Training – Squamish Excellence

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Squamish Excellence

Squamish Excellence  offers affordable training to help your business grow. 

Update: In-person workshops are coming back for 2022! Stay tuned for Service Spotlight and Stepping into Leadership coming to you early summer!

Essential Frontline Skills

Essential Frontline Skills

Invest in your staff and create confident and productive teams. These courses are appropriate for all business sectors, B2C, B2B and internal relations. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion and a Brennan Park Rec pass.

Everyone should take this introductory one-hour course:

  • Expand your customer service and communication skills
  • Learn how to be a good H.O.S.T and create a culture of service
  • Discover more about Squamish – our history, heritage, people and environment
  • Take pride in our community and become a Destination Ambassador

Interactive training with actionable, easy to recall techniques for you to become a more effective communicator.

Be a good H.O.S.T, understand your brand, improve your listening skills, read non-verbal cues and use powerful questions.

Challenge everything you know about sales philosophy, customer engagement, and increase your business results. 

In this 2.5 hour workshop we will give you strategies to better anticipate, recognize and resolve conflict at work and all aspects of your life.

A six session course covering leadership skills, people management and business skills. $399
Next sessions: 
September 19, 2022
September 26, 2022
October 3, 2022


Christine McLeod leads the course which teaches you:

1. Leadership Skill – elevate yourself as a professional and inspiring leader

2. People Management – build and manage a strong and engaged team through coaching, effective performance management, productive conflict strategies and communication

3. Business Skills – discover key tools to help with productivity, goal setting, decision making and time & change management

Previous SIL Course Dates
– Fall 2021 (Sept)
– Fall 2020 (Sept)
– Winter 2020 (Jan/Feb)
– Fall 2019 (October)
– Spring 2019 (April)
– Winter 2018/19 (Jan/Feb))

Business Academy

Business Academy

You are a strong leader, a business owner or a futurepeneur. You know your business and your passion but need a little refresher/touch up in some specific areas. These workshops are for you.
Why Invest in Training?
Investing in training won’t just improve your operations; it will demonstrate that you are an excellent employer and a leading organization, giving you the competitive edge when attracting and retaining staff. Sessions are customized for Squamish, our businesses and our values.
  • Invest in your staff, making them happier and more confident
  • Improve your reputation as a great employer
  • Give great service, gain loyal customers and increase referrals
  • Improve operations and bottom line
What Courses are Available

Squamish Excellence offers four pillars of training.
  1.  Service Spotlight is a one-hour course and ideal for anyone looking to brush up their customer services skills and learn more about Squamish.  Perfect for new staff to Squamish. Currently being converted online.
  2. Essential Frontline Skills cover Communication, Sales & Service, and Conflict Management. These classroom training courses are two hours and are a ‘must do’ for all businesses. From just $35!
  3. Stepping into Leadership is a six session course for supervisors, managers and business owners wanting to develop their workplace leadership skills. From $299
  4. Squamish Business Academy offers a range of courses, from Governance workshops to media training. Online courses being created.

Squamish Excellence is a partnership between the Squamish Chamber, Tourism Squamish and the District of Squamish. All partners, along with the Province of BC, have invested in the program in order to provide access to affordable, customized training as part of an initiative to address challenges with staff recruitment and retention.

Squamish Excellence Benefits

Participants in the Squamish Excellence Series receive:

  • Professional and affordable training designed for Squamish
  • Certificate of Completion

More Programs from the Chamber

Speaker Series

Speaker Series

Expand your network while learning from your fellow Chamber members. From just $10, you don't get better value. Interested in presenting? Email 

Events Calendar

Events Calendar

Access the full calendar of events, from Lunch & Learns and networking to Business Awards Gala and golf. Get involved in the Squamish business community.
Go to Event Calendar

Eat, learn and network. Past presenters include Karen Elliot (Mayor of Squamish), Jordan Sturdy (MLA), Pamela Goldsmith-Jones (MP), along with panels on housing affordability, entrepreneurs and development.

Our popular networking events where you can meet new customers, partners and expand your reach.

Upcoming Workshops

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Spirit of Squamish

Spirt of Squamish

We are youthful. We are bold. We are deeply connected to this extraordinary landscape and the adventures it provides. We are innovative and entrepreneurial, and we stand tall as we lay down a strong foundation for an abundant future in Squamish.

Squamish Excellence is brought to you in partnership with: