Strength in Community Workshops Fall 2021

Are you a Manitoba female entrepreneur operating your business outside Winnipeg’s Perimeter Highway looking to build your business support network?


Engage with other women in business and get practical tools to support your entrepreneurial journey at our upcoming Strength in Community Workshops!


The Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba’s Strength in Community Workshops are a thoughtful and safe community space that gives female entrepreneurs in Manitoba a platform to grow.


During our interactive 6-week virtual program, you will meet with other women entrepreneurs in a facilitated workshop setting and participate in supportive dialogue and community building. This is your opportunity to step away from your business, develop new peer connections, set practical goals, and challenge yourself for growth while learning in a small group environment.

The Details

Together we will explore these engaging topics in our 6-week program:

    1. Building Strength in Community Through Positive Connections
      • Positive introductions
      • Defining your character strengths to support your business
      • Solidifying a group commitment to the program
    1. Connecting Your Business Passion and Crafting Your Why
      • Bring more energy to your business
      • Discover your guiding light statement to take you through any stage of your business development
      • Develop clarity and focus by defining your top values-based business passions
      • Create a multi-sensory vision board
    1. Using Goal Setting Science to Set the Stage for Success
      • Create a plan for your big business goal
      • Improve goal outcomes with science-backed goal boosters
    1. Cultivating a Business-Growth Mindset
      • Learn how to overcome personal barriers to business success
      • Learn how to cultivate a successful business mindset
    1. Growing Business Grit
      • Learn how to tap into your top strengths to build business grit
      • Harness your passion to sustain you through ups and downs
      • Develop perseverance and positive habits for long-term growth
    1. Energizing Your Entrepreneur Experience
      • Align your entrepreneur tasks with your energizing strengths
      • Bring it all together for the next steps in your entrepreneurial journey


Participants will also receive:

    1. A program workbook including personal and business-building templates, exercises, tools, and resources
    2. A journal to track your growth, reflections, and insights through the six weeks
    3. Access to one-on-one sessions with expert business advisors to support you as you build and implement your business strategy for growth
    4. Access to special sessions featuring business experts on topics like: Building a Dynamic Website, How to Launch an E-Commerce Business, Money Stories:  How Women Talk about Money, Creating Win-Win Situations with my Suppliers, Fearless Social Media Strategies, etc.
    5. Membership to our Strength in Community networking platform including virtual classrooms, resource library, peer networking, ask an expert, entrepreneur profile directory, and more
    6. Access to Peer Mentorship programs
    7. Access to Strength in Community Workshop’s alumni group and events
    8. Preferred rate for WECM training sessions and events.


An application is required to register for the Strength in Community Workshops program so that we can ensure this high-commitment and major outcomes program is the right course for your business.


Program Information

Introductory Course Cost: $129.00 + GST 

Please note there will be a $25.00 non-refundable registration fee that will hold your spot in the class. Payment options are available.


Current Market Value of this unique program: $1,497.00


Upcoming Fall Program Dates:

Session 1: Building Strength in Community Through Positive Connections

Tuesday October 26 | 9:30AM-12:00PM


Session 2: Connecting Your Business Passion and Crafting Your Why

Tuesday November 2 | 9:30-11:30AM


Session 3: Using Goal Setting Science to Set the Stage for Success

Tuesday November 9 | 9:30-11:30AM


Session 4: Cultivating a Business-Growth Mindset

Tuesday November 16 | 9:30-11:30AM


Session 5: Growing Business Grit

Tuesday November 23 | 9:30-11:30AM


Session 6: Energizing Your Entrepreneur Experience

Tuesday November 30 | 9:30-11:30AM


All sessions held on Zoom


Deadline For Applications:

Monday October 18, 2021


Special Notes: 

This program is partially subsidized for all 2021 intakes in response to the needs of women entrepreneurs during COVID-19. Limited spots are available, so we recommend reserving your seat early.


Participants who attend every class will receive a certificate of participation!


What can you expect from the Strength in Community Workshops program?

This is a network-focused program for women who are ready to do the work on building their business and entrepreneurial mindset. This transformative opportunity will provide quality content and connections that will create a ripple effect in your life!


In This  Program  You Will: 

    • Discover your business strengths and build on these as you look at the challenges of day-to-day operations
    • Collaborate and network with peers, business advisors and experts
    • Learn strategies that can help you develop and nurture a growth mindset supporting you in making confident, informed decisions for yourself and your business
    • Get feedback on your ideas from a group of peers as well as business experts
    • Discover the “Why” of your business
    • Explore strategies on how to prioritize the changes you want to make in your business
    • Execute your strategy by developing and presenting a goal implementation plan to your peers
    • Measure your results and stay accountable to your own growth
    • Continue your connection and networking with peers across Manitoba through Peer Mentorship and the Alumni community after the 6-week session is completed.


Program Criteria

The following criteria applies to all applicants to ensure our participants get the most out of this program. Applicants must:

    • Own a Manitoba-based business operating beyond the Winnipeg Perimeter Highway
    • Be interested in the stated goals and objectives of the program
    • Be willing to share perspectives and experiences with peers in the group
    • Have a computer with audio, a webcam, and reliable Internet access
    • Be able to dedicate time to both the pre-session work (~1 to 3 hours a week) as well as to the program sessions dates and
    • Be committed to work on your business and develop your leadership skills.


We hope you will join us on the inspiring Strength in Community Workshops journey and invite fellow women entrepreneurs in your community to sign up too!


Have a question? Send us an email!


Meet the facilitator

Get to know our facilitator, who will train and inspire you throughout the Strength in Community Workshops:


Susan Kuz is a positive psychology practitioner, coach, and instructional designer with a focus on positive mental wellbeing and personal growth. She has facilitated workshops, created programs, and coached clients since 2009.


She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (hons) with the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba as well as a Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology with the Flourishing Center in New York City and is a Certified Positive Psychology Coach.


Susan is a certificated facilitator of The Passion Test; Type-Coach Communication System; Flourishing Skills Groups; Appreciation Languages in the Workplace. She is a graduate of the Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice program (Level 1 and 2) from the VIA Institute on Character.


Susan uses her expertise in positive psychology research and science-backed interventions, and her knowledge of adult learning theory and virtual facilitation to create programs that are fun to do, relevant to her audience, and have impactful results.


She is passionate about learning the newest and best tools for cultivating positive personal growth and navigating through personal and organizational change. She is committed to sharing her expertise with others through programs she creates which include Big Juicy Goals, Happy Up, Mindset Shift, Vitality Challenge, Blossoming When Life Gives You Lemons, Real-Time Resiliency, Beat the Winter Blues, the Power of Cultivating Character Strengths, My Life Reboot, and Positive Introductions for Teams.


She is the founder of Social(ish), an online course community designed to help adults move successfully through immense changes and create positive transformation in their lives.

Born in Iqaluit and raised in Manitoba, Susan spends her spare time reading, hiking, and enjoying cottage life on the shores of Lake Winnipeg with her family.


Testimonials from participants who have attended Susan’s sessions:

“This is the best thing to happen to a set of diverse strangers meeting online. I am going to use much of what you taught all through the rest of my life to better network! Thank you so much again!”- Mahesh Kumar BVN

“It changed the way I look at things, the way I view and choose to make my life.” – Bobbi-Jo Scott, Winnipeg, MB

In asking how this course helped me: “It has opened my mind, inspired me and helped to transform my thinking.” – Michelle S, Winnipeg, MB



Susan Kuz, B.Comm, CAPP

Positive Psychology Practitioner


Phone: 204-801-4389