LUNCHEON: The Honourable Bill Morneau

March 22, 2019 | 11:30am - 1:30pm | Hotel Halifax (Former Delta Halifax)

Hear from Finance Minister Bill Morneau as he speaks about the changing nature of Canada's economy, and how the Government's plan to invest in the middle class is building a better future for all Canadians.

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LUNCHEON: Glenn Cooke

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

Join CEO of Cooke Aquaculture, Glenn Cooke on the importance of buying local, creating jobs in coastal towns, and the family’s vision of sustainable growth in the region.

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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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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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Business After Hours: DoubleTree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth

March 27, 2019 | 4:30 - 6:30pm | DoubleTree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth

Our hotel offers flexible space for weddings, social events, conventions and corporate meetings with up to 450 guests. Join us to see our renovations and experience the feel of our new modern DoubleTree by Hilton Brand.

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LUNCHEON: Canada's Economic Future with David McKay

April 4, 2019 | 11:30am - 1:30pm | Halifax Marriott Harbourfront

Join us for a conversation with RBC President and CEO Dave McKay on Canada’s economic future in an increasingly complex global economy.

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2019 Annual General Meeting

April 18, 2019 | 10:00 - 11:30 am | Halifax Chamber of Commerce

Join us for an update on the Chamber's advocacy work and a presentation of our Audited Financial Statements.

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