Workshops

Engaging and Interactive Workshops:

 

  • adaptable to a variety of settings or sectors.
  • learners draw on and build from their own and each-other’s experience
  • atmosphere of humour, candour and security.
  • mix of media, discussion and activities designed to engage the whole learner.
My travel range is 200 km, with mileage.  This includes Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, London and surrounding areas.  Contact me for prices and details.

 

Critical Reflection

Elegant Poverty

Medications and the Elderly

The Health Care System for New Canadians

 

 

1) Critical Reflection

 

critical reflection workshop

The practice of reflection can fast-track the transfer of knowledge to practice; generate higher quality work performance; and promote personal as well as professional growth.  This workshop introduces participants to the art of critical reflection, and then explores ways you can apply it, both at work and at home.  In a safe environment, you learn, discuss, then join in reflective exercises with a reflection tool.  While originally created for health care settings, it can be adapted to almost any individual or group where there is interest in personal or professional growth through learning from experience.

Objectives:

1) Appreciate the importance of critical reflection in practice
2) Understand how to integrate critical reflection into practice
3) Learn a tool to use to facilitate reflection.

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2) Elegant Poverty

 

elegant poverty workshop

This workshop is designed for those experiencing a decline

in income (e.g., recently retired, seniors, single or new parents).  It is also of interest to anyone who wishes to explore the relationship between materialism and meaning/quality of life.  We explore assumptions about the relationship between money and quality of life, and then look at ways to prioritize and achieve important quality of life goals using resources at hand.

Objectives:

  1. Challenge common assumptions about income level and life satisfaction
  2. Promote greater personal life satisfaction and quality of life
  3. Understand, then apply affordable measures to enhance physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health
  4. Create a budget plan to maximize financial resources and quality of life
  5. Learn about resources, activities and supports to reinforce ongoing quality of life on a limited budget

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3) Medications and the Elderly

 

medications and the elderly workshop

Studies show that as many as 50% of medications taken by seniors in Canada are either over-prescribed or not taken properly.  As our population ages, the magnitude of this problem, including its personal and financial costs, will proportionally increase- unless change occurs. This workshop explores the complex interactions between medications and the aging physiology as well as the barriers to safe medication use in this population.  Participants also discuss individual concerns and provide tools/resources to assist in ensuring medication safety. This workshop can be adapted for health care professionals, caregivers, or the elderly themselves.

Objectives:

1) Gain awareness of the issues surrounding medications and the elderly
2) Know how to identify an issue, then take responsible

action to address it.
3) Obtain resources to further inform and effectively address concerns.

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4) The Health Care System for New Canadians

 

the health care system for new Canadians workshop

This workshop is designed to help immigrants understand the main features of the Canadian Health Care System as implemented in Ontario.  One will find basic principles, key heath-care provider roles and other crucial information to help new immigrants access resources appropriately and negotiate the complexities of the system.  Participants are also encouraged to engage in discussion and share their real life stories.  Sessions are adapted to the predominant culture of attendees.

Objectives:

  1. Enhance understanding of the basic principles of the Canada Health Act and the primary care system in Ontario.
  2. Learn about the key components of health care in Ontario and their functions: access, coverage, and also, how each interacts with other parts of the system.
  3. Address concerns and provide resources to assist new immigrants to gain optimal benefit from the services provided.

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