Training Workshops

Let us grow together in knowledge and understanding.

Interested in learning more about these training workshops or to schedule a free consultation with me to explore our partnership? Sign up for a free Office (half) Hour. During our 30 minutes we will be able to brainstorm program ideas, talk about support options, or find ways to naviage the dementia journey. Visit this page to schedule your appointment.

ONLINE

While in-person training is always preferred, sometimes our location prevents us from coming together in community to grow together in knowledge and understanding. Conferences, workshops, and training sessions are sometimes out of reach. For this reason, I now offer my Creative Engagement and Dementia training in the digital space.  

Do you want to help others live a joyful, hopeful, beautiful life with dementia? By entering into creative engagement we can become relational with others in new and successful ways.

This training was created to help you, Life Enrichment Teams, CNAs, HHAs, and other care partners (both professional and family) develop the skills you need to grow in relationship and connection with individuals with dementia. Backed by research, experience, and reflection.

Over the course of 6 sessions, through video, a workbook, office hours, and community engagement we will explore the basics of dementia, taking a look into what is creative engagement, and putting into practice what we learned. This workshop picks up were the standard dementia training leaves off, and takes a deep dive into how to become relational with individuals with dementia by using creativity, beauty, joy, and the basics of human connection.

For more information and to register, please visit the training’s Eventbrite page. The training is planned out to be completed over the course of 6 weeks, or at your own pace. The matierals will be sent out to you after you register and all videos will be through a YouTube (Unlisted) Playlist. Successful completeion includes watching all videos, completeing the workbook, answering community questions, and signing up for 2 Office Hours with me. At this time I cannot offer any CEUs for the training.

This training can be taken as a one-time event, or if you become an Attendee on Patreon you will have unlimited access and guidance to this and other services and products.

IN PERSON

Each training is offered for groups of 3-15 and is adapted to the specific needs of your community or organization.

Creative Engagement and Dementia

  In this workshop, we will explore the basics of dementia, take a look into what is creative engagement, and spend time putting into practice what we learned. This workshop picks up were the standard training leaves off and takes a deep dive into how to become relational with individuals with dementia by using creativity, beauty, joy, and the basics of human connection. While created with all care partners in mind, this especially holds space for Life Enrichment and CNA staff.

Re-Evaluating Life Enrichment

In this workshop I share my experience working on a Life Enrichment Team working both in the In-Home and Long-Term Care settings. I work to guide a conversation about the struggles that the group is currently grappling with and help your staff see the possibilities for transformation in both the structure of the team and the programs you offer. This training includes a morning keynote session followed by an afteroon working along side you in your work setting.

Understanding Dementia

Getting to know the many types of stages of dementia and how they connect with one another, and how we become relational with them. (Free for all Purple Angels)

Wealthy in Faith

Creating a dementia-friendly faith community (for churches and other faith-based organizations)

Faith and religion plays a major role in the lives of many individuals. It becomes a place of community, of ritual, of hope, and of support. For those living with dementia faith can become the foundation that ensures they live well with dementia, yet our faith communities are often under-prepared to minister to those seeking a greater relationship with God and with others when memory starts fading? This workshop offers training in dementia, conversations about how to create or expand current ministries, and upon completion of the training each community will become a Purple Angel organization. (This training is offered on a sliding scale, so please don’t hesitate to ask, We can discuss a fee that works for you during your fee office hour session.)

Training per Individual | $250

This is for groups 10 and under who sign up for my Creative Engagement and Dementia training or for a training that we work together in partnership to create for your staff or community. 

Training for Groups 10+ | $1,800

This is for group so more than 10 who sign up for my Creative Engagement and Dementia training or for a training we work together in partnership to create for your staff or community.