Celebrating 25 years of building custom training solutions

Surveys and

Surveys and assessments allow you to gain a better understanding of your market, customers, prospects and employees. They also make it possible for you to gather valuable input and feedback to develop your business and to help you make decisions quickly and effectively.


Both the surveys and reports are custom designed for you and results can be filtered for cross-tabulation and trend analysis purposes. Benchmark survey results for year to year comparisons.

Strategic Planning Survey

Allows you to cut down the cost of meetings, note taking, transcribing and organizing information by gathering input prior to your strategic planning activities; making the process more efficient and cost-effective.

Employee Satisfaction Survey

Helps you measure and understand your employees’ attitude, opinions, motivation, and satisfaction. Since employees are often your direct link to your customers, their satisfaction can be directly correlated to your customers’ satisfaction.

New Hire Survey

Measures the effectiveness of your orientation and onboarding programs. Results allow you to assess what is required to get new hires up to speed quickly, address training gaps, increase satisfaction, and enhance future programs.

Customer Satisfaction Survey

Can be conducted with your internal or externals customers to:

  • Measure customer satisfaction;
  • Show customers you care about their needs and suggestions;
  • Develop customer loyalty;
  • Determine product/service enhancement needs prior to designing and launching;
  • Get reactions to new products/services;
  • Understand what influence product/service performance; and
  • Find out what your customers think of your competition.
Strategic Planning Survey


Fairwinds offers a variety of assessment tools for recruiting, team, succession, leadership or career choice/transition purposes. Assessments provide employers with tools to evaluate job-related information regarding potential employees, and assist with coaching and leadership of current employees. All assessments are available online, for individuals or groups, in French and English.

Prevue Assessment™

Sample Report

The benefits of the Prevue Assessment™ are to ensure that organizations get the right people in the right job fit the first time and objectively focus on key development needs to enhance your employee’s ongoing development. There are five different Prevue reports that can be generated to enhance selection decisions, coaching and development planning and succession planning. 

Extended DISC®

Sample Report

This assessment is designed to provide decision-makers with information about individuals; their behavioral style, strengths, development areas, skills, opinions, perceptions and expectations.

Extended DISC® provides you with information to enhance the performance of your employees and helps you avoid expensive mistakes and costly problems. The profiles generated by the online assessments provide you with the information you need for:


  • Leadership Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Management Training
  • Team Development
  • Coaching
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Communication and Interpersonal
  • Skills Training

The Denison Organizational Culture Survey

Measures organizational culture on four major characteristics: Mission, Consistency, Adaptability and Involvement, and it measures employee perceptions on 60 items that yield scores on 12 cultural attributes. The Denison Organizational Culture Survey produces a powerful, visual summary of strengths and weaknesses in organizational culture, and it provides detailed feedback on specific aspects of the organization’s culture and how it is viewed overall and by subgroups.

Other Assessments

  • Customer Service Aptitude
  • Team Assessments
  • Leadership 360s
  • Sales recruiting
  • Career Choice and Transition

"I have personally used a number of the services offered by Fairwinds Training and Development in 5 different organizations and with their assistance have witnessed substantial improvement in each organization."

"Fairwinds is now providing direction & structure in Alpha's succession planning process. We have experienced exceptional support and trust Fairwinds in providing sound advice."

Eric Efford, President and CEO
Alpha Chemical

"I have relied on Sylvie for almost 10 years for my translation requirements and never once have I experienced a problem or missed a deadline."

Andrew J. Enns, President
NRG Research Group

“Rick Fair heads up the training for my staff, with great detail focusing on working as a team, completing the job 100% and on time, taking responsibility for your job and the others around you.”

"We definitely recommend Fairwinds Training to anyone looking for a highly effective, customized training program!"

Heather Hines - Human Resources Manager
Tirecraft (Atlantic Canada)

"We will continue to partner with Fairwinds Training Development with a shared goal of enhancing the skills and programs within the workplace."

Trevor Bent, Human Resource & Risk Manager
Eassons Transport Limited

"Sylvie is a master facilitator who provides her participants with the ability to transfer skills directly to their workplace thus impacting the culture of the organization."

Renette Muise, Workplace Education Coordinator
Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education

"The results have been heralded by staff as amazing. As well as being great trainers Brenda and Rick provide that special touch with follow up and helpful input."

Chuck Bezanson, Divisional Chief Training
Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency

"We would highly recommend her services to anyone at any stage of their business, from start-up to mature, they would benefit from the experience."

Pam Murray and Peter Andresen
Invisible Fence Brand of Annapolis Valley

"Everyone who participated in training with her was enthusiastic about the experience."

Peter MacInnes, Quality and Training Supervisor
Minas Basin Pulp and Power

"Sylvie was able to offer engaging and relevant material that had the additional benefit of bonding the participants during the challenging time of a plant closure."

Alice MacDonald, HR Manager
Larsen-Maple Leaf

"At HBM we have had successful partnerships with Fairwinds on HR, Corporate Strategy and Sales initiatives over the last 15 years."

"Rick Fair’s session with us was very informative and best of all lots of fun!"

Bonnie Boyd Reid
United Way Halifax

"Rick has helped me understand and excel in sales and service."

Paul MacKinnon, Sales Representative
Bluewave Energy

"The leadership program that they were instrumental in implementing will ensure that our employees are developing the necessary competencies and skills required to thrive in a highly competitive marketplace."

Janet Sutherland Tam, Human Resources Manager
Peter Kohler - Windows and Entrance Systems

"Brenda is a skilled facilitator with a solid background of experience and accreditations. Participants tell us that she has a winning combination - knowledgeable, engaging and organized."

"I have relied on Sylvie for almost 10 years for my translation requirements and never once have I experienced a problem or missed a deadline."

Andrew J. Enns, President
NRG Research Group

"We have recommended Fairwinds to other organizations which have had great results from their planning work."

Gordon Stewart, Executive Director
Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia

"Mr. Fair has a way in his teaching technique that easily draws the participants into discussion on the subject at hand."

Linwood Hupman, Executive Director
NB Merit Contractors Association

Our Clients

Halifax Chamber of Commerce
United Way Halifax
Port Authority
Scotian Gold Co-operative Limited
Casino Nova Scotia
Heritage Gas
Medavie EMS
Sport Nova Scotia
NSCC Kingstec
Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
Domaine de Grand Pré
Tii Network Technologies
Green Imaging Technology
Atlantic Lottery Corporation
Invisible Fence
Durty Nellys
Saint Mary's University
centre for women in business
Bluewave Energy
JW Lindsay
minas basin
Recreation Nova Scotia
Construction Association of Nova Scotia
Jetco Contracting
Property Valuation Services Corporation
Premiere Entertainment Group
Infinity Employment Solutions
Sport Centre Atlantic
Merit New Brunswick
Alpha Chemical
Russell House Marketing
Graybar Canada
Royal K9
Miller Tirecraft
EMC Canada

Copyright © 2020 Fairwinds Training and Development  |  All rights reserved  |  Privacy Policy
Website by Windrose Web Design