What is PARedu?

No, we did not become a university overnight. However, we are here to educate! PARedu 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.

Interested in becoming a part of the PARedu lineup? Fill out the below PARedu Proposal Form. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS  

On-going Training Techniques

Thursday // January 27
9:00 am - 12:00 pm // Virtual
Speaker Bio

One of the biggest challenges providers face as they work to maintain regulatory compliance is to ensure staff receive continual and ongoing training. The challenge is further compounded because employees are spread across service settings, counties, have differing schedules, and often work alone. Lack of ongoing training can be key reason for citations and regulatory non-compliance. Creativity and innovation are required in order keep staff on their toes and stay in compliance with requirements. In this online interactive session with Sara Sherman, supervisors and leaders in your organization will learn:

  • The tools and techniques to implement ongoing staff training, even across multiple and diverse service locations.
  • The biological barriers that make learning new information a challenge, and how to surpass those challenges.
  • How to create a work culture that expects and strives for compliance.
  • Methods to measure and track progress and identify shortcomings for quick remediation.
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How to Have Difficult Discussions and Productive Conflict. The Good, The Bad, and the Total Train-Wrecks

Thursday // February 17
9:00 - 11:00 am // Virtual
Speaker Bio

As a leader, or soon to be leader, you must know how to successfully navigate conflict and how to have difficult discussions that are productive. Let’s face it, most people hate conflict! The thought of disciplining someone makes your palms sweat and your heart pound so loud you can hear it in your ears! Conflict and difficult discussions can be hard! Yet, to be a successful leader you must learn how to handle conflict and embrace difficult discussions. We will show you how!

In this session participants will learn:

  1. How to Deal with Difficult People
  2. How to Confront and Address Undesirable Employee Behavior
  3. How to model behavior that others will WANT to follow 
  4. How to clearly communicate and reinforce the behavior that you desire 

Examples and role play scenarios will be presented around issues such as call off/scheduling conflicts, not wanting to take individuals served out on an outing (because it’s too hot, too far, too inconvenient), not respecting individuals' rights, punctuality, and non-compliance with documentation.  

SHRM CEUs are available for this training.

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Freeing Individuals to Live Their Most Independent Lives

Thursday // February 24
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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Crisis Communications: When Bad Things Happen to Good Agencies

Thursday // March 10
9:00 - 11:00 am // Virtual
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Behavioral Basics for Beginners - Oh, So That's Why They Do That!

Thursday // April 7
9:00 - 11:00 am // Virtual
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Supporting Workforce Wellness in a Time of Crisis

Thursday // April 14
9:00 - 11:30 am // Virtual
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Frontline Supervisor Training

Wednesday & Thursday // April 27 & 28
9:00 am - 12:00 pm // Virtual
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Effective Communication Between Staff and Supervisors

Wednesday // May 18
9:00 - 11:00 am // Virtual
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How to Create a Year's Worth of Meaningful Activities Based on Just a Few Interests

Thursday // May 26
9:00 am - 12:00 pm // Virtual
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Strategic Planning

Thursday // June 16
9:00 -11:00 am // Virtual
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Managing Conflict: A Process of Resolution and Modeling for Leaders

Thursday // June 23
10:00 - 11:30 am // Virtual
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Management Skills Basics - Supervisor Bootcamp

Thursday // July 21
9:00 - 11:00 am // Virtual
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Appreciology

Thursday // August 11
9:00 - 11:00 am // Virtual
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Healthy Meal Planning for DSPs and the Individuals They Support

Thursday // August 25
9:00 am - 12:00 pm // Virtual
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Developing a Positive Culture for Staff and Individuals

Thursday // September 15
9:00 - 11:00 am // Virtual
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The Fine Art of Mentoring - The Buddy System!

Thursday // October 6
9:00 - 11:00 am // Virtual
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Frontline Supervisor Training

Wednesday & Thursday // October 19 & 20
9:00 am - 12:00 pm // Virtual
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HELP - My Staff is Driving me up the Wall - Behavioral Style Assessment

Thursday // November 3
9:00 am // Virtual
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Create an Internal Compliance System

Thursday // November 10
9:00 am - 12:00 pm // Virtual
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Appreciology

Thursday // December 15
9:00 - 11:00 am // Virtual
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