Workshops and other sessions


Digging Deeper—Facilitating Disengagement and Holding

This session will focus on deepening your understanding around the principles associated with Disengagement and Holding. Explore facilitation strategies in order to maximize the learning and competency of your participants. Specific topics to be discussed include:

  • Understanding classroom models
  • Importance of CPI’s independent risk assessment
  • Running dynamic practice and problem solving
  • Assessing competency using the SEAT Framework
Digging Deeper—De-escalation Strategies

This session will focus on deepening your understanding around the De-escalation strategies covered in CPI programs. We will take a deeper dive into each module, looking specifically at the intent of specific strategies. Specific topics to be discussed include:

  • Understanding mental models
  • Using the Crisis Development ModelSM as our foundation
  • How communication impacts a crisis
  • Expanding our understanding of limit setting
  • Assessing risk and making decisions
Helping Staff Shift Their Own Mindsets

Do you have participants who come to class focused on the behaviors and attitudes of others rather than focusing on their own impact and decision making? If so this session is for you. Learn how to help staff shift their mindset away from the behavior and focus on the things they can control. Specific topics to be discussed include:

  • Distress vs. challenging behavior—understanding why behaviors occur
  • Truly understanding the Integrated Experience
  • Why Rational Detachment is so important
  • Understanding staff’s role in communication
  • The power of positivity
  • Helping staff understand the importance of their actions
Building and Facilitating Activities

Having knowledge of concepts and the skills to use these concepts in a crisis are two different things. How can we take our trainings to the next level and create application activities that help our learners not only understand strategies covered in this program but also assure they have the ability to go back and apply and implement them? This session will look specifically at application activities and how we can create learning and practice that sticks. Specific topics to be discussed include:

  • Importance of Reflection activities
  • Pair Share
  • Creating relevant scenarios
  • Importance of groupthink
  • How to run practice of de-escalation skills
Planning and Presenting Your Program

Facilitating is more than simply showing up and reading the script in the instructor guide. This session will look at how you can better prepare for your trainings by understanding your participants and customizing your programs. Specific topics to be discussed include:

  • Understanding your participants
  • Using pre-course surveys
  • Using agency data to understand focus and needs
  • Importance of the introduction
  • Adapting to needs in the moment
Facilitating Refreshers

Do you struggle with what to do when you bring your participants back for a Refresher? Tired of teaching the same thing over and over and want new and exciting options? Then this is the session for you. When you bring your participants back for a re-training it is important to remember they have a year’s worth of experience under their belt with these concepts. This session will explore how we as trainers can tap into that knowledge to create fun and exciting Refreshers. Specific topics to be discussed include:

  • How to tap into participant successes and challenges from the past year
  • How to use the expertise in the room
  • Facilitating vs. lecturing
  • Creating meaningful Refresher activities
  • Action planning
Adapting the Program for Small Children

Small children and adolescents have unique communication and behavioral needs. This session will explore the unique needs of children and how we can adapt the program strategies to accommodate these needs. Specific topics to be discussed include:

  • Why distress behavior occurs with small children
  • How children communicate and how do we communicate back
  • Importance of establishing self-awareness and social emotional learning
  • Adapting disengagement and holding
  • Debriefing
Implementation: Working with Leadership to Successfully Roll Out CPI Concepts

Implementing a new program within an organization’s system can be challenging. However, with the support and guidance from leadership, this feat can be achieved successfully. Having “buy-in” from the top, can help the implementation of CPI concepts a little less cumbersome, and more likely to gain excitement and willingness to implement amongst staff. So, how do we do this? This session will explore the implementation phases and ways to work with leadership in developing and sustaining a culture of CWSS. Specific topics to be discussed include:

  • Develop: Build rapport with leadership
  • Discover: Understand the situations and levels of risk your staff encounter
  • Diagnose: Make recommendations for rollout
  • Design: Finalize logistics
  • Deliver: Rollout to staff
Beyond One and Done

We all know that one and done training does not work. Yet it is very easy to fall into the trap of doing our annual CPI training and then losing focus of the concepts until the next training appears. How can we get out of this rut? In this session you will explore ways to keep the CPI concepts at the forefront of staff’s mind through various strategies. Specific topics to be discussed include:

  • Keeping content fresh throughout the year
  • Reviews
  • Application
  • Practice and drills
An Introduction to De-escalating Challenging Behaviors: A Training for Families and Caregivers

Over the past several years, families and caregivers have become increasingly interested in learning more about our programming so they can better care for individuals in the home. CPI has been working to better understand the needs of this population and how we can pass along key strategies from our program to assist families. Come to this presentation to understand what you can do now to help the families you serve and the future state of where CPI is going to better assist homecare.

  • Understanding CPI’s pilot program with Lurie Center
  • How this study has impacted our programming
  • What we have learned from training families
  • What you can do now to assist the families you serve
  • Help shape the future state of CPI and helping families

Other sessions

The Certified Instructor Professional Association (CIPA)
Monday, July 24, 11:00-11:30 AM

Are you excited by what you are seeing this week? This is a live event, but we run similar programming all year round through our CIPA events. Learn more about how you can take advantage of all that CIPA has to offer and how you can continue to be active in between your renewal programs. Specific topics to be discussed include:

  • Professional Enrichment events
  • Communities of Practice
  • Yammer
  • Resources
3rd Edition—Behind the Scenes
Tuesday, July 25, 11:00-11:30 AM

CPI believes in keeping all of us at the forefront of best practices and legislation. We are committed to regularly occurring edition updates to keep us all aligned. We are proud of our 3rd Edition content, but it has not been easy. This edition has been nearly two years in the making. Hear how 3rd Edition came to be, and the process, data, and information that led to this update. Specific topics to be discussed include:

  • CPI’s update process
  • Legislation updates
  • Best practices
  • Hearing from Certified Instructors
  • Piloting
  • How you can get involved for 4th Edition