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Winter, Spring & Summer 2019 Academic Calendar


Community Mental Health Training and Education for Professionals

SickKids CCMH Learning Institute is a training facility with a focus on outreach and capacity building within the mental health sector. For over 30 years we have been providing evidence-based training and education to professionals in the Health and Human Services Industry.

Our certificate programs along with our one and two-day workshops provide participants exposure to clinical conversations with multidisciplinary contributions in an interactive, hands-on environment of learning, all orchestrated by innovative facilitators providing best practice training in their field of distinction. 

For your convenience, our Winter, Spring & Summer 2019 Academic Calendar outlined below is divided into 4 key learning areas. Whether you work with Children, Youth, Families, Adults, or are looking for Leadership Skills Development we have the evidenced-based training to suit your needs.

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Our Customized On-site Training Program provides interactive training sessions delivered by experienced and knowledgeable facilitators where and when it is convenient for you. To learn more about this tailored training, click here.
 

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Please contact Mary Anne Van Rooyen
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mvanrooyen@sickkidscmhlearning.ca,
toll-free: 1-855-944-4673, or local: 416-924-1164, ext. 3233

 


Winter, Spring & Summer 2019 Academic Calendar

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Winter, Spring & Summer 2019 Certificate Programs


Certificate in Attachment Focused Adult Psychotherapy: Advanced course
Dates: March 25, 26, April 29, 30, 2019
Facilitator:
 Annette Kussin, MSW., RSW.
Prerequisite: Becoming an Adult Attachment Focused Therapist workshop.
This training is suitable for: Experienced therapists who have knowledge about Child Attachment and experience working with adults. This training will provide an advanced level of assessing and treating adults from an Attachment-Focused Model of Psychotherapy.
Adult attachments develop as an unconscious continuum of an infants and child's early attachment experiences and the experiences of the older child and adolescent in relationships. Such experiences either confirm the early insecure attachments or transform them into more secure attachments. Adult attachments also serve the same function as infant attachments: to ensure that the needs for safety, security and nurturing are provided in an intimate relationship. By understanding adult attachment, therapists can understand the problems that clients are experiencing in their self-perception and in intimate relationships from a new and optimistic paradigm.  Clients will also discover a new perspective on their problems that is non-judgmental and hopeful for positive change. Although by adulthood, attachment categories are well entrenched. Attachment-focused adult psychotherapy can initiate and assist the process of change to a more securely attached adult who will be more successful in relationships and life.



 
Facilitator: Natalie Zlodre, MSW., RSW.
Dates: March 25, 26, 27, April 1, 2, 3, 2019

This training is suitable for: Experienced front-line workers (nurses, clergy, social workers, residential workers), counselors and psychotherapists who provide services to vulnerable populations.
Location: Ohsweken, ON Six Nations of the Grand River at Six Nations Community Hall, 1738 4th Line, Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0
In this 6-day certificate program, participants will be given the most current information on the bio psychosocial phenomenon of trauma and training in how to assess and respond ethically and appropriately to clients, given the parameters of the workplace.


 
Certificate in Essential Skills for Assessing and Treating Children and Families: Augment your clinical skills and therapeutic toolkit for a wide range of issues when working with children, adolescents, and their families.
Dates: April 3, 26, May 13, 24, 2019
Facilitators: 
Liana Lowenstein, MSW., RSW., CPT-S., & Greg Lubimiv, MSW., CPT-S.
Prerequisites: Basic child and family therapy skills.
This training is suitable for: Mental health professionals, clinicians, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists and social workers.
This 4-day certificate program is designed for practitioners who regularly work with children, adolescents, and their families and are interested in augmenting their clinical skills and therapeutic toolkit for a wide range of issues. The 4-key learning modules of this course will cover various topics including rapport-building, engaging resistant children and parents, implementing an innovative assessment model, strengthening core family therapy skills, and utilizing play and expressive arts techniques. 
Module 1 | April 3: What's going on? An innovative model for assessing children and teens.
Module 2 | April 26: Wanna Come Out and Play? The creative use of games, stories, puppets, and art with children and teens.
Module 3 | May 13: Essential Theory and Practical Skills for Child-Focused Family Therapy.
Module 4 | May 24: Creative Techniques for Child-Focused Family Therapy.
Each Individual Learning Module may be taken separate from the Certificate Program as a stand-alone workshop however, all 4 modules must be completed to receive the certificate. 




 
Certificate Program in Children's Grief and Bereavement
Dates: May 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2019
Facilitators:
Andrea Warnick, RN., MA., Liana Lowenstein, MSW., RSW., CPT-S., Lysa Toye, MSW., RSW., and Rev. Andrew Blake, Esther Rhee, MSW.
This training is suitable for: Any professional or volunteer who is in a position to influence the support received by a grieving child. This includes front-line workers and volunteers such as medical professionals, educators, clergy, social workers, administrators, residential workers, counsellors, funeral service providers and hospice volunteers.
Gain the skills to provide evidence-based to support children, youth, and families grieving the dying, or death of someone they care about.

This certificate program is comprised of 5 individual learning modules that together equips participants with the skills to provide evidence-based support to children, youth, and families grieving the dying, or death of someone they care about.
Module 1 | May 6: Children at the Bedside: Preparing children for the death of someone close to them.
Module 2 | May 7: When Death Darkens the Door: Supporting bereaved children and youth.
Module 3 | May 8: Using Mindfulness and Compassion to Support Grieving Children and Families.
Module 4 | May 9: When Grief Gets More Complicated: Supporting the harder-to-serve populations.
Module 5 | May 10: Dancing in the Darkness: Creative approaches to working with grieving children and youth.
Each Individual Learning Module may be taken separate from the Certificate Program as stand-alone workshops however, all 5 modules must be completed to receive the certificate.




 
Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Level 1: Practical solutions to real world problems
Dates: June 13, 14, 27, 28, 2019
Facilitator:
Nili R. Benazon, Ph.D.
This training is suitable for: Mental health professionals and direct service workers.
In this introductory 4-day certificate program, participants will learn cognitive and behavioural strategies, including case formulation and conceptualization in CBT, identifying and modifying thoughts, behaviour activation and experiments, exposure, stress reduction strategies, and problem-solving therapy. This course is not focused on a specific client population or clinical disorder. Rather, it provides instruction on a set of tools that can be applied to common and more complex mental health conditions. The format of this training includes didactic presentation, experiential exercises, feedback and a focus on micro-skill development.



 
Management Certificate: Leadership training specifically designed for health and human service professionals
Dates: June 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2019
Facilitators:
Anne Bulstrode, BBM., FICB., Faye Marcotte, Susan Geary, Ph.D., Adam Lodzinksi, Ph.D., and Marion Langford, M.Ed.
This training is suitable for: All health and human service professionals looking to expand their management and leadership skills.
This 5-day certificate program is made up of the 5-key management learning modules, that together offer participants the opportunity to fully explore the many exciting ideas and practices that make up the vast world of management. It will specifically target the key areas of importance for success in this field from the management of employee performance, to the effective use of time and tasks, to the mindful care of team members.
Module 1 | June 17: The Leadership Edge
Module 2 | June 18: Foundations of Coaching 
Module 3 | June 19: Managing Employee Performance in Health and Human Service
Module 4 | June 20: Holding Difficult Conversations
Module 5 | June 21: Change Management
Each Individual Learning Module may be taken separate from the Certificate Program as stand-alone workshops however, all 5 modules must be completed to receive the certificate.




 
5-Day Narrative Therapy Certificate: Actively engage and leave empowered to implement change
Dates: August 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 2019
Facilitator:
Bonnie Miller, MSW., RSW.
This training is suitable for: Those interested in Narrative Therapy as a beginner, or who have taken Narrative workshops, but would like a refresher on how to apply it.
This 5-day certificate program breaks down the theory of Narrative Therapy into skills that can be implemented immediately into your practice. After each session, participants will leave with a clear set of steps to incorporate this therapeutic model into practice. This training will utilize interactive conversations, small and large group exercises, live demonstrations, coached practices, and worksheet handouts. If you are new to practice, you will be introduced to a stimulating framework for doing inspired work in this field. If you are an experienced clinician, you will be invited to explore and adapt these ideas and practices to fit with what you already do best.
Spend a week with Bonnie Miller and learn how to:
  • Make your therapeutic relationship even stronger and more collaborative.
  • Bring forward people's values, skills and hopes even in the midst of repetitious complaint and systemic constraints.
  • Manage multi-person, conflict-prone and mandated sessions in a way that increases alliance and motivation.
  • Use assessment and closing documentation to support change.
  • Embed support for change within people's existing communities and networks.




Winter, Spring & Summer 2019 Workshops:

Working with Children, Youth & Families
 

What's Going On? An innovative model for assessing children and teens
Date: April 3, 2019
Facilitator:
Liana Lowenstein, MSW., RSW., CPT-S., best-selling author and one of Canada's foremost presenters on childhood trauma.
This training is suitable for: Mental health professionals, clinicians, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists and social workers.
The initial phase of therapy is perhaps the most important as it forms the foundation for successful ongoing work. An atmosphere of safety must be created in which the child is made to feel accepted, understood, and respected. A comprehensive assessment needs to be conducted so that an appropriate treatment plan can be developed. This course will focus on the beginning phase of therapy, namely, how to build a positive therapeutic rapport, engage resistant clients, conduct a comprehensive assessment, and develop a treatment plan. This is Learning Module 1 of the 2019 Certificate in Essential Skills for Assessing and Treating Children and Families. This module may be taken separately from the certificate program as a stand-alone workshop.



 
Wanna Come Out and Play? The creative use of games, stories, puppets, and art with children and teens
Date: April 26, 2019
Facilitator:
Liana Lowenstein, MSW., RSW., CPT-S., best-selling author and one of Canada's foremost presenters on childhood trauma.
This training is suitable for: Mental health professionals, clinicians, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists and social workers.
The creative use of games, puppets, stories, and art engages children and teens in therapy and helps them to resolve their psychological difficulties. Through this hands-on training, participants will learn to describe key processing skills to deepen therapeutic work and how to utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques to make sessions more meaningful and effective. The activities presented can be used with a wide range of presenting problems and difficulties. Videos and live demonstrations will be used to illustrate techniques. This is Learning Module 2 of the 2019 Certificate in Essential Skills for Assessing and Treating Children and Families. This module may be taken separately from the certificate program as a stand-alone workshop.




 
Children at the Bedside: Preparing children for the death of someone close to them
Date: May 6, 2019
Facilitator:
Andrea Warnick, RN, MA.
This training is suitable for: Front-line workers, volunteers, medical professionals, clergy, social workers, administr
ators, residential workers, counsellors, funeral service providers, and hospice volunteers.
This workshop will provide real-life and real death narratives to identify practical strategies that can be used to support children and youth who are experiencing the impending death of someone in their lives. Societal discomfort, myths and misconceptions surrounding the topic of children and death will be addressed through open discussion. Participants will gain practical strategies and creative approaches for preparing children for a death of someone close to them. This is Learning Module 1 of the 2019 Certificate Program in Children's Grief and Bereavement. This module may be taken separately from the certificate program as a stand-alone workshop.



 
When Death Darkens the Door: Supporting bereaved children and youth
Date: May 7, 2019
Facilitator:
Andrea Warnick, RN, MA.
This training is suitable for: Front-line workers and volunteers, mental health professionals, medical professionals, educators, clergy, social workers, administrators, residential workers, counsellors, funeral service providers and hospice volunteers.
This workshop will focus on supporting children and youth after a death has happened in their lives, regardless of whether the death was a recent event or occurred years ago. Participants will learn how to identify grief support strategies that can be used with children and youth in a wide variety of settings. Participants will leave with innovative and practical tips for helping children and youth understand the concept of death, and for supporting their grief process.  The role of cultural humility in grief work and what not to say to a bereaved child or youth will be covered. This is Learning Module 2 of the 2019 Certificate Program in Children's Grief and Bereavement. This module may be taken separately from the certificate program as a stand-alone workshop.




 
Using Mindfulness and Compassion to Support Grieving Children and Families
Date: May 8, 2019
Facilitators:
Andrea Warnick, RN, MA, and Andrew Blake.
This training is suitable for: Front-line workers and volunteers, medical professionals, educators, clergy, social workers, administrators, residential workers, counsellors, funeral service providers and hospice volunteers.
This workshop will explore the concept that when awareness is balanced between self and other, compassion has a dual pathway, where our care extends both to ourselves and to those in our care. In addition to the use of compassion in clinical work, mindfulness practices that can be used with children, adolescents, and families will be explored, along with the clinician's own mindful practice. Participants will gain essential skills and strategies to develop mindfulness practices that can be incorporated into clinical work with those who are grieving a death. This is Learning Module 3 of the 2019 Certificate Program in Children's Grief and Bereavement. This module may be taken separately from the certificate program as a stand-alone workshop.




 
When Grief Gets More Complicated: Supporting harder-to-serve populations
Date: May 9, 2019
Facilitators:
Andrea Warnick, RN., MA., Liana Lowenstein, MSW., RSW., CPT-S., and Esther Rhee, MSW.
This training is suitable for: Front-line workers and volunteers, medical professionals, educators, clergy, social workers, administrators, residential workers, counsellors, funeral service providers and hospice volunteers.
This workshop will explore the concept that when awareness is balanced between self and other, compassion has a dual pathway, where our care extends both to ourselves and to those in our care. In addition to the use of compassion in clinical work, mindfulness practices that can be used with children, adolescents, and families will be explored, along with the clinician's own mindful practice. Participants will gain essential skills and strategies to develop mindfulness practices that can be incorporated into clinical work with those who are grieving a death. This is Learning Module 4 of the 2019 Certificate Program in Children's Grief and Bereavement. This module may be taken separately from the certificate program as a stand-alone workshop.




 
Dancing in the Darkness: Creative approaches to working with grieving children and youth
Date: May 10, 2019
Facilitators: Andrea
Warnick, RN, MA, and Lysa Toye, MSW, RSW.
This training is suitable for: Front-line workers and volunteers, medical professionals, educators, clergy, social workers, administrators, residential workers, counsellors, funeral service providers and hospice volunteers. Any professional who is in a position to support/influence a grieving child or youth.
The emphasis in this workshop will be on supporting participants who already have a theoretical foundation in children's grief and bereavement to build their toolkit and confidence in creatively engaging with children and youth who are grieving a death. Many easy to use (and modify) creative techniques in working with grieving children and youth will be shared, and participants will have the opportunity to engage in safe, experiential activities to better understand the process of using creative approaches. This is Learning Module 5 of the 2019 Certificate Program in Children's Grief and Bereavement. This module may be taken separately from the certificate program as a stand-alone workshop.


 
Essential Theory and Practical Skills for Child-Focused Family Therapy
Date: May 13, 2019
Facilitators: Liana Lowenstein, MSW., RSW., CPT-S., & Greg Lubimiv, MSW., CPT-S.
This training is suitable for: Mental health professionals, clinicians, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists and social workers.
Working with children in the context of their family has unique benefits. This course will present the rationale for child-focused family sessions, and will outline the major models and essential skills of family therapy. Participant will be able to articulate common challenges in family therapy and identify strategies to overcome these challenges along with how to effectively contract and set goals with families. This is Learning Module 3 of the 2019 Certificate in Essential Skills for Assessing and Treating Children and Families. This module may be taken separately from the certificate program as a stand-alone workshop.




 
Identifying, Assessing and Treating Concurrent Disorders: A clinical overview for assessment, practical applications, tools and techniques when working with concurrent disorders in teens and adults.
Date: May 15, 2019
Facilitator:
Ian Robertson, MSW., RSW.
This training is suitable for: Mental health professionals, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers, medical professionals, direct service workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers and educators.
Participants will gain an overview for assessment, practical applications and clinical tools and strategies when working with clients having a concurrent disorder. This workshop will discuss effective clinical practices when working with the individual and the family and building capacity within your agency to provide effective care for this complex population. By the end of this workshop participants will be able to screen and assess for the treatment of concurrent disorder, have acquired skills in using motivational interviewing along with an overview of working with concurrent disorder integration treatment approaches.



 
Creative Techniques for Child-Focused Family Therapy
Date: May 24, 2019
Facilitator:
Liana Lowenstein, MSW., RSW., CPT-S., best-selling author and one of Canada's foremost presenters on childhood trauma.
This training is suitable for: Mental health professionals, clinicians, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists and social workers.
The use of creative techniques in child-focused family therapy sessions provides a medium for all members to participate and promotes positive family interaction. This workshop will outline innovative techniques to engage, assess and treat families.  Interventions to strengthen parenting skills will also be described and demonstrated. The facilitator will present the key ingredients for an effective termination and integrate techniques into ending sessions with families. This is Learning Module 4 of the Certificate in Essential Skills for Assessing and Treating Children and Families. This module may be taken separately from the certificate program as a stand-alone workshop.



 
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Blending theory with innovative techniques
Dates: June 6 & 7, 2019
Facilitator:
Liana Lowenstein, MSW., RSW., CPT-S., best-selling author and one of Canada's foremost presenters on childhood trauma.
Prerequisites: Understanding of the impact of trauma on children, good child psychotherapy skills.
This training is suitable for: Mental health clinicians.
Learn how to implement this empirically-supported psychotherapy model for treating traumatized children and adolescents into your practice.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an empirically-supported psychotherapy model for treating traumatized children and adolescents. This two-day workshop will provide the theoretical framework of TF-CBT, and will present creative interventions for each of the 8 treatment components of TF-CBT. Workshop participants will come away with a solid understanding of TF-CBT, strategies for working with hard-to-engage children and learn how to utilize TF-CBT to treat a range of childhood traumas including sexual abuse, domestic violence, traumatic grief, car accidents, natural disasters. This workshop will combine theoretical material with hands-on therapeutic interventions.



 
Promoting Adaptive Anxiety in Children: Confronting the rising anxiety disorders in children and youth
Date: July 24, 2019
Facilitator:
Alex Russell, Ph.D, C.Psych.
This training is suitable for: Counsellors, educators, early childhood educators, school counsellors, mental health professionals, psychotherapists, psychologists, and social workers.
This workshop will provide participants with a healthy perspective on anxiety, in which childhood anxiety is understood as a necessary building block of adaptation and an essential gateway to a child’s creative engagement with the world. Participants will learn how to work with parents caught between protecting their children and supporting their independence. Understanding and working with children and youth who have developed maladaptive forms of anxiety and tools for working with this group will be covered in detail.


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Winter, Spring & Summer 2019 Workshops:
Working with Adults

 

Motivational Interviewing (MI): Incorporate Miller and Rollnik’s MI techniques into your practice
Date: March 22, 2019
Facilitator:
 Adam Lodzinski, Ph.D.
This training Is suitable for: Mental health and medical professionals, as well as direct service workers of all experience levels.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a form of collaborative conversation for strengthening a client's motivation and commitment to change. This workshop teaches the guiding principles, strategies and skills for incorporating Miller and Rollnik’s MI techniques into practice. 



 
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Part 1: An introduction to essential components
Dates: April 4 & 5, 2019
Facilitator:
Lyndsey Davies, MSW., RSW.
This training is suitable for: Educators, mental health professionals, medical professionals, social workers and direct service workers.
This 2-day workshop is designed for clinicians who are interested in utilizing DBT in either group or individual settings with clients. During this workshop, Ms. Davies will present the theoretical underpinnings of DBT, the group and individual components, along with DBT skills from each of the four modules. Through the use of interactive lecture and experiential exercises, participants will learn how to conceptualize borderline personality disorder using the bio-social theory, the components of standard DBT, how to conduct a behavioural analysis and solution analysis of problematic behaviours, how to balance validation and change strategies and how to teach select DBT skills to clients. 



 
Identifying, Assessing and Treating Concurrent Disorders: A clinical overview for assessment, practical applications, tools and techniques when working with concurrent disorders in teens and adults.
Date: May 15, 2019
Facilitator:
 Ian Robertson, MSW., RSW.
This training is suitable for: Mental health professionals, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers, medical professionals, direct service workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers and educators.
Participants will gain an overview for assessment, practical applications and clinical tools and strategies when working with clients having a concurrent disorder. This workshop will discuss effective clinical practices when working with the individual and the family and building capacity within your agency to provide effective care for this complex population. By the end of this workshop participants will be able to screen and assess for the treatment of concurrent disorder, have acquired skills in using motivational interviewing along with an overview of working with concurrent disorder integration treatment approaches.




 
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Part 2: Formulating effective treatment plans for complex clients
Dates: May 30 & 31, 2019
Facilitator:
 Lyndsey Davies, MSW., RSW.
This training is suitable for: Educators, mental health professionals, medical professionals, social workers and direct service workers.

Prerequisite: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Part 1: An introduction to essential components, or Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Components of group and individual treatment.
This training is designed for clinicians who have taken a foundational training in DBT and are familiar with core concepts. This 2-day workshop will provide a more in-depth understanding of DBT, with respect to developing a DBT-based case formulation and understanding of the controlling variables of problematic behaviours. Ms. Davis will present methods to recognize and address secondary targets, how to avoid becoming polarized with clients and coaching clients in crisis, all while maintaining personal limits and avoiding burnout.



 
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Part 3: Individualized clinical consultation in DBT informed treatment
Dates: June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18, 25, August 1 & 8, 2019  |  Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
Facilitator:
Lyndsey Davies, MSW., RSW
This training is suitable for: Educators, mental health professionals, medical professionals, social workers and direct service workers.
Prerequisite: 
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Part 1 workshop AND Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Part 2 workshop AND have clients willing to be video/audio taped for consultation purposes.
This consultation group is designed to offer participants individualized feedback on their clinical practice based on a review of audio/videotaped therapy sessions, in order to increase their proficiency in offering DBT to individual clients. Participants will benefit from input and suggestions that are based on the DBT core competencies, to enhance their level of adherence to the model. It will focus on honing the ability to identify any potential barriers and implement relevant strategies that are in keeping with DBT conceptualization and treatment plan. Based on the nature of this program, participation is limited to five registrants.

 

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Winter, Spring & Summer 2019
Leadership Training for Health and Human Service Professionals
 

Building and Sustaining your Credibility and Influence as a New Supervisor
Date: April 25, 2019
Facilitator:
Marion Langford, M.Ed.
This training is suitable for: New supervisors or those who hope to take over a supervisory position in the future. It is also suitable for experienced supervisors who would like to fine-tune their supervisory abilities in Health & Human Services.
A challenge for stellar performers who are promoted to be supervisors in that while they are on a learning curve for new supervisory skills, they must concurrently build their personal credibility and influence with staff, peers and their managers. This workshop is designed to take participants through the how-to and strategies that can be used to meet the common credibility and influence challenges for new supervisors. Participants will learn how to establish their credibility and authority in the role in a respectful and confident way while building new supervisory relationships and collaboration capacity with your team. Ms. Langford will discuss increasing political acuity and communication skills for managing up and navigating priorities and organizational change. Strategies will be provided on managing conflicts in the role of new Supervisor. This is Learning Module 4 of the 2019 Certificate for New Supervisors. This module may be taken separately from the certificate program as a stand-alone workshop.



 
The Leadership Edge: Empower and engage employees for maximum performance
Date: June 17, 2019
Facilitators:
Susan Geary, Ph.D., and Anne Bulstrode, BBM., FICB
This training is suitable for: All professionals looking to expand their management and leadership skills.
This workshop is presented in a very collaborative and interactive way, using case studies, personal examples, and discussion to bring material to life and make the experience and learning meaningful. Participants will create a shared vision and value for their team, as well as outline the process to relay that vision to employees. Focus will be given on how to effectively lead people through the change process, how to build high functioning teams, as well as how to engage employees to their full potential. This is Learning Module 1 of the 2019 Management Certificate. This module may be taken separately from the certificate program as a stand-alone workshop.




 
Foundations of Coaching: Building stronger communication and leadership skills through coaching tools and techniques.
Date: June 18, 2019
Facilitator:
Marion Langford M.Ed.
This training is suitable for: Any professional interested in building communication, and leadership skills.
During this interactive workshop participants will gain an understanding of the core competencies of coaching, along with how to implement practical coaching tools and strategies. Focus will be given on how to develop and apply a framework to structure and drive conversations forward, in addition to understanding the skill of facilitating team and individual awareness through powerful questions. This collaborative workshop will utilize role-playing, and in-workshop practice of coaching tools and techniques to help integrate the learning. This is Learning Module 2 of the 2019 Management Certificate. This module may be taken separately from the certificate program as a stand-alone workshop.



 
Managing Employee Performance in Health and Human Service
Date: June 19, 2019
Facilitator:
Adam Lodzinski, Ph.D.
This training is suitable for: Any professional looking to expand their management and leadership skills.
This workshop is designed to provide supervisors, and managers with a framework for on-going, regular employee performance management, how to relay expectations to employees and the importance of the performance management process. Participants will gain the tools and language to support them in this on-going management process. The workshop will consist of lecture and demonstration but will also focus on practice to successfully manage employee performance. This is Learning Module 3 of the 2019 Management Certificate. This module may be taken separately from the certificate program as a stand-alone workshop.




 
Holding Difficult Conversations: Uncover and utilize your own strengths and style of communication to improve your management skills
Date: June 20, 2019
Facilitator:
Marion Langford, M.Ed.
This training is suitable for: All professionals who want to improve their skills in conducting difficult conversations in the workplace.
This workshop will help participants discover their own strengths and style of communication. Using a combination of self-awareness and conversational tools, participants will have the opportunity to apply and practice the tools in a safe learning environment. Strategies on how to acquire effective listening and inquiry skills when engaging others in conversation, as well as how to develop clarity around needs assumptions during those conversations will be covered. Participants will leave the workshop with a communications toolkit that will increase confidence and preparation for future difficult conversations. This is Learning Module 4 of the 2019 Management Certificate. This module may be taken separately from the certificate program as a stand-alone workshop.




 
Change Management: Successfully lead and implement change on a large, or small scale in your organization
Date: June 21, 2019
Facilitators:
Susan Geary, Ph.D. and Faye Marcotte.
This training is suitable for: Directors, managers, supervisors and team leaders who are responsible for leading and implementing change within their organization.
This workshop will explore the best practices in facilitating change, as well as how to help employees handle change constructively. Participants will learn how to develop and implement an effective communication plan and strategy to communicate change to obtain buy-in. Participants will learn practical tools and techniques that will enhance their ability to manage negative reactions to change and respond appropriately. This is Learning Module 5 of the 2019 Management Certificate. This module may be taken separately from the certificate program as a stand-alone workshop.

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