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    Timeline and Responsibilities

    8 weeks + before your workshop

    1. Identify which workshop is right for your organization.
    2. Contact CSP to discuss! You can reach the Workshop Coordinator at [email protected] or 403-245-3900 x 225.
    3. If you would like to promote your workshop, please use the content provided  feel free to use our promotional materials available here.

    6-8 weeks before your workshop

    1. CSP books workshops 6-8 weeks in advance.
    2. Please book workshops online at suicideinfo.ca/workshops or contact the CSP Workshop Coordinator at [email protected] to book your workshops. The Coordinator will arrange for Trainers and other workshop details.
    3. Identify number of Trainers required.
    4. Receive invoice from CSP.
    5. Complete Organizer Agreement and send to CSP along with payment.

    4 weeks before your workshop

    1. Identify number of Participant Kits (workshop materials) required.
    2. The CSP Workshop Coordinator will send you a workshop confirmation email including an additional invoice to cover Trainer travel and accommodation expenses if applicable. The Coordinator will send you the necessary workshop materials including Participant Kits, Sign-in Sheets, and Participant Evaluations.
    3. Book your workshop venue.
      1. The workshop venue should be private where sound does not travel. All workshops except ASIST require one large room, ASIST requires two rooms. The venue must be universally accessible.
    4. For the ASIST Workshop the venue must have:
      1. One large room (preferably with tables) to accommodate the entire group (max. 30 participants);
      2. A second room with tables to accommodate a small group (max. 15 participants). The large room can be used as the second breakout room for the other 15 participants; and
      3. A short step-ladder or step-stool.
    5. All workshop venues (including ASIST) must have:
      1. Tables for the AV equipment;
      2. Podium or small desk for Trainer’s notes;
      3. A place for refreshments; and
      4. For full-day workshops, lunch facilities for participants who bring their own lunch; otherwise ensure fast food options are readily available within the one-hour break time frame.

    2-3 weeks before your workshop

    1. Gather necessary supplies:
      1. Name tags for participants;
      2. Green masking tape (safe for walls);
      3. Refreshments;
      4. Flip charts or white boards and markers for each room; and
      5. Pens for participants.
    2. Gather necessary AV equipment:
      1. Laptop for each room;
      2. LCD projector for each room;
      3. Projection screens for each room (or blank, white wall); and
      4. Speakers for large room for video portion of workshop.
    3. Ensure all AV equipment is in good working order:
      1. Ensure all equipment is fully functional;
      2. Ensure all adaptors and cables are present.
      3. Have a knowledgeable technician available at the beginning of the workshop for set-up and troubleshooting;
      4. Have extension cords as necessary; and
      5. Have tape to secure cables to the floor as necessary.

    Please note: You are responsible to provide a safe environment for the Trainers and participants.

    1 week before your workshop

    1. For all workshops except ASIST: Identify a community support person to sit in on your workshop, or be readily available to deal with any situations that may arise, as all of our workshops contain content that may be triggering, especially to those who have lost someone to suicide. A community support person is someone ready, willing, and able to perform a suicide intervention if necessary at any time during the workshop.
      • For the ASIST workshop, one of the two Trainers can perform an intervention if necessary.
      • Please note: It is common for participants to be triggered by the content in our workshops. As an Organizer, you should be ready for this possibility.
    2. Suicide to Hope Organizers ONLY: Distribute pre-reading material to participants

    The day(s) of your workshop

    1. Be available 1 hour before the Workshop start time to meet the Trainers and check in the participants;
    2. Ensure the rooms are set up, equipment is working and refreshments are available;
    3. Set up a registration table including the typed and printed Attendance Sheet, name tags, pens;
    4. Ensure participants sign in on the Sign-in Sheet and receive their name tag;
    5. Hand out Participant Workbook (for ASIST workshops, the other participant materials will be distributed by the Trainers on Day Two;
    6. If lunch is provided, ensure it is ready on time;
    7. After your workshop, take a picture and email or scan your signed Attendance Sheet to [email protected]; and
    8. Email your typed Attendance Sheet to [email protected]Your participants will not receive their evaluations or certificates until we have received this information.

    Within 1 month following your workshop

    1. You will receive a copy of participant certificates in an email from CSP; and
    2. If requested, you will receive an email copy of participant evaluations.

    Room set-up options (for all workshops except ASIST)

    (based on size of room)

    Important information pertaining to each specific workshop follows.

    ASIST Workshop

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    Fees

    Flat workshop fee: $1000

    Trainer fees: $1000 (x2 Trainers)
    The Trainer fee includes honorarium, meal and parking expenses, and CSP administration.

    If applicable, additional charges will be assessed for:

    • Transportation expenses when a Trainer must travel more than 50 km in one direction; and
    • Overnight accommodation (when above travel is necessary).

    Participant kits: $40 each (15 minimum quantity, 30 maximum)
    There are no returns for credit.

    Schedule

    The ASIST Workshop runs on 2 consecutive days, typically 8:30 AM to 4:30 pm each day.

    Day 1

    Time Activity Group size
    8:30 AM Introductions Large group
    9:35 AM 15 minute break
    9:50 AM VIDEO Work group
    11:25 AM 10 minute break
    11:35 AM Attitudes and Intervention Work group
    12:30 PM Lunch Break
    1:30 PM Understanding Section Work group
    2:20 PM 10 minute break
    2:30 PM Reviewing Risk Factors Work group
    3:20 PM 10 minute break
    3:30 PM Safe Plans and Commitments Work group
    4:30 PM End of Day #1

    Day 2

    Time Activity Group size
    8:30 AM Intervention Model Large group
    9:05 AM 5 minute break
    9:10 AM Intervention Model, continued Large group
    10:05 AM 15 minute break
    10:20 AM Intervention Model, continued Large group
    11:40 PM Simulations Work group
    12:30 PM Lunch Break
    1:30 PM Simulations Work group
    3:40 PM 15 minute break
    3:55 PM Networking Large group
    4:30 PM End of Workshop

    Room Set-Up Diagram

    Participant Materials

    • Participant Workbook
    • Pathway for Assisting Life Hand Out
    ASIST

    ASIST Tune Up Workshop

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    Fees

    Flat workshop fee: $500

    Trainer fees: $530
    The Trainer fee includes honorarium, meal and parking expenses, and CSP administration.

    If applicable, additional charges will be assessed for:

    • Transportation expenses when a Trainer must travel more than 50 km in one direction; and
    • Overnight accommodation (when above travel is necessary).

    Participant kits: $5 each (5 minimum quantity, 20 maximum)
    There are no returns for credit.

    Schedule

    The ASIST Tune Up Workshop runs for one half day, typically 8:30 am to 12:30 pm or 12:30-4:30 pm.

    Time Activity Group size
    8:30 AM Introductions Large group
    9:35 AM 15 minute break
    9:50 AM VIDEO Work group
    11:25 AM 10 minute break
    11:35 AM Attitudes and Intervention Work group
    12:30 PM End of Workshop

    Participant Materials

    • Suicide Intervention Model Hand Out
    Tune Up

    Little Cub Workshop

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    Fees

    Flat workshop fee: $1000

    Trainer fees: $650
    The Trainer fee includes honorarium, meal and parking expenses, and CSP administration.

    If applicable, additional charges will be assessed for:

    • Transportation expenses when a Trainer must travel more than 50 km in one direction; and
    • Overnight accommodation (when above travel is necessary).

    Participant kits: $30 each (5 minimum quantity, 20 maximum)
    There are no returns for credit.

    Schedule

    The Little Cub Workshop runs for a full day, typically 8:30 AM to 5:00 pm.

    Time Activity Group size
    8:30 AM Introductions Large group
    9:45 AM Story of Aboriginal Experiences Large group
    10:45 AM Break
    11:00 AM Conversations and Understanding Large group
    12:00 PM Lunch
    1:00 PM Protective and Risk Factors Small groups
    2:40 PM Break
    2:50 PM Responding with Hope Small groups
    4:40 PM Understanding More Large group
    4:50 PM Closing Prayer Large group

    Participant Materials

    • Participant workbook
    Little Cub

    safeTALK workshop

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    Fees

    Flat workshop fee: $1000

    Trainer fees: $530
    The Trainer fee includes honorarium, meal and parking expenses, and CSP administration.

    If applicable, additional charges will be assessed for:

    • Transportation expenses when a Trainer must travel more than 50 km in one direction; and
    • Overnight accommodation (when above travel is necessary).

    Participant kits: $15 each (10 minimum quantity, 30 maximum)
    There are no returns for credit.

    Schedule

    The safeTALK Workshop runs for one half-day, typically 8:30 am to 12:00 pm or 1:00-4:30 pm.

    Time Activity Group size
    8:30 AM Introductions Large group
    9:35 AM 15 minute break
    9:50 AM VIDEO Work group
    11:25 AM 10 minute break
    11:35 AM Attitudes and Intervention Work group
    12:00 PM End of Workshop

    Participant Materials

    •  safeTALK Resource Book
    • safeTALK card
    safeTALK

    Straight Talk Workshop

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    Fees

    Flat workshop fee: $1000

    Trainer fees: $530
    The Trainer fee includes honorarium, meal and parking expenses, and CSP administration.

    If applicable, additional charges will be assessed for:

    • Transportation expenses when a Trainer must travel more than 50 km in one direction; and
    • Overnight accommodation (when above travel is necessary).

    Participant kits: $15 each (5 minimum quantity, 30 maximum)
    There are no returns for credit.

    Schedule

    The Straight Talk Workshop runs for one half-day, typically 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    Time Activity Group Size
    8:30 AM Introductions & Reflection Questions Large Group
    9:00 AM What Do You Think? Discussion Large Group
    9:30 AM Reaching Out VIDEO Large Group
    10:00 AM 10 minute break
    10:10 AM Protective & Risk Factors Large Group; Small Groups optional at Trainer’s Discretion
    10:40 AM Warning Signs Large Group
    11:00 AM 10 minute break
    11:10 AM Discuss Reaching Out VIDEO Small Groups
    11:20 AM Reaching Out VIDEO Counsellor Version Large Group
    11:35 AM Debrief Counsellor Version Large Group
    11:45 AM Interventions: What Do I Do? Large Group
    12:05 PM Optional: Case Studies Small Groups
    12:20 PM Getting Help Large Group
    12:30 PM Evaluation and End of Workshop

    Participant Materials

    • Participant workbook
    Straight Talk

    Suicide to Hope Workshop

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    Fees

    Flat workshop fee: $1000

    Trainer fees: $800
    The Trainer fee includes honorarium, meal and parking expenses, and CSP administration.

    If applicable, additional charges will be assessed for:

    • Transportation expenses when a Trainer must travel more than 50 km in one direction; and
    • Overnight accommodation (when above travel is necessary).

    Participant kits: $100 each (5 minimum quantity, 20 maximum)
    There are no returns for credit.

    Schedule

    The Suicide to Hope Workshop runs for a full day, typically 8:30 AM to 5:00 pm.

    Participant Materials

    • Participant pre-reading materials (emailed to you before workshop), to be sent out one week before the workshop starts
    • Participant workbook
    Suicide to Hope

    Tattered Teddies Workshop

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    Fees

    Flat workshop fee: $1000

    Trainer fees: $530
    The Trainer fee includes honorarium, meal and parking expenses, and CSP administration.

    If applicable, additional charges will be assessed for:

    • Transportation expenses when a Trainer must travel more than 50 km in one direction; and
    • Overnight accommodation (when above travel is necessary).

    Participant kits: $15 each (5 minimum quantity, 30 maximum)
    There are no returns for credit.

    Schedule

    The Tattered Teddies Workshop runs for a half-day, typically 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

    Time Activity Group Size
    8:30 AM Introduction

    Learning Objectives

    Reflection Questions

    Large Group
    9:00 AM What Do You Think? Discussion Large Group
    9:15 AM 10 minute break
    9:25 AM Case Study Large Group
    9:35 AM Protective & Risk Factors Large Group; Small Groups optional at Trainer’s Discretion
    10:05 AM Warning Signs Large Group
    10:25 AM 10 minute break
    10:35 AM Interventions: What Do I Do? Large Group
    11:05 AM Transfer of Care Large Group
    11:20 AM Case Study Debrief: Protective & Risk Factors; Warning Signs; Large Group; Small Groups optional at Trainer’s Discretion
    11:45 AM Getting Help Large Group
    12:00 PM Evaluation and End of Workshop Large Group

    Participant Materials

    • Participant workbook
    • Kite
    Tattered Teddies

    Walk With Me Workshop

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    Fees

    Flat workshop fee: $1000

    Trainer fees: $650 (add an additional $650 if the optional second day of training is added)
    The Trainer fee includes honorarium, meal and parking expenses, and CSP administration.

    If applicable, additional charges will be assessed for:

    • Transportation expenses when a Trainer must travel more than 50 km in one direction; and
    • Overnight accommodation (when above travel is necessary).

    Participant kits: $15 each (5 minimum quantity, 20 maximum)
    There are no returns for credit.

    Schedule

    The Walk With Me Workshop runs for a full day, typically 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

    Time Activity Group size
    8:30 AM Introductions Large group
    9:30 AM Understanding our Past Large group
    10:15 AM Break
    11:00 AM Understanding our Present Large group
    12:00 PM Lunch
    1:00 PM Suicide Bereavement Model Large groups
    2:40 PM Break
    2:30 PM Understanding our Future Small groups
    3:30 PM Ending Circle Large group
    4:50 PM Closing Prayer Large group

     

    Participant Materials

    • Participant workbook
    Walk With Me

    Billing Policy

    • Organizers remit payment for the workshop at the time of workshop booking for:
      • Trainers’ fees;
      • Participant Kits; and
      • CSP Workshop fee.
    • If applicable, an additional invoice will be sent when the workshop is confirmed
      • Trainer travel (this is applicable when a Trainer travels more than 50 km in one direction to facilitate the workshop); and
      • Trainer accommodation (applicable when a Trainer travels as per above).

    Cancellation Policy

    Note: All cancellations and requests to reschedule must be received in writing via email, fax or hard copy.

    • Workshops changed or cancelled by the Workshop Organizer within 10 or fewer business days of the scheduled date of the workshop will forfeit:
      • CSP Workshop fee;
      • Trainers’ fees; and
      • Trainers’ non-refundable expenses (e.g. airfare).
    • Workshops cancelled or changed by the Workshop Organizer 11-20 business days before the scheduled date of the workshop will receive:
      • 50% of CSP Workshop fee and Trainers’ fee as a credit towards another Workshop.
      • Trainers’ non-refundable expenses remain the sole responsibility of the Organizer.
    • Requests from the Workshop Organizer to cancel or reschedule a Workshop 21 business days before the scheduled date of the workshop are subject to a $100 change fee. All other fees will be refunded.
    • Once Participant Kits (Workshop Materials) are shipped out, they are non-refundable.
    • ‘Systems Workshops’ (i.e. organizations who have their own employees who are certified Trainers, scheduled as Trainers) have the prerogative to change their workshop dates to suit their internal needs. The following policies apply for Systems Workshops:
      • Orders for Participant Kits (Workshop Materials) need to be received by CSP more than 20 business days in advance;
      • Participant Kits (Workshop Materials) are non-refundable once shipped; and
      • One set of certificates will be issued per Workshop Fee paid.
    • On rare occasions, workshops may be cancelled by CSP by providing written cancellation notice to the Workshop Organizer. If CSP must cancel a workshop within 5 or fewer business days of the scheduled date of the workshop, CSP will reimburse all fees paid to CSP by the Organizer plus non-refundable workshop costs incurred by the Organizer to a maximum of $500.00 upon receipt of related expense claims. Alternatively, CSP will reschedule the workshop and reimburse non-refundable workshop costs to the Organizer up to a maximum of $500.00. Participant Kits in ‘new condition’ may be returned and refunded if the workshop is not rescheduled.

    Workshop Participant Policy

    • Participants must be 18 years or older to attend all workshops except safeTALK, where participants must be 16 years or older;
    • Participants must attend the entire workshop to receive a certificate
    • Participants must sign in at the beginning of each day; and
    • Participants must attend the required number of hours in order to receive a certificate. If any participant misses more than 20 minutes of the workshop per day, please indicate this in an email to us.

    Trainers’ Policy

    Trainers have the prerogative to refuse to facilitate the workshop if:

    • The workshop materials are not present;
    • The required AV equipment is non-functioning or not present;
    • There are fewer than 10 participants; and/or
    • They deem the workshop environment to be unsafe.