Professional Development

Training

The training courses that AAISA offers have been delivered for over a decade and have been designed specifically for the unique challenges that settlement practitioners face in their day-to-day work. Our training modules have been created to align with the Alberta Settlement Practitioner Competency Framework and to contribute to the ongoing professional development of settlement practitioners.

Pre-Service Certificate


AAISA offers an online pre-service certificate program. The pre-service program is designed to provide ​​​foundational knowledge of the Canadian settlement sector to newly hired settlement practitioners and settlement professionals transitioning to settlement practice.

The certificate examines general settlement concepts with a focus on developing theoretical and practical skills necessary to succeed in the sector. Courses completed in the pre-service certificate have been accredited by the Certification Committee and can be applied toward the requirements for certification as a settlement practitioner.

The certificate includes four 15-hour courses:

  • 2A Professional Roles and Ethics
  • 2D Settlement and Transition Practices
  • 2F Basic Counselling Skills in Cross-Cultural Context
  • 2I Client Needs Assessment and Action plan

Settlement Practitioner Certification


AAISA’s Settlement Practitioner Training program was established in 1989 to recognize the professional accomplishments of Canadian settlement practitioners who meet a set of standard qualification criteria. AAISA offers the only program in Canada that provides certification to qualified settlement practitioners.

Formal certification promotes excellence in the settlement sector and is based on competencies that are outlined in the Alberta Framework of Competencies for Settlement Practitioners ( revised 2016). Certification is open to all eligible settlement practitioners currently working in the settlement sector.

AAISA Learning Community


AAISA supports collaborative learning projects and communities of practice by providing facilitated on-line workshops and collaborative space in the AAISA Learning Community portal. Current collaborative initiatives include communities of practice to address anti-racism and anti-Islamophobia and creating a culture of respect for LGBTQ people in the settlement sector.

For more information or to get involved in these initiatives contact us.

Upcoming Training Courses


Course Location Delivery Date/Time Status
Presenting the Subjects of Family Abuse and Parenting to Newcomers in Orientation

Brooks, Brooks & County Immigration Services

500 Cassils Rd E, Brooks, AB T1R1M6

May 14, 2018
8:30 AM-12:00 PM
Open
Presenting the Subjects of Family Abuse and Parenting to Newcomers in Orientation

Medicine Hat, SAAMIS Immigration Services Association

659-3rd Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A0H4

May 15, 2018
8:30 AM-12:00 PM
Open
Presenting the Subjects of Family Abuse and Parenting to Newcomers in Orientation

Lethbridge, Flexibility Learning Systems

506 4 Avenue S, Lethbridge, AB T1J0N5

May 16, 2018
8:30 AM-12:00 PM
Open
Presenting the Subjects of Family Abuse and Parenting to Newcomers in Orientation

 Calgary,Four Points by Sheraton Calgary Airport- Willow Room

2875 Sunridge Way NE, Calgary, AB T1L1A1

 May 17, 2018
8:30 AM-12:00 PM
 Open
Presenting the Subjects of Family Abuse and Parenting to Newcomers in Orientation

 Banff, Settlement Services in the Bow Valley, Banff Town Hall

110 Bear Street, Banff, AB T1L1A1

 May 18, 2018
9:00 AM-12:30 PM
 Open
Presenting the Subjects of Family Abuse and Parenting to Newcomers in Orientation

 Red Deer, Catholic Social Services

202-5000 Gaetz Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N6C2

 May 22, 2018
8:30 AM-12:00 PM
 Open
Presenting the Subjects of Family Abuse and Parenting to Newcomers in Orientation

 Edmonton, Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Gold A&B Room

10155 105 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5J1E2

 May 23, 2018
AM Session
8:30 AM-12:00 PM
PM Session
1:30 PM-5:00 PM
 Open
Presenting the Subjects of Family Abuse and Parenting to Newcomers in Orientation

 Fort McMurray, YMCA of Wood Buffalo, Immigrant Settlement Services

106B-9816 Hardin Street, Fort McMurray, AB T9H4K3

 May 24, 2018
8:30 AM- 12:00 PM
 Open
  • To register:

AAISA Member Agencies: please connect with your PD contact

Non-AAISA Member Agencies-please contact Cynthia Chima at cchima@aaisa.ca

 

 

 

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