Interested in Dianne speaking to your group — either virtually or in person? Drop her an email!

Dianne McConnell Offerings

“If I didn’t believe that everything happens for a reason, and as a result has purpose and contribution….then how could I go on?”

Could This Be Grace is intended to help the reader see opportunity in the face of adversity, clearing a path for a rich and productive life. Uncovered in the book is:

  • Recognition and understanding of your personal belief system
  • How your belief system forms the basis of personal identify
  • An awareness of what your pay attention to reinforces your belief system
  • How adversity challenges your belief system and creates discomfort and pain
  • What the experience of adversity looks like
  • The impact of adverse experiences on your life
  • The problems of practice in education and health care that hold us hostage to adverse conditions
  • How we can hang onto hope
  • Contributing factors to being resilient
  • How we can integrate grief and loss into our daily lives

Parents, teachers or health care professionals in addition to reading Dianne’s book you could also invite her for speaking engagements or workshops. Dianne’s presentations or workshops provide deeper insight and more stories in an engaging and interactive atmosphere.

Favorite topics include Inclusion, system navigation, parenting, parents as members of the educational learning team, resilience, moving from head to heart as a human being and overcoming adversity.

The Power of Parents – A Four-Part Series

Join Roy and Dianne in February and March 2023 for a four-part series on parents as members of your child’s educational learning team. The series runs Tuesday evenings beginning in mid-September. Join us to learn about what it means to be a member of your child’s learning team, individual programming planning and expectations, continuum of supports and services and expectations for your child, conflict resolution and more….

February 2, 9, 16, and March 2
6:30 – 8:00 pm MT
$20 CAD for all four sessions

This series is a virtual (online) offering through Southern Alberta Professional Development Consortium

Questions about this series? Just email us!

Could This Be Grace?

At some point in our lives, most of us will encounter adverse experiences in some form or other. These experiences likely interrupt our comfortable and safe daily routines and can be unpleasant and painful. Could This Be Grace is a powerful story about Dianne’s personal journey through multiple adverse experiences created by raising two boys who died from a devastating, very rare genetic disease. She describes many of her experiences as painful, crushing, breath-stealing moments that had a huge impact on her life and the lives of family members. The lessons Dianne learned as a result of her situation had a positive impact on her life as a parent and as a teacher.

Learn how…

  • Adverse experiences impact our quality of life
  • Asking a simple question helps us see opportunity in the face of adversity
  • The experience of an adverse situation challenges or threatens our identity
  • To regain hope when you are feeling that you have lost it

Thursday, January 26, 2023
6:30 – 8:00 pm MT
$20 CAD

This event is a virtual (online) offering through Southern Alberta Professional Development Consortium

Questions about this event? Just email us!