Dynamic Continuing Education and Professional Development
for Counselors and Social Workers
As a helping professional, you give empathy, support and information to your clients every day. Itfs important to pursue your own personal development and self-care, so that you can provide them with the proper attention, manage your stress level and maintain balance in your life.
Kim Langley, M.Ed. offers engaging, interactive continuing education sessions for counselors and social workers. You and your colleagues will gain CEUs and relevant information, while discovering the latest techniques and valuable resources for:
- Building partnerships with your clients
- Working with Emotional Intelligence
- Conflict resolution, listening and communication skills for families
- Helping children to deal with their feelings
- Managing stress
- Improving attitude and increasing happiness
Contact us to schedule an on-site session that fits your stafffs needs and timeframe. Sessions can be customized as breakfast meetings, lunch and learns, half day or full day workshops.
LifeBalance Enterprises is an approved provider for the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Nursing Board.
Building Skilled and Effective Teams
“The entire course from the content to the instructor was amazing. Kim did a great job of making EI relevant to both personal and professional aspects of life.”
“We were able to discuss some rather sensitive topics with humor and openness. It opened my eyes to how Gen X and Y’ers may be different in the way they express things, but we CAN all work together.”
“The staff at Rocky River Public Library found Kim Langley’s training on customer service informative and entertaining. Her anecdotes struck just the right chord, leaving us laughing and considering our own work with the public. Her videos and visual aids created a picture of the work she was discussing. The staff really liked her breaks for trivia that lightened the tone and gave our brains a rest. She was able to weave into her training specific items we had asked for and still complete her presentation right on time. Everyone left smiling!”
– Nancy Levin, Deputy Director, Rocky River Public Library
“The concept of adapting my communication style to that of my listener, I believe, will be beneficial in effectively communicating in the future. The “words to avoid in communication” will help prevent conflict and deflect defensiveness in conversations.”
“The class helped me immensely as many of my conversations can be difficult due to my job responsibilities. I found Kim to be very knowledgable, as well as a skilled speaker. Her presentation was captivating.”
“Enjoyed the class tremendously. Gave me new insight into looking at conflict.”
“The course was excellent. I have so many take-aways and am looking forward to utilizing the skills I’ve learned. I would absolutely recommend the course and facilitator.”
“I loved the speaker’s positive presentation with practical examples of how to consciously approach interpersonal relationships.”
Developing a Respectful and Resilient Workforce
“Kim did an excellent job of presenting her information and ideas. I learned a lot and was encouraged for my future in optimism.”
“Thank you again for the FABULOUS presentation at our Training Institute on Friday. The staff who attended just loved it and the staff who didn’t are checking out your website and reading recommendations. It was just wonderful. We truly can’t thank you enough! Looking forward to working together again in the future!”
“The training really opened my eyes on issues I have in both my personal and work lives. I found positive solutions in this training.”
“I thought the workshop promoted very healthy coping mechanisms to deal with stress and difficult situations.”
“Kim is delightful and comprehensive in her presentation. She has lots of books to share and ideas about how to ‘do’ holidays without stress.”
Facilitated Conversations to Discover New Solutions and Unmask Talent
How did you begin working for a Not-for-Profit organization? Maybe you wanted to right a wrong? Bring voice to the voiceless? Give comfort in a time of need? Not-for-profits provide benefits to the community. Administrators, workers, board members, and volunteers deliver their services with limited resources and big hearts. In the day-to-day work of caring for the most vulnerable, burnout is easy. What can be done?
- Facilitated conversations can open communication channels and allow stakeholders to re-focus on mission while attending to financial margins. Margaret will work with you to create intentional dialogue sessions for your organization.
- There is freedom and joy when you focus on improving your areas of strength and let go of over-compensating for your weaknesses. Working with the Clifton Strengths Finder assessment tool, Margaret can help your team unmask its talent and re-discover its purpose.
Contact Margaret to discuss the facilitation needs of your organization, or to schedule a StrengthsFinder Group-Coaching session. Margaret.firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for a quick tip? Visit some of Margaret’s favorite outside links to help your Not-for-Profit thrive.
- Leading Nonprofit Organizations –free online resources from Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. http://lno.case.edu/
- 7 Tips for Nonprofit Organizations – a quick sheet from Center of Nonprofit Leadership at Adelphi University for Social Work
- How to Develop and Support Leadership that Contributes to Racial Justice –a publication from The Annie E. Casey Foundation
- Ready to Lead? Next Generation Leaders Speak Out –a publication from compasspoint.org
- The way we think about charity is dead wrong. – TED Talk about fundraising by Dan Pallotta
Not sure how to get started? Margaret can help you find ways to put these resources into practice.