The Clearwater Council of Governments, in partnership with the Ohio Association of County Boards, is proud to roll out the newest installment in the Good Life training series titled “Threshold to Work.” The focus of the training is to help support SSA’s and Providers through self – assessment and intentionality in their own lives. In the past, Good Life initiatives have focused on how professionals interact with the people they serve. With this new pilot project, the focus is to turn those Good Life strategies towards professional development. Lead by OACB’s Willie Jones, Professional Development and Culture Specialist, attendees of this training will learn to apply different tools and strategies for improving lives both at work and at home.
I really appreciate the Good Life training my coworkers and I recently received. I feel like it’s already making a difference around our office. Also in team meetings, staff meetings. I feel like we are doing more to focus on offering good quality customer service to those we serve.
We’ve been showing each other more appreciation, focusing on the gifts that we can give to others and so many of the gifts that they can give back to us.
Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities Training Attendees
Starting in May, the Clearwater COG will be offering the same training in both the North and the South regions for ease of attendance. Part A is three sessions lasting four hours each that focuses on increasing personal self – awareness and assessment, including identifying strengths and skills that each person brings to the job. It will also work to shift the role of how SSA’s and DSP’s are perceived. These sessions will meet weekly starting on May 8th at the Seneca County Job and Family Services for the North, and May 9th at the Marion County Board of DD for the South.
Part B of the training is four session lasting four hours each. Attendees will learn about team processes, identifying and improving dysfunctional teams, and how to apply Emotional First Aid to conflicts. Part B will also discuss self-care and how to cope with compassion fatigue. Each person will complete a Threshold of Work Action Plan to apply the items learned. These sessions will also meet weekly, starting June 5th at the Seneca JFS for the North, and June 7th at the Marion County Board of DD for the South.
For more information, please contact Austin Tuttle, Program Developer at firstname.lastname@example.org