Fueling Enthusiasm - Building a Culture of Appreciation

Building a Culture of Appreciation (Saskatoon)
Jan 18, 2018 to Jan 18, 2018
Location : K.W. Nasser Centre, 256-3rd Avenue South

Session: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm, with lunch to follow.

Now taking registrations for Winter 2018. Please see brochure and online registration below.


This program is one of a series of three programs that comprise the brand new Engagement Series. Special savings are available to students who register in all three programs: Fueling Enthusiasm, Boosting Energy and Tapping Passion

Research confirms that as many as 64% of employees leave their jobs because they don’t feel valued. Could any of these people be colleagues or employees of yours?

Introduction & Background:

Appreciation strengthens relationships, sustains organizations, and maintains the loyalty of employees and clients alike.

Recognition and celebration are more than just the icing on the cake. When encouragement flows freely, relationships flourish, and results follow.

Building and sustaining an appreciative, purposeful workplace impacts engagement, wellness and productivity in positive and enduring ways.

Who Should Attend?

Being a positive presence in the lives of others and actively expressing appreciation is an opportunity for every individual in the workplace from the frontline employee to the CEO.

This program is for you, if you want to strengthen appreciative skills (in yourself and others) and are concerned about issues like: encouragement, appreciation, recognition, celebration, workplace culture, purpose, meaning, retention, and motivation.

Key Learning Objectives:

You will leave this program with:

  • An understanding of the business case for investing time and energy in appreciative practices
  • Strategies for developing an appreciative mindset culture
  • Cues that signal an opportunity to express appreciation
  • Practices that build confidence and capability in appreciative expression and avoid hazardous pitfalls
  • Tools and techniques for extending appreciation in genuine and meaningful ways
  • A three point guide to strengthening the impact of appreciative comments
  • Approaches to celebrating your own success that strengthen your commitment as a positive force in the lives of others

Publications Included:

In addition to a customized learning guide, participants in this program will take away a copy of this publication:

  • Take A Bow – 67 Ways To Pause For Applause, Celebrate Your Success & Keep Your Spirits High

Instructor Profile:

In over thirty years as a speaker and consultant, Patricia Katz of Optimus Consulting has inspired tens of thousands of people to accomplish what matters most in ways that bring more peace of mind. By reducing the impact of overload and overwhelm in the workplace, Pat helps organizations and their leaders create a more satisfying work and life experience for all. Clients call on her to help them boost energy, fuel enthusiasm and inspire insight.

She is the bestselling author of six books, who also writes Pause, a popular online newsletter. Pat is a Certified Human Resource Professional, who holds a Masters in Continuing Education, and is an inductee of the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame.

www.patkatz.com / www.pauseworks.com

Program Fees

$350 plus GST

Special discount rates are available for attendees who register for all three sessions of the Engagement Series. Please call 306-966-8686 for more information.

  • Program fee includes tuition, assessment instructions, handout materials, and meals
  • Participants may withdraw from this course at any time, however, a $100 administration fee will be charged for withdrawing from the course up to 14 days prior to course start date. No refunds will be processed after this time. Participants may avoid the $100 admin fee by transferring fees to another course, free of charge, provided there is space available. Non-attendance does not constitute notice of withdrawal.
  • Fees subject to change without notice