Training & Development Services
Training & Development Services
Workshop facilitation is available to employers, schools, educational institutions, not-for-profits, companies or programs that specialize in training and development or offer “train the trainer” courses / workshops for professionals within the field of career development. Offerings are customized following a needs assessment and are available in person and virtually. Workshop topics have included:
Career Development / Career Rewirement
Employment (i.e. Job Search Skills)
Retirement Renewal Planning (non-financial)
Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
Integrating the Art of Play into Everyday
In this virtual workshop you will participate in playful and practical, hands-on activities using a design that incorporates experiential emotional response. Come prepared to engage on video and use various interactive tools – breakout rooms, chat, polls, and kinesthetic hands-on activities that will facilitate playful creativity. The activities and design will be debriefed so that you can bring them back to your workplace. Don’t miss this opportunity to embrace moments of laughter, spur creativity, and gain the inspiration to refresh and reenergize.
Time to “Gig” in the Economy
Now, more than ever, today’s worker will experience a number of work shifts – from different work roles or jobs to multiple employers, and even complete career changes. The “gig economy” is gaining momentum, and involves intentionally designing a career with several work / job assignments (i.e. part-time; part-year; seasonal; temporary contract, freelance; even full-time with a side hustle). These fuse to meet the work and life goals of an individual, including financial compensation. The trend to “gig” embraces an entrepreneurial career approach that blends paid and unpaid activities – learning (continuous and self-directed education); work (employment, entrepreneurship), volunteerism and leisure time. In this workshop, you will participate in creative, yet practical, hands-on activities that excavate and showcase the “gig economy” in motion – including the advantages and disadvantages; tips from the trenches; and opportunity to reflect on your own motivation to “gig.”
The Spontaneously Genuine You! Workshop
Training Services as Associate with Diversity World
Upon entering the field of career development in 2009, Kimberley (now, Infinity’s), first introduction to Diversity World and Denise Bissonnette’s lifework was through a variety of professional development activities, including as attendee at a Women As Career Mentors event, at which Denise was a Keynote speaker; as a participant in the Beyond Traditional Job Development workshop; and, alongside Denise as a fellow participant in a workshop. With an offer of mentorship from Denise, Kimberley’s relationship has flourished with Diversity World, and in 2020 she joined as an Associate: denisebissonnette.com
… Infinity embraces opportunities to both co-facilitate with Denise, and individually lead workshops on Denise’s books / training through virtual and in person formats.
- Beyond Traditional Job Development
- 30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee
- Cultivating True Livelihood
For more information on the above publications, and how they might be the topic that your organization, agency or association needs, Denise outlines in this video, the context for each of the above: denisebissonnette.com/publications.htm
Integrating the Motivational Interview (MI) – the Basics
We know that a person’s career development is life-long and involves multiple careers. As such, an individual will enter and re-enter the stages of change on numerous occasions. As part of offering career and employment services, we expect individuals to arrive to the process with ambivalence towards making changes. Motivational Interviewing is an empirically supported approach, which recognizes that when individuals are pressured to change they often become ambivalent. By embracing the spirit of motivational interviewing, we can think differently about change and recognize that clients who appear “stuck,” are not necessarily unmotivated. By applying this approach with clients, it empowers them to resolve their ambivalence toward change and allows them to draw on internal strengths and resources. This workshop provides participants with an introduction to Motivational Interviewing and includes interactive activities to appreciate the spirit and benefits of applying this approach within your practice.