Personal Performance Workshop
In conjunction with our ongoing “Pilot Assistance and Wellness Program,” a Personal Performance Workshop is being offered to our members, through ALPA Canada’s Pilot Assistance Program. This course, led by a registered psychotherapist and marriage and family therapist, is for pilots to address personal and family problems. It provides pilots with an opportunity to gain perspective and set a strategy to move forward. Pilots identify key, long-term goals and create a “flight-plan” to achieve them. The course uses a variety of consulting interventions to include Cooperrider’s Appreciative inquiry, Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and Murray’s Model for a Balanced Life. It is designed to boost optimal pilot performance and safety.
This workshop has been planned for you, the pilot, to enhance your awareness about additional ways to deal with the ever increasing stress in our personal lives, and in our day-to-day work within the ever changing corporate environment. This workshop is part of the ongoing Pilot Assistance and Wellness Program plan to provide you with additional education and training, so that you will have, if and when you require it, a broader range of skills for supporting yourself and your fellow pilot. Please come and enjoy. We all look forward to seeing you there.
Dress is casual and all proceedings are informal. All meals and accommodation are provided. Please note that you must make your own flight travel arrangements. If you need any further information or assistance, you can contact Murray Munro at the ALPA Canada office at 1-800-561-9576, or 416-679-8210, ext 8312. If you're unable to reach Capt. Munro you can leave a message or contact Stacy Chalmers at ext. 8320.
You will find the Centre very peaceful and a nice change from a hectic lifestyle (so bring along a book you have been meaning to start). There are very nice grounds to walk around and, for those of you who are joggers, the neighbourhood is very safe and pleasant.
Room accommodations have been upgraded recently, and each room now has a new shower, along with a new self-contained heating and air conditioning unit. The Conference Centre telephone number is 905-278-5229. Generally, the office is staffed only during normal office hours. Pay telephones are located in the lobby area of the Conference Centre.
Transportation to the Queen of Apostles Centre will depart from Terminal 1 in Toronto. There is a Starbucks Coffee kiosk located in the food court area, just outside security on the upper Level 1 Departures level. Please gather in front of the Starbucks kiosk. We would ask that you plan your travel times in order to be at Starbucks for 4:00 p.m. Capt Munro or someone else will then take you by minivan to the Queen of Apostles Centre. If you need to travel from one terminal to another, there is a “LINK” shuttle for this purpose. It is accessed from the DEPARTURES level at each of the terminal buildings. For those of you who are not able to arrive in time for the pick-up, it will be necessary for you to look after your own transportation requirements. For those of you who are driving, there is a large parking area at the Conference Centre.
We are planning for an approximate arrival time of 4:45 p.m. Monday at the Conference Centre. Room check-in will take place at that time. Shortly thereafter, at 5:30 p.m., an evening meal will be provided. If you are unable to arrive in time to fit this time schedule, you should plan for your own meal requirements.