A main objective of the Manitoba Association of School Psychologists (MASP) is to encourage and provide for professional growth and continuing education among members of the Association. Professional development, called PD or Pro-D in other settings, is a critical component to maintaining and enhancing our competencies as School Psychologists. Below you will find a listing of school related professional development opportunities in Manitoba. You can search for growth ideas by category, location, or date.
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Trauma is prevalent in our world and has an impact on many of the people we interact with, including our clients and colleagues. Compassionate and trauma-informed care is essential to providing effective support and building sustainable services. This workshop explores how to build a trauma-informed culture in a workplace setting that integrates knowledge throughout the organization. Participants will develop an understanding of the pervasive impact of trauma on individual health and relationships. Guiding principles will be explored for increasing emotional and physical safety, culturally sensitive empowerment, and creating greater resilience for all parts of an organization. Becoming trauma informed creates a sustainable foundation in any work setting to promote strength, engagement, and recovery.
Some of the Topics Reviewed
- Respectful Awareness
- Definitions of Trauma for Individual, Relationship, and Public Health
- Prevalence of Trauma, from Single Incident to Complex
- Understanding the Impact of Trauma Across the Lifespan
- Contexts of Impact – Cultural, Intergenerational, and Societal Factors
- Collaborative Health
- Principles of Trauma-Informed Care
- Core Competencies – Putting Principles into Action
- Choice, Trust, and Connection
- Recognizing Innate Strengths and Resilience
- Building a Trauma-Informed Culture
- The Continuum of Trauma-Informed Care and Practices
- A Systemic View of Healing Trauma
- Building Trauma Informed Principles into Policy and Processes
- Attending to Staff Safety and Secondary Trauma
This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for anyone interested in learning more about the value of trauma-informed workplaces.
Method of Delivery
Presentation, video, case study exercises, personal reflection, and small group discussions.
At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the prevalence and impact of trauma on individuals, communities and organizations
- List guiding principles for incorporating a trauma-informed approach across roles
- Describe steps for creating safer work settings for both service providers and clients
- Design an action plan for trauma-informed goals in service delivery and program planning
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Offered through ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance
Based on the book, The Culture Question, this workshop provides a guide for how every organization can increase employee engagement and become a great place to work. Unfortunately, far too many people don’t like where they work. Some organizations are unhealthy and full of disrespectful behaviour. Other workplaces are simply uninspiring. For various reasons, countless people feel trapped, indifferent, or bored at work. The secret to employee engagement and creating workplaces where people like to work is culture.By exploring six key elements that make up a healthy workplace culture, participants will learn the answers to two fundamental questions: “How does your organization’s culture impact how much people like where they work?” and “What can you do to make it better?”
Some of the Topics Reviewed
- The Case for Caring About Culture
- Culture’s Impact on Employee Engagement
- How to Define Purpose and Values
- Communicating Your Purpose and Values
- Providing Meaningful Work
- Practical Ways to Make Work More Meaningful
- Focusing Your Leadership Team on People
- Directive Versus Empowering Leadership
- Why Meaningful Relationships Matter
- How to Foster Meaningful Relationships
- Creating Peak Performing Teams
- Foster Identification and Facilitate Interdependence
- Practicing Constructive Conflict Management
- Key’s to Transforming Conflict
- How to Change Culture
- Cultural Health Assessment Questionnaire
This is an intermediate-advanced level workshop for leaders, managers, supervisors, human resource personnel, and anyone who influences culture in the workplace.
Method of Delivery
Presentation, video, case study examples, personal reflection, and small group discussions.