Travels From: Halifax, NS
Fee Range: $2500 – $5000
Eileen Pease is President and founder of Dynamic Learning Inc., a company devoted to enhancing people’s ability to grow and learn by improving their knowledge processing and thinking skills. Participants in her courses are enthusiastic about the practical, well-researched approach used during the courses and immediate improvements they experience back at the office.
As a facilitator, she has led executives, management and supervisory groups across Canada and the United States. Eileen is a senior consultant with MICA Management Resources, Toronto and through them is certified to facilitate Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats©, as well as the Management Research Group’s Leadership 360©, and their Strategic Leadership Practices© programs. In recent years, Eileen has been invited to the Management Research Group’s annual conference to present information on her work to groups of international consultants.
Eileen was the first to use Action Learning in Atlantic Canada and has used it with selected clients in Eastern Canada. She has taught graduates in the Department of Psychology at Saint Mary’s University and in the MBA program at the Dalhousie University School of Business of Administration. She has worked with a wide range of clients including: Aliant/MTT, the Department of National Defence, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Maritime Life Assurance Company, the Institute of Canadian Bankers, Pratt & Whitney, the New Brunswick Department of Finance, the Nova Scotia Department of Human Resources, O’Regan’s Automotive Group, and Sobeys Inc
She is President of the Halifax Chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, and is an active member of the Metropolitan Halifax Chamber of Commerce, and the Human Resource Association of Nova Scotia.
She holds a B.A. and B.Ed. from Dalhousie University and a Masters of Education from Mount St. Vincent University.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Expand your influence, build on strengths, and address weaknesses. The Leadership Effectiveness Analysis 360°© is an assessment and development process. It provides information to managers and leaders on their current leadership practices plus insights into what their development priorities should be. It focuses participants on development that is relevant and timely. As well, since it is personal and highly specific, it provides a framework for linking action plans to performance appraisal systems. More than 300,000 executives, managers, and professionals from around the world have benefited from this breakthrough program.
Six Thinking Hats©
This course trains participants in the most successful and widely used thinking framework in the world. Six Thinking Hats was developed by Edward de Bono, who is regarded as the world’s leading authority on working more effectively with your brain. Participants will learn ways to:
•Generate new ideas
•Lead better meetings
•Solve problems faster
Individuals and groups, who use this thinking tool, get much more value from their intelligence, learning and experience. It provides a framework for moving away from traditional argumentative thinking and toward co-operative exploration of the subject. As a result, people look at problems from the same perspective at the same time. This organized approach facilitates more productive meetings, improved team communication and greater creativity.
It is widely recognized that people learn in two main ways. The first is by absorbing previously uncovered knowledge such as from books, courses, and accepted routines. The second is by facing new situations and unsolved problems that generate naïve, exploratory questions, experimental approaches and learning by doing. Action Learning harnesses both of these learning approaches and adds a powerful third – learning from your peers. Action Learning is a work-based development process where an entire organization, team, or one individual can make extensive improvements in leadership and management skills while working on real issues of strategic importance to the organization. An important criterion for any Action Learning project (individual or team) is that the organization will achieve a real financial return as a result of the project’s completion, i.e. expenses are reduced or revenue is increased. The real value, however, is in the depth of learning for the participants. During the Action Learning process, they have the opportunity to learn by doing in a challenging, but supportive environment. In addition to a financial return on investment and the learning/development of each participant, there are many other real values that can accrue from the use of Action Learning, which are very difficult to measure statistically. For example, a successful project may result in improved morale, reduced conflict, better customer service, etc.
Committees That Work
There are few people active in either a business or volunteer setting who have not experienced the frustration of endless committee meetings with slow progress toward goals and objectives. This interactive training program gives people the basics in three crucial areas: understanding what committees are and how they work best, conducting effective meetings, and planning and managing projects. Help your people maximize the impact of the time/energy they devote to committees, and enhance the overall effectiveness and timeliness of committee work.
Speed Reading & Memory Techniques
Coping with the continuously growing piles of information is enough to overwhelm the most capable person at work today. The need is to find a way of acquiring information faster and to remember it longer. The answer is this course. First we will concentrate on developing your speed reading skills so you can make fast work of all the materials you have to read. Then you will learn how to access the most powerful areas of your memory, so you can remember what you read quickly and easily, and remember names, details, etc. In today’s busy work and home environment, most of us unwittingly block access to our memory. We overload it, stress it and bore it when we could be doing the opposite. Many of the memory techniques taught in the course have stood the test of thousands of years of human practice.
Write with Confidence
People who write well, communicate better! One of the highest compliments in the workplace today is to say that someone “writes well”. When you communicate well on paper or electronically, you reduce confusion, save time, reduce phone calling, and most important of all – you make sure that others understand exactly what you mean. This course will show you how to tap into the communication skills that you already have. Also, since plain language has begun to emerge as the standard for business and government, it will ensure that your writing is completely up to date.
Modern Instructional Techniques or Train the Trainer/Coach
It is becoming increasingly evident that people are the most important asset that organizations have. Keeping employees trained and up to date is entrusted to people who would appreciate some support to develop their skills to train others effectively. This course is designed to help new and experienced trainers get their knowledge and skills learned. This intensive workshop helps people learn the current techniques and methods essential for training and coaching success.
Making the Most of Meetings
We all hate to waste time. Nothing grates more than a poor meeting … wrong people, no focus, too long, no results. Good meetings don’t just happen. Learn how to plan, run and report on meetings and make them the most productive time of your day.
Presentation Skills Using a PC
Business audiences want information fast, condensed and easy to understand. To master computer technology and use images to present complex information is becoming an expectation and a measure of effectiveness. At this powerful seminar, you will apply visual-based techniques to a presentation of your own, while improving your skills needed to inform, influence and inspire with ease and polish.
Taking a Problem Solving Approach to Stress
Research shows that stress management is a vital contributor to enhancing work performance, reducing interpersonal friction, diminishing mood swings, and ultimately to achieving an increased sense of personal control. The first step in coping with stress is to fully understand what it is all about. Then, armed with sound information and practical advice, you can begin to handle your challenges more comfortably.
“Congratulations on your Speed Reading session February 5th. Your rating was a 1 on our 5 point scale, where 1 is excellent and 5 is you’re a bum, you walk on water! Thank you for an exceptional day.”
VP Seminar Services,
MICA Management Resources, Toronto
“Last year’s ADO’s were unanimous in their praise of your teaching and facilitation skills. Each person felt they learned a great deal and even more importantly, enjoyed the learning process. Your ability to work with diverse groups of people is truly a gift.”
Metro Halifax United Way
“Great course. Very useful for me in my current job. Surpassed my expectation.”
VP Finance and Administration,