Monthly Bulletin – Training

KCR Monthly Bulletin – Table of Contents


FoodSafe – Level 1

Date: Monday, December 4, 2017, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Kelowna & District Safety Council, 395 Hartman Road, Kelowna
Cost: $80 (Includes Work book & Interior Health FOODSAFE certificate)
Register Now: Contact Jennifer at moc.secivresgniniartroiretninull@ofni or 250.878.1036

More Information

-Source: Jennifer Pont, Interior Training Services, 21 November 2017

Info Session: How to Become a Child Care Provider

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6:00 pm – 6:50 pm
Location: Kelowna Child Care Society, #4-1890 Ambrosi Road, Kelowna
Cost: Free
Registration Required: moc.eracdlihcanwoleknull@ecruoser or 250.762.3536

Come to this information night to learn more about the benefits of becoming a Registered License not Required (RLNR). Some of the benefits and services of becoming a RLNR are:
  • Increased Child Care Subsidy Rates
  • Free Child Care Referrals to your program
  • Low cost training
  • CCRR support
  • Child Care Operations Templates
  • Quality & Safe Child Care in your own home

Funded by the Province of British Columbia

-Source: Newsletter, Central Okanagan Early Years Partnership, 28 November 2017

Getting to Know Dementia

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: ASBC Resource Centre, #307 – 1644 Richter Street, Kelowna
Cost: By Donation
Register Now: 250.860.0305 or gro.cbremiehzlanull@renzews

An introductory session for the person with dementia, care partners and family members. This introductory session reviews basic information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and the impact of receiving a diagnosis. Participants will learn about the different types of support available throughout the dementia journey, including an introduction to programs and services offered by the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

This session is only intended for people experiencing early symptoms of dementia, as well as family members or friends who have recently begun supporting a person with dementia.

Thank you for helping us make this a fragrance-free environment by not wearing perfume or scented products. This allows people who are chemically sensitive to attend.

-Source: Carly Gronlund, Alzheimer Society of B.C.- North & Central Okanagan, 29 November 2017

Webinar: Going Deeper with Social Media

Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm PST
Register Now

Learn how to take the next steps toward amplifying your library’s social media program. During this third webinar in our social media series, we’ll discuss best practices in growing your library’s social media program and managing user engagement. You’ll learn tips on assessing your library’s audience based on their preferred platforms and ideas for converting your in-person library community into an online community.

-Source: Newsletter, TechSoup Canada, 23 November 2017

Creating Mentally Healthy Workplaces

Date: Sunday, January 10, 2018, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: UBCO, 3333 University Way, Kelowna
Cost: Free. Catered lunch provided. Registration required.
Register Now

An interactive, informative workshop exploring ways to develop and sustain mentally healthy workplaces through Management and Leadership, Employee Experience, Culture, and Strategic Human Resources.

Recommended for: Human Resources, Occupational Health & Safety, Wellness Committees, Union Representatives, Managers, and Workplace Leaders.

-Source: , 27 October 2017

Save the Date – Unplug & Play Week Guest Speaker

Save the Date: January 22, 2018

As part of Interior Savings Unplug and Play Week, join us to hear Dr. Beverlie Dietze speak about sparking children’s curiosity in outdoor play. Parents and caregivers play a key role in encouraging the investigation and exploration of their world outside. When children’s curiosity is sparked and nourished, their learning gets deeper, becomes more meaningful, and they become more motivated to be outside. Through this presentation, you will understand the curiosity cycle and explore ways to contribute to children embracing their sense of wonderment, intrigue, exploration, and discovery.

-Source: Newsletter, Central Okanagan Early Years Partnership, 28 November 2017

Integrated Strategies for Home Visiting

Dates: Monday, February 5, 2018 – Thursday, February 8, 2018, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Prestige Beach House, 1675 Abbott Street, Kelowna
Cost: Early Bird – $600 / After December 22 – $720
Register Now

An invaluable training for those working in home visiting programs for families with young children (aged 0-6 years)

In this four-day skill-driven course, family practitioners acquire new skills for motivating and communicating with parents of infants and young children. Participants will benefit from:
  • Opportunities to concretely apply theory to practice
  • Action tools, assessment tools and practical strategies for engaging families in home visiting
  • Strategies for building parental confidence and competencies that support growth in families and promote positive parent-child relationships
  • Informative discussions on professional boundaries, limit setting and self-care tips
  • Networking with other family practitioners who do home visits
  • A comprehensive manual full of tools and ideas

Lunch will be provided as well as coffee/tea and/or fruit and some baked goods at coffee breaks.

-Source: Newsletter, BC Council for Families, 15 November 2017

Risk Management for Home Visitors

Dates: Friday, February 9, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Prestige Beach House, 1675 Abbott Street, Kelowna
Cost: Early Bird – $145 / After December 22 – $175
Register Now

An essential workshop for professionals doing home visits

Risk Management for Home Visitors is a practical and research-based workshop that will equip outreach workers with the skills, awareness, and strategies to stay safe and healthy in their work.

This one-day training has been developed specifically for home visitors by the Home Visitor Training Initiative at BC Council for Families, with consultation through WorkSafeBC and an occupational health-care expert. Participants will have the opportunity to work with typical case studies to hone their skills at identifying and appropriately managing risk in the home visit setting.

Participants will benefit from an increased level of knowledge of the risks of delivering social services in clients’ homes, as well as increased skills and knowledge to assess risk levels and to take the appropriate steps to mitigate risk.

Topics covered include:
  • The BC Workers Compensation Act
  • Occupational Health and Safety Rights
  • Risk assessment
  • Strategies to mitigate risks such as: working alone, slips and falls, driving and travel, violence, infectious diseases, and psychological trauma

-Source: Newsletter, BC Council for Families, 15 November 2017

Bottom Line 2018 Conference

Dates: March 13 – 14, 2018, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
Cost: $500 – $950
Register Now

The 2018 Bottom Line Conference will take place March 13-14 in Downtown Vancouver. We invite you to join us as business leaders, policy-makers, HR professionals, researchers and workers gather to improve mental health in Canadian workplaces. This year’s theme is Navigating the New Workplace: We All Have a Part.

-Source: Newsletter, CMHA, 25 October 2017
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