Fern Richardson & Associates Ltd., offers high quality training and facilitation services to corporations, government and the non-profit sector.
Our organization provides a creative approach to the Edmonton training market that inspires and engages students. Some of the seminar topics include.
Both our clients and participants have a lot to say! "Our team now has a much better appreciation of what it will take be continue as a well-functioning team.
It takes time to understand the impact of anything new and social media is no exception. In Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now the author, Jaron Lanier, makes his case for doing just that. Lanier is described as a scientist, musician, writer and a Silicon Valley insider. He isn’t against the internet and social media. His concern is the underlying business model of social media platforms. That’s where Right Now in the title comes in.
One of his arguments is that social media manipulates the user through behaviour modification techniques. When you receive “likes” you receive a hit of dopamine, a pleasure hormone, which keeps you on the site and coming back for more. Our new normal has become pervasive surveillance and constant subtle manipulation. Once you join a platform it is hard to break free and leave all your “friends.”
I found the instructor very open and knowledgeable. Fern had a great attitude and made the course fun and educational.
I really enjoyed the Leading Effective Meetings workshop. It was one of the most useful and well-presented workshops I’ve ever been to!
Thanks Fern- you are a joy and an expert in making the environment a learning one while we are all here.
You are exceptional as a teacher and getting a group of strangers interacting comfortably.
Fern is an extremely competent and engaging facilitator. Her presentation materials and style are highly professional.
The instructor was excellent, combining humour, wit, energy. I very much enjoyed the day and have learned applied a lot of the content already! Well done Fern!!
Thanks Fern for all your enthusiasm, interest, “facilitation” and senses of humour. It made the courses more understandable, interesting and better digested in our workplace.
Great session Fern. I really enjoyed this class and your knowledge and expertise and best of all your enthusiasm. Thank you.
I will be able to use these skills in my every day dealings.
One of the best courses I have attended in quite some time. Course content was excellent- just the right amount of material.
I really enjoyed this course. I learned some valuable tools that I can apply at work. Fern is an engaging facilitator- worked towards meeting the expectations of the course participants.
Good balance of group work and lecture time- great course- informative relevant. It’s just right- suits my learning style perfectly.
You model strong, professional commitment, very competent and effective people skills and combine all of this with a memorable sense of humour and wit.
Provided us with current and up-to-date strategies, material and ideas that will enhance our personal and interpersonal skills.
Fern you did a great job. I enjoyed my two days. You are an awesome lady.
Very good two day class. I learned a great deal about understanding other people.