The desire to make a change is the first step. Knowing how to do it comes next.
Our training programs prepare you with the practical skills and knowledge to move forward with your vision, goals and objectives for change. Training will strengthen your capacity to deliver client-focused and human centered support and services. Participants will come away with fresh perspectives and innovative approaches for transformation and change.
You can customize your experience and we will create a program specifically tailored to your needs, or you can choose from one (or a combo) of our signature workshops below.
In a Family’s Shoes
When a child is diagnosed with a disability, it is unexpected and the family is unprepared. Families become overwhelmed and go through a major change in their life. Support professionals can make a difference!
Enhance your understanding of the family’s experience with:
A first-hand glimpse into a family’s life
Intimate discussion about real life issues that challenge families
An opportunity to explore the influence and impact of your personal values in your work
Enhanced awareness and empathy for a family’s perspective
Ideas for positive communication and understanding of the importance of trust
Strategies for strengthening relationships with families
How to support families to increase their resilience and independence
Tough Talk: Difficult Conversations Made Easy
Whether at work, within your family or as a member of a group, a time comes when you are faced with having a difficult conversation. For example, a teacher may have to share a concern for a child with their parent; a supervisor may have to inform an employee about a change in their job status; a spouse may want a change in the relationship. No matter what the situation, having a difficult conversation is not easy. It can be stressful and complicated.
Discover how to have a difficult conversation by:
Identifying with a situation when they were faced with a difficult conversation
Exploring personal values and how they influence the conversation
Discovering how fears motivate actions
Recognizing the influence of shame and vulnerability
Learn about the principles of Emotional Intelligence and Self Awareness
Uncover various approaches to communication
Writing an individualized script for having a difficult conversation
Family Leadership Discovery
Families caring for a child with a disability or health care issue, have so much to offer one another and the communities that support them. Developing partnerships with families as leaders and advisors is a worthwhile investment for your organization. Outcomes are enhanced by shared expertise. This signature workshop, specially developed for families and family support groups is designed to encourage and empower families to realize their role as leaders and genuine partners in the care and support of their family members.
Participants will learn and explore:
A Family Leadership Assessment that will provide the basis for moving forward with family leadership in your organization and community
Partnership Practices for family leadership in your organization and community
Approaches for Powerful Storytelling
Strategies for the Role of Mentor and Advisor
Principles of Family Engagement
Effective Communication Strategies
Sense & Sensitivity: Enhancing Workability and Emotional Intelligence
Soft skills are the personal qualities that make people easy to work with. Emotionally intelligent organizations have an advantage when it comes to managing change, motivating employees and creating a compassionate workplace. This workshop is designed to help businesses and organizations increase the emotional intelligence and workability of their employees, and the entire organization.
Learn about and strengthen:
Communication approaches for positive relationships
Approaches for creating a culture of support and sensitivity
Trustworthiness and Ethics
Mentoring and Performance Management
Cultural Competence and the Diverse Issues that Challenge People
Strategies for achieving work/ life balance and reducing stress