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REGISTRATION for Coaching Supervision: April 16-18, 2013

THE GREEN HOUSE® Coaching Supervision Program is a highly interactive workshop available exclusively to Green House Guides and Directors of Nursing. The program will be held at The Green House Project office in Arlington, VA.

Purpose: To prepare Green House Guides and Directors of Nursing in their roles as coaching supervisors and partners to the self-managed work team.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the primary roles of a supervisor, the importance of supervision in long-term care, and the role of the Guide and the DON in The GHeen house model relative to supervision
  • Understand the principles and practices of a coaching-based approach to supervising and guiding individuals in self-managed work teams
  • Use coachining-based communication and problem-solving skills, especially active listening, maintaining appropriate emotional control, and presenting information objectively, without blame or judgment
  • Relate to employees and teams in a supportive manner, with empathy, while also offering clear feedback about expectations, problems, and their consequences
  • Help employees and teams to consider different perspectives and possibilites and help them actively make decisions to address problematic behaviors
  • Practice the skills of coaching superision in one-to-one interactions with teams
  • Explore how the role of the leader shifts as she or he adopts several leadership approaches that empoewr self-managed work teams
  • Address the impact of power and authority in a coaching relationship as it relates to individuals and self-managed teams

There is no cost to Green House organizations to register. Lunch will be provided during the training, although other participants will be responsible for other expenses (ex. travel, hotel, remaining meals).

More logistics will be available upon registration (below). The deadline for registration is  March 15, 2013. 

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Director Of Nursing Speaks: Major Difference in a Green House home

Samantha Snapp, RN, DON:
“The major difference between a traditional nursing home and a Green House home for nurses is the relationships that develop. The Green House concept creates an environment that allows nurses to build lasting relationships with elders. It allows them the time they need to focus on the holistic needs of the elder, not just their medical needs. The nurses are able to recognize subtle changes in the elder’s condition quickly because they know them so well. This model gives nurses the time they need to care for their elders instead of being rushed.

It also creates an environment that allows nurses and shabazim (c.n.a) to work as partners to provide the best care possible. There is no “charge” nurse concept in the Green House homes. The nurses work very closely with the shabazim to coach, mentor, and teach them instead of be in charge of them.

Since our Green House homes have opened, we have seen elders walk that did not in the traditional setting. We see elders become more independent. We have seen less weight loss, better skin integrity, and less falls in this setting.”