Focus Training
  • Thu
    18
    Jan
    2018
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PMCalhoun Area Career Center, Battle Creek, Michigan

    Sometimes first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR or calling 911.  Sometimes, first aid is YOU!

    Just as CPR training helps a layperson with no clinical training to assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. In both situations, the goal is to help support an individual until appropriate professional help arrives. Mental Health First Aiders learn a single 5-step action plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offering appropriate support. Participants are also introduced to risk factors and warning signs for mental health or substance use problems, engage in experimental activities that build understanding of the impact of illness on individuals and families; and learn about evidence-based treatment and self-help strategies.

    Please share this valuable training opportunity with those you know in our community who would benefit from this great training!

    Click here for Adult MHFA Flyer/Registration form MHFA Adult, January 18, 2018

    CALL 1-866-412-8767 OR EMAIL: info@focustraining.org for more information.

  • Fri
    19
    Jan
    2018
    6:00 amKool Family Community Center, Battle Creek, MI

    Participants will:

    • Gain an understanding of the dynamics of diversity and culture.
    • Develop skills to respond well over time to emerging workplace issues.
    • Recognize and act on opportunities to develop and strengthen cultural competence as a part of day-to-day workplace interactions.

    Click here for the Cultural Competence flyer Cultural Competence January 19, 2018

    CALL 1-866-412-8767 OR EMAIL: info@focustraining.org for more information.

  • Fri
    19
    Jan
    2018
    8:30 AM - 12:00 PMKool Family Community Center, Battle Creek, MI

    Participants will:

    • Learn about the various conflict strategies.
    • Learn when each of these strategies are appropriate.
    • Discover your own conflict strategy.
    • Learn a three phase conflict resolution procedure.
    • Practice all of these skills!

    Click here for the Effective Conflict Management registration/flyer→ Conflict Management January 19, 2018

    CALL 1-866-412-8767 OR EMAIL: info@focustraining.org for more information.

  • Thu
    01
    Feb
    2018
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PMKool Family Community Center, Battle Creek, MI

    Sometimes first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR, or calling 911. Sometimes first aid is YOU.

    A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance use problem.

    Learn an action plan to help.

    Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach those who regularly have contact with young people ages 12-18, parents, family members, teachers, coaches, school staff, social workers, faith leaders and other caring citizens, how to help an adolescent who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance us, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/AHD), and eating disorders.

    Please share this valuable training opportunity with those you know in our community who would benefit from this great training!

    Click here for Youth MHFA Flyer/Registration form → MHFA Youth, February 1, 2018

    CALL 1-866-412-8767 OR EMAIL: info@focustraining.org for more information.

  • Fri
    09
    Feb
    2018
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PMKool Family Community Center, Battle Creek, MI

    Educational Objectives:

    • How to identify behaviors that could lead to a crisis.
    • How to effectively respond to each behavior to prevent the situation from escalating.
    • How to use verbal and nonverbal techniques to defuse hostile behavior and resolve a crisis before it becomes violent.
    • How to cope with your fear and anxiety.
    • How to use the Crisis Prevention Institute’s principles of personal safety to avoid injury if a behavior becomes physical.

    Click here for the Non-Violent Crisis Intervention flyer/registration form → Nonviolent February 9, 2017

    THIS TRAINING FILLS UP QUICKLY.  CALL 1-866-412-8767 OR EMAIL: info@focustraining.org to check on availability.

  • Thu
    22
    Feb
    2018
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PMGrace Health, Battle Creek, Michigan

    The Ken Blanchard Companies not only recognizes a need for teaching people to work well, it also offers a solution.  The Situational Team Leadership (STL) program is designed to help organizations establish successful, collaborative, and high-performing teams.  The program provides a framework and processes for organizing teams that are based on effective communication.  It helps to jump-start team effectiveness, build trust among team members, and promote collaboration.

    Achieve the following results within your team:

    • Improve productivity in current work teams.
    • Create a corporate culture focused on participation, innovation, and creativity.
    • Use a variety of leadership behaviors to respond to the changing needs of a developing team.
    • Jump start existing teams that are floundering as their projects progress.
    • Understand that team dynamics, or the patterns of behavior that occur within a team, are key to diagnosing the team's stage of development.

    Click here for the Situational Team Leadership training flyer/registration Situational Team Leadership flyer, 2/22/18

    CALL 1-866-412-8767 OR EMAIL: info@focustraining.org for more information.

  • Tue
    20
    Mar
    2018
    Fri
    23
    Mar
    2018
    Tuesday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Friday, 8:30 am - 12:00 pmRainbow Rehabilitation Centers, Inc., 17187 N. Laurel Park Drive, Suite 160, Livonia, Michigan 48152

    Employment Training Specialist (ETS) Certification Program

    The Employment Training Specialist (ETS) Certification Program is a 3 1/2 day workshop designed to provide participants with specific skills in supported & community employment, job development, and training for individuals in transition. Successful completion of the course will result in certification through Michigan APSE.

    Topics Covered Include:

    • Person centered employment planning
    • Job development and marketing strategies
    • Employer negotiations
    • Work site analysis
    • Job selection/matching
    • Task analysis
    • Instructional strategies/data collection
    • On-going support services
    • Natural supports
    • Benefits and risk assessment

    Who should attend?

    Job coaches, employment training, specialists, job developers, clubhouse staff, supported employment program, coordinators, rehabilitation counselors with supported employment responsibilities, as well as rehabilitation service providers and those involved with school-to-work transition.

    Click here for the→ ETS Flyer Livonia, March 20-23

  • Thu
    22
    Mar
    2018
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PMGrace Health, Battle Creek, Michigan

    The new workforce demands self-motivated individuals who are willing to handle more responsibility, to lead themselves and others, and to embrace change.  Situational Self Leadership (SSL) is designed by the Ken Blanchard companies for individuals at all levels who want to make the transition from being responsive to being responsible, and to take initiative in idea generation, innovation, and problem solving.

    Join us as we show you how to:

    • Clarify individual goals and tasks to drive performance.
    • Enable yourself to make the shift from reactive to proactive.
    • Improve problem solving and accountability at all levels.
    • Accelerate learning cycles for enhanced productivity on the job.
    • Create engagement and empowerment throughout the organization.

    CALL 1-866-412-8767 OR EMAIL: info@focustraining.org for more information.

    Click here for the Situational Self Leadership flyer/registration form → SSL, March 22, 2018

  • Thu
    29
    Mar
    2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pmKool Family Community Center, Battle Creek, MI

    A FREE Behavioral Training for Educators, Youth Therapists and Social Workers.

    Research has demonstrated that children exposed to traumatic environments are increasingly more likely to engage in deviant behavior and suffer from adverse health consequences.  However, through the application of behavioral supports and the development of environmentally enriching community interventions negative outcomes that come of trauma can be diminished or event completely negated.  
    These simple, cheap, and easy interventions, known as behavioral kernels, have been demonstrated to reduce ADHD, increase socialization, decrease drug use, increase community identity, decrease violence, reduce depression, and promote positive pro-social home environments.  

    The goal of this workshop is to teach you these kernels including the means by which they work, how to apply change for individuals, entire families, and to integrate these simple programs into your daily interactions with those you serve.

    PRESENTER: Sean Field, Ph. D., BCBA - D, LLP

    TO REGISTER Email: info@focustraining.org or call 1-866-412-8767

    Click here for the flyer → Combating Trauma Flier

  • Fri
    13
    Apr
    2018
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PMCalhoun Area Career Center, Battle Creek, Michigan

    Educational Objectives:

    • How to identify behaviors that could lead to a crisis.
    • How to effectively respond to each behavior to prevent the situation from escalating.
    • How to use verbal and nonverbal techniques to defuse hostile behavior and resolve a crisis before it becomes violent.
    • How to cope with your fear and anxiety.
    • How to use the Crisis Prevention Institute’s principles of personal safety to avoid injury if a behavior becomes physical.

    THIS TRAINING IS FULL.  PLEASE EMAIL: info@focustraining.org for FUTURE DATES.

  • Fri
    18
    May
    2018
    8:45 am - 12:00 pmOakland Community Health Network - Michigan Board Room, 5505 Corporate Drive, Troy, MI 48098

    Michigan APSE Spring Conference and Training Workshop

    Friday, May 18, 2018

    8:45 AM - 12:00 PM

    Presenting:

    Windmills Disability Awareness Training

    Changing the Perception of Ability

    Registration is Required - Cost: $25 (Free for APSE members)

    This is an interactive training program that will enhance your awareness of cultural diversity, examine your personal knowledge and experience toward people with disabilities and provide information to assist you in better understanding the Americans with Disability Act.  WINDMILLS has a proven history of assisting those with and without a disability in the workplace.  It is best defined as an employer-employee training tool designed to change attitudinal barriers and create a new perspective on the unique abilities of individuals.  This training is beneficial to businesses, advocates and anyone working to help individuals with disabilities obtain employment.

    LOCATION:

    Oakland Community Health Network

    Michigan Board Room

    5505 Corporate Drive

    Troy, MI  48098

     

    AGENDA:

    8:45-9:00 AM                  Registration and Continental Breakfast

    9:00-9:10 AM                  Welcome

    9:10-12:00 AM               Windmills Training

    To register please send the completed registration  miapse spring training  

    to:  info@focustraining.org

    Or FAX to: 269-966-1777

    Registration Deadline: Friday May 11, 2018

  • Thu
    24
    May
    2018
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PMKool Family Community Center, Battle Creek, MI

    Adult Mental Health First Aid

    Thursday, May 24, 2018 

    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Kool Family Community Center, 200 W. Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 

    Sometimes first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR or calling 911.  Sometimes, first aid is YOU!

    Just as CPR training helps a layperson with no clinical training to assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

    Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid USA is managed, operated, and disseminated by the National Council for Behavioral Health.

    In both situations, the goal is to help support an individual until appropriate professional help arrives. Mental Health First Aiders learn a single 5-step action plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offering appropriate support. Participants are also introduced to risk factors and warning signs for mental health or substance use problems, engage in experimental activities that build understanding of the impact of illness on individuals and families; and learn about evidence-based treatment and self-help strategies.

    The 8-hour Mental Health First Aid USA course has benefited a variety of audiences and key professions, including: primary care professionals, employers and business leaders, faith communities, school personnel and educators, state police and corrections officers, nursing home staff, mental health authorities, state policymakers, volunteers, young people, families and the general public. 

    Click here for the registration form ⇒  MHFA Adult, May 24, 2018

    For more information email: info@focustraining.org

  • Tue
    14
    Aug
    2018
    Fri
    17
    Aug
    2018
    August 14-16th, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM; Friday, August 17th, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Newaygo County Educational Service Center, 4747 W. 48th St., Fremont, MI 49412

    Employment Training Specialist (ETS)

    Certification Program

    Offered in Fremont, Michigan

    Tuesday, August 14th - Friday, August 17th, 2018

    Register Today!

    The Employment Training Specialist (ETS) Certification Program is a 3 ½ day workshop designed to provide participants with specific skills in supported & community employment, job development, and training for individuals in transition. Successful completion of the course will result in certification through Michigan APSE.

    Who should attend?

    Job coaches, employment training specialists, job developers, clubhouse staff, supported employment program coordinators, rehabilitation counselors with supported employment responsibilities, as well as rehabilitation service providers and those involved with school-to-work transition.

    Click here for flyer and registration form ⇒ ETS Newaygo August 14-17, 2018

    For more information or contact:

    Email: info@focustraining.org

    1.866.412.8767

Cancellation Policy: Please see training brochure for cancellation policy. 

Special Accommodations Policy (ADA): If you have special needs, please contact us at least 7 business days prior to the start of the conference so that special arrangements can be made.