St. Paul Community Learning Association

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We are committed to helping adults pursue their interest in learning in the St. Paul area.


Are you an English speaker that needs help with reading, writing, or math? This is a FREE and confidential program for adults who want to improve reading and writing skills to use printed information in everyday living.
Please contact our office at 780-614-6346 to make arrangements.
Times: Flexible. We will be holding drop in sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Mannawanis Native Friendship Centre.
Fee: Free

Is English your second language? Would you like to improve your English skills? This course will help you improve your speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills to aid in everyday life and in the workplace.
Please contact our office at 780-614-6346 to make arrangements.
Times: Flexible
Fee: Free

Has your stress level increased and are you simply trying to keep it together? This workshop will focus on the types, symptoms and causes of stress and how to manage it all with real techniques and solutions. Open to anyone wishing to understand themselves better, manage their stress levels, and live a more balanced life. This course is being offered in partnership with St. Paul and District Chamber of Commerce.
Instructor: Kathryn Hotte
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time & Location: 9:00 am to 11 am, Portage College
Fee: $20.00

Even at the best of times, communication can become snarled. It's easy to make assumptions
about what we say and what we hear. When we forget to apply the principles of plain
language to speaking and writing, or get careless in how we listen to others, the potential for miscommunication increases. Clear communication must be a deliberate choice, and most times, simpler – is - better.
Instructor: Iris English
Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00, Portage College
Fee: $25.00

ASIST is a 14 hour / 2 day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers recognize and review risk, and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is by far the most widely used, acclaimed and researched suicide intervention training workshop in the world. This is a certificate course. Participants will have to attend all 14 hours of the course to receive the certificate. LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE.
Date: Wednesday, Tuesday November 7, 2017 and Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time and Location: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at SPAN, 4737 – 45 Ave, St. Paul (Back building)
Instructors: Provided by Centre for Suicide Prevention
Fee: $175.00

Think back to a training that got you intrigued, engaged, and excited. How was it different from the many you’ve attended that were okay… but not challenging, fun, or motivating? When YOU’RE the facilitator, how do you design a training situation that informs, satisfies, and empowers? We’ll touch on creating the environment, setting the content, using effective methods and techniques, addressing copyright issues, and living your ethics, with specific emphasis on how to legally integrate materials developed by others. This workshop format can be adapted to in-house, staff, and professional development training, for a variety of topics. You, too, can present material in a friendly, engaging format that makes it much more likely to be remembered and used. “Lessons learned in laughter last longest!” Proven training techniques and tips, group work, visual aids, role playing, lesson plans, pacing, to help YOU light the fire! This course is being offered in partnership with St. Paul and District Chamber of Commerce.
Instructor: Iris English
Date: November 1, 2017
Time & Location: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Portage College
Fee: $40.00


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