2018 Changes in PAC Certifications and Courses

It’s hard to believe, but Positive Approach® to Care (PAC) just turned TEN!

In ten years, the Positive Approach® to Care (PAC) team has grown exponentially and has touched thousands lives affected by dementia. Leading this PAC, Teepa Snow has worked for 40 years with intensity and purpose to develop and then spread awareness of the potential that her strategies and techniques have to change the culture of care and the delivery of services for people living with dementia.

Through hours of one-on-one work and personal development with Teepa, PAC now has a team of Accomplished and Master Mentors, Trainers, Coaches, Speakers, Engagement Leaders, Preceptors, and Consultants stepping up and stepping out to help spread her message even further.

What is new in 2018? Although Teepa has enjoyed offering our core PAC Certification courses, she is ready to offer deeper training in the knowledge and skills necessary for successful outcomes on specific tasks or areas of interaction. The shift will be a gradual process: In 2018 Teepa will transition off of the PAC Trainer Certification. Over the past three years, she has prepared a small, but elite, group of PAC Lead Mentors to offer our PAC Trainer Certification content, without her physical presence. Our Lead Mentors have supported and led countless certification events with Teepa’s oversight and approval. The Trainer Certification will continue to provide the just right challenge and support in content, practice opportunities, and excitement that is built into the program. It will also continue to prepare those who complete the certification to offer what others need to change how they think and behave when providing support and care for people living with dementia.

During this transition year, PAC has reduced the PAC Trainer Certification course cost by $200. This may allow for savings to help fund a Teepa Intensive Knowledge or Skill Session later in the year or next year.  All processes, materials, licenses, mentoring support, and content of the Trainer Certification course will stay the same and our discounts for multiple certifications still apply here, too! If you truly want to spread Teepa’s messages alongside PAC while working to master Teepa’s methods of training, this course will provide an extremely satisfying experience.

What will Teepa be able to offer instead? This 2018 transition in the Trainer Certification course will offer those who complete the program NEW possibilities: Teepa will be freed up to offer Teepa's Knowledge Intensives.  Teepa Intensives are advanced programs with a greater depth of knowledge and skill to go further and dig deeper!

These events will be held across the US and Canada, and will offer high-level information specific to transitioning through different GEMS® states, responding to challenging situations, and staying healthy and active throughout the journey. All of Teepa’s Knowledge Intensives can stand alone or be paired with a second event at a reduced rate. The cost for this in-depth time with Teepa is $250 for a one-day event and $400 for a two-day event. Each Teepa Intensive is limited to 100 people to offer a more intimate setting where you can ask questions and get personal feedback directly from Teepa or her skilled Mentors. Later in 2018, Teepa will offer Skills Intensives, a two-day event that will grow hands-on skills with a cost of $700 and a limit of 25 attendees to ensure direct coaching and follow-up mentoring available to master the Positive Approach®.

We hope you will check out these exciting new offerings from PAC in 2018.

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Positive Approach to Care

Teepa Snow’s philosophy and education is reflective of her life-long journey professionally caring for and personally living with various forms of dementia. This person-centered approach evolved to meet the complex and unique needs of individuals using effective and structured technique. Teepa and her company strive to grow appreciation of differences that will lead to better care and support of those living with changing abilities.