Training & Workshops

People are at the heart of business, organizations and families.  Our training programs bring you to a higher level of understanding for relationships and team dynamics. Through exploration and self-discovery we help you to uncover any unconscious bias and invisible forces that may affect the performance of your team and strengthen your capacity for inclusive environments and cohesive relationships.

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
Partnerships and Participation

In a Family’s Shoes

When a child is diagnosed with a disability, it is unexpected and the family is usually unprepared. The emotional impact can be devastating. Support professionals can make a difference in how the family copes with this major change. The first step is to put yourself in a family’s shoes and gain a true to life glimpse of what it means to live through such an overwhelming experience. Realize how your empathy and compassion can influence the family’s resilience and capacity to move forward. Explore how shame and vulnerability can affect you relationships with the family and within the family unit.

Read more about the creation of this signature workshop here.

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

  • Understanding the importance of trust

  • Strategies for strengthening relationships with families

  • How to support families to increase their resilience and independence

  • Positive communication approaches and how to have a difficult conversation

  • Discovering how fears motivate actions

  • Recognizing the influence of shame and vulnerability

  • Exploring your emotional intelligence

  • Strategies for emotional balance and reducing stress

Partnerships and Participation

People affected by a social issue and patrons of your service, have much to offer.  How do we effectively engage their voice and empower equity in development and decision-making?  Developing partnerships with families as leaders and advisors is a worthwhile investment for your organization.

Similarly, employees who are on the front line have lots to say.  They are the people who recognize gaps and often have ideas for improvement.  How do we engage their expertise in the continuous improvement of your business or organization?

Outcomes are enhanced by shared expertise.

This signature workshop, specially developed for families and family leadership 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. Management and staff will explore ideas for increasing family participation and empowering equity of responsibility.

It can also be tailored and customized to staff and employees of business and organizations.

Learn and Explore

  • The Collaboration Spectrum

  • Partnership Practices for family leadership in your organization and community

  • Approaches for Powerful Storytelling

  • Boundaries, Roles & Responsibilities

  • Strategies for the Role of Mentor and Advisor

  • Effective Communication Strategies

  • Approaches for creating a culture of support and sensitivity

  • Trustworthiness and Ethics

  • Cultural Competence and the Diverse Issues that Challenge People

  • Strategies for achieving work/ life balance and reducing stress

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