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NEW for fall 2022! Getting Personal About Change: From Resistance to Resilience

Course description

Heraclitus’s age-old saying, “the only constant in life is change,” couldn’t be truer in our 21st-century personal and professional lives. More often than not, we all struggle to change our behaviour for reasons that are more emotional than intellectual. As management guru Peter Senge claims, we don’t resist change, we resist being changed. This four-week course reframes the root causes of mindsets that block change and introduces approaches to change that underscore improved wellbeing, confidence, and the courage to, at the very least, stay steady through change.

Learning objectives

  • Determine when to initiate personal change to accomplish your goals through understanding and evaluating six evidence-based lifestyle fundamentals that contribute to fortified wellbeing.

  • Identify root behaviour that helps or hinders, then learn to lean into growth.

  • Recognize resistance tactics and how to move through change— from exploration to acceptance to commitment and execution.

  • Identify and explore your unique constellation of strengths, then learn how to leverage these strengths to handle change.

  • Develop tactical tenacity: Discover strategies to recognize when you’ve hit your capacity to deal with change, then learn approaches to expand that capacity.

Target audience:
All employees

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Course format

  • Four 90-minute facilitated sessions, delivered online

Registration fee:


Register and complete your course by March 15, 2023 and your course fee will be $0.


Employees— Share with your employer that you are taking the course! Send the link to your employer by email to discuss it with them.

E-learning duration:


Virtual Facilitated Session Dates

January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 2023, 11:30am-1:00pm

New students

Registering with COAST only takes a few simple steps.  

  1. Fill out the sign-up form. 

  2. You will receive a verification email with a link. Click on the link to access your account. 

  3. Go to the main dashboard and find the Ministry form. 

  4. Download it, fill it out, save it, and upload the saved and completed form in the Upload tab. 

  5. You will receive a confirmation email that it has been accepted (this may take up to two business days). Once that is done you may enrol in the courses of your choosing. 

  6. To enrol, select the Catalog tile on the dashboard and choose your course dates and times.

Returning students

Go to and log in with your credentials. Check the Catalog tile on the main dashboard to find this course. Select it and click Enrol.

Employers— Enhance and upgrade employee skills. Recognize and foster employee development. Enrol your company with COAST! Your company may register employees on any of the courses offered at no charge – as long as courses are completed by March 15, 2023.


PLEASE NOTE: Registration is not considered complete unless OAC receives the completed Ministry participation form.

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) requires you to complete their PDF Participant Form prior to entering the training program. This information is for reporting purposes only, is anonymized prior to reporting and will be held in confidence.

1. Click on the tile to download the mandatory form (PDF fillable format);

2. Once completed, please upload your saved PDF file on upload tab.

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