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2014/03/08 - Communication Seminar Series - February 15 (Part 1) and March 8 (Part 2)

posted Feb 5, 2014, 9:41 AM by Anton Dubov   [ updated Mar 12, 2014, 9:17 AM ]
PART 1: Communicate Effectively - Today & Tomorrow
Although we communicate in many ways every day, few of us are consistently effective. 
Assumptions, old patterns, and unhealthy paradigms can sabotage our efforts for clear, 
respectful communication.  This workshop will show how personal assumptions and 
mental models adversely influence communication.

Participants will learn:
Getting to the heart of effective communication
Recognize different types of communication
The Communication Process
Planning a Communication Strategy – Remember the PREP Formula

Part 2: Team Communication
Research shows that strong teams have strong leadership. Teams drive organizational 
progress.  Effective team leaders see leadership as a role, not a position. They see their 
role as serving team members as they, in turn, serve the team task.

Participants will learn:
Barriers to Effective Communications – and methods to break down those barriers

Centennial Public Library

Learn to navigate and approach difficult conversations
Understand the use of roles, decision-making and group vision
Foundation Tools - for setting the stage for successful communications

Saturday, February 15, 2014 (Part 1)
Saturday, March 8, 2014 (Part 2)
Time:Registration at 9:45am; 
Seminar begins at 10:00am
Duration 2h
Centennial Public Library – Auditorium (basement)
578 Finch Ave. West, Toronto, ON
M2R 1N7
$5 for members per seminar
$10 for non-members per seminar
Refreshments will be provided.

For more information or questions, please contact Matthew Sidon at

SpeakerCorey Atkinson, Performance Training Specialist, Dimensions of Leadership

Corey is a keynote speaker, entrepreneur and leader - who studies, practices and is an expert in captivating groups of people - three or 3,000. A masterful communicator, he uses all the presentation senses – sight, sound, touch – to paint pictures with his words and combine analogies that connect with everyone in the room.

Corey has been delivering presentations on leadership and facilitating training and team building events for over 10 years – throughout North America. His vast experiences make him a success at any event - as an opening keynote speaker, after lunch refresher or featured presenter at a closing ceremony.

His initiative and energy alone has catapulted him from one walk of life to another. This has resulted in him working with many diff.erent people across many industries - through presentations or training programs - to discover their own 
Dimensions of Leadership. Corey’s energy, humor  but most of all his charisma, makes him a natural teacher who brings the business of life to the business of work.

Corey has delivered hundreds of presentations on leadership,
 from micro and macro perspectives. 
His mission for all of his presentations: 
"To communicate, demonstrate and foster leadership."

You will never .find Corey standing behind a podium or table with a projector on it - to speak to his audience. A constant mover at the front of the room, Corey gets people on stage or the entire audience on their feet. To ensure a key message is clear, he leaves the stage and goes right into the audience and speaks to them - creating the impression that he is having a one-on-one conversation with each person in the room.

All of the Dimensions of Leadership Presentations are dynamic and engaging – packed with memorable stories, group activities and powerful insights. He connects with all listeners, whether he is talking about our own dimension of leadership, growing an organization or developing people. He shows that ultimately, we all want the same thing when it comes to leadership: not to be different, but to make a different.