Staff Training & Development Project

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Abilities has been contracted by The Department of Economic Development, Investment & Trade to develop and deliver three foundational courses online or in-person (where suitable) for new and existing staff of CLdS-funded service providers with approval from the Department of Families.

Courses will be offered to Abilities Manitoba members as well as to non-members.

Project outcomes are to deliver the following sessions by December 2022:

·        Agency Guide to The Vulnerable Persons Living with a Mental Disability Act (VPA): 12 sessions

·        Protection From Neglect and Abuse: 24 sessions

·        Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI): 24 sessions

Project Update

A group of existing VPA trainers from Abilities Manitoba member organizations have been identified as wanting to help facilitate the VPA sessions. The group is in the process of consolidating course content, materials and facilitation methods to ensure consistency of course delivery/quality. Additionally, Abilities Manitoba has assembled a group of certified NCI trainers who are interested in facilitating for this project. The aim is to build training capacity throughout each region in Manitoba. A learning management system is being developed to deliver the Protection course in a self-directed, interactive, online training - allowing for learner engagement by use of videos, question and answer segments, and unit quizzes.

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