Testimonials

Testimonials

These testimonials were collected on an ongoing basis since 2000. Some of the employment information may have changed since the time the testimonials were offered.

"While at Brock, I had the opportunity to benefit from a wide range of leadership training and experiences. The communication, facilitation and management skills that I gained provided a strong foundation for future development and will benefit both my personal and professional life". (Bradley Clarke, Off-Campus Housing Officer and President of Brock University Students' Union, 1999 - 2000)

"I was a Don in Residence for two years (1979 and 1980). The skills I learned during our Don Training sessions.......... have been some of the most valuable tools I have ever acquired! I have applied those skills every day of my life for the last 25 years ... in managing my time, relieving stress, organizing events, solving conflicts and listening to people. Thank you!" (Kelly Fahlenbock, -1980 BPhEd, 1981 BEd, Waterloo Region District School Board)

"The leadership training I received while at Brock has served as the foundation of my leadership success in industry. Earlier in my career it provided me an exceptional head start through the intellectual offering of perspective, insight, and most importantly tools that allowed me to navigate successfully in our corporate culture. Some 10 years later... I still value this experiential training immeasurably." (Michael P. McGrath (B.A. 1990, M.B.A Queens 96), VP Bell Canada)

"Participating as a member of the RLS was the perfect training ground to develop my active listening skills - skills that were crucial to our individual success as a student leader. Since graduating from Brock, I've found that my training in active listening has proven to be invaluable. Listening is a practical life-skill that easily transfers to everyday situations and has helped me immensely in both my personal and professional relationships. Thanks again!" -- (Rawle Borel Jr., BA Communications: Business - 1993, Manager, Corporate Communications Rogers Cantel Inc.)

"As a teacher, I use my conflict resolution skills and mediation skills daily, either with students, colleagues, or parents. Through the training, I've gained psychological and sociological knowledge of how people behave. I use this knowledge to create a positive classroom environment for my students." (Julia Mascio, BA 1997, School Teacher)

"The skills that I attained through Dons' training at Brock have helped tremendously in the pursuit of my Master's Degree. Professional training in effective listening and communication, coupled with opportunities to develop and refine my own leadership skills continue to assist me in the field of Student Services." (Vince "Moose" Wilson, Hon. BRLS, Brock 1997, Masters Candidate, College Student Personnel, Western Illinois University)

" I feel that the training I received during my two years as part of the Residence Life Team was invaluable. The communication skills I gained have been extremely beneficial in both my work experience and personal life. I would recommend this training to any individual that aspires to be in a leadership role." (Sandra Giuliani BRLS 1994, Educational Assistant)

"[RLS] training was applicable to my life in many ways that formal education was not. In class I learned to be an educated person, in training I learned to become a better person." (Ken Foster, BA Political Science - 1995, MSc Criminal Justice Administration - 1999, Master of Teaching - Candidate)

"All the things you should know that university doesn't teach you, that's what they should call this program. You learn to listen, to lead, to open your mind and challenge your own beliefs. I can't image having gone through university without such training." (Ken Foster, BA Political Science - 1995, MSc Criminal Justice Administration - 1999, Master of Teaching - Candidate)

"In university you learn a lot of things. Fortunately, this is some of the stuff you remember." (Ken Foster, BA Political Science - 1995, MSc Criminal Justice Administration - 1999, Master of Teaching - Candidate)

These leadership skills have created within me something nobody can take away, integrity. (Gerd Fiebig Hon. BA Health Studies 1999, Seneca College, Human Resource Management Program)

Communication is so much more than hearing and speaking, it's about truly understanding the person, and making sure you're understood. (Gerd Fiebig Hon. BA Health Studies 1999, Seneca College, Human Resource Management Program)

Some people travel to get to know themselves. With these skills, I was able to go within and discovery things I never thought possible. (Gerd Fiebig Hon. BA Health Studies 1999, Seneca College, Human Resource Management Program)

Books can give you a great education. These skills allow you to best use it. (Gerd Fiebig Hon. BA Health Studies 1999, Seneca College, Human Resource Management Program)