The OPEC Training Academy offers high quality trainings designed for OPEC leaders, coordinators, and parenting educators based on the current needs of the OPEC grantee network. The schedule will include a variety of topics by trainers and consultants delivering content in their respected fields of expertise. Training certificates are available for both the live and recorded sessions. Registration is required to attend the live sessions, and space is limited. 

All trainings will be held through Zoom. Meeting links will be included in your registration confirmation letter.

All OPEC Hub affiliated staff and educators have access to all the recorded sessions and resources after the live events. Check the video description for the link to the evaluation survey to receive your certificate of completion.

October 2020 Trainings

Tuesday, October 13 @ 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Silencing the Inner Critic: Learning to Practice Self-Compassion During a Pandemic

Silenciar al Crítico Interno: Aprender a Practicar la Autocompasión Durante una Pandemia

Janet Cain, LPC, Consultant and Trainer

Self-compassion is needed now more than ever. It is the ability to recognize when we are suffering, and provide in the moment ways to experience relief from stress. In this training, we examine what self-compassion is and explore simple strategies that can be used most anywhere and can be easily taught to the families that we work with.

Interpretation is available during the live meeting.

La autocompasión se necesita ahora más que nunca. Es la capacidad de reconocer cuándo estamos sufriendo y proporcionar en el momento formas de experimentar alivio del estrés. En esta capacitación, examinamos qué es la autocompasión y exploramos estrategias simples que se pueden usar en la mayoría de los lugares y se pueden enseñar fácilmente a las familias con las que trabajamos.
La interpretación está disponible durante el seminario en vivo.

Tuesday, October 27 @ 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Connecting the Dots: Implicit Memory, Microaggressions, Implicit Bias, and Racism

Conectando los Puntos: Memoria Implícita, Microagresiones, Sesgo Implícito y Racism

Sherri Alderman, MD, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician, Alderman Boreal Consulting

This interactive virtual training will outline the relationship between implicit memories and implicit bias using a neuroscience framework, define microaggressions in society, and use reflective activities to explore individual readiness for change and formulate an aligned action plan.

Interpretation is available during the live meeting.

Esta capacitación virtual interactiva describirá la relación entre los recuerdos implícitos y el sesgo implícito utilizando un marco de neurociencia, definirá las microagresiones en la sociedad y utilizará actividades de reflexión para explorar la preparación individual para el cambio y formular un plan de acción alineado.
La interpretación está disponible durante el seminario en vivo.

OPEC Connect & Learn

OPEC Connect & Learn is a weekly series designed for OPEC leaders, coordinators and parenting educators to gather and learn from each other in a casual and conversational format. Hosted by the OPEC team every Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. these sessions are a blend of show and tell, hands on activities, and Q&A facilitated by guest presenters from OPEC Hubs. Training certificates are not available for these sessions.

Time: Every week on Wednesday @ 10 11 a.m.

Weekly Link: Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

October 14Involucramiento Familiar para un Aprendizaje Saludable y Optimizado (en español)Alexandra Nahill & Lupe Hernandez
October 21Polished & Professional: Creating PowerPoint Presentations that Engage Parents in Virtual DeliveryChelsea Hamilton
October 28Family Fun Night: Adapting Make Parenting a Pleasure for Remote DeliveryStephanie Gilbert & Abby Warren
November 4Freshen Up Your Flyers: Creating Visual Content using CanvaChelsea Hamilton
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