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Pathways to Personal Success*

*This FREE workshop is open to current or newly admitted/registered SCS students and alumni.

Date and Time: February 1, 2014, Saturday, from 10 am to 1 pm

Location: 688 Sherbrooke Street West (Room number will be confirmed upon online registration.)

Places are limited.  Reserve your space and Register Now!

NOTE: Participants should bring material to take notes.

The School of Continuing Studies (SCS) is offering a workshop, “Pathways to Personal Success”, that will describe the change management process required for successful immigration and integration.  The contents of this workshop are geared towards individuals who are experiencing challenges to social and economic integration after immigrating to Canada.

The goal of this workshop is to explore change management best practices, and to exchange integration success stories. During this workshop, you will:

  • Better understand how to integrate personal and professional goals that are key ingredients for success.
  • Identify and overcome the internal and external barriers that prevent you from reaching your dreams.
  • Understand change management and transition theories, and how to apply them in a “real life” experience.
  • Reach a thorough understanding of the process and patterns of personal growth.
  • Hear about tips for a successful integration with other cultures.
  • Share experiences and pathways to success through story telling.


This workshop will be facilitated by Merling Sapene, the Director of the Change Management and Business Analyst Center of Excellence at Bombardier Aerospace.  Merling leads teams at the forefront of innovation in international, multicultural and complex business transformation projects. Her areas of specialization include strategic analysis, organization effectiveness, redesign & automation, performance management and change enablement.   Merling completed her undergraduate studies in Venezuela, and when she came to Canada 12 years ago, she completed her Masters’ Degree in Human Systems Interventions from Concordia University.  She also holds a Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility from University of Toronto.