Focus Training
  • Sat
    25
    Jun
    2016
    8:00 amDowntown

    This is an event of awesome Stuff!

  • Thu
    13
    Oct
    2016
    Fri
    14
    Oct
    2016
    Day One: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm; Day Two: 9:00 am to 12:00 pmBavarian Inn Lodge, Frankenmuth, Michigan

    Click Here for the FOCUS 13th Annual Fall Conference Brochure

    Now taking registrations for the FOCUS 13th Annual Fall Conference!

    October 13 & 14, 2016

    Bavarian Inn & Conference Center, Frankenmuth, Michigan

    Clinical Practice|Management|Human Resources

    Featuring Jan McInnis: "the work lady®"

    If you are a helping professional, this Symposium has something for you!

    Offering practical and functional information on a wide variety of topics.

    All sessions are taught by experts in their field.

    9.0 hours of approved Social Work CEs

    MCBAP accepted training RELATED to substance abuse

    Nursing Home Administrators CEs pending

    LARA has discontinued pre-approvals for AFC Administrators

     

    This training is designed for:  Case managers, supports coordinators, AFC licensees & administrators, long term care staff, mental health professionals, social workers, residential staff, nursing home administrators, health care professionals, assisted living providers, clinicians, personal care assistants, human resources professionals.  

    Please see the attached brochure for more detailed information!

     

     

  • Thu
    27
    Oct
    2016
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pmKool Family Community Center, Battle Creek, Michigan

    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 brochure

  • Thu
    27
    Oct
    2016
    8:30 AM - 12:00 PMKool Family Community Center, Battle Creek, Michigan

    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 brochure

  • Fri
    04
    Nov
    2016
    8:30 am - 5:00 pmCalhoun Area Career Center, 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
    • Jump start existing teams that are floundering as their projects progress
    • 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
    • Understand that team dynamics, or the patterns of behavior that occur within a team, are key to diagnosing the team's stage of development

    Clicke here for the Situational Team Leadership brochure

  • Mon
    07
    Nov
    2016
    Thu
    10
    Nov
    2016
    Northview High School, Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Trainer and Consultant: Cathryn Maddalena, B.A. 

    This 3 ½ day workshop is designed to provide participants with specific skills in supported and community employment, job development and training for students in transition. 

    Successful completion of the course will result in certification through Michigan APSE.

    Topics covered:

    • Person centered employment planning
    • Job development and marketing strategies
    • Employer negotiations
    • Work site analysis
    • Job selection/matching
    • Task analysis
    • Instructional strategies/data collection
    • …and much more!
    • Please see the attached brochure for more detailed information and registration form!

    Click here for the ETS Brochure

  • Fri
    18
    Nov
    2016
    8:30 am - 4:00 pmBattle Creek Area Math and Science Center, Battle Creek, Michigan

    Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center, Battle Creek, MI

    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 strategy that includes assessing risk, respectfully listening to and supporting the individual in crisis, and identifying appropriate professional help and other supports. 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.

    Click here for the Adult Mental Health First Aid brochure

  • Tue
    06
    Dec
    2016
    8:30 am - 5:00 pmCalhoun Area Career Center, Battle Creek, Michigan

    Calhoun Area Career Center, Battle Creek, MI

    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.

    Click here for the Situational Self Leadership brochure

  • Fri
    16
    Dec
    2016
    9:00 am - 4:00 pmCalhoun Area Creer Center, Battle Creek, Michigan

    Calhoun Area Career Center, Battle Creek, MI

    Participants will learn:

    • 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
    • and much more!

    Click here for the Non-Violent Crisis brochure

  • Tue
    24
    Jan
    2017
    1:00 PM - 5:00 PMKool 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 flyer

     

  • Tue
    24
    Jan
    2017
    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 flyer

  • Fri
    27
    Jan
    2017
    8:00 AM - 1:00 PMSummit Pointe, 140 W. Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI

    Heartsaver® Pediatric and Adult First Aid, CPR & AED
    This course teaches basic first aid, CPR, and AED skills for children, youth and adults, and is ideal for  workers who need to meet regulatory training requirements. Certification is for 2 years.

    ¨ Check-Call-Care and when to call 9-1-1.

    ¨ First Aid care for injuries, bleeding, and burns.

    ¨ Caring for someone who is choking.

    ¨ Recognizing the signals of a heart attack and stroke.

    ¨ Compression CPR and using an AED.

    Click here for CPR/FA flyer

     

  • Fri
    03
    Feb
    2017
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PMKool Family Community Center, Battle Creek, MI

    Participants will learn:

    • 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
    • and much more!

    Click here for flyer: nonviolent-february-3-2017

  • Fri
    17
    Feb
    2017
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PMMarshall Opportunity High School, Albion, Michigan

    Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.

    Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. 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/ADHD), and eating disorders.

    Click here for flyer: mhfa-youth-february-17-2017

  • Tue
    21
    Feb
    2017
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PMKool Family Community Center, Battle Creek, MI

    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
    • Jump start existing teams that are floundering as their projects progress
    • 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
    • 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 flyer:  stl-february-21-2017

  • Fri
    17
    Mar
    2017
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PMCalhoun Area Career Center, 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.

    Click here for flyer: ssl-march-17-2017

  • Tue
    28
    Mar
    2017
    Fri
    31
    Mar
    2017
    Tuesday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Friday, 8:30 am - 12:00 pmRainbow Rehabilitation Centers, Inc., 17187 N. Laurel Drive, Suite 160, Livonia, Michigan 48152

    Employment Training SpecialistMarch 28th – 31st, 2017

    Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers, Inc., Livonia, MI

    This 3 ½ day workshop is designed to provide participants with specific skills in supported and 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.

    Topics Covered:

    • Person centered employment planning
    • Job development and marketing strategies
    • Employer negotiations
    • Work site analysis
    • Job selection/matching
    • Task analysis
    • Instructional strategies/data collection
    • … and much more!

    Click here for ETS flyer: ETS Flyer Livonia, March 28-31

  • Fri
    19
    May
    2017
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PMHarper Creek Schools Administration Building

    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 strategy that includes assessing risk, respectfully listening to and supporting the individual in crisis, and identifying appropriate professional help and other supports. 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.

    Click here for MHFA flyer

  • Thu
    25
    May
    2017
    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
    • Jump start existing teams that are floundering as their projects progress
    • 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
    • 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 STL Flyer

  • Mon
    12
    Jun
    2017
    Fri
    23
    Jun
    2017
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PMJune 12th & 14th - Calhoun Area Career Center; June 19th, 21st, & 23rd - Kool Family Community Center

    DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY – FIVE DAY INTENSIVE TRAINING - This training has been canceled. Please contact FOCUS at 866-412-8767 or info@focustraining.org with any questions.

    June 12th, 14th: Calhoun Area Career Center, 475 E. Roosevelt Ave, Battle Creek, MI

    9th, 21st, & 23rd: Kool Family Community Center, 200 W. Michigan Ave, Battle Creek, MI

    8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Registration begins at: 8:00 AM

    This 5 day training is designed specifically for individual or group therapists who are members of an intensively trained team, but who have not completed the training themselves.

    Course prerequisites include: must have learned DBT in One-day or Two-day workshops and/or from self-guided study, and agree to review Linehan’s Skills Manual and textbook on DBT prior to attending.

    Participants will be able to discuss:

    • The  basis of DBT and the populations for which it is effective.
    • How to use DBT as a psycho-educational tool in the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder and organize the treatment goals.
    • The Biosocial Theory of Borderline Personality Disorder.
    • The structure, goals, and stages of DBT treatment.
    • Behavioral principles of Cue Exposure and Response Prevention.
    • Problem-Solving strategies and contexts in which they apply.
    • The self-verification theory that guides application of treatment strategies.
    • Core theories of DBT and their integration in practice.
    • Communication strategies of DBT and contexts in which they apply.
    • Telephone and other generalization strategies of DBT.
    • Suicide crisis protocols of DBT.
    • Overview of the DBT adaptations for adolescents and substance abuse.

    Participants will also:

    • Learn the modes, the functions, and the typical treatment agreements of DBT.
    • Describe the dialectical nature of DBT treatment.
    • Explain the three what and three how skills of core mindfulness.
    • Explain validation strategies and contexts in which they apply.
    • Teach the emotion regulation skills as detailed in the DBT skills training manual.

    Click here for DBT 5 day 2017

  • Fri
    16
    Jun
    2017
    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.
    • And much more!

    Click here for Nonviolent Flyer

     

  • Thu
    22
    Jun
    2017
    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.

    Click here for the Situational Self Leadership flyer

  • Fri
    21
    Jul
    2017
    1:00 PM - 5:00 PMKool 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 Cultural Competence Flyer

     

  • Fri
    21
    Jul
    2017
    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 flyer: Conflict Management July 21, 2017

  • Mon
    14
    Aug
    2017
    Thu
    17
    Aug
    2017
    Monday - Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM; Thursday: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PMHartland Educational Support Services Center, 9525 E. Highland Road, Howell, MI 48843

    This 3 ½ day workshop is designed to provide participants with specific skills in supported and community employment, job development and training for individuals in transition. Successful completion of the course will result in certification through Michigan APSE.

    Topics Covered:

    • Person centered employment planning
    • Job development and marketing strategies
    • Employer negotiations
    • Work site analysis
    • Job selection/matching
    • Task analysis
    • Instructional strategies/data collection
    • … and much more!
    • Click here for ETS flyer: ETS Flyer Howell August 14-17 2017 (002)
  • Fri
    18
    Aug
    2017
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PMKool Family Community Center, Battle Creek, MI

    Educational Objective:

    • 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.
    • And much more
    • Click here for flyer:Nonviolent August 18, 2017
  • Thu
    24
    Aug
    2017
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PMKool Family Community Center, Battle Creek, MI

    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.
    • Jump start existing teams that are floundering as their projects progress.
    • 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.
    • 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 for STL flyer: STL August 24, 2017

  • Fri
    22
    Sep
    2017
    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.

    Click for SSL flyer ⇒ SSL - September 22, 2017

  • Fri
    29
    Sep
    2017
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PMHarper Creek Schools Administration Building, Battle Creek, MI

    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.

    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 lay person 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 strategy that includes assessing risk, respectfully listening to and supporting the individual in crisis, and identifying appropriate professional help and other supports. 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 who work with young people in our community!

    Click for the MHFA flyer ⇒ MHFA Youth, September 29, 2017


     

  • Thu
    12
    Oct
    2017
    6:00 amKool 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 Conflict Management flyer ⇒ Conflict Management October 12, 2017


     

  • Thu
    12
    Oct
    2017
    8:30 AM - 12:00 PMKool 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 for Cultural Competence flyer⇒ Cultural Competence October 12, 2017


     

  • Sat
    14
    Oct
    2017
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PMSummit Pointe, 140 W. Michigan Avenue, 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.

    This workshop has been approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative for 6.0 CE clock hours.

    Click for the Non-Violent Crisis Flyer ⇒ Nonviolent October 14, 2017


     

  • Fri
    20
    Oct
    2017
    7:00 amHoliday Inn Express - 2209 University Park, Okemos, MI 48864

    Earn the Designation of Certified Employment Support Professionals (CESP™)

    by Passing the National CESP™ Examination

     Okemos, MI Exam

    Friday, October 20th, 2017

    2:00-5:00 pm

    Holiday Inn Express

    2209 University Park Okemos, MI 48864

    Exam Fee: $159.00

    WHO SHOULD TAKE THE CESP™ EXAM?

    • Job Coaches • Job Developers • Transition Employment Specialists • Job Placement Specialists • Employment Specialists/Consultants • Employment Managers and/or Directors

    WHAT IS CESP™ CERTIFICATION?

    • CESP™ certification is a national credential for Employment Support Professionals who assist people with disabilities in finding and maintaining regular, community-based employment.
    • The CESP™ credential is earned by passing a comprehensive examination based on national standardized competencies.
    • CESP™ certification is a complement to program certification and licensing, demonstrating a level of professionalism has been achieved.
    • The CESP™ certification is a national, portable, individual credential that remains valid for three years.

     WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF EARNING THE CESP™ CREDENTIAL?

    • CESP™ certification opens the door to: improved professional advancement & job opportunities, increased income opportunities, and enhanced credibility with employers
    • Become a member of a rapidly growing, elite group of professionals:
    • Reduced APSE membership fee
    • National networking opportunities
    • Exclusive access to CESP ™ publications & webinars
    • Your name listed on the APSE website
    • A professional credential-not just a certificate of completion
    • Recognized as a leader in your field
    • CESP ™ Meet-ups
    • CESP ™ LinkedIn Group

    To Register for the Exam:
    https://app.wizehive.com/apps/CESP

    CLICK here for more details ⇒ Okemos MI CESPT Exam Info Flyer 2017


     

  • Fri
    20
    Oct
    2017
    9:00 AM - 3:00 PMHoliday Inn Express, Okemos, MI 48864

    Michigan APSE Annual Meeting and Networking Event

    Register Today!

     Friday, October 20th, 2017

    9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Holiday Inn Express

    2209 University Park

    Okemos, MI 48864

     $50 – Michigan APSE Members

    $70 – Future APSE Members

    Join us for an informative and interactive day!

    9:00 – 9:15                     Registration and Continental Breakfast

    9:15 – 9:30                     Welcome and Video Message from Lt. Governor Brian Calley

    9:30 – 12:00                   Customized Job Development & Employer Engagement Strategies

    12:00 – 1:00                   Lunch and Networking

    1:00 – 3:00                      Interest Based Negotiation and Economic Development Strategies

    Registration Deadline: October 10, 2017

    Click here flyer & registration form ⇒ MI APSE annual meeting flyer 2017


     

  • Thu
    26
    Oct
    2017
    Fri
    27
    Oct
    2017
    October 26, 2017: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM; October 27, 2017: 9:00 AM - NOONBavarian Inn Lodge, Frankenmuth, Michigan

    Register NOW for the FOCUS-Residential conference in Frankenmuth, Michigan!

    Clinical Practice | Management Human Resources

    October 26  & October 27, 2017

    9.0 Clock hours of Continuing Education: Approved for Social Work and Nursing Home Administrators. MCBAP accepted relating to substance abuse.

    Offering 3 general sessions and 13 unique workshops to choose from (you pick 4)!

    Something for everyone providing adult foster care, community mental health services, long term care or other related services.

    Featuring Keynote Speaker: Peter Leidy

    WELLBEING (What Makes Life Worthwhile?)

    This interactive, thought-provoking and fun keynote is an opportunity to learn, think and work together to enhance the wellbeing of ourselves and people we care about.  It’s not just about being happy and it goes beyond health, wealth and being successful.  We’ll look at how the 5 elements of wellbeing (career, social, physical, financial and community) interact with each other and contribute to our overall wellbeing.

    Join us for a broad array of general and breakout sessions in the general areas of clinical practice, management and human resources. Each session is taught by an expert in their field and each session is designed to be practical and functional to ensure attendees are provided with information that directly translates into utility in their respective work places.

    Click for registration brochure⇒ 14th Annual Fall Symposium


  • Mon
    06
    Nov
    2017
    Thu
    09
    Nov
    2017
    Monday - Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30. PM; Thursday: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PMPlainfield Senior Center, 5255 Grand River Dr., NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525

    Employment Training Specialist (ETS)

    Certification Program

    Offered in Grand Rapids, Michigan

    November 6 – November 9, 2017

    Register Today!

    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.

    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 ETS Registration/brochure⇒ ETS Grand Rapids, Nov. 6-9, 2017


     

  • Fri
    10
    Nov
    2017
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PMOaklawn Hospital, Wright Bldg. 3rd Floor, Marshall, 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.

    Click for Adult MHFA flyer ⇒ MHFA Adult, November 10, 2017 , #2


     

  • Mon
    27
    Nov
    2017
    Fri
    01
    Dec
    2017
    9:00 am - 4:30 pmMichigan Works, 200 W. Van Buren Street, Battle Creek, MI

    RECOVERY COACH ACADEMY - FIVE DAY TRAINING

    November 27th - December 1st, 2017

    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (8:30 AM Registration)

    Fee: $250

    Presenters: Kevin McLaughlin and Clyde Smith, Art of Coach Training

    TRAINING OVERVIEW:

    The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is a 5-day intensive training that focuses on providing individuals with the skills needed to guide, mentor, and support anyone who would like to enter into or sustain long-term recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. Upon completion participants will receive a CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© certificate.  For additional information see the Art of Coach Training website – www.artofcoachtraining.com.

    For more information on this training (click on title)→ Recovery Coach - Training Flyer - Nov 27 - Dec 1, 2018  For more information, email: info@focustraining.org or call 1(866) 412-8767.

    TARGET AUDIENCE:

    Individuals who want to become a Recovery Coach and have two years or more in recovery.

    REFRESHMENTS: Lunch, light snacks, coffee & water will be provided. 

    TO REGISTER: Please submit the registration form (click on title) → Recovery Coach Registration to info@focustraining.org or fax to (269) 966-1777.

  • Thu
    14
    Dec
    2017
    8:30 AM - 4:30 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.

    This workshop has been approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative for 6.0 CE clock hours.

    To download the flyer, click on the title of the training → Nonviolent December 14, 2017

    For more information contact FOCUS at: info@focustraining.org or call 1-866-412-8767.


     

  • 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

  • Mon
    18
    Jun
    2018
    Thu
    21
    Jun
    2018
    8:30 am - 4:30 pmGrand Rapids, Michigan

    Employment Training Specialist (ETS)

    Certification Program

    Offered in Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Monday, June  18th - Thursday, June 21st, 2018

    Register Today - limited spaces available!

    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 Grand Rapids, June 18-21, 2018

    For more information: 1.866.412.8767

    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:

    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.