Self-Management Success


About This Course

How we respond to change, take care of ourselves, and open our minds to embracing perspectives and experiences that are different from our own are all important factors in our success in workplace and ultimately our careers. In this course you will be introduced to concrete strategies to help you adapt to changes and shifting of priorities, effectively manage stress and focus on wellness, foster your own self-awareness, and counter unconscious bias at work.

Course Curriculum

Part I – Managing Change Well

Learn the skills of managing change and reactions to the change in a business setting. Understand organizational change management needs and the importance of acquiring the knowledge and tools to implement any change effectively. Consider that when a workgroup experience changes, it is the whole organization that changes, as well as the behaviours of individuals. New behaviors result and different business outcomes are achieved. In other words, organizations don’t change; only people within organizations.

Part II - Your Stress and Wellness Skills

Physical and emotional stress reservoirs are within each of us – each having their unique triggers and demonstrations. Many of us experience stress in life. Not only can this be profoundly unpleasant, but it can also seriously affect our health and our work. You will learn methods to manage stress by using the right tools and techniques.

Part III - Countering Unconscious Bias

Unconscious bias is often rooted in or created by specific cultural, gender, or socioeconomic stereotypes that you may or may not be aware of. Unconscious biases can help you think and make decisions quickly. However, they are implicit biases, and that means you do not know the extent of their possible impact on our thinking and decision-making processes. In this workshop, you will develop your self-awareness of what may be your unconscious biases and learn inclusive communication techniques to build your spectrum of communication.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

Course Level

Introductory level


This course is on-demand, meaning that you can take it anytime, at your own pace. The course takes approximately 45 minutes to complete from start to finish, but you have unlimited access for 3 months. You can choose to take the course in one sitting or in smaller bites. Either way, the course is entirely flexible and up to you how fast you complete it!

Written and developed by the Soft Skills Group

We pride ourselves on our ability to develop dynamic solutions to address our client’s needs. We are committed to seeing our clients succeed in their challenging and changing environments. The Soft Skills Group trainers have the expertise and the experience to bring corporate best practices to clients.

We have worked successfully with over 80 corporate clients in many industries —including finance, telecommunications, health care, manufacturing, transportation, natural resources, not-for-profit and governments, and crown corporations. The Soft Skills Group has worked with organizations within education, finance, law, nuclear energy, various public service organizations, and in both profit and not-for-profit fields.

About the Course Authors

Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP


Diana has over 20 years of experience working with more than 20,000 business professionals, effectively improving their management and communication skills to achieve higher impact results. She holds an MA Degree, is a Certified Coach Practitioner and twice published author and World Guru in Communications.

Sheldon Kawarsky, PhD

Vice President

Sheldon has over 20 years of experience holding manager and director roles in the private and academic sectors, focusing on business development and fostering relationships with companies, universities, government organizations, and venture capitalists.  His strength is in relationship building and clarifying the needs of clients to ensure their training maximizes their return on investment.