Register now for the Archie MacKeigan Education Day being hosted in Antigonish at the East Coast Credit Union Social Enterprise Centre in on September 21, 2023. You won’t be disappointed with the lineup of presenters discussing Teamwork, Therapeutic Recreation and the changing role of Pharmacist.

CCANS welcomes front line workers and managers to attend the eventful packed day.

Room rate available at Microtel Antigonish August 30th, 2023. For reservations, call 902-735-0101 and request the CCANS rate.

What to Expect in Our Upcoming Workshop

Teamwork is an essential skill that can be honed and strengthened over time. To achieve this, it’s important to have a range of specific abilities, such as observing your team members, providing constructive feedback, supporting your peers, and being mindful of how your actions affect others. We are excited to announce our upcoming workshop on September 21st from 9:00 – 12:00, where we will explore these skills and how they can benefit our colleagues, clients, and ourselves.

In this three-hour workshop, we will focus on two primary skills linked to teamwork:

Becoming a Good Observer

This workshop is designed to help you improve two vital skills for effective teamwork. Firstly, we will focus on the ability to observe yourself and others in a team in an objective manner. Becoming a skilled observer, and collecting accurate data on your team’s effectiveness, is essential to reinforce positive behaviours and identify areas for improvement. The workshop will guide you through the process of refining your observation skills.

Leading Effective Feedback Discussions

The workshop’s second objective is to provide insight into sharing observations effectively and responding to feedback conversations that often go awry. It’s not uncommon for people to have strong reactions to feedback, causing disruptions in the conversation. This session will highlight how to recognize when discussions are digressing and how to steer them back on track in a professional and efficient manner.

Workshop Leader

Rhys Bevan John, an experienced actor, coach, and educator who has worked with frontline workers and managers in long-term care, home care, and DCS homes, will deliver the workshop. He will use real-life scenarios to teach the content effectively and demonstrate how to apply it in your profession.