Training Programme: 2020

The WCFID supports individuals, staff and parents by providing broad-based training that contributes to learning, skills development and capacity building in rural and urban communities. Workshops, held during the 2019/2020 financial period, reached 2441 attendees at 91 workshops. For certain courses and workshops, application is made to statutory bodies such as HPCSA and SACSSP, for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points.

The course, `The Right to Protection: Identifying and reporting sexual abuse of children and adults with intellectual disability’, is a HPCSA; SACSSP (CPD points) and a SACE (CPTD points) accredited course.

As an option, certain workshops are also available for onsite training: ‘Understanding Intellectual Disability’; ‘Learning by Doing’; ‘Learning to Think’; ‘Learning to use the Toilet’; ‘The Right to Protection’ and ‘Look Ahead’.

As a result of the national lock down, venue based training has been postponed. The WCFID is offering online programmes starting with a series of free webinars. CLICK HERE to register for the online programmes.

For more information about Online Training Programmes please click here. Questions may be forwarded to  Aimee Isaacs, Programme Manager: programmes@wcfid.co.za and Busiswa Mbabala, Training Coordinator: coordinator@wcfid.co.za

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

Please note, due to the circumstances surrounding the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus, WCFID management has postponed all venue based training with immediate effect. CLICK HERE to access Online Training Programmes.

Should you have any questions, contact: Aimee Isaacs, Programme Manager: programmes@wcfid.co.za 

February 2020

Online training is available during the lock down

REGISTER HERE

 

Wednesday, 5 February

MINDFULNESS AND CARING FOR THE CARER

Presenters: Sarah Foale, Mindspace, Mindfulness Practitioner and Tina Stodel, Mindfulness Teacher and Psychotherapist

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Auditorium, OPD Building, Alexandra Hospital
Cost: Members, R30.00 & Non-members, R100.00

RSVP by – Friday, 31 January

Wednesday, 12 February

TAX WORKSHOP: E-FILING, PAYE AND UIF

Presenter: Jolene Simon, Taxpayer Engagement and Education, South African Revenue Services (SARS)

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Place: Auditorium, OPD Building, Alexandra Hospital
Cost: R175.00 – MEMBERS ONLY

RSVP by – Friday, 7 February

Friday, 14 February

SOCIAL WORK JOURNAL CLUB: HOW SOCIAL WORKERS CAN ASSIST PERSON WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES IN THE COMMUNITY, USING PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNITY-ORIENTATED FAMILY CARE.

Presenter: Noreth Muller-Kluits, Social Worker and Lecturer, College of Cape Town

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Place: WCFID Training Room, HR Building, Alexandra Hospital
Cost: R80.00 – MEMBERS ONLY

SACSSP CPD Points Pending

RSVP by – Friday, 7 February

Tuesday, 18 February

PRINCIPALS MEETING: ALL PRINCIPALS AND SUPERVISORS OF SPECIAL CARE CENTRES/24 HOUR FACILITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH SEVERE OR PROFOUND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

PART 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CHILDREN’S ACT

Presenter: Ruth Nugent, Community Trainer, WCFID

PART 2: MEETING DISCUSSION

Facilitator: Tessa Wood, Director, WCFID


Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m..
Place: Auditorium, OPD Building, Alexandra Hospital

NO COST – MEMBERS ONLY

RSVP by – Friday, 14 February

Thursday, 20 February

GROUP HOMES MANAGEMENT: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Presenter: Michelle Mert, Financial Management Trainer

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Place: Auditorium, OPD Building, Alexandra Hospital
Cost: R175.00 – MEMBERS ONLY

A maximum of 30 attendees for this workshop

RSVP by –  Friday, 14 February

Wednesday, 26 February

UNDERSTANDING CEREBRAL PALSY – TYPES, ASSESSMENT AND HANDLING TIPS

Presenter: Representative from the Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Auditorium, OPD Building, Alexandra Hospital
Cost: Members, R30.00 & Non-members, R100.00

RSVP by – Friday, 21 February

March 2020

Online training is available during the lock down

REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, 3 March

COMMUNITY OUTREACH: DOROTHEA SCHOOL
UNDERSTANDING INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

Presenter: WCFID Training Team

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Dorothea School, Stellenbosch
Cost: Members, R30.00  &  Members  incl. CPD Points, R80.00

Non-members, R100.00 & Non-members incl. CPD Points, R160.00

SPECIAL: R10.00 for parents of learners at school

HPCSA and SACSSP CPD Points Pending

RSVP by – Friday, 28 February

Wednesday, 4 March

COMMUNITY OUTREACH:
UNDERSTANDING INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

Presenter: WCFID Training Team

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: WCFID Training Room, HR Building, Alexandra Hospital
Cost: Members, R30.00 & Members incl. CPD Points, R80.00

Non-members, R100.00 & Non-members incl. CPD Points, R160.00

SPECIAL: R10.00 for parents of clients of the organisation

HPCSA and SACSSP CPD Points Pending

RSVP by – Friday, 28 February

Wednesday, 11 March

COMMUNITY OUTREACH: WEST COAST
UNDERSTANDING INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

Presenter: WCFID Training Team

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Blue Bay Lodge, Saldahna Bay (venue change)
Cost: Members, R30.00 & Members incl. CPD Points, R80.00

Non-members, R100.00 & Non-members incl. CPD Points, R160.00

SPECIAL: R10.00 for parents of clients of the organisation

HPCSA and SACSSP CPD Points Pending

CLOSED GROUP

April 2020

Online training is available during the lock down

REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, 15 April

EPILEPSY AND SEIZURE MANAGEMENT

Presenter: Representative from Epilepsy South Africa

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Auditorium, Building , Alexandra Hospital
Cost: Members, R30.00 & Non-members, R100.00

RSVP by – Friday, 10 April

Wednesday, 22 April

UNDERSTANDING BEHAVIOUR THAT CHALLENGES AND USING A POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT APPROACH

Presenter: Toni Abrahams, Senior Psychologist, Lentegeur Hospital

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Auditorium, OPD Building , Alexandra Hospital
Cost: Members, R30.00 & Members incl. CPD Points, R80.00

Non-members, R100.00 & Non-members incl. CPD Points, R160.00

HPCSA and SACSSP CPD Points Pending

RSVP by – Friday, 17 April

May 2020

Online training is available during the lock down

REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, 6 May

LOOK AHEAD: PROVIDING SEXUALITY EDUCATION FOR YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

Presenter: Rebecca Johns, Life Skills Trainer, WCFID

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Auditorium, Building , Alexandra Hospital
Cost: Members, R30.00 & Non-members, R100.00

RSVP by – Thursday, 30 April

Wednesday, 13 May

THE RIGHT TO PROTECTION: IDENTIFYING AND REPORTING SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

Presenter: Ruth Nugent, Community Trainer, WCFID

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Auditorium, OPD Building, Alexandra Hospital
Cost: Members, R30.00 & Members incl. CPD Points, R80.00

Non-members, R100.00 & Non-members incl. CPD Points, R160.00

SACE CPTD Points; HPCSA and SACSSP CPD Points Pending

RSVP by – Friday, 8 May

Wednesday, 20 May

PROGRAMME AND ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS WITH SEVERE TO PROFOUND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

Presenters: Aimee Isaacs, Programme Manager, WCFID

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Place: Auditorium, OPD Building, Alexandra Hospital
Cost: R100.00  – MEMBERS ONLY
Members incl. CPD Points, R150.00

HPCSA CPD Points Pending

RSVP by – Friday, 15 May

Tuesday, 26 May

PRINCIPALS MEETING: ALL PRINCIPALS AND SUPERVISORS OF SPECIAL CARE CENTRES/24 HOUR FACILITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH SEVERE OR PROFOUND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

PART 1: CHAPTER OF THE CHILDREN’S ACT

Presenter: TBC

PART 2: MEETING DISCUSSION

Facilitator: Tessa Wood, Director, WCFID

 

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Auditorium, OPD Building, Alexandra Hospital

NO COST – MEMBERS ONLY

RSVP by – Friday, 15 May

Thursday, 28 May

GROUP HOMES MANAGEMENT: POLICIES AND PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT


Facilitators: Sandy Butler and Ruth Nugent, WCFID

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Place: Auditorium, OPD Building, Alexandra Hospital
Cost: R175.00 – MEMBERS ONLY

RSVP by – Friday, 22 May

Friday, 29 May

SOCIAL WORK IN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY – WHAT IS THE ROLE, REPORTING AND REFERRAL PATHWAYS

Various speakers

Facilitator: Ruth Nugent, Social Worker and Community Trainer, WCFID 

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Place: WCFID Training Room, HR Building , Alexandra Hospital
Cost: R200.00 – MEMBERS ONLY

Lunch is included

RSVP by – Friday, 22 May

June 2020

Online training is available during the lock down

REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, 03 June

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

Presenters: Fasziso Choto and Rushda Hartley, Speech Language Therapists, Edit Microsystems

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Auditorium, OPD Building, Alexandra Hospital
Cost: Members, R30.00 & Members incl. CPD Points, R80.00

Non-members, R100.00 & Non-members incl. CPD Points, R160.00

HPCSA and SACSSP CPD Points Pending

RSVP by – Friday, 29 May

Saturday, 06 June

SCHOOL LEAVERS EXPO FOR LEARNERS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY – WHAT IS AVAILABLE AND THE VARIOUS APPLICATION PROCESSES

Various speakers

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Place: TBC
Cost:   TBC

MORE INFORMATION SOON

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 17, 18 and 19 June

A NEW APPROACH BY STUDIO III:
MANAGEMENT OF CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR OF THE PERSON WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

Facilitator: Chantel Snyman, Occupational Therapist and STUDIO III Trainer

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Place: TBC
Cost: R1 400.00  MEMBERS ONLY  –  Members incl. CPD Points, R1 600.00
19 HPCSA and 12 SACSSP CPD Points

Lunch is included

Maximum of 20 attendees for this course
R500.00 deposit required by Tuesday, 31 March 2020

RSVP by – Tuesday, 31 March

July 2020

Online training is available during the lock down

REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, 30 June and Wednesday, 1 July

QUALITY OF CARE 2-DAY TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR STAFF OF SPECIAL CARE EDUCATION AND CARE CENTRES/24 HOUR
CARE FACILITIES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH SEVERE TO PROFOUND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

Facilitator: WCFID, Training Team

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Place: Urban venue – TBC
Cost: R100.00 – MEMBERS ONLY
Includes a workbook per person
Lunch is not included

RSVP by – TBC

Tuesday 7 July and Wednesday, 8 July

QUALITY OF CARE 2-DAY TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR STAFF OF SPECIAL CARE EDUCATION AND CARE CENTRES/24 HOUR
CARE FACILITIES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH SEVERE TO PROFOUND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

Facilitator: WCFID, Training Team

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Place: Rural venue – TBC
Cost: R100.00 – MEMBERS ONLY
Includes a workbook per person
Lunch is not included

RSVP by – TBC

Tuesday, 14 July and Wednesday, 15 July

QUALITY OF CARE 2-DAY TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR STAFF OF SPECIAL CARE EDUCATION AND CARE CENTRES/24 HOUR
CARE FACILITIES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH SEVERE TO PROFOUND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

Facilitator: WCFID, Training Team

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Place: Urban venue – TBC
Cost: R100.00 – MEMBERS ONLY
Includes a workbook per person
Lunch is not included

RSVP by – TBC

Tuesday, 21 July and Wednesday, 22 July

QUALITY OF CARE 2-DAY TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR STAFF OF SPECIAL CARE EDUCATION AND CARE CENTRES/24 HOUR
CARE FACILITIES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH SEVERE TO PROFOUND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

Facilitator: WCFID, Training Team

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Place: Rural venue – TBC
Cost: R100.00 – MEMBERS ONLY
Includes a workbook per person
Lunch is not included

RSVP by – TBC

Tuesday, 28 July and Wednesday, 29 July

QUALITY OF CARE 2-DAY TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR STAFF OF SPECIAL CARE EDUCATION AND CARE CENTRES/24 HOUR
CARE FACILITIES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH SEVERE TO PROFOUND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

Facilitator: WCFID, Training Team

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Place: Urban venue – TBC
Cost: R100.00 – MEMBERS ONLY
Includes a workbook per person
Lunch is not included

RSVP by – TBC

August 2020

Online training is available during the lock down

REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, 4 August and Wednesday, 5 August

QUALITY OF CARE 2-DAY TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR STAFF OF SPECIAL CARE EDUCATION AND CARE CENTRES/24 HOUR
CARE FACILITIES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH SEVERE TO PROFOUND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

Facilitator: WCFID, Training Team

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Place: Rural venue – TBC
Cost: R100.00 – MEMBERS ONLY
Includes a workbook per person
Lunch is not included

RSVP by – TBC

Tuesday, 11 August and Wednesday, 12 August

QUALITY OF CARE 2-DAY TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR STAFF OF SPECIAL CARE EDUCATION AND CARE CENTRES/24 HOUR
CARE FACILITIES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH SEVERE TO PROFOUND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

Facilitator: WCFID, Training Team

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Place: Urban venue – TBC
Cost: R100.00 – MEMBERS ONLY
Includes a workbook per person
Lunch is not included

RSVP by – TBC

Tuesday, 18 August and Wednesday, 19 August

QUALITY OF CARE 2-DAY TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR STAFF OF SPECIAL CARE EDUCATION AND CARE CENTRES/24 HOUR
CARE FACILITIES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH SEVERE TO PROFOUND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

Facilitator: WCFID, Training Team

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Place: Rural venue – TBC
Cost: R100.00 – MEMBERS ONLY
Includes a workbook per person
Lunch is not included

RSVP by – TBC

Monday, 31 August and Tuesday, 01 September  (previously, 18 & 19 August) 

ALL ABOUT ME: LIFESKILLS, SEXUALITY EDUCATION FOR LEARNERS AND YOUNG ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

Presenter: Rebecca Johns, Life Skills Trainer, WCFID

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Place: WCFID Training Room, HR Building, Alexandra Hospital
Cost: Members, R850.00 & Members incl. CPD Points, R950.00

Non-members, R1100.00 & Non-members incl. CPD Points, R1300.00

HPCSA and SACSSP CPD Points Pending

Maximum of 20 attendees for this course
R500.00 deposit required by Friday, 10 July 2020

RSVP by – Friday, 10 July

Tuesday, 25 August

PRINCIPALS MEETING: ALL PRINCIPALS AND SUPERVISORS OF SPECIAL CARE CENTRES/24 HOUR FACILITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH SEVERE TO PROFOUND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY
PART 1: CHAPTERS OF THE CHILDREN’S ACT

Presenter: TBC

PART 2: MEETING DISCUSSION

Facilitator: Tessa Wood, Director, WCFID

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Auditorium, OPD Building, Alexandra Hospital

NO COST – MEMBERS ONLY

RSVP by – Friday, 21 August

Wednesday, 26 August

AN INTRODUCTION TO AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD) AND SPECIFIC SUPPORT STRATEGIES FOR LEARNERS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY AND ASD

Presenter: Naomi Botha, Autism Spectrum Specialist Teacher and Behavioural Therapist

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Auditorium, OPD Building, Alexandra Hospital
Cost: Members, R100.00 & Members incl. CPD Points, R200.00

Non-members, R150.00 & Non-members incl. CPD Points, R300.00

HPCSA and SACSSP CPD Points Pending

RSVP by – Friday, 21 August

Thursday, 27 August

GROUP HOMES MANAGEMENT: WHAT THE LAW SAYS ABOUT CLIENT CONSENT, CONFIDENTIALITY AND GUARDIANSHIP OF
ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

Presenter: Karin Botes, Social Worker

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Place: Auditorium, OPD Building, Alexandra Hospital
Cost: R175.00 – MEMBERS ONLY

RSVP by – Friday, 21 August

September 2020

Online training is available during the lock down

REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, 2 September

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY – WHAT NON PROFIT ORGANISATIONS NEED TO KNOW

Presenter: Presenter TBC

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Auditorium, OPD Building , Alexandra Hospital
Cost: Members, R30.00 & Non-members, R100.00

RSVP by – Friday, 28 August

Tuesday, 8 September

WCFID ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Presenter: Presenter TBC

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Place: TBC
NO COST

RSVP by – Friday, 4 September

October 2020

Online training is available during the lock down

REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, 14 October

TOILET TRAINING FOR THE CHILD WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

Presenter: Aimee Isaacs, Occupational Therapist and Programme Manager, WCFID

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Place: Auditorium, OPD Building, Alexandra Hospital
Cost: Members, R200.00 & Members incl. CPD Points, R350.00
Non-members, R300.00 & Non-members incl. CPD Points, R450.00

HPCSA CPD Points Pending
Includes free Toilet Training Resource (valued at R150.00, members rate).

RSVP by – Friday, 9 October

Wednesday, 21 October

THINKING AHEAD: UNDERSTANDING THE SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT AND SEXUAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS WITH SEVERE TO PROFOUND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY. A GUIDE FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS

Presenter: Ruth Nugent, Social Worker and Community Trainer, WCFID

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Auditorium, OPD Building, Alexandra Hospital
Cost: Members, R30.00 & Non-members, R100.00

RSVP by – Friday, 16 October

Tuesday, 27 October

PRINCIPALS MEETING: ALL PRINCIPALS AND SUPERVISORS OF SPECIAL CARE CENTRES/ 24 HOUR FACILITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH SEVERE TO PROFOUND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY
PART 1: CHAPTER OF CHILDREN’S ACT 

Presenter: TBC

PART 2: MEETING DISCUSSIONS

Facilitator: Tessa Wood, Director, WCFID

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Auditorium, OPD Building, Alexandra Hospital

NO COST – MEMBERS ONLY

RSVP by – Friday, 23 October

Thursday, 29 October

GROUP HOMES MANAGEMENT:

TOPIC: TBC

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Place: Auditorium, OPD Building, Alexandra Hospital
Cost: R175.00 – MEMBERS ONLY

RSVP by – Friday, 23 October

November 2020

Online training is available during the lock down

REGISTER HERE

Details of the online and venue based training programmes

for 2021 will be communicated soon

December 2020

Online training is available during the lock down

REGISTER HERE

Details of the online and venue based training programmes 

for 2021 will be communicated soon