Professional Enrichment

Training & Education

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  • Sensory Integration and Autism Workshop
  • Business, Development and Administration
  • Longlining Workshop
  • Lungeing Techniques Workshop
  • Therapy Horse Workshop
  • Volunteer Management
  • Winter Lecture Series
  • Lungeing on Demand Techniques Workshop

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

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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 February 1, 2016

Nonprofit Business, Development and Administration Registration Form

Advanced Prep Workshop- February 11-13, 2016

This 3-day workshop will focus on providing a comprehensive review of PATH Intl. Advanced Instructor Criteris and will explore all aspects of the criteria through classroom discussion, hands on learning, and teaching opportunities with current High Hopes participants.  This workshop will include many opportunities for discussion and candidate evaluation.

The registration deadline is January 5, 2016

Advanced Prep Workshop Registration Form

Sensory Integration and Autism Workshop - February 6, 2016

This one day workshop is ideal for all therapeutic riding professionals seeking an interactive, hands-on educational experience, participants will further understand the impact of Autism and how sensory issues feel, and ho 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

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 why’s of longlining with this interactive workshop.

The registration deadline is February 1, 2016

Longlining Registration Form

Lungeing Techniques Workshop- February 19, 2016

Gain hands on experience with a variety of horses and equipment.  Preparing for your 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 Patti Coyle at (860) 434-1974, ext. 124 or pcoyle@highhopestr.org

The registration deadline is February 1, 2016

Lungeing Techniques Workshop Registration Form

Therapy Horse Workshop - March 15, 2016

Ideal for equine managers and instructors, this workshop will cover all aspects of equine selection and recruitment, funding and the best partner for your program, designing the trial period and maintaining your horses’ physical and mental well-being.

The registration deadline is March 1, 2016

Therapy Horse Workshop Registration Form

Volunteer Management Workshop - April 8-9, 2016

This seminar will provide proven strategies and techniques for managing volunteers in therapeutic riding center including recruitment strategies, PATH Intl. Standards compliance, create retention ideas and data tracking for volunteering program evaluation.  This seminar will engage both volunteer program administrators and therapeutic riding instructors who want to enhance their volunteer management in and out of the area.

The registration deadline is March 9, 2016

Volunteer Management Workshop Registration Form

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Workshop and Sills 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 –

April 21-23, 2016

Application Deadline: March 12, 2016

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

Horsemanship Skills Test-

April 24, 2016

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

 

ESMHL 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 workshop includes 12 hours of classroom education and 8 hours of online education, which applies towards annual continuing education hours for compliance as a PATH Intl. Instructor.

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