Author: Diego Benitez

LTC Leaders: why send educators to the Specialized Educator Certificate in LTC?

Educators in the 600+ Ontario long-term care homes represent a wide variety of disciplines, knowledge, skill, experiences and credentials. Often, educators lack resources in terms of time and money to devote to their own professional development due to the urgent and ongoing nature of demands on the job.

This is a chance for your educators to access free learning that fits easily into their existing work schedule to enhance their skill set on adult education best practices and innovative educational approaches as applied specifically to the long-term care sector.

Specialized Educator Certificate in LTC (SECL) allows LTC educators to upgrade their skills through experiential learning while building a network of collaborative peers via three levels (Best Practices, Intermediate and Advanced).

I am so grateful for the opportunity to participate in the [SECL] course. Initially, I had some trepidation about the gaming part, but was excited for the content. […] The experience was affirming, stretching and confidence-building. You are such supportive educators – nudging us to look at issues in new ways, to creatively approach the art of facilitation and to appreciate what learners bring to the ‘stage’. – SECL Participant

The Educator Certificate will improve your organization and the teams and individuals you work with:

  • See education build up your teams instead of patching up your teams
  • See education used where it can have an impact
  • Optimize your educational resources to build team resilience and engagement in change processes and innovation
  • Redirect your educational resources to function as proactive tools

Level One begins April 2024: Learn who is eligible and how to apply here.