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Solution-Focused Newsletter
Workshops 2014/15 Schedule November 2014
In This Issue
NEW! Welcome to our new associate trainer!
NEW! Our e–learning is a hit!
  Ongoing personalized training & group seminars
Kelly Ainslie
Kelly Ainslie
Denise Davies
Denise Davies
Inspire & Motivate Change in Your Clients and Students!!
Brief & Effective Results!
Be part of a successful team!
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˜Your SFBT tip for November 2014:
Children are a fun, but are sometimes described as a challenging group to work with. When using a solution-focused approach with children, the naturally playful and creative ways of children are welcomed in our work and lead to successful outcomes. Remember, children communicate through behaviours and learn through play. When we work with children, we approach them with this "playful" lens. We have an example of a wonderful "fun" video to meet children at the "playfulness" they bring to the room. Enjoy!!

Playfulness Video
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Happy Fall everyone!
Our solution-focused learning continues to grow. More and more professionals continue to join us in gaining the skills and techniques in our model to help their clients recognize their inner strengths and resources. The solution-focused model is flexible and works with other approaches, such as play therapy
NEW! Face-to-face Level One and Level Two:
November 25-28th, 2014
Sign up today!
For more information, please go to or contact us at
E-Learning a success!
We are so excited to let everyone know that our Level One E-Learning experience has gone well. Thank you to our online participants. They have found the materials and process "informative" and "user-friendly." We hope to continue this success and help you meet your learning needs. We have new dates posted on our website at If you are interested in joining us, register today!
No time to join us for our face-to-face workshops? Now you can get the same great information from our on-line learning environment.

Learn how to apply the Solution-Focused skills and techniques through our online learning environment. Now available:
Level One: Introduction to Solution Focused Strategies

This e-learning opportunity is pre-approved by the CCPA!!
We will offer all of the great information that we bring to our face-to-face workshops, along with online, interactive opportunities to share with us and your peers, all from the comfort of your home or office.

If you are interested to learn more about how you can register, please email us at or visit our website at Remember, this is an opportunity to gain all of the same great Solution Focused knowledge at a pace and place that fits your learning needs. We will continue to add more online SFBT courses to allow our participants other learning opportunities.

Let us know what you would like to see offered online, and we will try to meet your learning needs.

We look forward to our virtual learning experience with you!
Lisa We are delighted to introduce you all to our new associate trainer, Lisa McManus. Lisa brings a diverse training background to our team, from human services to corporate. We are excited about the wealth of Solution-Focused information she will share with our participants

Solution-Focused is a successful approach for companies and organizations looking to overcome times when we get "stuck" looking at things through the same problem-focused lens. Let us work with you and your team to build on what's working well and develop new ideas and strategies to build your business!

We have several one and two-day workshops available. Along with consulting plans that are tailored to your business needs.

Give us a call or email us at if this might work for your organization.
Teachers, Counsellors, Health-Care Workers, Front-Line Helping Professionals:
Gain your professional development credits in a fun and dynamic learning environment!
Presented by: Kelly Ainslie & Denise Davies  
*Clinicians *Speakers *Trainers
Alberta   British Columbia   Saskatchewan  Manitoba
Solution-Focused Workshops are pre-approved with the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). All workshops are eligible for ACSW Continuing Education Hours and other professional development credits.
Solution-Focused Reference Materials...
There are so many great Solution-Focused books, articles, videos, and related materials, that we simply can't keep up! We have started to list some of our favourites on our website at We would love our members to add to our community list. Please email us at to give us your thoughts on what should be included.

~Kelly and Denise
Register TODAY...
We are thrilled to continue to offer workshops that are meaningful to our members. So... drop us a quick email and let us know how we can best support your training needs!
Audience: Youth care, mental health, social work, childrens' services, crisis intervention, group homes, residential treatment, probation officers, program administrators, domestic violence workers, nursing, psychology, group wilderness programs, instructors, criminal justice programs, teachers, and school principals.
Group and student rates are now available. Please email us at to learn more.
Workshops update:
Do you have an upcoming team retreat? Looking for keynote speakers?
Remember, solution-focused techniques are not only for working with your clients. These skills are effective within teams and work groups to enhance morale and build team spirit! If you are looking for an excellent addition to your next work retreat, give us a call!
Many agencies require their staff to attend these workshops as part of their employment training.
Practice, practice, practice...
We learned a while ago that while the Solution-Focused approach appears simple on the outside, developing your own style with these techniques is not as easy as it first seems! We have been studying and practising this approach for many years, and we continue to learn something new to enhance our practice. Therefore, we are offering opportunities for past participants to contact us with their questions and "brainstorm" how to continue to practice your work with a Solution-Focused stance.

Call us today at 403-287-8707 or email us at to learn more.


Workshop Schedule:
E-Learning — Level 1: Introduction to Solution-Focused Strategies
REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN — 4–weeks of online lessons to gain the content and practical information to practice SFBT.
  • November 12, 2014
  • January 14, 2015
  • March 18, 2015
  • May 6, 2015
Level 1:  Introduction to Solution Focused Strategies  
  • Calgary      November 25-26, 2014
  • Calgary      January 20-21, 2015
  • Calgary      February 24-25, 2015
  • Calgary      March 26-27, 2015
  • Calgary      April 21-22, 2015
Level 2: Advanced Solution Focused Strategies
  • Calgary      November 27-28, 2014
  • Calgary      January 22-23, 2015
  • Calgary      February 26-27, 2015
  • Calgary      April 23-24, 2015


Personal Counselling and Coaching:
Please contact us for personal coaching, and individual or family counselling information.


On-Site Training 
We are pleased to offer new consulting agreements and revised organizational approaches to move workplace dilemmas toward team building solutions. Phone us for your free no obligation quote.

Customized training for organizations and conferences.
Call us for a No-Obligation Consultation.

Call us at: 403-287-8707
Kelly Ainslie & Denise Davies
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