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Elizabeth Short, director En-Courage

Elizabeth Short, director En-Courage

As a facilitated conversation specialist, I understand that telling our stories can be a powerful way of understanding ourselves and others and providing context to certain situations in our lives.

Elizabeth Short is a consultant, facilitated conversation specialist, teacher and director of En-Courage.

She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Standard A Certificate in Education, and from St. Stephen’s College, University of Alberta, Edmonton, with a Masters of Theological Studies (MTS). In November of 2016, she was ordained as a Vocational Deacon in the Anglican Church and is licensed to All Saints Church in Cochrane and St. Michael’s in Canmore.

Early in her career, Elizabeth taught young students at the elementary school level as well as special education. Shortly after a family transfer to Calgary in the early 90’s, she followed her desire to teach and nurture young children by opening and operating a play-based pre-school for 3 and 4 year olds. During this ten-year venture, ongoing interaction with the children’s parents- particularly the mothers, gave her the opportunity to express her caring nature with daily support and encouragement.

Elizabeth listened to her internal call to work with adults and responded by enrolling at the University of Calgary in the Certificate in Adult Education program. She supplemented her student role as the Christian Education director for St. Barnabas Anglican Church in Calgary, and later with full-time employment as the leader of small group and children’s ministries at All Saints Anglican Church in Cochrane, Alberta.

For more than twenty years, Elizabeth has accumulated extensive experience working with adults in leadership development while running small groups, facilitating workshops and retreats and entertaining audiences through public speaking engagements.

Elizabeth is engaged in Grief and Loss work with Stoney Nakoda First Nations as well as her work in Cochrane. She also does transition work with churches and is currently working with a church in Calgary. Besides this work she is directing the development of a Wellness Centre – Cochrane Wellness and Community Centre, part of All Saints Family Centre Non-Profit Society.