED: 15 November 2013.
Speakers: Deborah Sword, formerly of the Parks Canada office, and Josie Stiles in a new ombudsman role at Baker Hughes, will join us to explore how the ombudsman role can help an organization enhance working relationships, retain and engage employees and sustain workplace respect.
November is Workplace Fairness Ombuds-month. We are celebrating the ombudsman and exploring how this function can enhance workplace fairness for companies large and small. 

IMPROVING BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS : Friday 18 October 2013.
Speaker:  Mel Blitzer, author, educator and coach, offers interesting insights into how you can earn yourself a hearing and building internal and external business partnerships.

FAIRNESS FOR WOMEN ON THE RIGS : Friday 13 September 2013.
Speaker: Laura Koronko, the Diversity Coordinator at Savanna Energy discusses changes to the oil industry through the hiring of women, and shares their successes, and the challenges they have faced.

INFLUENCE YOUR STAKEHOLDERS: Friday 21 June 2013.
Speaker: Mel Blitzer, author, educator, coach, and organization performance adviser with extensive international experience, on enhancing influence with your internal and your external stakeholders.

STRATEGIC PLANNING AND SOAR : Friday 24 May 2013.
Speaker: Gervais Goodman and Janice McDougall, HR consulting firm of Goodman, McDougall and Associates in energy, manufacturing, retail, tourism, transportation and other sectors.

WORKPLACE FAIRNESS IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCES PANEL: Friday 19 April 2013.
Panelists:
Lana Voloshina from Immigrant Services Calgary, Pervin Irani from Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, and consultant Eilish Hiebert who designs and delivers programs in the area of cross-cultural relations to diverse groups.

WORKPLACE FAIRNESS AND THE UNION ENVIRONMENT : Friday 23 March 2013.
Speaker: Al Brown, Labour Relations Officer with SAIT Academic Faculty Association.

CAN ORGANIZATIONS MOVE FROM DEBATE TO DIALOGUE? : Friday 22 Feb 2013.
Speaker: Michelle Phaneuf, Professional Engineer and Chartered Mediator who focuses on supporting organizations to create a culture of collaboration. She is Alberta Co-Director of WFI and principle of REA.

MEDIATION AND MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE, Demonstration: Tues 29 Jan 2013.
Speakers: Marjorie Munroe and Michelle Phaneuf. This is your chance to be a voyeur in a workplace mediation and gain some understanding about how it might be used in the workplace to address interpersonal and mental health issues.

APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION: Friday 18 January 2013.
Speaker: Dr. Nancy Love, PULSE Institute, in conversation about enhancing Workplace Fairness through Appreciative Inquiry (AI). Appreciative Inquiry is a collaborative, strength-based approach to both personal and organizational development that is proving to be highly effective in thousands of organizations and communities in hundreds of countries around the world.

NEGOTIATING FOR SUCCESS: Friday 19 Oct 2012.
Speaker: David B. Savage, BA (Econ), P. Land, ACC, President of Savage Management Ltd. is a path maker, professional speaker, coach, negotiator and writer. He is a leader in negotiation development, stakeholder engagement and appropriate dispute resolution. His Negotiation Mastery Circle is on the leading edge of transforming how we are in negotiation and the results we can create. See www.savagemanage.com for more info.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE : Friday 28 Sept 2012.
Speaker: David Cory is a leadership performance consultant specializing in individual and organizational performance improvement. In addition to a Master of Arts Degree in Adult Education, David is certified as a trainer/facilitator with several leading corporate training companies such as Achieve Global and Development Dimensions International. He is a Certified Trainer in the area of Emotional Intelligence with MHS Inc. and is considered to be an international expert on the integration of emotional intelligence and leadership development.

RECRUITING FOR ABILITIES WITHIN ABILITIES: Tues 21 August 2011.
Speaker: Nicole Bourgeois is an employment and retention specialist at Champions Career Centre in Calgary. Champions Career Centre is a team of inclusion specialists devoted to achieving employment success through workshops, skills development, employer connections and 1:1 support.

THE SCIENCE OF WORKPLACE FAIRNESS: Sept 2011.
Speaker: Blaine Donais, the founder of the Workplace Fairness Institute in Toronto.

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SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, Selected

UNION-MANAGEMENT RELATIONSHIPS IN A GLOBAL MARKET, CDN INSTITUTE.
JANUARY 26-27th, 2016.
Negotiating skills that deliver results - Tips and Tools to arrive at Win-Win Solutions. conference pamphlet >>

MANAGING CHALLENGING COUNSEL AND DIFFICULT PARTIES IN MEDIATION,
ADRIO and LAW SOCIETY OF UPPER CDA, NOVOTEL TORONTO, 20 JUNE 2014.
Moderator: Blaine Donais. Panelists: Jules Block, Cinnie Noble, Sarah Atkinson.
conference programme>>

WORKPLACE INTERVENTIONS: MEDIATION SKILLS IN RELATED DISCIPLINES.
ADRIC CONFERENCE, OCTOBER 2013.
Moderator: Blaine Donais. Panelists: Jules Block, Cinnie Noble, Sarah Atkinson.
Watch the free video through ADRIC Scholarlab link>>

STRATEGIC GRIEVANCE HANDLING, QUEEN'S U, IRC IN TORONTO, 30 April-3 MAY 2013.
Facilitators: Elaine Newman (Lead Facilitator), Blaine Donais, Beth Symes, Dawn Ricker, Frances Gallop. seminar pamphlet >>

PEOPLE FOR PEOPLE 2011 CONFERENCE , EDMONTON, 12-16 SEPTEMBER 2011.
Guest Speakers: Blaine Donais, Kenneth Cloke, Joan Goldsmith, Paul White, Raj Dhasi, Sonja Haggerman, Neil Sargent, Bob Acton, Terry Harris, Cinnie Noble, Gordon White, Alan Edwards, Jennifer Haslett, Tania Fierro, Gary Harper, Vik Maraj, Sharon Wilson, Rick Moss and Bernie Mayer. conference pamphlet >>

THE MADISON MOMENT: NORTH AMERICAN PUBLIC SECTOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada, 23 June 2011.

In 2010/201, there have been over 700 attacks in the United States upon public sector collective bargaining. This alarming trend is also finding root in Canada with the elimination of collective bargaining rights for transit workers, the legislation back to work of Crown prosecutors, and government attacks to impose wage restraints upon the public sector. This free symposium explores this issue through a distinquished panel of speakers.
Speakers: Elaine Bernard, Exec Dir, Labor and WorkLife, Harvard Law School,
Robert Hebdon, Faculty of Management, McGill University,
Elizabeth Shilton, Labour Lawyer and Author,
Sam Gindin, Packer Chair in Social Justice, York University.
Sponsors: WFI, U of T CIRHR, Ryerson U CLMR, CUPE 3902, Society of Energy Prof. symposium pamphlet >>

ENGAGING EMPLOYEES IN A UNIONIIZED WORKPLACE, LABOUR RELATIONS CONFERENCE
Health Association Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1 June 2011.
Key Note Speaker: Blaine Donais. conference pamphlet >>

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT IN WORKPLACES AND BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTS
Mediation and ADR Post Graduate Certificate Programme, Durham College, Oshawa, 6 April 2011.
Presenting: Blaine Donais. Instructor: Bernd Weller for School of Justice and Emergency Services.

TALK ON ENGAGING UNIONIZED EMPLOYEES
Centre for Industrial Relations, Room 205, 121 St. George St, U of Toronto , Toronto, 21 March, 2011.
Presenting: Blaine Donais. RSVP to Andrea Snider: andrea.snider@utoronto.ca. flyer >>

VIOLENCE AND HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE: New Approaches to Prevention and Correction
Lancaster House, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 10 December, 2010.
Presenting: Blaine Donais, Kristin Eliot and Jeremy Warning.

“The Importance of Fairness in Workplace Conflict Management ”
Association for Conflict Resolution 10th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL., USA, Sept 3, 2010.
Speaker: Blaine Donais

“Engaging Unionized Employees in Workplace Conflict Management ”
Association for Conflict Resolution 10th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL., USA, Sept 4, 2010.
Speaker: Blaine Donais

“Mediation and Arbitration Agreements: Avoiding the Pitfalls for Smooth Sailing ”
ADR Institute of Ontario at Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, ON, 1 June 2010.
Moderator: Kathryn Munn. Speakers: Blaine Donais, Barry Leon, Kathleen Kelly.


“Workplace Violence and Harassment Workshop: Exercising your rights, meeting your obligations under Ontario's new Bill 168
Lancaster House, Toronto, Ontario, 2 June 2010
Speakers: Blaine Donais, Elaine Newman, Sarah Atkinson and Jeremy Warning.

 “Workplace Grievance Dispute Resolution”
Latrobe University, Four day workshop, Melbourne, Australia, Sept 2008

 “Workplace Conflict Management Systems Analysis and Design”
Queensland University, Four day workshop, Melbourne, Australia, Sept 2008


           
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