2015 and 2016 Schedule

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Professional Enrichment

Training & Education

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Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Workshop and Skills Test

Volunteer Management

Sensory Integration and Autism

Business, Development and Administration

Longlining Workshop

Lungeing Techniques Workshop

Lungeing on Demand Techniques Workshop

Mentor Training Workshop

Evaluator Workshop

Interactive Vaulting Workshop on Demand

Winter Lecture Series

The Equine Specialist workshop is a three-day workshop offered to equine professionals and therapeutic riding instructors who work or would like to work with students with mental health and/or learning issues.

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Workshop and Skills Test

This is a three-day workshop offered to equine professionals and therapeutic riding instructors who work or would like to work with students with mental health and/or learning issues.

Workshop —

November 20-22, 2015
Application deadline:  October 13, 2015

April 21-23, 2016
Application deadline:  March 12, 2016

The workshop is a requirement of the ESMHL certification. It is beneficial to have horsemanship skills and experience when attending the workshop but it is not required.

Horsemanship Skills Test —

November 23, 2015

April 24, 2016

The skills test is held on day 4 following the ESMHL workshop.
Prerequisites
• 21 or older.
• Current PATH Int’l individual member.
• Equestrian skills on the flat in English or Western tack comparable to those described in Pony Club C or CHA Level I. Familiarity with with PATH Intl. Standards and PATH Intl. Code of Ethics, and/or a PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor.

ESMHL Registration Form November 20-23, 2015

ESMHL Registration Form April 21-24, 2016

Sensory Integration and Autism Workshop - February 6, 2016

Increase your awareness of  Autism and Sensory Processing considerations in therapeutic riding led by Donna Latella, Occupational Therapist and PATH Intl Registered Instructor and Leslie Bridges-Parent, Pediatric Occupational Therapist. Using case examples, participants will learn new therapeutic riding techniques specific to Autism and Sensory Processing. Through interactive activities, participants will further understand the impact of Autism and how sensory issues feel, and how a rider adapts to the environment.

This workshop is developed for instructors seeking an interactive, hands-on educational experience to further their understanding of Autism and Sensory Processing Issues.

The registration deadline is January 22, 2016.

Contact Patti Coyle at pcoyle@highhopestr.org for more information.

Sensory Integration and Autism Workshop Registration Form

Volunteer Management - April 8-9, 2016

Always By Your Side: Strategies for Success in Volunteer Management
This seminar will provide proven strategies and techniques for managing volunteers in a nonprofit organization. The faculty, who manage over 600 active volunteers, will share lessons learned about how to recruit, train and retain volunteers for maximum effectiveness with minimal resources.

The registration deadline is March 9, 2016.

Who should attend?
– Volunteer Managers/Coordinators
– Program Administrators
– Anyone who wants to learn more about volunteer management

Volunteer Management Registration Form

Nonprofit Business, Development and Administration - February 8-9, 2016

This two day workshop on February 8-9, 2016 will help identify areas and plans for growth from the most basic mission, vision and values to governance, staffing, fundraising and marketing essentials. Individual consultation will also be available during the two days.

The registration deadline is January 22, 2016.

Nonprofit Business, Development and Administration Registration Form

Longlining: Best Practices Workshop February 18, 2016

Longlining offers your therapeutic program and equine partners many benefits to improve the overall lesson experience. High Hopes staff and PATH International certified instructors will take you through the what’s, how’s and whys of longlining with this interactive workshop.

Longlining Registration Form

Lungeing Techniques Workshop February 19, 2016

Lungeing is an important teaching and training technique for both horse and rider.  Spend a day with Liz Adams, PATH International Advanced Instructor and Interactive Vaulting Instructor, learning about best practice lungeing techniques for a variety of settings.  Gain hands on experience with a variety of horses and equipment.  Preparing for your PATH International Advanced Certification?  Interested in lungeing for Interactive Vaulting?  This workshop will set you up for success!

To register, download and complete the application below.  For questions about the workshop please contact Patty Coyle at (860) 434-1974, ext. 124 or pcoyle@highhopestr.org.

The registration deadline is February 1, 2016.

This workshop is also available “On Demand” at a mutually agreeable date and time.

Lungeing Techniques Workshop Registration Form

Lungeing Techniques Workshop - On Demand Option

The Lungeing Techniques Workshop is offered “on demand” at a mutually agreeable date and time for those unable to attend the session on February 1, 2016.

To register, download and complete the application below.  For questions about the workshop please contact Patty Coyle at (860) 434-1974, ext. 124 or pcoyle@highhopestr.org.

Lungeing Techniques On Demand Workshop Registration Form

Mentor Training Workshop - May 6-7, 2016

This interactive training provides PATH Intl. Certified Instructors with an overview of the role of a mentor within the EAAT industry and the necessary skills and tools to apply this knowledge to mentor other instructor candidates.  This is a 1 ½ day workshop in the classroom, which applies towards annual continuing education hours for compliance as a PATH Intl. Certified Instructor.

Successful completion of this workshop enables the candidate to attend the Evaluator Training Workshop, beginning the process to become an Evaluator.

The registration deadline is March 29, 2016.

For more information about attending a Mentor Training Workshop or to discuss other workshop topics please contact Patti Coyle at pcoyle@highhopestr.org or (860) 434-1974, ext. 124.

Mentor Training Workshop Registration Form

Evaluator Training

This one-day training will explore and define the role of the evaluator, best practices, ethics, bias and communication techniques.  The objective of the training is to enhance and build observation, evaluation and feedback skills through group activities and discussion.  Successful completion of this training enables candidates to begin the apprenticeship process, the final step to becoming an Evaluator.

For more information about attending an Evaluator Training Workshop or to discuss other workshop topics please contact Patti Coyle at pcoyle@highhopestr.org or (860) 434-1974, ext. 124.

Winter Lecture Series

Join us to study at a Premier Accredited Center
– Learn from Master and Advanced Certified PATH Intl. Instructors
– Prepare for an upcoming certification
– Further your career through professional development
– Advance the skills of staff at your center
– Grow and expand your center’s programs, fundraising and development

Lectures are designed for the equine professional interested in therapeutic riding, therapeutic riding Instructors-in-Training, and currently certified instructors looking for advancement and continuing education hours.

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