April 2016

Smart Work Strategies: Stress Reduction for Busy People

Status: This seminar has been cancelled. A new date will be announced shortly.
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Smart Work Strategies: Stress Reduction for Busy People
Location: Burnaby, BC
Presenter: Dawn Groves - Einblau & Associates
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $419.00 + GST = $439.95 until Mar 30, 2016

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $499.00 + GST = $523.95

Non-Member Price: $499.00 + GST = $523.95

Student Member Price: $249.50 + GST = $261.98
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by March 30, 2016 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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Stress reduction is no longer an easily-avoidable lifestyle “should;” it is an absolute working necessity. The effects of long-term toxic stress • the kind that almost every adult experiences on a daily basis • are deadly. Most people think it’s business as usual until a) they no longer care about work, or b) their thinking capacity plummets, or c) their health and energy is gone. From compromised immunity, to neuronal damage, to early aging, to depression, sleep disorders, physical and mental exhaustion, obesity, heart problems, strokes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and more, the damage sustained by long-term toxic stress is disturbing, scary stuff.
In this full day seminar, participants will learn the latest research-based practices that are proven to have a profound positive impact on stress management, productivity and happiness. They’ll learn how to lessen or even eliminate stress’s insidious, cumulative influence. They’ll take a hard look at Industrial Age myths surrounding stress and its relationship to success. They’ll also experience and practice at least four different kinds of stress reduction techniques applicable in any situation.
Participants will create a realistic, practical, personalized plan for incorporating stress management into the work day. They’ll leave the course armed with tools, information, enthusiasm, and the commitment to truly change how they manage stress in their daily lives.


  • To understand the damage long-term toxic stress inflicts on the body, the intellect, the brain, and the emotions.
  • To learn the differences between good stress and bad stress, as well as  how to manage them both at the workplace and at home.
  • To understand the symbiotic connection between energy management and stress reduction.
  • To learn the compelling research results substantiating stress reduction as a “must-have” skill in the modern world.
  • To demystify the practice of mindfulness with its profoundly positive impact on physical, mental, emotional health -- helping participants see it as a skill anyone can learn and do.
  • To experience several forms of stress reduction techniques during the seminar, getting a clear feel for practices that work best under a variety of circumstances.
  • To develop a realistic, personalized plan incorporating stress reduction into the work schedule.
  • To feel optimistic and excited about using skills and techniques learned during the session.

The Instructor

Dawn Groves is an author and senior consultant with Einblau & Associates focusing on workflow effectiveness, team strategy & communications, and digital efficiency. A sought-after presenter and teacher, Dawn began her career as a software engineer working on satellite-to-submarine communications. Later, she published several books on lifestyle management and computer topics. She has been quoted in print publications such as Professional Excellence, Success Magazine, Harvard Business Review and Bottom Line Personal. Currently Dawn maintains an active online presence, consulting with city government services and private industries in the USA and Canada. She is finishing on her latest book, “In the Trenches with Microsoft OneNote 2016. Don’t just learn it; Use it.”

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