2014 and 2015 Schedule

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Professional Enrichment

Training & Education

Scroll down for information on the following programs:

Sensory Integration and Autism
Business, Development and Administration
Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Workshop and Skills Test
Winter Lecture Series
Lungeing on Demand Techniques Workshop
Interactive Vaulting Workshop on Demand
Volunteer Management

 

Sensory Integration and Autism Workshop

February 7, 2015

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.

Contact Patti Coyle at pcoyle@highhopestr.org for more information. Registration packet coming soon!

 

Business, Development and Administration

This two day workshop 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 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 —

April 11-14, 2015

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 —
April 14, 2015

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 Application Form April 2015

2015 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.

Lungeing Techniques Workshop "On Demand"

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.

Application Form

Interactive Vaulting Workshop "On Demand"

Join Liz Adams, PATH International Advanced Instructor, Interactive Vaulting Instructor and Lead Faculty for Interactive Vaulting for the PATH International Interactive Vaulting Workshop.  This customized opportunity is the prerequisite for Interactive Vaulting Certification.

Who should attend?

  • Instructors Interested in professional development
  • Anyone interested in learning more about Interactive Vaulting
  • Those interested in interactive vaulting certification

 

Application Form

Volunteer Management - New!

Always By Your Side: Strategies for Success in Volunteer Management
This seminar will provide proven strategies and techniques for managing volunteers in a therapeutic riding center. 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.

Who should attend?
- Volunteer Managers/Coordinators
- Program Administrators
- TRI who manage their own volunteers or want to learn how to better engage volunteers in and out of the arena

Date:  May 7 & 8, 2015

Application Form

Mentor Training Workshop

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.

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.

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.