Events

Colette Squires and Associates provide customized training, workshops, and other events.  Contact us!

We’ll help you create an event that will meet your needs.

Examples of recent training and development workshops:

InspireEd Convention:  for independent school educators from British Columbia and Washington State, October 2017

Building Strength:  a trauma-informed perspective on bullying and inner resilience

Helping children deal with conflict and bullying is a hot topic in schools today.  This workshop explores how traumatic experiences influence how children experience conflict and bullying, and explores ways parents and teachers can foster resilience, coping skills, and inner strength.  Strategies that foster safe, caring, and respectful school communities create the best antidote to bullying, by increasing protective factors and reducing risks through a trauma-informed and restorative approach. 

Growing great kids through restorative practices

The practices of restorative justice are transforming not just our legal system but also our schools.  Discover how restorative practices can help you create respectful, safe, caring homes and classrooms in which children are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions, have empathy and respect for others, and how to listen and forgive.

  
City of Surrey Healthy Communities Volunteer Training, repeat offerings in 2015-2016
“Communicating Through Conflict”  (3 hrs)

Designed to strengthen our interactions with co-workers, the public, and those in our personal lives, this interactive, skill-building workshop covers:

  • why conflict occurs
  • about your own style in conflict, and the styles of others
  • how to listen and communicate effectively when conflicts arise
  • how anger and other strong emotions affect our ability to resolve conflicts
  • to identify triggers, and use self-talk to help you manage yourself in a conflict
  • how to make requests in a positive, assertive way


Columbia Bible College Annual Educators Conference, 2014-2017: 

Child Today, Leader Tomorrow:  Building moral character and emotional intelligence in our children

At the heart of every good leader is a principled, ethical core, enhanced by emotional intelligence and people skills.  This seminar explores the cognitive development of moral reasoning and principled thinking in children and how to foster emotional intelligence, empathy, compassion and collaboration to help children today become the leaders of tomorrow.  

Building Strength:  a trauma-informed perspective on bullying and inner resilience

Helping children deal with conflict and bullying is a hot topic in schools today.  This workshop explores how traumatic experiences influence how children experience conflict and bullying, and explores ways parents and teachers can foster resilience, coping skills, and inner strength.  Strategies that foster safe, caring, and respectful school communities create the best antidote to bullying, by increasing protective factors and reducing risks through a trauma-informed and restorative approach. 

Growing great kids through restorative practices

The practices of restorative justice are transforming not just our legal system but also our schools.  Discover how restorative practices can help you create respectful, safe, caring homes and classrooms in which children are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions, have empathy and respect for others, and how to listen and forgive.  

For the Not-For-Profit Sector, offered to individual organizations for in-service training, and to large groups from various organizations

From Passion to Proof: The Power of Program Evaluation (7 Hours)

Funders, stakeholders, and government need assurance that not-for-profit and charitable programs really deliver.  Join us for an interactive workshop that will help you design your programs to be evidence-based, with built-in tools for ongoing program evaluation.  Discover how you can translate your values and passion into measurable results!   (includes training manual/workbook)

Has also included:

“Funding Proposals:  What Government is Looking For”
from Special Guest:  MLA Dr. Darryl Plecas for Abbotsford South,  former RCMP Research Chair and Director of the UFV Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research.


The Spirit Bear Centre, Abbotsford, BC, 2011
“The Spirit of Restorative Justice” 

Restorative justice training for youth and youth workers, designed from an Aboriginal perspective. Includes comprehensive manual for participants.
Content includes: 

  • understanding restorative justice
  • understanding your own beliefs and conflict style
  • learning communication tools and strategies that support a restorative mindset
  • how to run classroom or group circles
  • gaining a deeper understanding of the needs of victims, offenders, and the dynamics of shame
  • restorative justice interventions for serious harms
  • Restorative justice interventions for schools or other child/youth-focused communities


Restorative Justice and Processes of Forgiveness, delivered annually to M.A. Counselling Students at TWU ACTS Seminary, 2011 – 2017

Content includes:

  • What is Restorative Justice?
  • Needs of victims
  • Processes of reconciliation
  • How and why Restorative Justice can help people to forgive
  • Impact of Restorative Justice for societal change