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MEET LIFE SKILLS TOOLBOX
A complete list of a seminars is below. In a hurry? We got you covered! Navigate to the at a glance page and see a complete listing of seminar topics. Click on the arrow if you want to read a description & specific objectives.
THE SCIENCE OF PERSUASION
Do you ever wonder what accounts for the power of persuasion? Have you watched a charismatic salesman, persuasive leader, or articulate colleague naturally convince others to jump on board a new idea, sway the opposition of their initial convictions, captivate an audience and motivate a team?
THE LOST ART OF CIVILITY
As the velocity of the business cycle continues to escalate, so too do the demands and expectations on employees’ time and energy. Stress, fatigue and irritability can, and often do, drive us to behave in ways that are less than civil.
Working longer hours at a faster pace does not actually lead to greater productivity. In fact, these assumptions are flawed and detrimental to our physical health and mental well-being. If you want to bring your whole self to your job, and dedicate your time and energy to worthwhile and meaningful work, then you have to learn how to leverage your energy in four main areas of life:
Have you ever lied awake at night tossing and turning, bombarded by a series of thoughts that just won’t let your mind rest, despite examining every single angle and possible outcome of a pending decision? Few of us are educated in the art of decision-making yet it is an essential business skill.
THE NON-VERBAL ADVANTAGE
How do you show up in the world? According to social science research we form opinions of one another within seven seconds of meeting, and 90 percent of how others evaluate us has to do with how much competence and warmth we project.
Soft skills on your mind? Wondering what people skills are in high demand?
Looking to get promoted?
Or, maybe you just want some tips and tricks on how to be a more effective, successful and happy human?
Life Skills Toolbox is a soft skills training company that translates social science research into practical everyday skills and strategies for students and employees alike.
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THE ART & SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS
We have all heard the adage that hard work leads to success and success ultimately leads to happiness. When we finally get that promotion, drop ten pounds, land that date, put the kids through college and pay off the mortgage, then and only then we will be happy. Well it turns out that we got it backwards.
ASK: WOMEN & NEGOTIATION
Does that voice inside your head scream, "why can't you just be happy with what you have?", or maybe it yells, "don't get pushy!", or how about, "what makes you think you are deserving of more?". If that voice is familiar then know you're not alone! But, that voice is preventing you from asking for what you need and being paid what you're worth.
CREATING COURAGEOUS CULTURES
The increasingly competitive, rapidly changing, globalized business landscape has created much uncertainty and ambiguity for institutions and a great deal of emotional upheaval for those who run them. The constant state of do more, faster, and better, leaves little opportunity to ask important questions.
A PRE-RETIREMENT SEMINAR
Very often the retirement experience turns out to be different than what we originally anticipated it to be. After an initial period of 12 months the honeymoon phase can wear off for about 40% of the population. Although retirement affords people FREEDOM from the daily 9 to 5 grind, demanding bosses and difficult coworkers, it can quickly become replaced by feelings of boredom, emptiness and a sense of disconnection.
THE AUTHENTICITY PARADOX
As you move forward in your career, the strengths that made you successful are unlikely to serve you in your new role. We tend to hold steadfast to what we know, what we are good at, and what is most comfortable, justifying these behaviours as being true to our authentic selves.
People grow up at certain periods in history and adapt to the world that they inherit, thus developing distinct perspectives on life in general and work in particular. With four distinct generations, each with their own values, beliefs and expectations sharing the same workplace, is it any wonder why conflict erupts, communication is stifled and collaboration obstructed?
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- Thu, Mar 05MB BuildingMar 05, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ESTMB Building, 1450 Guy St, Montreal, Quebec H3H 0A1As you move forward in your career, the strengths that made you successful are unlikely to serve you in your new role. We tend to hold steadfast to what we know, what we are good at, and what is most comfortable, justifying these behaviours as being true to our authentic selves.
- Tue, Feb 25J.A. De Sève CinemaLifestyle Choices for Healthy Aging How to reduce the risk of dementia and other aging-related diseasesFeb 25, 2020, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ESTJ.A. De Sève Cinema , 1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W. SGW campusJoin Concordia professors Natalie Phillips, Department of Psychology, and Claudine Gauthier, Department of Physics, as they share their research on how certain lifestyle choices can minimize the risk for dementia and other aging-related diseases.The evening will be moderated by Gillian Leithman, PhD
- Sat, Feb 08Place d'ArmesFeb 08, 2020, 2:15 p.m. ESTPlace d'Armes, Place d'Armes, Montréal, QC H2Y, CanadaAs you move forward in your career, the strengths that made you successful are unlikely to serve you in your new role. We tend to hold steadfast to what we know, what we are good at, and what is most comfortable, justifying these behaviours as being true to our authentic selves.
- Tue, Jan 28BDC - Banque de développement du CanadaJan 28, 2020, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.BDC - Banque de développement du Canada, 5 Place Ville Marie Suite 100, Montreal, QC H3B 5E7, CanadaThis event is powered by the Young Women @BDC Network, a grassroot and passion-driven initiative to create opportunities for like-minded women that inspire personal and professional growth.
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