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Upcoming Training: 

Monday, Dec. 16 - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Wathena, KS

Register here: Deep Dive: Autism

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This training will provide an overview of the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).  We will discover the best practices used to help many individuals with ASD and explore varied interventions that have proven to be successful throughout a range of settings.

Trainer Bio: Taught by Jill Haack who started in the field in about 1996 or so in Missouri as a DSP working for Nova Center. She was later hired by Johnson County Developmental Supports and has been working for Johnson County for more than 20 years.  Many of those years were providing Direct Support.  Jill became a Mandt trainer around 11 years ago and spent two years as a Mental Health Case Manager in the Children and Family Division of Johnson County Mental Health.  Three years ago she accepted a position as a Behavioral Health Specialist on our Community Behavioral Health Team working with individuals with I/DD as well as a Mental Health Diagnosis. Jill does training and liaison work in her current position for JCDS, JCMH, affiliate providers, and client families. 

Cancellations and Substitutions: 
If you register and do not cancel by Monday, Dec. 9 and/or fail to attend you will be charged in full. 
Cancellations prior to the deadline above will be a charged a $25 service fee. Substitutions may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.


Free Presentation Details:
Feeling Good About Your Smile
Thu, Dec 12, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

This presentation will provide information about the Feeling Good About Your Smile intervention developed by Oral Health Kansas and utilized across Kansas by the KS Disability & Health Program. The Feeling Good About Your Smile intervention is a 90-minute hands-on workshop developed to improve oral health for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their support workers. It combines simple and colorful illustrations with discussion and four activities that reinforce behaviors to improve oral and overall health. Learn about how the intervention, how it has been used in Kansas, evaluation results and how you can host a workshop for people with IDD in your area. For more information about the KS Disability and Health Program go to: http://ihdps.ku.edu/dandhkansas

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Tuesday, Jan. 7 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Kansas City, MO
Register here: Geared for Grants

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Grants are a strategic and important part of the revenue picture for a nonprofit organization, but, they can also be time consuming and frustrating when the result isn’t what you’d hoped.

Participants in the Geared for Grants workshop will discover several ways to find grant opportunities, evaluate their fit with your organization, analyze the cost/benefit relationship of applying, and get hands-on practice in developing key aspects of a grant proposal. Participants will leave with several tools to assist in grant development efforts.

Trainer Bio: Geared for Grants will be facilitated by Shelley Loethen, founder of Encore Nonprofit Solutions. Over the past decade, Encore has helped clients secure nearly $55 million in grants, and countless unquantifiable benefits through program design and evaluation, strategic planning, volunteer management, and a variety of other services. Shelley is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC). The GPC is the only certification accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies. The Encore team shares a firm belief that nonprofits are best equipped to address our social challenges, and is working to facilitate changes in the sector that support organizational health and success.

Cancellations and Substitutions: 
If you register and do not cancel by Tuesday, Dec. 31 and/or fail to attend you will be charged in full. 
Cancellations prior to the deadline above will be a charged a $25 service fee. Substitutions may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.


Wednesday, Jan. 29 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Lawrence, KS
Register here: Brand Yourself. Build Yourself. Helping Women in Leadership Stand Out and Move Forward. 

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Join us and learn to: Define your personal brand through the creation of your vision statement and elevator speech, leverage your personal brand across social media, platforms, and formulate your strategic plan and honor the priorities that serve you.

 

Trainer Bio: Crystal Hong (she / her / hers) is a diverse leader, versatile communicator, and clutch player in the communications, marketing, and human resources industries. Her career, coupled with her education and activism, equips her with honed communication skills, proficient industry practice, and an executive presence needed to influence in today’s workplace. While she flexes between communications / marketing and human resources depending on the organization’s needs, she is currently designing and facilitating training programs as a Talent Development Program Designer. She holds a Master of Science in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, as well as DDI Facilitator and Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certifications. Crystal is passionate about minority-employee career advancement, representation, and success, as well as laughter and self-awareness.  

Cancellations and Substitutions: 
If you register and do not cancel by Wednesday, Jan. 22 and/or fail to attend you will be charged in full. Cancellations prior to the deadline above will be a charged a $25 service fee. Substitutions may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.


Wednesday, Feb. 26 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Overland Park, KS
Register here: Part Two - Best Practices: Medication Administration 

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Join us to follow up from last year's course in Best Practices: Medication Administration. You can attend Part Two even if you did not attend Part One. 

Taught by Teresa Galutia, MS and Sara Owen, APRN
Lakemary Center

Cancellations and Substitutions: 
If you register and do not cancel by Wednesday, Feb. 19 and/or fail to attend you will be charged in full. Cancellations prior to the deadline above will be a charged a $25 service fee. Substitutions may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.


Tuesday, Mar. 3 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Overland Park, KS
Register here: Compassion without Fatigue

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Mindfulness, Boundaries, and the Practice of Empathy
Participants will gain a conceptual framework for:

  • the differences between secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout
  • ways we develop secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout—and how to recover
  • the relationship between mindfulness, boundaries, empathy, and resilience
  • Participants will walk away with protective strategies
  • Mindfulness practices
  • Tools to reinforce intra-personal boundaries
  • Rapid Resets to use when triggered in the moment
  • Practicing empathy as a skill (vs. feeling) to protect your emotional reserves
  • Rituals of Release for personal vitality

Trainer Bio: Ricki Moran is the Assistant Director of Field Education and an Assistant Professor in the Masters of Social Work program at Park University.  Ricki is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Play Therapist, and certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  Ricki got her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Park University and Masters in Social Work from UMKC.  She is currently working on her Doctorate in Social Work from the University of St. Thomas. 

Her specialty areas are promoting self-care practices, working with kids who have experienced trauma, and Child-Centered Play Therapy.  Ricki has trained and presented on topics of self-care, emotional and physical safety, suicide prevention, and compassion without fatigue.

Cancellations and Substitutions: 
If you register and do not cancel by Tuesday, Feb. 25 and/or fail to attend you will be charged in full. Cancellations prior to the deadline above will be a charged a $25 service fee. Substitutions may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.