As an educator, Yolande combines her skills with her knowledge of pedagogy to create powerful training experiences. There are three outcomes that she is always looking to achieve when providing organizations with training: learning, skills development, and positive behavioral change. Whether you're looking for workshops or retreats, Yolande has a number of options available as well as the ability to create something specific to your need.
When we were building out the programming side of MMF Canada's first virtual Export Mission in 2022, we wanted to offer something unique to our delegates and create an opportunity for them to get to know each other better as individuals as well as professionals, while holding space for self-awareness and "soft skills" capacity-building. Yolande Robinson's workshop provided just that - it acted as a mini leadership retreat within our Export Mission, and we were thrilled by the level of engagement and openness that the group shared. Attendees were encouraged to distinguish and discuss their intentions, goals, limiting beliefs, and more, in small intimate groups and as a whole. Following the session, delegates expressed how grateful they were for the opportunity to talk openly about these topics with each other and to build stronger relationships as a result. This session was the ideal accompaniment to some of our "traditional" mission/conference style events such as speed-meetings and professional networking opportunities, and perfectly aligned with MMF Canada's commitment to supporting the development of interpersonal and authentic leadership skills for artist managers."
Andrea Caswell, Programming Director
Music Managers Forum Canada
Soft Skills Workshops
“I had the opportunity of attending what I consider to be one of the very best Facilitator's Training sessions. Having an instructor in Mrs. Yolande Robinson, that could provide real life examples of what she was imparting to trainees was extremely beneficial. The valuable lessons learnt in team building, addressing group dysfunction, planning and execution amongst so many other critical areas such as dealing with difficult people, has equipped me with the necessary tools to be an effective facilitator. At the completion of the session I felt prepared and confident to conduct a facilitating session.”
Yolande's Soft Skills Workshops are all half-day interactive sessions catering for up to 12 individuals. Advertorials for sessions are available upon request.
I was blown away by the three days I spent with Mrs. Robinson. Her wealth of knowledge was inspiring. I admire Mrs. Robinson's ability to engage the group and that she isn't afraid to tackle the difficult conversations."
Participant - Soft Skills Essentials 1
Training for Educators
"Yolande's teaching was awesome! She cleared up many grey areas in teaching and gave us practical tools to make our classrooms more structured and effective. Her presentation was so captivating that I didn't want it to be over at the end! She covers all basis and you leave empowered and enlightened."
At the core, Yolande is an educator. To be an effective educator it is important to understand your learner(s) and combine that knowledge with powerful pedagogy. Yolande provides training and support to pre-service and in-service teacher. Workshop topics include but are not limited to the following:
"Motivational. Inspirational. Zesty. Feisty. All of that in a nutshell, that’s what I felt when I sat through Synergize with other teachers this weekend. Mrs. Robinson is truly an inspiration. She inspires people to go beyond the mediocre and excel to their potential. She’s got that! "
Participant - Synergize for Educators