Energize your team with one of Jan’s tailor-made workshops – designed to address the issues and opportunities you face in your community.

Combining the latest research with relevant examples and years of practical experience, Jan creates a facilitated seminar to help you better plan and launch programs that make a difference. Plus her  fun and engaging style leaves a lasting impression with the results to match.

What is facilitated training?

Working with Jan, you’ll learn new skills, and identify practical ways to address issues and opportunities unique to you, your organization and your community. For example, by the end of the day in the communication and consultation planning workshop, you’ll have the foundations of a plan for your project ready to go.

Everyone’s a Media Spokesperson

Tips, tools and techniques to improve your media coverage

Whether you’re being interviewed by the media, presenting to your Council, Board or community group, you are the spokesperson for your program or project – especially in today’s world of blurred lines between media and social media.

Jan’s media and messaging spokesperson training will improve your media coverage, help you get your message out and reduce the need for ‘do overs’ – or damage control. 

"Best ever!" - Tom Wilson, Communications, City of Kelowna

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From Facebook to the Front Page

Social Media Survival Skills

While social media provides elected officials and local governments the benefit of a two-way conversation, it also presents some challenges when it comes to engaging in this amplified and unregulated arena.

Drawing on strategies and success stories from both the public and private sectors, Jan will show you how to use your social media survival skills to better build, engage and manage your online audience, your message and keep your social media social.

“...Relevant, lively and keeps the attention of everyone - no an easy feat!” - Margo Wagner, Cariboo Regional District Board Chair

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Planning for Successful Public Consultation in 10 ‘Easy’ Steps

Whether it’s installing water meters or building a new fire hall, citizens across Canada are looking for a say in local government decisions – and pushing back on decisions they feel lack opportunity for public input.

Jan will show you how to plan your consultation – and pitfalls to avoid – using a tried, tested and true 10-step guide.

“Still reaping the benefits of her facilitated training!" - Jon Wilsgard, CAO, Town of Golden

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How to Rock your Next Council or Board Presentation

In a world where you have mere minutes to make your point, Jan will help you get your message across with this lively, interactive workshop designed to hone your skills as a public speaker and presenter.

Learn key tips to a solid delivery and common mistakes to avoid. Plus you’ll get the benefit of practical experience as we capture your presentation on camera and provide video feedback as a group.

“Well-prepared, engaging and inspiring!” - Julie Rogers, Communications Manager, District of Sechelt

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What’s In It for Me?

Communication Planning for Successful Programs in Six Simple Steps

If you are thinking about stopping, starting or changing a program, project or service, you know you need to get ahead of the curve of public opinion to avoid project delays as a result of lack of communication.

Jan’s six simple steps for strategic and proactive communications will help you increase public awareness and support, reduce bad press and better equip your Council, Board and staff to handle questions. 

 “…A rewarding session with lasting results.” - Carol Suhan, Manager, Conservation & Energy Management, FortisBC

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Online Training

Jan’s online training webinars provides an easy, effective way to expand your professional development via live teleconference and shared screen presentation, all from the comfort of your own office or remote location.

Ask Jan about course offerings today! 

“Refreshing, inspiring learning environment." - Nancy Taylor, Executive Director, Local Government Management Association of BC

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  • City of Kelowna
  • YLW
  • City of Fort St John
  • City of Prince George
  • Prince George Fire Rescue
  • BC Wildfire Service
  • Westbank First Nation
  • College of New Caledonia
  • City of Dawson Creek
  • City of Castlegar
  • City of Grand Forks
  • City of Courtney
  • City of Penticton
  • District of Clearwater
  • City of Powell River
  • Powell River Regional District
  • Cariboo Regional District
  • Capital Regional District 
  • Doctors of BC 
  • Divisions of Family Practice
  • BC Oil and Gas Commission