NAAP Webinars

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MEMBERS ONLY – Webinars will be available on-demand for all NAAP members.  You can view past education sessions directly from our website by accessing the “eLearning” area.  

October Live Webinars:


Three Part Webinar Series with Dr. Kristine Theurer

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 1pm ET, 12pm CT, 11am MT, 10am PT.

Topic:  Overcoming Social Isolation and Loneliness

Loneliness and social isolation in our society are making international headlines. Research is now demonstrating the loneliness makes people sicker and at risk for a wide range of illnesses including depression, heart disease, cancer, and dementia. In residential senior care settings, one out of two residents report feeling socially isolated or lonely, despite our best efforts and activity calendars filled with programs.

Dr. Kristine Theurer will describe an innovative peer support and mentoring model that addresses these concerns. This model has been implemented in over 1000 organizations across Canada and the US. Recent research results and evaluations of the implementation of this model will be presented. Attendees will leave with a handout on how to implement peer support and mentoring activities that help residents help one another overcome social isolation and loneliness in their community.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 1pm ET, 12pm CT, 11am MT, 10am PT.

Topic:  How to Become an Extraordinary Group Facilitator

Group facilitators have an important role to play, yet many who facilitate groups have no specific training on what makes a group extraordinary. Being extraordinary at facilitating groups isn’t something most are born with—it is a skill set that can be learned. This webinar focuses on group skills such as how to feel confident in building an emotionally safe and inclusive environment, dealing with those who monopolize or who engage in distracting side conversations, or knowing what to do or say when things get emotional. For those working with people living with dementia, we will discuss specific skills that are especially valuable and important. Attendees will have an opportunity to review recent research about what makes a group facilitator effective and discover 10 extraordinary group facilitator techniques. This is a fun and interactive webinar – come and join us!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 1pm ET, 12pm CT, 11am MT, 10am PT.

Topic:  Dealing with Emotions

If opening up and talking about emotions (or encouraging others to do that) sounds terrifying to you— you are not alone. It takes bravery and kindness to do this well. Why is dealing with emotions so important in our work? Emotions play a crucial role in our lives because they help us find meaning and be able to function individually, build close relationships with others in groups, and feel connected within our communities. Most people think about well-being or happiness as a state that is free from emotional pain. However, research is demonstrating that acknowledging all feelings is important. When we express our emotions in a healthy way, our self-understanding and well-being improves. When we do this, we give permission for others to do this as well. This webinar will explore issues surrounding some of the challenging emotions encountered in groups. Come join us! With a willingness to experience emotions along with a little awareness and skill, you will learn some practical tips on how to help others move through and past emotions that increase suffering.


Upcoming Webinars

November 26, 2019 – Person Centered Enagement Programs – Dawn Worsley 

December 10, 2019 – Newsletter Design: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly – Michael Engel


Here are some general instructions for NAAP Webinars: These sessions generally  take place as follows:  Webinars on the second  and third Tuesday of the month at 1pm ET, 12noon CT, 11am MT, 10am PT.   You must remain on the session the entire 60 minutes to qualify for the CE’s.  After the session you must complete the Summary Form which can also be found below on this page.   This summary MUST be a minimum of 100 words on what you learned from the session.  Please be sure to include your signature by using your mouse to write your name. Once you have hit “Submit”, scroll down on this page to confirm that your form submitted.  If there are uncompleted areas or problems, it will not submit but will require you to fix the issue.   We suggest you print this off for your records until you receive your CE certificate. After completing this process you can plan to receive your continuing education certificate in approximately 2 weeks.  If it does not arrive or you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email  Reminder that CEs are only given to current NAAP Members.  Non-members have the option of receiving CEUs with payment for live sessions only by calling the Office at 913-748-7288.

All Webinars are available for rebroadcast on the eLearning on this website FOR MEMBERS ONLY.   This is one of the many benefits of your NAAP Membership.  You will need your username (generated with membership) and password (you control) and then you can listen and submit your review for CEUs.

During live sessions, if you are not a NAAP member and wish to receive the one (1) hour of continuing education credit, please call the office at 913-748-7288.

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