Sheila Newel

Sheila Newel

Calgary, Alberta
Workplace Culture, Employee Management and Conflict Resolution Expert
Sheila Newel is a workplace culture, employee management and conflict resolution expert who has10 years of experience in instructing and supervising instructors. Sheila Newel has consulted and contracted to a diverse clientele, led large and small seminars, and provided coaching in team and individual performance, process, and relationship improvement.
  • Change Management
  • Communications
  • Employee Management
  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Business Management
  • Career Development
  • Conference
  • Education & Teachers
  • Health and Safety
  • Inspirational


Sheila Newel began an extensive career as an instructor at SAIT where, after 10 years of instructing and supervising instructors, she was promoted to Dean of Applied Arts & Sciences. Seven years later, Sheila joined the President and Vice President of Finance in their desire to meld the academic and support departments, taking on the role of Director of Human Resources to do that. After leaving SAIT, Sheila Newal continued to manage Human Resources departments in the energy sector.

During a successful education and human resource career, Sheila Newal reached the Master Trainer level in Achieve Leadership Program, specializing in communication, supervisory skills, and effective leadership. She also led seminars and coached managers, supervisors and employees in staff development that reflected organisational needs coupled with individual strengths.

Specializing in working better together, HRMD Principal, Sheila Newel, has, for 20 years, consulted and contracted to a diverse clientele, led large and small seminars, and provided coaching in a team and individual performance, process, and relationship improvement.

Sheila Newel was an active HRIA, CMCS, AAMS, and HRAC participant and member, who held CHRP and Q.Med Certification.

Additionally, Sheila Newel oversaw, edited, and helped write 14 courses on Conflict Management for the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society.



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Sheila Newel Topic Presentations

don’t nag ‘em; don’t drag ‘em - becoming a better front line leader

  • Keynote Presentation
  • The most common and most stress-laden mistake front-line supervisors, managers, and leaders make is believing they are responsible for making their employees work harder, faster, or better. Supervision, management, and team leadership are hard enough without taking on responsibilities that belong to someone else. In this presentation, Sheila talks and works with your group to place the responsibility for producing quality results back where it belongs – squarely on your employees’ shoulders.

    You will learn how much more respect you are showing for your staff when you expect and require them to do the work they were hired to perform and how much more respect you will receive in return when you learn how to step aside and let them do it. Sheila’s presentation or workshop is not about abdication; it’s about accountability and empowerment – real empowerment, as opposed to lip service. It’s about learning how to help your employees take pride in doing their very best. It’s also about understanding the difference between the ability to do the job and the willingness to do the job.

becoming a better employee

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Ever have a boss who told you what to do, how to do it, and then held your hand while you did it? Or one who told you how simple and easy it will be for you to do something that you know is both complex and hard? Or perhaps even a boss who practically runs from you when you come up with a new and better way of doing things? “Don’t fix it, if it ain’t broke”, “why rock the boat”, and “we’ve never done it that way” are maxims for many people, but they can also be impediments to your progress.

    In this presentation or workshop, Sheila provides you with practical steps on how to respectfully and subtly take back the reins when your boss is struggling. You will learn about how to gain more respect for yourself and your boss by requiring him or her to do a better job of leading you, managing your performance, and evaluating your results – all while retaining your self-respect.

    Sheila’s presentation is not about revolution or mutiny; it’s about transformation and development – your transformation and development. It’s about taking pride in doing your job well, either with the help of or in spite of your boss. It’s also about understanding what leads to disagreements between a manager and an employee and what to do about it.

cease fire - situational strategies for dealing with difficult conflict

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Cease Fire is an open-minded conflict resolution process that leaves managers and staff with success-based resources they can use in their work and personal lives. Conflict resolution also leaves managers and staff with success-based resources they can use in their work and personal lives.

successful communication

  • Keynote Presentation
  • While most of us acknowledge the importance of communication, we still underestimate the impact of how we talk and write has on our work and personal lives.  Improving communication skills enhances our ability to think critically, so whether our jobs or our personal lives require us to interact with others as little as 50% of the time or as much as 90% of the time, those interactions must be successful.

employee & leadership development

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Sessions are customized to your needs, but include the following sample topics:

    • Effective Performance Management Without the Pain
    • Leadership Training
    • Practical Supervision Shortcuts
    • Employee Conflict Mediation
    • Teambuilding
    • Understanding, Analyzing, and Resolving Conflict through Leadership
    • Working with Difficult People

conflict analysis and resolution

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Use open-minded conflict resolution process that leaves managers and staff with success based resources they can use in their work and personal lives.  Seminars or private affected parties’ resolutions result in greater understanding of the following:

    • Why & how disputes spiral and grow.
    • What is behind conflict
    • How conflict style impacts a situation.
    • How to resolve employment disputes in a positive way.
    • When to move from the past to the future.
    • How to reach voluntary, mutually- beneficial agreement.

strategic planning

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Simply put, we help with strategic and follow-up business planning and personal planning by determining the following W5 factors through traditional SWOT analysis or through innovative value discussions

    • Why clear direction is needed
    • Where an organization or group is going over the next 12 months to 5 years
    • What is required to get the
    • Who will be responsible for action plans
    • When actions will be accomplished

process mapping and improvement

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Process Mapping provides clarity by analyzing and improving efficiency.  If required, this can include a DACUM process that results in clear job descriptions and required training.


I felt this (Conflict Resolution Project) was very beneficial for one of our City Association boards, a city community group, and myself. By having HMRD come in and deal with the actual conflict has helped in my work with the conflicted board. They now realize they have been neglecting their bylaws and have work to do with enforcement and development of Terms of Reference. The mediation process has opened the door for a community group member to feel comfortable enough to join the board at the board’s recent AGM. Not to neglect the fact that there is still conflict with a couple of the individuals on the board and community group; however, I have witnessed changes being made and I believe...

Katie Thorpe

City of Calgary

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