2012-2013 Fall/Winter Workshop Schedule for the Neil Squire Society’s New Brunswick Office

Fact: 1 in 7 Canadians is living with a disability.

Do you have an injury, illness, or disability? Come join one or all of our workshops.

Employ-Ability workshops are based upon the premise that effective personal and interpersonal skills are fundamental to both individual success and success in the workforce.

  • Motivation and Momentum: Motivation plays a huge role in your job search. Bring motivated will provide energy to pursue your employment goals. (September 17, 1:30-4:00)
  • Stress Management: Stress management skills are vital in today’s workforce.  Developing a plan to control stress is very important for long term health benefits. (September 24, 1:30-4:00)
  • Pain Management: There are an increasing number of non-medicated options available for controlling various forms of pain.  Knowing how to make use of existing approaches to pain control is essential to enable you to focus on work. (October 1, 1:30-4:00)
  • Ergonomics (Proper Workstation Positions): To ensure that you avoid injury from repetitious physical functions and unnecessary strain from inefficient workspace arrangements, employers have become more aware of the principles of ergonomics. Nevertheless, it is up to you to ensure that your workspace is ergonomically suited to your needs and provides you with the accommodations you require in order to do your best work. (October, 1:30-4:00)
  • Teamwork: We will explore the importance of teamwork and learn techniques that could be useful at the workplace. Teamwork is examined because it is an important part of learning how to adapt to any workplace setting. (October 22, 1:30-4:00)
  • Energy Conservation: Through a variety of strategies and techniques, you will learn improve how you manage your energy. (October 29, 1:30-4:00)
  • Positive Self-Esteem and Confidence: Self esteem will help along your path to employment. It is a learning process that requires you to focus on the positive. We will work on gaining confidence through tips and techniques. (November 5, 1:30-4:00)
  • Positive Communication Skills: Communications skills are among the general skills that are important to employers. Harmonious relations between people are central to having a productive and effective experience in the workplace. Well-developed communications skills are key to establishing productive working relationships. (November 19, 1:30-4:00)
  • Disclosure of a Disability to an Employer: Being able to discuss a disability, injury or illness can often ease the fear-of-the-unknown for a potential employer. Deciding if, when and how to talk about the challenges you face is important for a back to work action plan. (November 26, 1:30-4:00)
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving: Decision making is a valuable tool while job hunting and at a new job. We will examine how we make decisions and how that relates to making choices about work. (December 3, 1:30-4:00)
  • Conflict & Anger Management: Being able to handle conflict is very helpful at any job. Problem solving and adapting a good attitude for the workplace are important tools we will examine. (December 10, 1:30-4:00)
  • Time Management and Organizational Skills: Understand how time management and organizational strategies can reduce stress during the job search. Also, learn to apply strategies and techniques at work and at home. (December 17, 1:30-4:00)
  • What Employers Want: Employers have expectations that they want employees to meet. Gaining knowledge of basic behaviours that can ensure job retention will help you remain employed for longer periods of time. (January 7, 1:30-4:00)
  • Job Search Techniques: Looking for employment is one of the most challenging jobs you will ever have and most people know little about how to search for a job. You will increase your knowledge and open your mind to strategies that you may have never considered. (January 14, 1:30-4:00)
  • Information Interviewing: Learn how to gather information about occupations that interest you by speaking with people currently in those occupations. Please note that an information interview is not a job interview.  (January 21, 1:30-4:00)

For more information please contact

Heidi O’Donnell
Employ-Ability Program Coordinator

T 506.451.7876
Toll Free 1.866.446.7999

T 506.856.9101
Toll Free 1.866.851.9101