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Professional Mentorship Program | Skill Build #1: How To Create a 5 Year Plan

Wednesday, May 11th 2022
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Virtual, ON

What are your goals: personal, professional & workplace? You prepared a Powerful Vision Statement. Now what?!? But first, what has made goal setting so challenging hard and uninspiring?

We will engage in an interactive Appreciative Inquiry Approach to Goal Setting. Together we will explore five phases, the Five "D's": Definition, Discovery, Dream, Design and Delivery. This goal setting dialogue stirs up energy, creativity and excitement and leads to the creation of your vision of the future with the momentum of positive energy.

Walk away with a plan that excites you to move forward in the direction of your dreams. You are sure to gain confidence in how far you have come and where you are going.

Learning objectives & outcomes:

• Introduction to the Appreciative Inquiry Model for Goal Setting
• Understand why it works better than traditional goal setting and problem solving processes
• Learn & Apply the 5 Steps of Appreciative Inquiry Model (AI)
• Explore Best Practices

​Gwen Gnazdowsky

Founder, ONE Conversation Coaching & Facilitation

Gwen Gnazdowsky, founder of “ONE Conversation Coaching & Facilitation” has been helping people resolve issues and achieve personal, professional and relationship goals, One Conversation at a time for over 25 years. She has mentored and coached thousands of people, helping them to empower themselves and to transform their lives. Her public-speaking engagements include a Ted Talk called “Happiness is a Paradigm Shift” for TEDxBCIT; she was the Speaker Coach for TEDxECUAD. Gwen has also taught Assertiveness, Communication and Public Speaking Courses at Langara College and Vancouver School Board. She was the National Mentorship Program Developer and Coordinator for two cohorts at the Women in Leadership Foundation. Gwen has designed and delivered workshops for a number of clients including: British Columbia Institute of Technology, (BCIT), for Human-Resources Management Association (HRMA), Certified Management Accountant Association, (CPA), University of British Columbia (UBC) Anthropology Students, Canadian Women in Science and Technology, (SCWIST), Crofton House School, the YMCA and YWCA. Gwen is the Co-Chair of The Laurier Institution a national, non-profit supporting diversity. She began her career in Social Services and as a Life Skills Coach, she worked with people in crisis, especially Youth at Risk and their families.

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