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.

December 2020 Trainings

Tuesday, December 1 @ 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Self-care for Parenting Educators

Aoife Rose Magee, PhD, Trainer, Parenting Now & OPEC Hub Director, Parenting Success Network

Participants in this training will connect with others and consider the importance of self-care, why we need it and how it impacts our work with families. Elements of job stress and strategies to sustain ourselves, both personally and professionally, will be explored.

Tuesday, December 15 @ 10 – 11:15 a.m.

Increasing Your Emotional Bandwidth: Strategies for Building Capacity and Resilience

Adrienne Henry, MS, Faculty Research Assistant, Oregon State University

This session will investigate universal needs behind our feelings of overwhelm and offer sustainable strategies for getting needs met in order to bolster our emotional reserves, building capacity and resilience in the face of stress. Participants will consolidate previous ideas about personal and professional self-reflective practice and test out a range of exercises designed to build their emotional bandwidth.

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.

November 18 What We’ve Learned: Practical Tips for Facilitating The First Three Years Parenting Groups on Zoom Sarah Lame & Aoife Magee
November 25 NO SESSION  
December 2 Ideas de Auto Cuidado Para Reforzar la Resiliencia (en español) Lucy Beltran
December 9 Parenting Education: A Foster Parent’s Perspective Chelsea Reinhart & Trisha Foster
December 16 Life Hacks for Emotional Intelligence: Boost Your Skills While Supporting Families Shauna Tominey
December 23 NO SESSION  
December 30 NO SESSION  

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