The Abbotsford Leadership Workshop occurs on Sunday. (Submitted)

Abbotsford Leadership Workshop set for Sunday

Event hosted by assistant fire chief Jeff Snider and life coach Suzanne Adams

Those looking to improve themselves inside and out are invited to attend the Abbotsford Leadership Workshop, which occurs at 32925 Ventura Avenue on Sunday.

The event aims to help define, develop and deliver leadership abilities and set up teams and co-workers up for success.

The ALW is hosted by Abbotsford assistant fire chief Jeff Snider and Fraser Valley life coach Suzanne Adams and runs from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. It’s open to those 18 and up and costs $125 to attend.

According to the event’s press release, it is a personal and professional development workshop to learn the fundamentals of leadership. In the morning session, attendees will learn some ‘practical and tactical’ ideas, skills and practices to develop personal leadership. The afternoon session will discuss conflict resolution and breaking down the ‘BS’ to ‘Brass Tacks’. Overall the workshop aims to help understand roles in morale and retention, improve productivity, promote better decision making, build better teams, and train future leaders to bring out the best in each other.

“The workshop is much of what I wish I would have known far earlier in life,” Snider stated. “Many things I didn’t have the answers for and some that I didn’t even realize were questions. My intention is that every person will leave this workshop with a heightened sense of personal drive, empowered with new tools to accomplish ‘The Mission’.”

“The role as a leader may be well-defined and include leadership authority and power, such as a manager or executive officer, or it may be loosely defined, such as a team leader who has little official authority but has the responsibilities to get the job done,” stated Adams. “Leaders are made not born. Even if we are a leader/boss you are not actually ‘leading’ unless you are growing success within the individuals , the objective of leadership is not to create followers but to create other leaders.”

Some of the main focuses from the workshop consist of: Focusing on emotional intelligence, being intentional about relationship-building, knowing and understanding a variety of leadership styles and fostering teamwork and proactive transformative communication.

For more information on the event, visit

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