What is PAR edu?

No, we did not become a university overnight. However, we are here to educate! PAR.edu will offer a combination of educational trainings, development programs and informative webinars, organized by PAR, that are available to PAR members and non-members. We believe that training and development for our industry presents prime learning opportunities to expand one's knowledge base in various subjects which in turn strengthens the capacity of your team.

Click here for a list of past trainings. 



Workplace Stability: Next Step Strategies for Improving Retention, Productivity and Profits 

Thursday, October 1, 2020
9:30 am - 3:30 pm // Virtual
Speaker Bio

When we understand the environment of daily instability and how time is spent when living in this reality, then we can change the way we do business to get better results. In this training, we will discuss how to support employees, increase productivity and create engagement by looking at eleven resources, our current policies, management practices, training programs, onboarding, and more. We can shift our practices in specific ways that will stabilize employees through internal processes and programs which drive operational effectiveness and efficiency. Walk away with immediate action strategies and long range planning tools.

This training has been approved for 5.00 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

This program is valid for 5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

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Freeing Individuals to Live their Most Productive Lives

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm // Virtual
Speaker Bio

Do you feel like, sometimes, your staff create more dependence than independence?

We all know that the goal for the individuals we serve is to increase independence through skill acquisition, but in those day to day moments when decisions are made and supports provided, the needle sometimes doesn’t move any closer to independence, if it moves at all.

In this workshop agency leaders will learn how to teach staff to support individuals in ways that:

  • Expand Individuals’ independence
  • Empower individuals to develop decision making skills
  • End unnecessary dependence on staff
  • Make it clear when success is achieved (both for the individual and the staff)
  • Support staff to create a full company culture of empowering individuals
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Creating a Values-Based Culture

TBA // Date Pending due to the Pandemic
9:00 am - 12:00 pm // PAR Office - Lemoyne, PA
Speaker Bio

Your agency culture says more about who you are than anything else. It attracts the kind of employees you will have and the kind of outcomes you will provide for the individuals in your care.

Peter Drucker said, “culture eats strategy for breakfast."
Joe Landis added, “and everything else.”

The seminar, “Creating a Values-Based Culture,” uses the [email protected] framework to address the values your agency reflects. The goal is to put all the hearts to work in your agency, starting with your board, CEO, leadership staff, direct care staff, the individuals served and stakeholders. When all these hearts are working, your culture inspires all your people to do their best, or as Lance Secretan says, "Great leaders inspire…an approach that emanates from a loving serving heart.”

The seminar will focus on 5 values which have emerged as central to Joe over the last 40 years. Joe will use them as a template to assist you in identifying, choosing, and defining key values for your agency; Companionship, Holistic Care, Enthusiasm Appreciated, Partnership, and Membership.