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Upcoming Training: 

 

Wednesday, Mar. 18 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Lawrence, KS *NEW DATE COMING SOON
Register here: Brand Yourself. Build Yourself. Helping Women in Leadership Stand Out and Move Forward. 

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Join us and learn to: Define your personal brand through the creation of your vision statement and elevator speech, leverage your personal brand across social media, platforms, and formulate your strategic plan and honor the priorities that serve you.

 

Taught by: Crystal Hong (she / her / hers) is a diverse leader, versatile communicator, and clutch player in the communications, marketing, and human resources industries. Her career, coupled with her education and activism, equips her with honed communication skills, proficient industry practice, and an executive presence needed to influence in today’s workplace. While she flexes between communications / marketing and human resources depending on the organization’s needs, she is currently designing and facilitating training programs as a Talent Development Program Designer. She holds a Master of Science in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, as well as DDI Facilitator and Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certifications. Crystal is passionate about minority-employee career advancement, representation, and success, as well as laughter and self-awareness.  

 

 

Cancellations and Substitutions: 
If you register and do not cancel by Wednesday, Mar. 11 and/or fail to attend you will be charged in full. Cancellations prior to the deadline above will be a charged a $25 service fee. Substitutions may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.


Friday, Mar. 27 - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Overland Park, KS
Register here: Deep Dive: Fragile X and Prader Willi

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This workshop will help you better understand and identify the basic principles of genetics and medical genetics, genetic testing available in diagnosing and treating human diseases and causation of genetic disorders including autism, birth defects and intellectual disability with fragile X and Prader-Willi syndromes, as examples.

Taught by:
Merlin G. Butler, MD, PhD, FFACMG
Director, Division of Research and Genetics
Director, KUMC Genetics Clinic
Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics
ABMG Certified Clinical Geneticist and Clinical Cytogeneticist  

Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics
Kansas University Medical Center

Cancellations and Substitutions: 
If you register and do not cancel by Friday, March 20 and/or fail to attend you will be charged in full. Cancellations prior to the deadline above will be a charged a $25 service fee. Substitutions may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.


Friday, Apr. 3 - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Topeka, KS
Register here: Stage-Based Strategies for Dementia Care

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Do you or your DSPs struggle with providing appropriate and adequate care to individuals with Dementia? Does this seem dependent on the stage of Dementia the person is experiencing? Just as the symptoms of Dementia can quickly change, the support needs for the person can also quickly change. Recognition of the Dementia stages is critical to providing high-quality services that continue to honor the person and enhance their quality of life. 

This session will address Early, Middle, and Late-Stage/End of life issues with Dementia Care. Each stage will be addressed specifically, with a focus on stage-based features and presentations, caregiving support needs, and intervention strategies.

Taught by:
Heather Brown, JCDS

Heather Brown has a Masters in Gerontology, and has been working in the I/DD field for over 13 years. Her experience includes 8+ years as a direct support professional, 4 years as a residential supervisor, and is now the Training and Development Specials for Johnson County Developmental Supports. She is a certified dementia trainer through the National Task Group, and has participated in several projects designing residential homes specifically for individuals with dementia.

Cancellations and Substitutions: 
If you register and do not cancel by Friday, March 27 and/or fail to attend you will be charged in full. Cancellations prior to the deadline above will be a charged a $25 service fee. Substitutions may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.


 

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Tuesday, July 21 - 1 to 2 p.m. - FREE WEBINAR
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