Friday Workshops

Optional Pre-Conference Workshops

OPTIONAL PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

Come early to enhance your Conference weekend experience. Optional, pre-conference workshops are available and being lead by professional leaders and speakers. You’re going to love these options offered ONLY on Friday! Three sessions are offered at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. Come for one, two, or all three sessions—whatever works for your schedule. Each session is $15 USD/$20 CAD. Arrive on Friday morning, or choose to arrive on Thursday evening. Meals are available for pre-purchase, or you can run off campus to eat if you desire. So many options and you get to decide what works best for your schedule!

Friday, Session 1 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am

101 | Not Everyone Can be Wonder Woman
Presented by Amelia Rhodes
Have you ever woken up already feeling behind? Or maybe the anxiety of what the day holds causes you to just pull the covers back over your head. Learn practical ways to rest and balance your life as a leader. No one expects you to be Wonder Woman, and you can’t do it all! Offered during pre-conference sessions 1, 2, and 3.
ameliarhodes.com

102 | A Taste of Color through Personality Dimensions
Presented by Henrietta Reinders
What’s your preferred color? Join in a fun, informative time of learning to understand yourself as well as those around you. Through self-discovery, learn your personality preference and how that preference connects with others. This is a wonderful tool for developing and strengthening your GEMS team, your family, and your relationships at work. Offered during pre-conference session 1.

103 | Theme Crafts
Presented by Patricia Dorsman
Come get creative craft ideas that compliment the theme, Be a Blessing. Step-by-step instructions will be included! You will have fun making several crafts from the Theme Resource Book as you see practical ways to weave the them throughout the season. Space is limited. Additional cost: $6 USD/$8 CAD will be charged during the registration process. Offered during pre-conference session 1 and Saturday session 3.

 104 | Communicating with Confidence
Presented by Cindy Bultema
Come learn 7 keys to communicate with courage and confidence. Cindy will provide simple communication tools, strategies, and tips that produce immediate results. You will learn to enhance your communication, use your body language to better express ideas, and overcome anxiety. Whether you are a Club Coordinator, Counselor, or GEMS friend, there is something for everyone in this workshop! Offered during pre-conference sessions 1 and 2.
cindybultema.com

Friday, Session 2 – 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

101 | Not Everyone Can be Wonder Woman
Presented by Amelia Rhodes
Have you ever woken up already feeling behind? Or maybe the anxiety of what the day holds causes you to just pull the covers back over your head. Learn practical ways to rest and balance your life as a leader. No one expects you to be Wonder Woman, and you can’t do it all! Offered during pre-conference sessions 1, 2, and 3.
ameliarhodes.com

 104 | Communicating with Confidence
Presented by Cindy Bultema
Come learn 7 keys to communicate with courage and confidence. Cindy will provide simple communication tools, strategies, and tips that produce immediate results. You will learn to enhance your communication, use your body language to better express ideas, and overcome anxiety. Whether you are a Club Coordinator, Counselor, or GEMS friend, there is something for everyone in this workshop! Offered during pre-conference sessions 1 and 2.
cindybultema.com

105 | Confident Enough: Instilling a Christ Confidence that Sticks
Presented by Lynn Cowell
Research shows that a girl’s confidence peaks at age 9, but you can help change that! Come learn how you can empower your girls to stand tall through the struggles they face. Lynn will provide practical tools to help you mentor girls as they build their confidence in Christ—a true confidence that can’t be shaken. Offered during pre-conference sessions 2 and 3.
lynncowell.com

 106 | The Digital Culture of Kids Today
Presented by Chris McKenna
Creating safer digital environments in our homes, churches, schools, and public places is possible, but it requires diligence and persistence. Using 10 digital realities and 10 digital strategies, Chris will show you how to win in the digital age while defending children from online dangers. Offered during pre-conference sessions 2 and 3.
protectyoungeyes.com

107 | Hiking with CITs (goes to 4:30 pm)
Hamilton is home to more than 100 waterfalls. Can you think of a more perfect place for hiking and enjoying God’s creativity? All CITs are invited to join in this hike, which will last from 2:00pm – 4:30pm. Aditional cost: $6 USD/$8 CAD. Offered during pre-conference session 2, departing at 1:00pm and returning at 4:30pm.

Friday, Session 3 – 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

101 | Not Everyone Can be Wonder Woman
Presented by Amelia Rhodes
Have you ever woken up already feeling behind? Or maybe the anxiety of what the day holds causes you to just pull the covers back over your head. Learn practical ways to rest and balance your life as a leader. No one expects you to be Wonder Woman, and you can’t do it all! Offered during pre-conference sessions 1, 2, and 3.
ameliarhodes.com

105 | Confident Enough: Instilling a Christ Confidence that Sticks
Presented by Lynn Cowell
Research shows that a girl’s confidence peaks at age 9, but you can help change that! Come learn how you can empower your girls to stand tall through the struggles they face. Lynn will provide practical tools to help you mentor girls as they build their confidence in Christ—a true confidence that can’t be shaken. Offered during pre-conference sessions 2 and 3.
lynncowell.com

106 | The Digital Culture of Kids Today
Presented by Chris McKenna
Creating safer digital environments in our homes, churches, schools, and public places is possible, but it requires diligence and persistence. Using 10 digital realities and 10 digital strategies, Chris will show you how to win in the digital age while defending children from online dangers. Offered during pre-conference sessions 2 and 3.
protectyoungeyes.com

 108 | Girl Talk: Straight Talk about Marriage, Sex, and Intimacy
Presented by Sheila Gregoire
Frank and contemporary, this workshop will give engaged women, new brides, and even veteran wives a Christian resource to answer their most intimate questions. In a conversational style (with lots of humorous anecdotes) you’ll learn that sex isn’t just physical: it’s an emotional and spiritual experience. Plus, you’ll learn why commitment in a Christian marriage is the perfect recipe for a great sex life. Offered during pre-conference session 3.
sheilawraygregoire.com

 

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