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The Road to Resilience

September 28, 2016
5:45 PM to 9:00 PM
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Newlands Golf & Country Club
21025 48th Avenue
Langley, BC V3A 3M3

Individual resilience varies widely and is something that each and every one of us can choose to improve. The tools and skills of resilience can be learned and developed by anyone. By cultivating positive beliefs, behaviors and thought processes, everyone can become more resilient. You will also be able to cope more effectively with the larger life problems that we all face from time to time like a change of job or personal family incident. Improving resilience, you will have a more positive mind set and a wider range of strategies on hand for dealing with everyday problems, both at home and at work.

This PDM will touch on 5 distinct topics:

  • What is Resilience?
  • Take Decisive Action
  • Keep Things in Perspective
  • Accept That Change is a Part of Living
  • Take Care of Yourself


Our Guest Speakers

Colin reports that his career origins began in computer programming and database development.  Having graduated from computer programming in Calgary in early 2000, right after the burst, he landed a few positions in start-ups, but quickly discovered he needed to supplement his programming skills with something more stable and transferrable. 

It wasn’t long before Colin found himself in the insurance and finance business.  It was the combination of these two things that brought Colin to Vancouver 10 years ago, working for Pacific Blue Cross. 

During his time at Pacific Blue Cross, Colin discovered a passion for adult education and training, and began developing and facilitating various training programs.

After 6 years training for Pacific Blue Cross, Colin moved to Seaspan looking for new and exciting training challenges – and hasn’t been let down.  Since moving to Seaspan, Colin has had the opportunity to develop hands on deckhand training courses, setup interactive training wikis, put together computer-based software simulations, and run soft-skill development courses. Never a dull moment.

Colin is now enrolled in a Masters program studying learning and technology, finally bringing together the two major themes in his life. 

Albert has been an adult education practitioner for over 30 years. He started his career working for an outreach community college and then moved on to working with The University of Manitoba, Continuing Education Division.

In these formative years he focused on distance education and correspondence course development for both credit and non-credit programs.  While employed at the University of Manitoba, Albert completed a graduate studies program in Adult & Higher Education. 

Albert moved on to working in organizational training and development with the healthcare industry for approximately 10 years then became Manager of Learning & Development with BC Rail.

He expanded his experience in different sectors by spending a number of years working in the hospitality industry as Director of Learning & Development.  In this role, Albert traveled coast-to-coast delivering workshops on leadership, change management, teams, and problem-solving.

Since then, Albert has provided services in training and development for a major insurance company and currently serves as Manager of Training & Development for Seaspan.