VFHY Regional Trainings 2019

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Sceduled Workshops




  • North Central Virginia

    Friday, August 30, 2019

    9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM
    Nutrition Made Fun: Effective and Creative Techniques for Teaching Kids to Eat Healthy
    PATH Foundation 321 Walker Drive, Fauquier B, Warrenton, VA 20186

    Description:  While healthy eating isn't rocket science, it can seem that difficult if you don't know how to translate the science into kid-friendly terms. Learn tips from a Registered Dietitian who masters creative nutrition education, and leave with the knowledge and ideas you need to teach healthy eating to children and their families.


    Key Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the basics of healthy eating.
    • Adapt healthy eating principles to the pediatric population.
    • Implement nutrition education strategies in your practice setting.

  • Southwest Virginia

    Thursday, September 5, 2019

    9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    The Art of Facilitation
    The Inn at Wise, 110 E. Main St, Wise VA 24293

    To facilitate means to “make easy.” We have all been in group or learning situations that have been both productive and unproductive. The key is the skill of the facilitator. A good facilitator is able to manage the environment, manage the process, manage the learning and manage themself. This is true for the facilitation of all age groups, but particularly when facilitating groups of young people. Come learn how to make facilitation easy! 
    Key Learning Objectives: 

    •  Participants will gain understanding of the four competency areas utilized in effective facilitation as they relate to youth development principles
    •  Participants will increase their skill of effective facilitation that enhances youth engagement





    Friday, September 6, 2019

    9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    The Inn at Wise, 110 E. Main St, Wise VA 24293

    Many adults share common assumptions or stereotypes about youth. Explore the origination of these assumptions and how they affect relationships with young people. Learn about conscious and unconscious biases you have about youth, the behaviors that result from those biases, and alternative caring behaviors to Adultism. Come meet the challenge! 
    Key Learning Objectives:

    • Identify common assumptions/stereotypes adults hold about youth 
    • Explore Adultist behavior that affects young people daily 
    • Identify caring behaviors to Adultism 




    Tuesday, September 17, 2019

    9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    What's Your Conflict Management Style
    Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc, 1501 3rd Ave E, Big Stone Gap 24219

    1. Are you a shark, a turtle, a fox, an owl or a teddy bear? Participants in this workshop will complete a self- assessment to find out which style they generally choose to use, the long term effects of each style and when each is likely to be the most effective way to handle conflict. Conflict management skills, the importance of understanding and controlling anger, the Conflict Iceberg and how to assess the level of conflict in a workplace will also be discussed and addressed through the use of group activities and personal assessments.

      Key Learning Objectives:

      • Participants will identify their preferred conflict management style, obtain a basic

        understanding of all styles, and understand when each should be used.

      • Participants will determine their current attitudes toward conflict and anger, understand why

        anger is destructive, and learn skills to control anger.

      • Participants will be introduced to the concept of the Conflict Iceberg, learn how to assess

        the level of conflict in a work- place, and determine the appropriate intervention strategy.