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Trainings offered

LIFE offers professional training workshops for individuals living with an intellectual disability, family members, support network members and professionals.

SUPERVISORY TRAINING FOR TEAM LEADERS:
This workshop is designed to help identify and develop attitudes and skills conducive to building, motivating and supervising a strong support team; providing feedback to staff regarding their job performance and training specific skill sets.

Topics may include:

  • Identifying the attitude and strengths required to supervise and build a strong team
  • Self-evaluation to identify attitudes, strengths and desired areas for improvement
  • Group practice of communication skills necessary in supervision
  • Using empathy and delivering clear messages to staff
  • Using job descriptions as a basis for progressive performance management
  • Providing feedback to staff on performance
  • Supervising, monitoring and training specific skill sets
  • Time management and stress management
  • Motivating staff

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION:
This training session focuses on developing skills that facilitate effective communication with individuals, their families and their support teams.

Topics may include:

  • Communication Style Self-Assessment and Interactions
  • How to Effectively Communicate with Staff, Families and Support Network Members

FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE WORKSHOPS:
A series of workshops offered to individuals and their supporters to help improve their financial knowledge and increase their capacity to make responsible financial choices. 

Topics may include:

  • Creating and maintaining a budget
  • Distinguishing between “wants” and “needs”
  • Saving money and keeping it safe
  • Maintaining online safety
  • Preventing identity theft
  • Facilitating supported decision making
  • Financial responsibility

For further information, please contact our office 204-772-3557
LIFE is able to offer other trainings as requested

 

"We do the best we can with what we know, and when we know better, we do better" -

Maya Angelou