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PD, Trainings & Presentations (Education Series)

SCHEDULE: Dr. Dawn McBride runs monthly trainings when her schedule allows. She is also available to offer keynote addresses as well as plan, and facilitate, customized professional development educational presentations/workshops for agencies (non-profit & private practice). See below for a summary of the trainings she frequently offers. At present, the customized trainings, those below with titles in lower case, will not be available until 2024.


TO REGISTER FOR DAWN MCBRIDE'S TRAININGS: Most of her trainings are offered to the public via the registration process Eventbrite - updated monthly. This site also contains extensive descriptions for each training event,  including the policies for the training.  To learn what trainings are currently available, please check:


FEE DISCOUNT: Although Dawn aims to keep training fees reasonable, she happily offers a 10% discount when 10 of more staff from the same agency register for the same DPS event. In addition, those who register 15 or more staff (same event, same agency) then Dawn also offers the agency a full one-hour educational coaching service (virtual) based on the training material - at no additional cost! To arrange this special deal, please contact the DPS office:  *Note, agency staff will need to register the staff on Eventbrite.

FORMAT: All trainings are offered via Zoom Pro (DPS license) or in person.

DESCRIPTIONS: For a summary of most of the trainings Dawn offers, please see below for a visual handout. Further down the page is a long list (with accompanying summaries) of the some of the main trainings Dawn enjoys to offer. Please note that the CAPITALIZED trainings are offered to the public usually using Eventbrite as the registration course.  Dawn is also able to customize her trainings for private audiences (e.g., agency).

NOTE: It is vital to convey that when Dawn is hosting a training event she is NOT representing any regulatory body, training association, post secondary institution, or counselling organization. Thus, all audience members are expected to critically reflect upon any of Dawn's/DPS training material so they can take from this training what fits –accept, reject, or modify– according to their counselling practice and style, agency expectations and protocols, their values, and their code of ethics/standards of practice. 

To Register For The Trainings (when offered) Described In Detail (see below)
please click anywhere on the above brown heading to register.
The frequency as to when these trainings are offered tend to be limited - sometimes just once a year. 

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  • How I Honour Your Rights As a Customer....
    Before we engage in this educational service you will be briefed on the process and have your questions answered so you can make an informed choice to access my services. Did you know your rights as a customer include, but are not limited to: 1. saying to me, at any time: “I don’t know”, “tell me more”, “I am not sure”, “no, that won’t work”, “sure”, “pass”, and “I feel ____”,. At any time, you can also end the meeting &/or our consent agreement. I also have these same rights. 2. feeling “I have your back”. It is my very firm intention to offer you a confidential space where you feel supported and to leave our meeting with some new ideas as well as new options to ponder. ​ 3. remaining completely in charge of what you do in your career. You have the full freedom to modify or reject any of my offerings and ideas. ​ ​IMPORTANT NOTE: At all times you remain in charge of what you decide to do in your own practice. Educational-Coaching support services, with Dawn, are regarded as an educational service where Dawn is NOT representing any regulatory body, training association, or counselling organization. Thus, you are expected to critically reflect upon any of Dawn's/DPS comments and to use what fits–accept, reject, or modify–according to your counselling practice and style, agency expectations and protocols, your values, and your code of ethics/standards of practice.
  • Are These Meetings Held? Online - yes. In-person - Sure!
    In most cases, you will book your own time slots using Jane. Good news --> Dawn offers a variety of slots during the week and weekend. She is a night owl so there are often late night slots available! If your situation is urgent or is an emergency, then Dawn will be in touch with you ASAP to offer you some meeting options. She aims to move mountains to accommodate you because your situation is urgent, and she wants to be there for you. Meetings are offered in a variety of formats - phone, Zoom Pro video conferencing, and/or in person. Offered 1:1 or in small groups (see the poster). Fees - please see the the poster. ​
  • How Do I Book an Educational-Coaching Support Services Meeting?
    If you are interested in receiving this supportive, confidential service, please contact the DPS office and let them know which type of serivceyou are seeking: The office will respond usually within 3 days, but if your need is URGENT or is an EMERGENCY, please indicate this in the subject line of your email as your email will be a priority to us. Thank you.

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