Helping Individuals and Organizations Achieve Their Goals

Training Programs

The following "core" programs might meet your needs with minimal or extensive customization. The more you allow customization, the greater the likelihood for significant success and long-term value.

We can modify these programs in many ways, possibly combining objectives from two or more programs, for example. Likewise, we can develop a new program not directly related to these seminars.


GOAL: To enable those in human services whose records might go before a court to write factually, concisely, chronologically, effectively.

OBJECTIVES: Participants will...

  • Understand the difference between confusing , unclear language or "jargon" and clear, concise, convincing language
  • Observe physical events/personal interaction and record factually exactly what happened
  • Understand the elements of an affidavit and write two effective ones
  • Understand the elements of a behavioral contract and write two effective ones

METHODOLOGY: Facilitator presentations, analyzing writing samples and editing them, observing live behavior and recording observations; observing a movie scene and recording observations; analyzing defective affidavits and behavioral contracts and editing them; writing one or two affidavits and behavioral contracts.

PARTICIPANTS: Social workers in child or adult protective services, guardianship; staff of nursing homes, prisons, jails, medical day programs, assisted living centers; staff of Ombudsman programs; probation officers, etc.

SCHEDULE: Two consecutive days or two days in the same week

Training Programs