March 2015

Make Balance Happen™: Managing Work-life Conflicts for Professionals

Status: This seminar has been cancelled due to low registration.
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Make Balance Happen: Managing Work-life Conflicts
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Laurie Daschuk – Stop the Presses
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $299.00 + GST = $313.95 until Feb 25, 2015

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $399.00 + GST = $418.95

Non-Member Price: $399.00 + GST = $418.95

Student Member Price: $199.50 + GST = $209.48
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by February 25, 2015 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Gurjeet Phungura | Professional Development Coordinator
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Work in this industry is particularly tough. It demands excessively long hours and frequent weekend work. Other characteristics such as re-location, decision making responsibility and time pressure can negatively affect employees' personal lives further.

For Engineers dealing with traditional models of work and rigid work schedules, the issue may be especially difficult to manage, and yet work–life balance is now recognized as an issue of strategic importance to the industry. It is critical for the continued ability to attract and retain a talented workforce, and it is also inextricably linked to organizational effectiveness and employees’ well-being.
Intra personal and work conflicts happen.  How you respond to and resolve work-life conflict will limit or enable your success.  Our goal is to give you the tools to understand conflicts, learn your own conflict management patterns, and empower you to make more effective choices when you are finding or facing conflicts.
We start out by learning about the 5 conflict management styles. By embracing conflict as a part of life, you can make the most of each situation and use it as a learning opportunity or a leadership opportunity.  You can also use it as a chance to transform the situation into something better.
Make Balance Happen:
  • Why more professionals experience functional anxiety and role overload
  • Men and Women are affected equally by Work/Life Conflicts
  • All generations experience Work/Life Conflicts
  • Not all conflict is negative – 75% will have a positive outcome
Managing Work/Life Conflict:
  • Learn how Canadians are experiencing 5 main areas of conflict
  • Discuss where you are on the work-life conflict timeline
  • Use the MEND Strategy to “Make Balance Happen”
  • Discover the importance of balancing hard & soft skills in the workplace
  • Understand that everyone will find a unique solution
You will get through this – things can get better…
Whether you are approaching this at a management or employee point of view, know that small changes can make a big difference.  You are responsible for resolving your own conflict.  In a fast-paced and time-pressured work world, you must seize the opportunity to find clarity, and overcome the stressful challenges that are ever-present and growing.
Laurie Daschuk
Laurie graduated from University of Alberta in 1989 with a  major in Economics and Political Science.  That year she joined the staff of Health and Welfare Canada as a Pension Advisor.
This role was a catalyst for dealing with difficult situations, as Laurie's main responsibility soon became giving public presentations on Death, Retirement and Long Term Disability.  From group to group, she sharpened her focus and skills for talking about tough issues.
Laurie ultimately found her path as a ‘Communications and Community Consultation Coordinator’ with Human Resources Development Canada.  Life and work became serious over the next few years - with presentations, focus groups and advocating for worker benefits.  Once again, it was time for a change.

In 1994 Laurie formed the company 'Stop the Presses' and consults with businesses and organizations to improve internal/external communications and work-life facilitation efforts.
Laurie has a special interest in consensus decision-making and professional development.  She is the current Executive Coordinator for the Fraser Valley Chartered Professional Accountants Association, the Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley Estate Planning Councils, and the Fraser Valley Tax Technical Group.

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