GPA Coach training - Halifax NS December 9 & 10

CCANS has come to an agreement with AGE to have their Ontario team come to Nova Scotia and provide a Certified Coach Training work shop in December. The CCANS executive will be screening candidates from among our membership. Our goal is to have two candidates from each district who will receive the training and then return to their districts to provide education opportunities to their communities.

The sessions will take place on December 9 & 10 in Halifax, NS. The GPA session is limited to 18 seats so we will need candidate resumes for screening as soon as possible. Access to this training comes with the obligation that Coaches will provide education sessions back in their respective districts to other CCANS membership. This training runs at a cost of $10,000.00 and CCANS is providing it to our membership with the hopes of building GPA capacity across the province. To these ends CCANS will cover the milage, meals and hotel room costs for employees attending.


To be eligible for certification you must be in the role of:

Clinical Staff Educator and provide sup- porting documents that give a brief descrip- tion of your:

  •   Experience in dementia care

  •   Experience in teaching

  •   Current job role and ongoing relationship

    with the recipients of GPA training

    What does a certified coach do?

    A certified coach is responsible for training staff, both professional and non-regulated, that care for persons with dementia in the long term care sec- tor. The GPA basic curriculum is to be delivered in a 7.5 hour day by two certified coaches. The GPA-Recharged program is delivered as a 2 hour refresher. You will be required to teach up to 40 hours per bi-annually which may be supplement by a limited number of continuing education hours, in order to maintain your certification. The curriculum is appropriate for all staff in long term care, complex continuing care, acute care and adult day programs and is being introduced to students studying in related health care fields.In certifying you as a GPA coach, the AGE authoriz- es you to teach GPA educational sessions and the GPA Refresher program to the staff within the geographical region of your workplace. Staff edu- cation should be a reasonability in your job role. You will not charge fees for providing the GPA curriculum. It is your responsibility to use the most recent version of the GPA program and pur- chase edition update materials as required.
  • Schedule:
  • Day 1 - Dec 9, 2014
    1. 8:00 Breakfast and Registration
      8:30 Program Philosophy, Modules 1, 2 & 3 12:00 Lunch
      1:00 Module 3 (continued)
      1:30 Module 4
      5:00 Evaluation & Discussion


      Day 2 - Dec 10, 2014

      8:30 Breakfast & Discussion
      9:00 Review of Modules 3 & 4
      12:00 Lunch
      1:00 Review /GPA
      -Recharged Refresher 3:00 The role of the coach, certification agreement