Course Description

The Conceptual Instruction focuses on using the relational skills to further promote workplace safety and prevent workplace violence.

In the first chapter you will learn how to support people when they have experienced trauma. Read about how trauma affects the workplace and why we teach trauma awareness.

In the next chapter you will learn about Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) which provides a specific framework to support people, not just their behaviors.

In the final chapter you will learn about the legal foundation and liability issues in the context of providing support to individuals.

Requirements & Cost

  • Relational chapters are required for instructor and staff certification in the Conceptual chapters.
  • Cost is $1,305.00USD/$1,725.00CAD per instructor
  • Instructors are certified for two years
  • Staff are certified for one year

Who It’s For

This level of training benefits all people.

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Chapter 1: Building Healthy Relationships

Foundational beliefs, working as a team, dealing with emotions, causes of stress, and crisis cycle.

Chapter 2: Building Healthy Communication

Nonverbal elements in communication, vocal elements in communication, verbal elements in communication: strategies for de-escalation.

Chapter 3: Building Healthy Conflict Resolution

Communicating through problem solving, problem solving techniques, perceptions and conflict and understanding conflict cycles.

Chapter 4: Trauma Informed Services

To help people better work with individuals who have experienced trauma.

Chapter 5: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

Develops an understanding of positive behavior support in reducing difficult behavior. Provides an Understanding of human behavior to assist with the implementation of behavior support plans. Focused on “Supporting people, not just their behaviors”.™

Chapter 6: Legal and Liability Issues

Foundational legal and liability issues regarding support.

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How long is the course?

New instructors will attend 2 days and those recertifying attend 1 day. The conceptual chapters are done after the face to face portion on-line.

How often must I recertify?

The certification is every two years for instructors. Certification is every year at the student level.

How many students can an instructor teach at one time?

All chapters that do not have any physical skills have a 1 instructor to 20 students ratio.

Are we required to teach the conceptual chapters?

Conceptual chapters are set up to be taught as stand alone units anytime after relational certifications. They do not have to be taught and are not required. However, the trauma informed chapter must be taught if advanced skills will be taught at a later time.

Are CEU’s given for the course?

CEU’s are given for all instructor courses. The Mandt System provides these through IACET and are calculated at 1 CEU per every 10 hours of course time. CEU’s are not available at the student level.

How often must an instructor Teach to maintain their certification?

Instructors must teach the relational chapters and be on a course report a minimum of once a year.

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