Becoming A Leading Facilitator

July 13th, 2016
Professional Speaking, Presentation, or Workshop Facilitation is aimed at anyone who finds it hard to make conversation at gatherings, company meetings, training meetings, and social events, and wants to improve their speaking and presentation skills in informal and formal situations. This one day course will help participants find the confidence and the skills to interact with others and to speak in front of small to medium sized groups. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: • Communicate effectively & speak under pressure • Edit conversations while speaking • Understand facilitating and facilitating styles • Identify different communication and leadership styles during a facilitation • Body Language • Profession presentation:  Presenting at meetings, mastering a meeting, gaining your audience and dealing with the difficult participants (whom you'd rather not have in your group!) Fee:  $250.00 (+gst)  

So, What's Your Hard Hat For?

July 10th, 2016
“Have you ever been in a workplace environment in which within days you realize you have entered a "hard hat zone" - except nobody warned you!  If you have ever spent too long in a workplace environment in the hopeless optimism that things might get better or that you can change it, perhaps it is better to avoid putting yourself into such a situation in the first place.  One sure way to beat a stressful environment is to develop a "zero tolerance policy" say "no" firmly.” Says Christina in her recent article, “How to Avoid a Toxic Workplace: Ten Warning Signs of a Toxic Boss”. “You make me want to be a better man.” Spoken by Jack Nicholson in the movie As Good As It Gets resonates in my mind as I search companies and organizations for people who are as good as it gets at every level, in fact, who are so good at improving their own performance that they end up elevating those around them.  It shouldn’t take words like Nicholson’s however,...

Dealing with Difficult People In The Workplace - June, 2014

June 14th, 2016
The easiest way to deal with difficult people is to stay as far away from them as you can, suggests Robert Bramson Ph.D., organizational psychologist, management consultant with Bramson Gill Associates, and author of Coping with Difficult People. Great advice for those who work by themselves at home; it’s a doable option, but the vast majority of us simply can’t avoid interactions with a wide range of personality types, including some who are inconsiderate, stubborn, incorrigible, inappeasable, indecent, or downright sleazy. In fact, victory over the difficult person often depends on your ability to work well with all the above. This workshop examines personality influences and why different people behave in different ways, helping you to understand the causes of difficult behaviour, and tackle conflict management techniques with the difficult person.  Dealing with difficult people requires openness, discipline, and creativity, and you will...

Why Work With LPLGroup To Meet Your Human Capital Needs

March 22nd, 2016

Why Work With Us?

LPLGroup is a global human resources and business consulting company that focuses on partnering with our clients, allowing us to hire smart and make change happen by offering practical business advice and assistance in creating effective HR & safety systems and successful management processes to ensure that companies retain key employees and drive a successful business. We are a company that has an established track record with a number of exclusive clients.  We're proud of our clients...and happy to partner with them!
  • We take the time to know our clients FIRST
  • We build long-lasting business relationships with our clients
  • We understand the difference between a good fit, any fit, and a poor fit when it comes to staffing needs and hiring processes, and we don't work on commission!
  • We build policies and processes to ensure that the human capital is looked after with equality...

Pssst....How’s The Spine of Your Business?

June 3rd, 2015
Jack took a big gulp of his coffee. He’d just been to his accountant and the news wasn’t horrific…but it wasn’t wonderful either. Jack definitely struggles with the idea of process, policy and cost recovery. (This is why I invited to him to a local coffee shop for a meeting –to discuss the details of his business.) The observant (eavesdropping) waitress left a big carafe of coffee at the table. We were going to need it. Like many of my clients, Jack calls me when there appears to be little light left at the end of the tunnel. Phrases such as:
  • “I just lost one of my best employees to my competitor!”
  • “One of my employees tested positive during random drug testing”
  • “Policies, why do I need them (can you do that for me?)”
  • “Hey, my guys are asking for raises – what should I pay them?”
And of course there’s other issues such as employee conflict – something every business has to deal with at one point. I...

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LPLGroup Inc. is a global human resources and business consulting company based in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada. We focus on making change happen by offering practical business advice and assistance in creating effective HR systems and successful management processes.


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