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Job or Career: Mindset Makes a Difference

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Having a job and pursuing a career are pretty much the same thing except for the difference in mindset. How passionate are you about what you do? Do you take into account the whole spectrum of experiences and life education that comes along with your job?   

Here are some key differences between the mindset of having a job vs a career:

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Performing Random Acts of Kindness in the Workplace

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Practicing kindness in the workplace is a great way to spread some positivity. In addition, doing random acts of kindness is a great way to boost your own mood and health and it also promotes good feelings and makes people more likely to ‘pay it forward’.

Consider these three ways you can practice kindness in your workplace:

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Coach Approach to Leadership Program

25% Registration Discount for ASPA Members: Coach Approach to Leadership Program

In the Coach Approach to Leadership Program participants will discover coaching as a leadership tool. Receive 30 CCE hours approved by ICF, a certificate of completion and add your Leadership Coach Practitioner credentials to your CV and LinkedIn Profile to showcase your developed skils.

Participants will discover coaching to facilitate thinking, creativity, and problem solving and develop communication styles to engage, empower, and inspire action. This hands-on engaging program is designs for anyone wanting to enhance coaching, communication, feedback and change leadership skills. Participants will learn:

  • From 7 proven models and 7 scenarios to provide context to learnings
  • Relationship-building opportunities that create trust
  • Gain workplace awareness’s
  • Develop a coaching mindset through 5 principles

Dates: June 23 – 25, 2021

Delivery: Virtual

Tuition: $2,495 $1,871.25 + GST

More Information: Contact for the Promo code.

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Leadership Essentials for Supervisors

25% Registration Discount for ASPA Members: The Leadership Essentials for Supervisors Program

The Leadership Essentials for Supervisors Program is newly redesigned to give a deep dive into holistic leadership skills including communication, coaching, performance management, and leading change. Participants will learn how to:

  • Allocate management versus leadership efforts
  • Create presence and purpose within workplace culture to motivate people
  • Explore emotional intelligence and resilience tools
  • Coach and give feedback while creating accountability, action, and resolving conflict.
  • Put this all together with 3 self-assessments including EI 2.0, Dare to Lead, and TK Conflict Inventory

Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of completion that can be added to their LinkedIn Profile and CV to showcase your developed leadership skills and build a high performing team.

Dates: June 10, 17, 24, 2021

Delivery: Virtual

Tuition: $2495 $1,871.25 + GST

More Information: Check out our Website or contact to take advantage of your 25% Discount

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Learning From Your Mistakes

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Have you made a mistake at work and were worried to admit it or concerned that it might affect your relationships with colleagues or your career trajectory?  We’ve all been there.  What’s important is to recognize that mistakes can be a learning opportunity and, most often, you can recover from them. 

Consider these three ways you can turn a mistake into a stepping stone for your career:

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Brown Bag Sessions Survey Results; April 2021


ASPA Research Committee conducted an online survey from March 10 – 19, 2021 to gather ASPA members’ feedback on brown bag sessions presented by the ASPA executive. The brief survey gathered insights on topics of interest and how best to offer the sessions. A total of 204 surveys were completed, representing a 15% response rate.  The ASPA Research Committee would like to thank everyone who took the time to participate in the survey – your feedback will assist with planning future brown bag sessions. This article provides an overview of the survey results.

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Finding Your Passion at Work

What are you passionate about? Living each moment to the fullest and savoring life along the path to your passion is what it is all about. To open the doorway to enlightenment you must take a proactive approach, become more engaged and take action to find your passion at work and have the career that you have always dreamed of having.        

Here are some practical steps to find your passion at work:

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National Day of Observance

Reflecting on Our Losses
On Tuesday, PM Justin Trudeau announced that today will be named a “National Day of Observance” to “honour everyone we lost to this terrible virus, and to recognize the impact this global pandemic has had on all our lives… As a country we remember all those we lost, and we mourn with families and friends.” The new day will also serve to commemorate the many significant impacts of the pandemic, from isolation to unemployment, and to honour the many frontline workers who have put themselves at risk.

Reference Site: Observance, Procrastination & Blarney (

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