Learn how to help parents with children aged 0-5 years connect, build knowledge, and gain confidence.
This training is full. Please regsiter for the October training.
Develop new skills for delivering strength-based learning and conducting non-judgmental and inclusive community programming. Participants learn how to facilitate experiential learning in which parents gain information and insight and learn how to apply what they have learned to many areas of their lives. NPP is a core training for family support professionals.
This crucial program, developed in Canada for parents of every cultural community, has been consistently demonstrated to positively impact the parenting knowledge, skills and confidence of participants. For parents in particularly stressful situations – when there simply isn’t enough money, when they’re new to the community or to the country, when they’re young, or under-educated, or struggling without a partner or family support – being part of a supportive group of parents who understand and share their difficulties can make all the difference.
Who is this training for?
The Nobody’s Perfect facilitator training is specifically aimed at those with previous experience and/or education in facilitating groups and working with children, youth and families. You will be comfortable with the basic principles of adult education, currently employed with or volunteering at a multi-service or family support organization, and passionate about supporting families in all their diversity.
How will I benefit?
After attending this training, you will have developed:
- Knowledge of Nobody’s Perfect program objectives and materials
- Increased awareness of the principles of adult education and their application to the Nobody’s Perfect program parents
- Enhanced skills in assessing the needs of parent groups
- Ability to plan and direct program sessions
- Enriched practical facilitation skills
A complete training and program materials package is included in the cost of the training.
Dates and Times
- Wednesday, May 25- 12:00-3:30 PST p.m
- Thursday, May 26- 8:00-3:30 PST p.m.
- Friday, May 27- 8:00-3:30 PST
- Monday, May 30- 8:00-3:30 PST
- Tuesday, May 31, 8:00-3:30 PST
This training will be taking place via Zoom. Participants will need a stable internet connection (we recommend joining via a computer, and not a tablet or cell phone) and a quiet place to participate. Having a working camera and keeping it on for the duration of the training is required. Participation, including in breakout rooms, will also be required.
To be eligible to take the training you must make arrangements to co-facilitate the program with an experienced facilitator within one year of receiving training. A letter from an agency or organization confirming that they will support you in the delivery of the program, and that you have undergone a criminal record check, is required to confirm your enrolment. Please address the letter to Ruby Banga, and email it to her at email@example.com or fax it to 604-678-8886.
Certificates will be issued upon delivery of your first group.
About the Facilitators
Carmen Paterson-Payne (she/her) is the Provincial Coordinator of Nobody’s Perfect in Manitoba. Carmen is a Master Trainer, program developer and contract adult learning facilitator who has worked for many non-profit organizations in that capacity. Using these skills, she has travelled to Viet Nam to help UNICEF (see report) with NPP training and most recently took a co-lead on adapting NPP training virtually with the arrival of the covid-19 pandemic (see WHO report). Carmen has many years of experience working with culturally diverse communities and believes that respecting values and using a strengths-based participant-centred approach to facilitation is key when working with all cultures and age groups. Carmen’s background, in Early Childhood Development and certification in Continuing and Adult and Education, compliments her work with practitioners, families, community, and even at the Board level. Carmen is thrilled to be a partner with her NPP colleagues in helping staff and families across the nation!
Connie Herman is the Nobody's Perfect Parent Program Coordinator for Saskatchewan. In this role, she offers training, ongoing education, and support to service providers who work with parents and families. Connie is also a mom of a 7-year-old daughter and a 13-year-old son. As a Parent Program Coordinator and a parent, Connie recognizes that parenting is one of the most important and also most challenging roles that we have in our lives. Through support, information, and capacity building, service providers can play an amazing part in helping parents gain confidence, effectiveness, and build healthy, positive connections with their children.
- "The experiential approach was so clear and apparent"
- "Loved the hands on experience"
- "I really enjoyed this program; everyone is very supportive; a great diverse group; I learned a lot"
- "I loved how comfortable and open our group was and I liked the material"
- "Very good training/thorough/easy to understand/ relevant to training and facilitation"
- "It gave me confidence that i could deliver a session"
Learn more about Nobody's Perfect Parenting
The cost of this training is per person.
This training will be taking place via Zoom. Participants will be emailed a link to join the session.