Donna Arvidson, M.A., R.S.W.

 

DONNA ARVIDSON, M.A., R.S.W., brings a unique combination of coaching, consulting, seminar design, training and counseling experience to the work she does in organizations. For more than twenty years, Donna has worked extensively in organizations with leaders and employees at all levels to enhance working relationships, organizational effectiveness, and personal/professional fulfillment. Particular areas of leadership expertise include:

LEADERSHIP COACHING
  • Executive coaching
  • Coaching leaders at all levels to enhance skills and credibility, enabling them to utilize their strengths in the leadership role
  • Coaching in areas related to communication, work group functioning, conflict, team formation, handling of performance issues, merger issues, and change management
  • Qualified to administer 360 degree feedback assessments and Myers Briggs
MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISORY TRAINING
  • Coaching Skills
  • Clarifying Expectations & Giving Feedback
  • Handling Performance Problems
  • Transitioning to a Leadership Role
  • Performance Review
  • Effective Delegation
  • Managing Change
TEAM DEVELOPMENT
  • Team training and team development to assist new as well as established teams to reach understanding and agreement on how they will operate, make decisions, resolve conflicts, and continuously evaluate and improve their processes.
FACILITATION
  • Skilled Facilitator of Retreats, Organizational Development and Change
CONFLICT MEDIATION
  • Skilled mediation of conflicts between coworkers/between boss and employee
INTERPERSONAL AND PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS SKILLS TRAINING
  • Influencing Others
  • Active Listening
  • Win-Win Negotiation
  • Handling Difficult Conversations
  • Managing Anger and Conflict
  • Group Process Skills
  • Stress and Time Management
TEACHING
  • Currently teach Coaching for Quality Performance at the University of Calgary (Management Seminars). Prior sessional appointments with the Management Certificate Program and the Social Work Faculty, University of Calgary
Academic Qualifications include a Master of Arts Degree in Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Psychology. Donna is a member of the Alberta and Canadian Associations of Social Work, The International Coach Federation, the Human Resources Association of Calgary, the Human Resources Institute of Alberta.

Marteinson Arvidson & Associates Ltd.
Tel. (403) 269-5262 Fax (403) 269-5264