News Release Archive


The Nova Scotia Community College is breaking new ground in its
continuing effort to provide "hands on" learning opportunities
its students and members of the community-at-large. 

When the proposal was given to the NSCC's customized training
division to plan a national lecture tour for world renowned
psychiatrist, Dr. William Glasser, it seemed only logical for the
college to make the commitment to undertake the project.  

It is Dr. Glasser's contention that people who behave
need to be taught a more responsible way to behave without the
of coercion. The lecture series, entitled "Change by Choice," 
be of particular interest to those professionals in such fields
business, education, psychology, social work, and corrections. In
fact, say organizers, all who manage, teach, counsel or supervise
others will benefit from the workshop.

Dr. Glasser will visit five Canadian cities with this tour: 
Dartmouth, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg. To assist
with organizing this event in these cities, the NSCC has
established partnerships with various other organizations,
including: the Canadian Guidance Counselling Association, the
Counsellor Training Institute, the Adlerian School of Psychology,
Montreal; Humber College, Toronto; Red River College, Winnipeg;
Vancouver Community College.

"Organizing an event of this nature," said Brad MacDonald,
entrepreneurship & small business instructor at NSCC, Annapolis
Campus and Glasser project coordinator, "makes it necessary to
forge new partnerships with like-minded professionals in other
provinces, and allows us to offer our students a valuable
opportunity as they assist in various aspects of the project.

This fall students enrolled in the entrepreneurship & small
business program and human services program will assist in
assembling participant packages for the various sites and with
daily operations at the project's headquarters at the Annapolis

Students enrolled in the call centre program at Halifax Campus
manage the reservations for the various sites with the upcoming
1-800-line. Also, cooking students from I.W. Akerley Campus will
given the opportunity to provide catering services for the coffee
breaks for the Dartmouth lecture.

"It will be largely a student-driven project; one that fits with
the motivation for this project -recognizing a need and finding a
way to fill that need," Mr. MacDonald said.

Dr. Glasser will be at the Dartmouth Sportsplex Nov.4, for a
one-day seminar. The workshop will provide participants with an
explanation of the "whys and hows" of human behaviour which will
provide insight into how people make everyday choices.


Contact: Brad MacDonald 902-825-6373

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