Personal Development

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Addiction involves being abnormally dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming. The most common addictions involve alcohol, drugs, sex, eating, and gambling. The employee caught in this destructive cycle can be helped through a variety of treatment options.
Objective: Trainings will focus on identifying and understanding the addict, how the process impacts work and personal lives, and how to obtain help. Each addiction can be presented as a stand-alone presentation, or an overview of all addictions can be given. A separate class on dealing with adolescent substance abuse is also offered. Recommended time: 1.5 hours

Adolescents offer a unique challenge for parents. Determining what are normal behaviors versus signs of trouble will be examines as well as parenting tips and strategies on communication pitfalls, problem behaviors, and the difference between caring and care taking. There will be time to interact and share with other parents who may be facing similar challenges.
Objective: Determine normal versus problem behavior and discuss strategies. Recommended time: 1 hour

5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. The #1 risk factor is age and 10,000 Baby Boomers are turning 65 every day in the United States. Understanding the basics of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia is valuable knowledge for everyone who wants to be prepared to deal with the issue with aging parents, spouses and friends now or in the future.
Objective: Attendees will learn facts about the disease, how to determine if it is Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia and what to do once a diagnosis is received. Warning signs, planning, resources and hope through research are all covered in this comprehensive overview. Recommended time: 1 hour

This one-hour course covers an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and a review of research goals, clinical trial updates and breaking research news. This material can also be added to any of the other Alzheimer’s offerings to create a two-hour program.
Objective: Attendees will be updated on the latest research and data around Alzheimer's Disease. Recommended time: 1.5 hours

This training will examine the difference between being assertive and being aggressive, and give participants the necessary tools to be assertive. Participants will assess their current assertive skills with regard to communication and decision-making.
Objective: Participants will learn to set boundaries, face problems directly, resolve stressful situations successfully, and feel less guilty when making decisions. Recommended time: 1.5 hours

This training will help participants reflect on their belief and value systems about work and family and develop a plan for how to meet their expectations. Through group discussions and interactive exercises, participants will glean insight on how to make their lives well balanced with work, family and personal life.
Objective: Discuss importance of work/life balance and discuss strategies to attain balance. Recommended time: 1 hour

Blended families, like nuclear families, don't always exist in a harmonious world. It's normal for members to feel a variety of emotions from awkwardness and confusion to frustration and resentment. This workshop will focus on how to blend families successfully by gaining an understanding of step family issues and by learning about the developmental stages that can be anticipated.
Objective: Learn strategies to successfully handle blended family relationships. Recommended time: 1 hour

Change is inevitable and a constant in our lives, even though it may not always be welcome. Resistance to change is to be expected as change brings uncertainty and can cause stress. The process of change and the importance of acknowledging the stages of loss commonly associated with change will be discussed.
Objective: Techniques will be covered that help us comfortably manage change, reduce stress, and develop positive coping skills. Recommended time: 1 hour

This one-hour training covers normal aging issues and milestones and an overview of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Time management, work/life balance, and tips for managing the various components of role reversals with aging parents are discussed.
Objective: Attendees will learn how to navigate age-related issues with their parents including normal ageing and Alzheimer’s and dementia. Recommended time: 1 hour

Clutter can drain your energy and become a stressor. It can decrease your effectiveness and performance. Clutter is anything you have that you don’t use or don’t take care of. When you reduce unnecessary “stuff”, you have less “stuff” to store, maintain, and pay for – creating space for freedom and productivity.
Objective: Participants will learn an easy plan to minimize clutter in order to live a richer, fuller life with less “stuff.” Recommended time: 1.5 hours

Knowing when to bring up the subject of drugs and alcohol with your children can be confusing. This training will describe what is appropriate for each level: grade school, middle school and high school. Belief systems around use of all substances and how it influences their children will be examined along with ways to support children who find themselves faced with a choice about drugs and alcohol. Preventive steps and signs of abuse and addiction versus normal adolescent behavior will also be examined.
Objective: Learn warning signs as well as strategies to objectively discuss drugs and alcohol use with children. Recommended time: 1 hour

Domestic violence knows no boundary, be it race, color, sex, or income. Definitions, myths, and types of abuse will be covered. The focus will be on signs and symptoms of the victim, as well as the abuser. Learn what to do and what not to do, if you work with a victim of domestic violence.
Objective: To become familiar with signs and symptoms of domestic abuse and actions on can take to help an abusive situation. Recommended time: 1 hour

Caring for aging parents has replaced child care as the number one issue for the men and women in today’s workforce. This training will provide an overview of the many facets that need attention---home, finances, medical needs, end-of-life arrangements, and YOURSELF.
Objective: Attendees will explore tools and strategies to best prepare for the role of care giver. Recommended time: 1 hour

Did you know that over 1 in every 8 Americans aged 40 to 60 are both raising a child and caring for their aging parents? Learn more about this generation and how to support those you know in it, along with learning techniques if you are currently in this generation.
Objective: Develop an understanding of what the "sandwich" generation is and how to cope no matter what side of the generation you're on. Recommended time: 1 hour

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Objective: Recommended time: 1.5 hours

How a person feels about himself or herself impacts the way he or she interacts with others. His or her performance at work and home can be enhanced through developing a positive self-concept.
Objective: Participants will learn to diffuse the internal critic, examine self-talk for validity, challenge the stories that they tell themselves and change the message appropriately. Recommended time: 1 hour

The process of grief and loss impacts everyone, although everyone grieves differently.
Objective: To learn the stages of grief, and the behaviors and emotions that may occur in each stage. Additionally to learn strategies to help individuals and those around them take care of needs (both physical and emotional) during a time of loss. Recommended time: 1 hour

Healthy relationships can add richness to the quality of life. This training will focus on the ingredients essential for healthy relationships with oneself and others, as well as how relationships develop and grow. Areas covered will include assertiveness, self-esteem, positive self-talk, setting boundaries, and communication.
Objective: Learn importance of and strategies for developing and maintaining healthy relationships. Recommended time: 1 hour

Family issues that cause stress in our everyday lives are compounded by the stress we experience elsewhere. Participants will be asked to identify family stressors, as well as workplace stress, and how those impact each other. Areas covered will include the indicators of stress (both physical and behavioral), time management and stress management techniques, communication skills, and conflict resolution.
Objective: Learn some exercises and strategies to use that will help alleviate family stress. Recommended time: 1 hour

Pessimists believe that events will not only last a long time, but that they will ultimately undermine everything. Pessimistic individuals often feel helpless and may sink into depression, which is an epidemic today. Optimists, on the other hand, believe that defeat is a temporary setback or a challenge — it doesn't knock them down.
Objective: This training will teach participants to develop a new set of cognitive skills that will enable them to take charge, challenge irrational assumptions and accomplish more. Recommended time: 1 hour

Juggling work responsibilities along with the stress of caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia is a delicate and complicated balance. This course helps family caregivers understand the “buckets” they must manage including medical, legal and financial issues as well as living arrangements and family dynamics. Getting organized and building a team is critical. Understanding the stages of dementia over the long term and preparing for the challenges that lie ahead is key.
Objective: Attendees will learn to create a basic plan and how to adapt to unexpected variables that will occur during the family’s dementia journey. Recommended time: 1 hour

This is a comprehensive training course for caregivers who are currently caring for family members with a dementing illness, particularly Alzheimer’s disease. This 8 – 10-hour course can be formatted for the workplace in 1-2 hour increments over periods of time. Topics include an introduction to Alzheimer’s/Dementia, the emotions of caregiving, the importance of caregiver self-care, assessing a loved one’s capabilities, managing daily care and challenging behaviors, strengthening family alliances and managing critical decision paths.
Recommended time: 8-10 hours (Can be broken down to 1-2 hour segments)

This 1-2-hour program is designed for caregivers of adults and includes strategies that pertain to those caring for aging parents as well as adults with special needs or dementia.
Objective: Attendees will receive an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, caregiver project management tactics, long distance and sandwich generation caregiving, and concludes with the top twenty tips for caregiving success. Recommended time: 1-2 hours

You only have one brain and it deserves your best attention and protection. Alzheimer’s is a fatal brain disease that will affect as estimated 14 million Americans by mid-century. Understanding the relationship between cardiovascular disease, diabetes and traumatic brain injury as it relates to Alzheimer’s is key. From diet and exercise to building cognitive reserve, this course will cover practical tips for protecting and nurturing your most valuable asset, your brain.
Objective: This course outlines lifestyle elements that everyone can consider to maximize risk reduction for Alzheimer's Disease. Recommended time: 1 hour

Emotions can run the gamut during November and December. People deal with expectations, losses, memories associated with the holidays, financial concerns, and family issues. This training will allow each participant to reflect on his or her beliefs about the holidays, and the areas they want to change. The trainer will facilitate group discussion about creative and healthy ways to thrive during the holiday season.
Objective: Explore the emotional side of the holidays and develop stress and time management skills. Recommended time: 1 hour

Often unrecognized, Compassion Fatigue costs the healthcare industry millions of dollars each year in stress, burnout and turnover. This training is tailored to meet the needs of the specific caregiver group and may include other topics covered in this catalog.
Objective: Signs and Symptoms of compassion fatigue will be identified along with introduction to coping skills. Recommended time: 2 hours

There are 15 million family caregivers caring for the 5 million Americans currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s accounts for 70% of all dementia cases. Whether the diagnosis is Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, the task of caregiving is complicated, stressful and in many cases, long term.
Objective: Attendees will learn about the emotional aspects of caregiving, caregiver health, how to handle challenging behaviors and the top ten dementia caregiver tips. Recommended time: 1 hour

Social Security and Medicare will play a big part in your retirement years. This workshop provides basic information about Social Security benefits, Medicare and supplements, and prescription drug coverage. It will include information about determining eligibility, enrollment procedure, and help in understanding the options for supplemental coverage including Medigap policies or coverage under Medicare Advantage plans.
Objective: Attendees will learn when to enroll in Social Security and Medicare, and how to make supplemental coverage choices. Recommended time: 1-1.5 hours


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