Personal Skills Development Workshops

At Clubhouse Winnipeg, we have introduced Personal Skills Development Workshops (PSD) which take place every Thursday Morning at 11:00 am in the Dining Room. Each week, Clubhouse Members and Staff work together and brainstorm to create and deliver an informal and interactive 45 minute presentation. This consists of both a PowerPoint presentation and also selected comical video clips from the internet to highlight the topic of the day.


Every Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m., Members and Staff get together in the dining room to participate in a Personal Skills Development Planning Group. The Planning Group will be lead by a Staff and a Member who highlight discussion questions. Everyone who participates will shape and create a direction for the topic that will be turned into the next week's Personal Skills Development Workshop presentation. The Planning Group allows Members to have more input into the presentation as well as encourages Members to suggest topics they are interested in researching.


Members learn Powerpoint skills as they work with staff researching and putting together presentations. When the workshops are delivered, they are also  presented by a Member and a Staff, which builds great public speaking and leadership skills!


Lively conversations are always the result.  All people present are encouraged to comment and share their opinions and experiences which allows everyone to better appreciate each other’s point of view. By this exercise, people acquire practical knowledge which is applicable in their personal lives and which increases their confidence.   


Our PSD Workshops have been increasingly popular over the past year, with even more Members volunteering to help create and lead the group discussion!  It is a pleasure to see our Members making progress and becoming increasingly comfortable and at ease as they gain skills and confidence in presenting information and responding spontaneously to the comments of others.



For example, some of our most popular topics for discussion include....


  • Coping Skills For Depression ( Part l & ll)

  • Quitting Smoking

  • Living with Diabetes

  • Managing Anxiety (Part l & ll)

  • Budgeting

  • Shopping and Cooking on a Budget

  • Living More Independently