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Learning Opportunities – February 24, 2017

MANDT System – Building Healthy Relationships

The Mandt System® program presents an education and training system of gradual and graded alternatives for de-escalating and supporting people, using a combination of interpersonal communication skills and physical interaction techniques designed to reduce injury to all the participants in an encounter.

We are pleased to offer Mandt Training to our staff.  Please speak with your program manager to be referred to attend one of the upcoming sessions.

Option A:    10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Two Day Mandt Training

  •  In-depth training over two 6 hour classes
  • No physical skill training

Option B:   10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Three Day Mandt Training

  • In-depth training over three 6 hour classes
  • Includes physical skill training

Upcoming Sessions

  • March 28th, 29th & April 4th, 2017
  • June 22nd and 23rd, 2017

Inclusion BC Conference – Inspired by Love

June 14 – 17th, 2017 – Richmond BC

This year’s theme, Inspired by Love, celebrates the human bonds that forge our sense of shared community, the power of compassion and of sharing our own vulnerabilities. When we work together to advance real inclusion, everything we do is inspired by love.

Join us for four days including a pre-conference day on inclusive education, disability pride celebration, presentations, conversations and social events that will inspire new ideas and action to build a deeper understanding of inclusion built on a foundation of love, respect and human  connections.

More info at:


Gentle Teaching International Conference – Vancouver BC – Sept 19-21, 2017

Gentle teaching is the expression of what McGee describes as the Psychology of  Interdependence. According to this psychology, every human being needs to live connected with others in an equal and mutual relationship, and embedded in a loving and caring community. This community invites the individual to develop his qualities for the benefit of himself/herself and the community.

Learn more about this conference at the conference website: