Education and Events

View the list of upcoming education and training events! We love to partner with individuals and organizations by offering programs that help develop skills and knowledge.

Dementia Trainings

Challenging Behavioral Specialist Train-the-Trainer (Classroom Training)

This 6-hour classroom training provides qualified individuals the necessary information and materials to train staff and/or others working with people living with dementia to become Challenging Behavioral Specialists.

Upon successful completion of the course and the online final assessment, trainers get listed as “Approved Instructors” on a publicly accessible online registry maintained by UWO CCDET and will be eligible to apply for CEUs.  Course information are now available at:

Wisconsin Dementia Care Project (Online Training)

A series of online trainings related to dementia care for crisis responders, caregivers, healthcare providers, family and community members and other professionals is available. This training series is offered as part of the Wisconsin Dementia Care System Redesign and includes the following online trainings:

  • Generalist for Healthcare Providers (3-hour online training) $45
  • Crisis Response (4-hour online training) $60
  • Generalist for Family and Friends (2-hour online training) $25
  • Generalist for Community Members Train-the Trainer (1-hour online training) $25
  • Dementia Specialist Designation (4-hour online training) $60
  • Specialist Courses (1-hour online training) $25

Registration and course information are now available at:

Caregiver Trainings

Caregivers SOAR! Train-the-Trainer (Classroom Training)

This 4-hour classroom training promotes job satisfaction and retention among caregivers in long-term care, with a focus on soft-skills training. Topics include communication skills, sympathy vs. empathy, conflict resolution dependability, professionalism and relationship building in the workplace.

Individuals attending the training will have access to ready-made training materials to train staff members.

Continuing Education for Caregivers: Training for Trainers (Classroom and Live Webinar Training)

This training is offered as two 2-hour live webinar sessions or a full-day classroom workshop introducing participants to over 30 hours of Caregiver Project training materials designed to prevent abuse and neglect, improve professional caregiving skills, increase quality of resident care and meet continuing education requirements for caregivers in settings regulated by DQA.

Investigating and Reporting Allegations of Misconduct (Classroom and Live Webinar Training)

This 4-hour live webinar or classroom workshop will help participants identify the key components of conducting internal investigations into allegations of abuse, neglect and misappropriation.

Increasing Safety by Preventing Violence (Online Training)

The purpose of this 2-hour online training is to reduce the incidence of workplace violence in residential care facilities, increase the quality of life for residents and help ensure the safety of frail and elderly residents. The cost of this training is $25 per person.