Alberta Council of Disability Services

Current Training Programs

Below is a list of training courses that are currently available. Subsidy support is available for these courses and will be applied on a first come, first served basis with registration. Contact training@acds.ca with any questions.

 

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Foundations in Community Disability Studies (Online): A benchmark course designed for direct service workers in the field of Community Disability Services. Widely accepted as a required training for all entry level Community Disability Service Workers. We have opened up the course now for year round registrations. Learners will receive  a Certificate of Completion after completing the course.

Foundations in Comunity Disabilty Studies (Face-to-Face): The face-to-face version of Foundations in Community Disability Studies is still available through a videoconferencing service like Zoom.

Facilitating Meaningful Change with Outcomes (Online): This course is designed for staff responsible for planning or for leading teams within organizations. Learners will increase their understanding of outcomes—from defining them, to planning them, to measuring and evaluating them.  This course meets CET standards related to Outcomes.

Outcomes Training (Online): This course aims to provide learners with an understanding of outcomes, an approach to one’s goals/vision through purposeful and measurable activity. Frontline workers are given material that relates their role with the outcomes of services. A clear recognition of the link between their work and the achievement of outcomes leads to more effective practice in Community Disability Services.

Introduction to Positive Behaviour Supports (Online): This course is designed for staff seeking an introduction to behaviour planning. Learners will be introduced to ACDS’s standards related to planned procedures, and develop an understanding of the planning process (from assessment of behaviours of concern to creating strategies to address them). This course meets CET Standards related to Positive Behaviour Supports.

From Community Presence to Community Inclusion: Supporting inclusive community lives for individuals accessing services can be challenging work. This course was designed to: raise awareness of opportunities for inclusion; share strategies for nurturing and maintaining friendships and support networks; and provide guidance on how to measure progress.

Fundamentals of Mentoring: The aim of this course is to provide agency-based mentors the fundamental knowledge and the necessary skills to support the Community Disability Services workers in their learning process.