Mohawk College

December 2016
Happy Holidays from MCE
MCE  Announcements  and  Events

MCE had the pleasure of working with Community Living Ontario recently. A special thank you to Ron LaRoche, Director, Communications, Marketing and Fund Development, for trusting us with your training needs. Also, a special thank you to Sue Prestedge and Tim Tuck from Mohawk College for designing and delivering a customized workshop on "Managing the Media Encounter". 

Community Living

Future Ready Leadership Training

Employees from the City of Hamilton's Planning and Economic Development Department completed their second level of Future Ready Leadership training in November. They took a "Dragon's Den" approach to their presentations and had a leadership panel consisting of Hamilton's Mayor, Fred Eisenberger, and two councilors, Donna Skelly and Matthew Green. Watch the video by clicking here. 

The InvestorCOM Future Ready Leadership cohort finished in November as well. The participants of this program included employees from Braemar House, Mohawk College and MCE. We would like to congratulate one of the participants, Anthony Papadopoulos, on his promotion! Please see the FRL Success Stories listed below for more information.  Watch the video by clicking here .

Future Ready Leadershop Program

FRL Success Stories

One of MCE's Future Ready Leadership graduates, Suzanne McInnes, has been promoted to Acting Director of Watershed Management for the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority. Congratulations Suzanne! We wish you much success in your new role. Here is a message from the previous Director, Peter Graham, on Suzanne's appointment.

"As I will be stepping into the Acting CAO role as of November 14, 2016, Suzanne McInnes will assume the Acting Director of Watershed Management role effective November 14th.  Suzanne has been with the NPCA since 2000 working in various roles throughout her time here. With her extensive knowledge and experience and with the support of the rest of the NPCA team, I am confident she will be able to continue to lead the Watershed Management team during this time in establishing and carrying out the objectives of the Authority and the department.

Thank you all for the ongoing support and commitment in serving our customers during this transition."

- Peter Graham, Director, Watershed Management, Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
Another one of MCE's Future Ready Leadership graduates, Anthony Papadopoulos, has been promoted to Production Coordinator at InvestorCOM. Anthony was previously working for the company as a Digital Print Operator and will begin his new role on December 12th, 2016. Congratulations Anthony! We wish you much success in your new role. Here is what Anthony had to say about the Future Ready Leadership program:

InvestorCOm "The FRL program really helped me change my focus in becoming a better person.  I am able to better understand personalities amongst my workplace so that I can be more effective at communicating and more efficient working with my team.  It has taught me ways to be persistent at working to build positive relationships with my teammates by asking effective questions and getting valuable feedback everywhere I go.  I have no doubts that the FRL program has given me the necessary skills to become an influential leader.  The great thing about it is that I can apply the tools that I have learned to any work position and in my personal life.  Thanks Audie and Angela for making the FRL program so meaningful!"
- Anthony Papadopoulos, Production Coordinator, InvestorCOM
One of our Future Ready Leadership participants, Barb Day, wrote the article Survivors, based on her interpretation of being a part of the Baby Boomer generation. Thank you for your contribution Barb!


"This experience, being a participant of both Future Ready Leadership 1 & 2, has made me realize that I can handle the challenges that are thrown at me and I will survive! It has made me a stronger leader with confidence!"

- Kim Coombs, Co-Director, Municipal Law Enforcement, City of Hamilton

Upcoming Courses and Programs

Managing the Media:

MCE has partnered with Sue Prestedge from Mohawk College's Communications Media Program and Tim Tuck from Mohawk's Public Relations Graduate Certificate Program on a brand new course; Managing the Media. This course will help participants successfully work with the media.

Participants in the course, Managing the Media , will enhance their effectiveness by:
  1. Understanding news
  2. Strategizing key messages
  3. Managing the interview with control and confidence
  4. Preparing for the tough questions 
For more information, please contact Lorraine at or 905- 575-2534.

Date & Location 
For more information contact:

Students who successfully complete this program will receive three point five (3.5) Ministry of the Environment, Director-Approved, Continuing Education Units.
Prepare to write the American Water Works Association (OWWA) "Cross Connection Control Specialist" certification exam (administered at the end of the course).
February 27th to March 3rd, 2017

Location: Mohawk College, 
Stoney Creek Campus

Lorraine MacDonald
905 575 2534

A two day course to recertify you as a "Backflow/Cross Connection Control Tester".
January 26 & 27, 2017

Location: Mohawk College, 
Stoney Creek Campus

Lorraine MacDonald
905 575 2534
MMP program provides training and accreditation
to those aspiring to, or already in, maintenance management or supervisory positions. Certified
MMPs are qualified to provide cost effective management of a business's physical assets.
MMP04 - January 14th to 
February 4th, 2017

MMP05 - February 18 & 25, 2017 and March 4 & 11, 2017

MMP08 - January 26th to
 March 30th, 2017

Location: Mohawk College,
 Stoney Creek Campus
Lorraine MacDonald
905 575 2534

This program helps prepare new or existing leaders in the private and public sectors for the future. We focus on essential leadership skills that will help advance participants in their career, as well as move your organization forward. 

Our Future Ready Leadership Open Seat program will be starting up in January, 2017.   Click here for more information .
Ask us about delivering this program to your emerging leaders
 at your location or ours! 
Kris Michailow
905 517 1676

This program takes your FRL Level 1 graduates to the next level of leadership  learning.  
Offered by cohort only, not open seat.

Ask us for a detailed course outline.

Like Future Ready Leadership Level 1, this program is fully customizable. 

Lorraine MacDonald
905 575 2534
Keep up with industry demands in an ever changing and competitive market by providing your employees with this high- impact, customized welding program. 

Quickstart Welding Program
Quickstart Welding Program

Lorraine MacDonald
905 575 2534

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