LUNCHEON: Scott Balfour, CEO, Emera

May 28, 2019 | 11:30am - 1:30pm | Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

Emera President & CEO Scott Balfour will talk about how Emera is safely delivering cleaner energy to customers and driving growth in an increasingly complex industry

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May 22, 2019 | 4:30 - 6:30 pm | Maple, 1479 Lower Water St, Halifax

With Premiere Suites you’ll unlock your door to a professionally designed fully furnished short term rental featuring a comfy living room, television, dining area and designated workspace and more!

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FREE TRAINING: Communications for Leaders (Starts March 4th)

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Name: FREE TRAINING: Communications for Leaders (Starts March 4th)
Date: March 4, 2019
Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM AST
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Event Description:


Starting in March, the Halifax Chamber is pleased to offer a FREE 10 week, educational program to help grow your business. This program is offered to businesses, managers, and employees at zero cost. Invest your time into learning the skills, and the resources available to benefit your business, managers or employees.

Course will include: 

Communication Skills for Leaders
The proposed program will consist of customized modules on the following topics based on the organizational needs assessment and individual needs assessments prior to the program start.  Participants will develop strategies to improve their communication skills,

  • Communication Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Building Trust in the Workplace
  • Generational Differences
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Techniques for Effective Meetings (including Tool Box Meetings)
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Language of Appreciation and Celebration in the Workplace
The following are learning objectives associated with each of the topics above:
Communication Skills
  • Define communication
  • Develop an understanding of the communication process
  • Identify the importance of verbal/non-verbal communication
  • Describe the characteristics/qualities of an effective communicator
  • Identify the breakdowns and failures in communication
  • Identify your communication style
Active Listening
  • Describe active/passive listening
  • Develop strategies to enhance your communication at work
  • Practice Active Listening
Building Trust in the Workplace
  • Define trust
  • Recognize the role and impact of trust
  • Analyze a trust tax and trust dividend
  • List the five waves of trust
  • Apply the 13 behaviors of a high trust leader
  • Define vulnerability-based trust
Generational Differences
  • Identify the impact of different generations working together in the workplace
  • Explain how a generation is defined
  • List the four generations currently in the workplace and list the dominant characteristics of each generation
  • Define a company’s “generational personality”
  • Apply guiding principles to improve working relationships
Facilitation Skills
  • Define facilitation
  • Learn the benefits of effective facilitation
  • Identify basic principles of facilitation
  • Develop  and enhance your facilitation skills
Techniques for Effective Meetings/Tool Box
  • Develop effective briefings
  • The “how” of tool box meetings
  • “How to communicate” both efficiently
  • Design practices to improve and enhance meetings
  • Design and deliver a tool box talk
Difficult Conversations
  • Identify the need for a difficult conversation
  • Recognize the reasons for avoidance
  • Apply a method to develop a difficult conversation
  • Evaluate the outcome of a difficult conversation
  • Describe the art of intentional dialogue
Language of Appreciation and Celebration in the Workplace
  • Identify  the current language of appreciation and celebration in the workplace
  • Explain the purpose of showing appreciation in the workplace
  • Identify and apply the five languages of appreciation
Course runs 10 consecutive weeks on Mondays starting March 4th from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. 
Halifax Chamber of Commerce
32 Akerley Blvd
Dartmouth, NS  B3B 1N1
Date/Time Information:
10 Week Course
12:30-4:30pm on Mondays

Contact Information:
Ashley Stobo, Event Specialist (902) 481-1236

$100 Deposit is required (to be returned upon completion of 10 week course)

You will be contact upon registration for deposit information.
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Wonder Women

June 21, 2019 | 8:00 am - 1:30 pm | Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

The Wonder Women series offers female-driven content featuring local, professional superheroes. Build meaningful relationships with women across all industries and participate in workshops on breaking down barriers and unleashing your superpowers.

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS: Forest Lakes Country Club

June 20, 2019 | 4:30 - 6:30 pm |

Visit Forest Lakes for an evening filled with networking, delicious appetizers, shuttle tours of the community and the opportunity to tee off on Hole #14. You also have the chance to win a two-night stay in 'The Chester,' our luxury Airbnb rental space.

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