6 Building Blocks of Every Successful Social Media Strategy: How Strong is Your Foundation?

Up until quite recently, social media marketing was more "hit and miss" than hard science. Most people were just cobbling together content, guessing at which audiences to target, and hoping that someone out there would pay attention and engage.

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Demand for Cybersecurity Specialists is Up: Should You Consider Certification?

Unless you've been totally off the grid these last few years, you're fully aware of the growing frenzy around cybersecurity.

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What's Involved in Starting Your Own Mediation Practice? 6 Key Steps

Updated June, 2021.

It doesn't matter what your professional background is. Whether you're a lawyer, litigator, or work outside the legal field, there is a checklist of steps to walk through before you even consider starting your own mediation practice.

Some of these steps are purely practical, while others require a bit of self-reflection.

Do you have the right training to be taken seriously as a mediator? Are you prepared for the effort needed to strike out on your own as a practice owner? Are you familiar with mediator designations recognized throughout Canada?

Take a few minutes to read through these 6 key steps, and get a better understanding of what's involved in starting your own mediation practice.

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Do You Need Cybersecurity Training? 4 Things to Consider

As the number of cyber attacks rises each year, so do the financial costs of getting caught unprepared.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Buyer Personas & Fine-tune Your Digital Marketing

What is a buyer persona, and why would you invest time in creating one for your business or digital marketing team?

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Cybersecurity Training: How to Choose a Quality SSCP Prep Course

Anyone who works in network design and administration, network analysis and consulting, or any form of IT management, knows security control has become a top priority for many organizations.

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What Are The Top 3 Signs of Depression in Adolescents?

Updated June, 2021.

A few years ago, CBC News shared new data from Statistics Canada on rising rates of depression among Canadian youth.

CBC reported that Canadians aged 15-24 had the highest rates of depression of any other age group in the country.

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death (after accidents) among this same demographic—accounting for nearly a quarter of all deaths among 15 to 24 year-olds.

If you work with young people, you may have often wondered, is this "normal" teenage behavior, or a symptom of something more serious?

At this age, hormonal and physical changes typically cause moodiness, short-temper, and other kinds of erratic behavior.

At what point should you be concerned?

Start by watching out for these 3 very common signs of depression in teens.

Individually, these behaviors may not indicate a mental health issue, but in combination, or with a high level of intensity and duration, are definitely cause for serious concern.

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Mediating Workplace Conflicts: 3 Key Stages & Techniques

Considering a career in mediation and think you would excel at negotiating workplace disputes? This is a very popular area of practice for mediators, particularly as an increasing number of business leaders recognize the correlation between corporate conflict, employee attrition, and productivity losses.

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How Do You Become an Arbitrator in Canada? Training & Accreditation

Updated February 2021.

Considering becoming an arbitrator, and struggling to navigate the confusing array of training programs, certificates, and professional designations available in Canada?

In this post, we survey some of the educational options available to aspiring arbitrators, and the levels of accreditation offered through Canada's leading association for dispute resolution professionals—the ADR Institute of Canada.

Read on to get a clearer sense of the training path you must follow to launch a successful career in arbitration.

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Considering a Certificate in Arbitration? 5 Things You'll Learn in a Quality Training Program

Are you considering entering the fast-growing field of alternative dispute resolution (ADR)? From workplace conflicts to divorce proceedings to commercial contract battles, ADR is often used as an alternative to costly, time-consuming, highly stressful litigation.

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