Entries by Brenda

New Training for a New Year

by Brenda Kortekass, Specialist, Learning + Development I wasn’t sure what my 2022 resolution would be at the end of December, but I now see that it will be about embracing new training, personally and professionally. My husband and I welcomed a new family member, a rescue dog named Zuko. He came to us with […]

The Sign of the Time – Change

by Brenda Kortekaas, Specialist, Learning + Development In the last few years, Ottawa and area is becoming known for tornado warnings and actual tornados – some touching ground. My husband and I were storm chasing one last year not really knowing that it was an actual tornado that had caused damage in the nearby neighbourhood. […]

Are We Taking Time to Prepare?

by Brenda Kortekaas, Specialist, Learning and Development As I look out my office window at the raging snowstorm, I can’t help but think of all the news stories telling us to be prepared. Some people believe the media is always overreacting to any kind of weather, but I think they hit the mark on this […]

Finding Balance in the Details

by Brenda Kortekaas, Community of Practice Coordinator Engage Delaney receive many compliments in our training exit surveys regarding our “attention to detail”. We set up with colourful paper, toys, fiddle activities for the active person, breath mints for pasty mouth, and a little chocolate treat for the 3 o’clock sugar low. Preparation for each […]