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Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training

Workshop details

Credential
Certificate

Delivery method
Online

Location
԰AV University, North Oshawa

Workshop dates, fees and registration

Online:

$100 CAD (plus $5.00 admin fee; valid until March 31, 2025)

Open

Registration open until March 16, 2025

Coming soon

Registration opens on April 1, 2024

Closed

Registration closed

Overview

GPA Basics is an innovative dementia care education curriculum based on a person-centred care approach. Designed for interdisciplinary point of care staff across healthcare sectors, GPA Basics is delivered as four modules over one 7.5-hour day, in a virtual (online) option. The session is evidence-based, interactive and practical. Modules include interactive exercises, creative multimedia, and reflective learning. Learners will gain purposeful knowledge and develop skills that can be immediately used at the point of care. GPA Certified Coaches will guide participants to fully understand responsive behaviours in order to be able to respond effectively and appropriately in a workplace setting.

GPA Basics is developed by

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In partnership with Alzheimer Society Durham Region. 
Facilitated by Alzheimer Society Durham Region Staff.

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Please note: This program is only available to individuals who have registered for the Dementia Care for Health Care Workers.

 


GPA Basics content includes:

• Delivery supported by slide presentations including updated whiteboard animations and embedded video, as well as interpersonal activities and case-based scenarios;
• Introduction to dementia and person-centred care;
• Overview of the relationship between the disease process and a person’s behavioural response;
• Application of emotional, environmental, and interpersonal communication strategies to prevent and diffuse responsive behaviours;
• Suitable and respectful protective techniques to use in situations of risk.


What people are saying about GPA...

  • “Everyone in dementia care would find this useful"
  • “Very valuable tools taught in a sensitive and mindful way. Very informative, practical.”
  • “It’s very informative and makes you reflect on how you are doing [...] in regards to handling patients with dementia”


Fees and registration

Registration fee Registration status

$100 CAD (plus $5.00 admin fee; valid until March 31, 2025)

Open

Registration open until March 16, 2025

Coming soon

Registration opens on April 1, 2024

Closed

Registration closed


Workshop details

Credential
Certificate

Delivery method
Online

Location
԰AV University, North Oshawa

Workshop dates, fees and registration

Online:

$100 CAD (plus $5.00 admin fee; valid until March 31, 2025)

Open

Registration open until March 16, 2025

Coming soon

Registration opens on April 1, 2024

Closed

Registration closed

Contact information

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905.721.3111

԰AV University, North Oshawa location
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa L1G 0C5 


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