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Wisconsin Caregiver Academy

Improv and Dementia Care — Learning to say “Yes and” Train-the-Trainer

Leadership Development Series

Improv and Dementia Care — Learning to say “Yes and” Train-the-Trainer

Improvisation, or improv, is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Often improvisers will take a suggestion from the audience, or draw on some other source of inspiration to get started. This Train-the-Trainer course will give you tools vital to train caregivers on how to use improv theater skills in interactions with residents with dementia. One of the greatest gifts that can be given to someone with dementia is a sense of purpose and acceptance, and improv is the language that allows staff to accomplish this.

Upon Completion Participants Will Know How to:

  • Use improv as a tool to communicate and reduce challenging behaviors
  • Use “Yes and” in conversations
  • Train your staff on how to use improv with your residents and improve the quality of life for people with dementia

One-Day Course, $199

Includes instruction, materials along with a DVD with four modules for staff training, lunch and beverages
This session awards 6 NHA Continuing Education Credits.

August 16, 2018
Registration 7:30-8 a.m.
8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Radisson Hotel & Conference Center · 2040 Airport Drive, Green Bay, WI
Reserve a hotel room with special pricing on the Radission Hotel & Conference Center website or call (920) 494-7300 and mention UW-Green Bay to get the special rate.

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Laura Nolan, BA, has 23 years of experience in the long-term care field. She is an active member of the Purple Angel Dementia Friendly Communities for Brown County. Having lived and breathed the life of an assisted living provider, Laura brings tried and true methods in her training that are practical and achievable for providers.

New in 2018: Task-Specific and NHA Continuing Education Opportunities

UW-Green Bay’s Wisconsin Caregiver Academy is offering its first “Leadership Development Series” with an emphasis on person-centered care. All four courses in this series will count towards your 24 hours of National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Board (NAB) continuing education renewal requirements.

Each session awards NHA Continuing Education Credits.

Leadership Development Series Savings

Save $75 when you register for all four courses in the Leadership Development Series.

Contact Us

Phone: (920) 465-2642

Registration and Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund minus a 10% processing fee is given when cancelling more than 10 days prior to an event.
  • A 10% processing fee will be added when transferring your registration to another date more than 10 days prior to an event.
  • No refund is issued 10 or fewer days prior to an event.
  • A substitute may attend in your place.
  • In case of low enrollments, we reserve the right to cancel programs and return a full refund.
  • Please make your check payable to UW-Green Bay – Continuing Ed. CPE.
  • If you have a disability and desire accommodations, please advise us when you register.