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Sep 26 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Anxiety in Children and Youth: Practical Intervention Strategies

Childhood and adolescence are critical times for emotional and psychological development. During these stages, anxiety patterns can begin that continue into adulthood.

Sep 26 2020 ASQ-3

The parent-completed Ages & Stages Questionnaires, Third Edition is a family-friendly way to screen children for developmental delays between one month and 5 1/2 years.

Sep 26 2020 ASQ:SE-2

*ASQ-3 must be taken as a prerequisite

Sep 28 2020 Tattered Teddies: Preventing Suicide in Children

Suicidal behaviour in children age 12 or younger is a subject of growing concern for those who work with children.

Sep 28 2020 The Early Learning Series: Kids Have Stress Too!®

While stress is a necessary part of development and learning, too much stress can have negative effects on the health and well-being of children and adults alike.

Sep 30 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Diversity and Culture: Strategies for Working with Differences

When diversity and cultural differences lead to misunderstandings or distrust, they are often viewed as challenges to manage within our work environments. However, they are better viewed as valuable assets to organizational health.

Sep 30 2020 The Early Learning Series: Supporting Children Through Covid

Our lives have changed dramatically over the past few months as a result of Covid-19.  We do not yet know the long term impacts of this particular global experience, but we do know a lot about stress and how it impacts the developing brain and bod

Oct 01 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Managing Difficult Phone Calls

Handling difficult interactions on the phone is a challenging task, especially if the caller is in a heightened state of emotion.

Oct 01 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Mindfulness Counselling Strategies: Activating Compassion and Regulation

The ability to regulate one’s body and find balance in emotion, thought, and physical health is at the core of healing and well-being. This workshop is designed to first teach participants to develop these skills for themselves.

Oct 01 2020 Professional Learning Community (PLC) - Six Steps to Building Sustainable Finances – More Important Than Ever

Finance Series for Directors & Administrators 

Oct 01 2020 Psychological First Aid After a Disaster or Emergency (PFA) (Child, Youth & Families Version)

This workshop supports parents and caregivers to enhance skills and increase confidence when supporting children, youth and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oct 02 2020 Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training

Imagine Institute for Learning is certified by the QPR Institute to provide suicide prevention training.  QPR teaches gatekeepers the warning signs of a suicide crisis, how to offer hope through positive action and ultimately, how to assist in sav

Oct 05 2020 The Early Learning Series: How Temperament Influences the Early Learning Environment

Temperament refers to the inborn physical, mental and emotional traits an individual embodies.

Oct 08 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Conflict Resolution Skills for Leaders

Leading through conflict is an essential leadership skill. When leaders fail to respond quickly and effectively to conflict, the people they lead suffer and workplace performance plummets.

Oct 08 2020 Trauma-Informed Care: Translating Trauma-Informed Principles into Practice

Trauma is part of the human experience and working from a trauma-informed lens acknowledges the prevalence of trauma within the population.

Oct 15 2020 Community Mental Health Learning Immersion Online Training Session for Business

 Imagine Institute for Learning in conjunction with the Community Mental Health Action Plan offers this series of mental health training sessions tailored for businesses.

Oct 17 2020 12th Annual ADHD Virtual Conference

The 2020 Conference will take place online via the Zoom platform

Registrants will receive a copy of the conference sessions afterwards

Conference Agenda

Oct 19 2020 The Early Learning Series:- Guiding Behaviours Through Communication

This 2 hour session exists to support adults that interact with children by providing an intentional approach to making thinking visible to support a strength-based approach during challenging emotional interactions.

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Oct 20 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Play Therapy: Tools for Helping Children and Youth

Children express themselves, learn about their world, and feel most at ease when playing. This workshop focuses on how to use play therapy strategies to help children and youth positively cope and work through stressful life experiences.

Oct 20 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Dealing with Difficult People

We all encounter people we find difficult, and typically conversations with them leave us feeling stressed and frustrated.

Oct 20 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Management and Supervision: The Crucial Skills

One of the most difficult and often overlooked aspects of moving into a supervisory or management position is developing the skills necessary to truly manage people.

Oct 21 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Trauma: Strategies for Resolving the Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress

Trauma is a wound that injures us emotionally, psychologically, physically, and spiritually. As a result, the impact of trauma can be far-reaching and enduring.

Oct 22 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Employee Engagement: Insights and Strategies

When employees are not actively engaged at work, not only do they suffer – the organization does as well. Workplaces with high levels of engagement have employees that are committed and feel a connection to the organization.

Oct 27 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Emotional Intelligence

Why do some people have trouble being effective in their roles or working well with others? It is usually not because they lack skills; rather, it is often because they lack emotional intelligence.

Oct 27 2020 Listening to Children: Honouring Children's Voices in their Fullness

Listening to children is an integral part of understanding what they are feeling and what it is they need from their early years experience.

Oct 28 2020 Community Mental Health Learning Immersion

The Learning Immersion is designed to allow multiple community stakeholders to immerse themselves in the learning and capacity building experience through enhancing awareness and a common language to talk about elements that affect mental health w

Oct 29 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Difficult Conversations: Strategies for Challenging Discussions

Whether sharing bad news with a client, providing corrective action or talking with a colleague about an uncomfortable issue, difficult conversations are typically stressful and often take a large mental and emotional toll.

Oct 29 2020 Trauma-Informed Care: Translating Trauma-Informed Principles into Practice

Trauma is part of the human experience and working from a trauma-informed lens acknowledges the prevalence of trauma within the population.

Oct 29 2020 Professional Learning Community (PLC) - Build Your Next Early Childhood Budget – with Less Stress and More Success

Finance Series for Directors & Administrators 

Nov 04 2020 Weaving Cultural Sensitivity

Participants will explore the guiding principles that support cultural diversity in programs for young children, examine their own values, and become familiar with the Consciousness Continuum model – one that encourages participants to become "unc

Nov 05 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Communication: The Essential Skills

In order to survive and thrive in the 21st century workplace, we all need to master the fundamentals of communication.

Nov 05 2020 Professional Learning Community (PLC) - Build Your Next Early Childhood Budget – with Less Stress and More Success

Finance Series for Directors & Administrators 

Nov 06 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Management and Supervision: The Crucial Skills

One of the most difficult and often overlooked aspects of moving into a supervisory or management position is developing the skills necessary to truly manage people.

Nov 07 2020 Community Mental Health Learning Immersion

The Learning Immersion is designed to allow multiple community stakeholders to immerse themselves in the learning and capacity building experience through enhancing awareness and a common language to talk about elements that affect mental health w

Nov 12 2020 Professional Learning Community (PLC) - Build Your Next Early Childhood Budget – with Less Stress and More Success

Finance Series for Directors & Administrators 

Nov 16 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Anxiety: Practical Intervention Strategies

Anxiety represents our body’s natural alarm system, signalling the possibility of danger. When this response arises too frequently or intensely and doesn’t match actual situations of danger, it can interfere with life and cause great distress.

Nov 17 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Conflict Resolution Skills

Unhealthy and poorly managed conflict can have a negative impact on individuals and groups.

Nov 17 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Depression: Practical Intervention Strategies

Depression is one of the most commonly experienced mental health concerns. The symptoms can become overwhelming, self-perpetuating, and lead to feelings of helplessness.

Nov 18 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Autism: Strategies for Self-Regulation, Learning, and Challenging Behaviours

Working with individuals who have autism can be a very meaningful experience, but it is not without its challenges.

Nov 19 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Trauma-Informed Leadership

A compassionate and trauma-informed approach to leadership is essential for creating healthy workplace cultures. Trauma is prevalent in our world and has an impact on many of the people we interact with, including staff and colleagues.

Nov 19 2020 Community Mental Health Learning Immersion

The Learning Immersion is designed to allow multiple community stakeholders to immerse themselves in the learning and capacity building experience through enhancing awareness and a common language to talk about elements that affect mental health w

Nov 23 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Gender and Sexual Diversity in Youth

Gender and sexuality are central features of identity development in adolescence.

Nov 23 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Certificate in Responding to Trauma & Grief

This is an open-enrollment public 5-day certificate program for those working in Indigenous communities & organizations.

Nov 24 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Coaching Strategies for Leaders: Conflict, Performance, Change

In the absence of intentional coaching, employees often lack the support they need to develop and perform at their highest levels.

Nov 25 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Psychological Safety in the Workplace

Given that the average person spends 60 percent of their time at work, our organizations play a pivotal role in how psychologically safe we feel. A workplace can either protect our psychological health or diminish it.

Nov 28 2020 ASQ-3

The parent-completed Ages & Stages Questionnaires, Third Edition is a family-friendly way to screen children for developmental delays between one month and 5 1/2 years.

Nov 28 2020 ASQ:SE-2

ASQ:SE-2 Early identification of social-emotional problems is crucial, as more and more children are experiencing poverty and other risk factors for depression, anxiety, and antisocial behavior.

Nov 30 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Self-Injury Behaviour in Youth Issues and Strategies

Self-injury refers to deliberate, self-inflicted tissue damage such as cutting or burning.

Nov 30 2020 For Home Visitors: Relationship-Based Practice Training – Level 1

Relationship-Based Practice Training (RBPT) is a foundational three-day Learning Immersion™ that places equal importance on the unique and complex nature of both professionals and clients as they enter relationship-based service d

Dec 01 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Dealing with Difficult People

We all encounter people we find difficult, and typically conversations with them leave us feeling stressed and frustrated.

Dec 02 2020 Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training

Imagine Institute for Learning is certified by the QPR Institute to provide suicide prevention training.  QPR teaches gatekeepers the warning signs of a suicide crisis, how to offer hope through positive action and ultimately, how to assist in sav

Dec 03 2020 Environment as the 3rd Teacher

According to Loris Malaguzzi, founder of the Reggio Emilia approach, "There are three teachers of children: adults, other children, and their physical environment." Come learn how to thoughtfully creating responsive environments that continue to i

Dec 04 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Mindful Leadership

Leaders find themselves pulled in many directions because of competing demands for their time and attention. When leaders fail to ground themselves and lack focussed intention, they risk doing the wrong things or causing harm to those they lead.

Dec 07 2020 The Early Learning Series: Exploring the Holidays with Loose Parts Play

This 2 hour session explores the fundamentals of loose parts play and how this type of play can enhance any holiday without compromising the child’s ability to lead the play.  Bring your ideas and pictures as we share ideas from the classroom of t

Dec 09 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Trauma-Informed Care Building a Culture of Strength

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.

Dec 09 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Management and Supervision: The Crucial Skills

One of the most difficult and often overlooked aspects of moving into a supervisory or management position is developing the skills necessary to truly manage people.

Dec 10 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Diversity and Culture: Strategies for Working with Differences

When diversity and cultural differences lead to misunderstandings or distrust, they are often viewed as challenges to manage within our work environments. However, they are better viewed as valuable assets to organizational health.

Dec 10 2020 Power of Learning Stories: Capture Moments of Wonder

According to Innacci & Whitty (2009), "documentation invites teachers to carefully and deliberately gather the children's stories and their own; to offer expansive opportunities for expression of those stories; to follow the tracks children le

Dec 14 2020 Trauma-Informed Care: Translating Trauma-Informed Principles into Practice

Trauma is part of the human experience and working from a trauma-informed lens acknowledges the prevalence of trauma within the population.

Dec 15 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Assertive Communication

Our communication skills and style are essential to positive and productive relations. Effective communication requires us to be clear about our own thoughts and desires, and also to be responsive to those of others.

Dec 16 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Narrative Therapy: Tools for Exploring Stories

We are all influenced by stories. In some of these stories, we are active players; other stories are thrust upon us. When problems occur (as they inevitably do), “problem stories” have a tendency to overshadow other stories.

Dec 17 2020 LIVE VIRTUAL Leadership and Culture: How to Create a Workplace Where People Like to Work

Based on the book, The Culture Questionthis workshop provides a guide for how every organization can become a great place to work.