Upcoming Training Events

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February 14th - Nonviolent Crisis Intervention - (Augusta, MI)

Participants will learn:
  • how to identify behaviors that could lead to a crisis
  • how to effectively respond to each behavior to prevent the situation from escalating
  • how to use verbal and nonverbal techniques to defuse hostile behavior and resolve a crisis before it becomes violent
  • and much more!
This workshop has been approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative for 6.0 CE clock hours.
 
February 21st - Situational Team Leadership - (Augusta, MI)

The Ken Blanchard Companies not only recognizes a need for teaching people to work well, it also offers a solution. The Situational Team Leadership (STL) program is designed to help organizations establish successful, collaborative, and high-performing teams. The program provides a framework and processes for organizing teams that are based on effective communication. It helps to jump-start team effectiveness, build trust among team members, and promote collaboration.

Achieve the following results within your team:
  • Improve productivity in current work teams
  • Jump start existing teams that are floundering as their projects progress
  • Create a corporate culture focused on participation, innovation, and creativity
  • Use a variety of leadership behaviors to respond to the changing needs of a developing team
  • Understand that team dynamics, or the patterns of behavior that occur within a team, are key to diagnosing the team's stage of development
This workshop has been approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative for 6.0 CE clock hours.
 
February 28th - Youth Mental Health First Aid - (Battle Creek, MI)

This one day training is appropriate for all community members to attend. Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/AHD), and eating disorders.
 
March 21st - Situational Self Leadership - (Augusta, MI)

The new workforce demands self-motivated individuals who are willing to handle more responsibility, to lead themselves and others, and to embrace change. Situational Self Leadership (SSL) is designed by the Ken Blanchard companies for individuals at all levels who want to make the transition from being responsive to being responsible, and to take initiative in idea generation, innovation, and problem solving.

Join us as we show you how to:
  • Clarify individual goals and tasks to drive performance.
  • Enable yourself to make the shift from reactive to proactive.
  • Improve problem solving and accountability at all levels.
  • Accelerate learning cycles for enhanced productivity on the job.
  • Create engagement and empowerment throughout the organization.
 
April 11th - Nonviolent Crisis Intervention - (Augusta, MI)

Participants will learn:
  • how to identify behaviors that could lead to a crisis
  • how to effectively respond to each behavior to prevent the situation from escalating
  • how to use verbal and nonverbal techniques to defuse hostile behavior and resolve a crisis before it becomes violent
  • and much more!
This workshop has been approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative for 6.0 CE clock hours.
 
April 24th - Cultural Competence - (Battle Creek, MI)

Participants will:
  • gain an understanding of the dynamics of diversity and culture
  • develop skills to respond well over time emerging workplace issues
  • recognize and act on opportunities to develop and strengthen cultural competence as a part of day-to-day workplace interactions
 
April 24th - Conflict Management - (Battle Creek, MI)

Participants will:
  • learn about the various conflict strategies
  • learn when each of these strategies are appropriate
  • discover your own conflict strategy
  • learn a three phase conflict resolution procedure
  • practice all of these skills
 
April 25th - Mental Health First Aid - (Battle Creek, MI)

Just as CPR training helps a layperson with no clinical training to assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. In both situations, the goal is to help support an individual until appropriate professional help arrives. Mental Health First Aiders learn a single 5-step strategy that includes assessing risk, respectfully listening to and supporting the individual in crisis, and identifying appropriate professional help and other supports. Participants are also introduced to risk factors and warning signs for mental health or substance use problems, engage in experimental activities that build understanding of the impact of illness on individuals and families; and learn about evidence-based treatment and self-help strategies.
 
May 9th - Situational Team Leadership - (Augusta, MI)

The Ken Blanchard Companies not only recognizes a need for teaching people to work well, it also offers a solution. The Situational Team Leadership (STL) program is designed to help organizations establish successful, collaborative, and high-performing teams. The program provides a framework and processes for organizing teams that are based on effective communication. It helps to jump-start team effectiveness, build trust among team members, and promote collaboration. Achieve the following results within your team:
  • Improve productivity in current work teams
  • Jump start existing teams that are floundering as their projects progress
  • Create a corporate culture focused on participation, innovation, and creativity
  • Use a variety of leadership behaviors to respond to the changing needs of a developing team
  • Understand that team dynamics, or the patterns of behavior that occur within a team, are key to diagnosing the team's stage of development
 
June 13th - Nonviolent Crisis Intervention - (Augusta, MI)

Participants will learn:
  • how to identify behaviors that could lead to a crisis
  • how to effectively respond to each behavior to prevent the situation from escalating
  • how to use verbal and nonverbal techniques to defuse hostile behavior and resolve a crisis before it becomes violent
  • and much more!
This workshop has been approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative for 6.0 CE clock hours.
 
June 20th - Situational Self Leadership - (Augusta, MI)

The new workforce demands self-motivated individuals who are willing to handle more responsibility, to lead themselves and others, and to embrace change. Situational Self Leadership (SSL) is designed by the Ken Blanchard companies for individuals at all levels who want to make the transition from being responsive to being responsible, and to take initiative in idea generation, innovation, and problem solving. Join us as we show you how to:
  • Clarify individual goals and tasks to drive performance.
  • Enable yourself to make the shift from reactive to proactive.
  • Improve problem solving and accountability at all levels.
  • Accelerate learning cycles for enhanced productivity on the job.
  • Create engagement and empowerment throughout the organization.
 
June 27th - Youth Mental Health First Aid - (Battle Creek, MI)

This one day training is appropriate for all community members to attend. Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/AHD), and eating disorders.
 
July 16th - CPR Training - (Battle Creek, MI)

First Aid and Preparedness with CPR & AED practice is a 4 ½ -hour interactive presentation that teaches the basic concepts of first aid, CPR, Automated External Defibrillation and being prepared for a disaster or emergency, including:
  • Check-Call-Care and when to call 9-1-1
  • First aid care for injuries, bleeding and burns
  • Caring for someone who is choking
  • Recognizing the signals of a heart attack and stroke
  • Compression-only CPR and using an AED
This course is aimed at those who have never taken CPR before or are extremely past due expiration from a previous CPR class.
 
July 24th - Cultural Competence - (Battle Creek, MI)

Participants will:
  • gain an understanding of the dynamics of diversity and culture
  • develop skills to respond well over time emerging workplace issues
  • recognize and act on opportunities to develop and strengthen cultural competence as a part of day-to-day workplace interactions
 
July 24th - Conflict Management - (Battle Creek, MI)

Participants will:
  • learn about the various conflict strategies
  • learn when each of these strategies are appropriate
  • discover your own conflict strategy
  • learn a three phase conflict resolution procedure
  • practice all of these skills


SAVE THE DATE!
June 23-24, 2014 - Professional Development at the Bridge Vista Hotel &
Conference Center in Mackinaw City.
Presenter: Nancy Ohle

8.0 CEs (AFC, Social Work and NHA)



Cancellation Policy: All notifications of cancellation must be received at least 7 business days prior to the start of the training/conference and could incur a 15% handling fee. 

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