GPA eLearning

Colleges! Universities! Centres for adult/continuing education! Enroll your students in our innovative online GPA eLearning! (Group discounts available.)

GPA eLearning is designed for healthcare students as well as healthcare providers in areas with limited or no access to a full-day GPA Basics Education session!

What is GPA online eLearning?

GPA eLearning is an adapted version of our standard GPA Basics Education curriculum, designed for convenient online learning. It also allows participants to learn at times that are personally convenient and at their own pace in a visually stimulating environment.

GPA eLearning guides participants to better understand dementia and its responsive behaviours in order to respond effectively, respectfully and safely in the workplace healthcare setting.

GPA eLearning takes 2 to 3 hours to complete.

Important Note. Please Read!

GPA eLearning is not intended to replace the (full-day) GPA Basics Education curriculum. The GPA Certified Coach delivery model for learning is still the preferred/recommended method of learning.

How is GPA eLearning delivered?

GPA online eLearning includes key content from our standard GPA Basics curriculum, delivered via short video tutorials that encompass the 4 modules of a standard GPA Basics Education session.

At the start of the program, our standard GPA Basics Manual (in an e-format) is available for download. This enables students to follow along with the tutorials. If the manual is printed out prior to beginning the program (which we highly recommend!) notes can be made in each section of the manual as learning moves through the modules. At the end of modules 1, 2 and 3 students are asked to complete online activities to reinforce their learning.

Module 4, which demonstrates GPA’s respectful self-protection and gentle redirection techniques, is delivered in the same visual (video) format.

Who can take GPA eLearning?

GPA online eLearning is only available to those who are currently:

  • Enrolled in the Geriatric Certificate Program
  • Enrolled in or a graduate of an accredited healthcare program
  • Want to enrol in a GPA Certified Coach Training Workshop, but need the prerequisite experience in GPA philosophy and GPA Basics Education
  • Working in a position in which they interact with older persons with dementia
  • Exploring employment opportunities for which Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) training is a prerequisite.
  • Working in areas with limited or no access to our standard full-day GPA Basics Education sessions.

What are the timelines to complete the GPA eLearning program?

Although GPA eLearning allows access to the program when it is most personally convenient, to ensure cohesiveness in learning it must be completed within 4 weeks from start date. For the most integrated and immersive experience, AGE recommends finishing the course in a single session (2 to 3 hours).

Research & Evaluations of GPA eLEARNING

AGE has done extensive evaluations of its GPA eLearning program and conducted feedback/focus groups with both post-secondary student and healthcare sectors. Please see the AGE Research Page for more detailed information on our ongoing evaluations of GPA eLearning across a variety of settings with students in various contexts.

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Duration

Approximately 2 to 3 hours

Facilitator

Online learning does not require a facilitator.

A Technical Support number is made available on-screen during the program in the event of technical glitches while the program is running.

Target Learners

College or university students or those enrolled in an accredited Adult Education program in the healthcare field Also idea for those in very remote/rural areas where attendance at a standard GPA Basics Session is hindered by access.

Prerequisites

  • Enrolled in the Geriatric Certificate Program
  • Enrolled in or a graduate of an accredited healthcare program
  • Wanting to enrol in a GPA Certified Coach Training Workshop, but need the prerequisite experience in GPA philosophy and GPA Basics Education.
  • Employed in a position in which you interact with older persons with dementia
  • Exploring employment opportunities for which GPA is a prerequisite.
  • 18 years of age or older

Completion Requirements

100% completion of all modules (eLearning Certificate of Participation provided upon completion)

Renewal

GPA-Recharged (GPA-R) refresher is an annual program renewal. GPA-Recharged is only available in an organizational setting that supports an in-house GPA Certified Coach.

Standard Cost

$90 per participant (plus applicable taxes).

Group discounts are available for organizations who wish to register a group of students. Download the GPA eLearning Flyer (see button above) for more information on pricing.

Course Content

Delivery facilitated through a series of online video tutorials covering the 4 GPA Basics modules:

  1. Introduction to dementia and person-centred care
  2. Overview of the relationship between the disease process and a person’s behavioural response
  3. Application of emotional, environmental, and interpersonal communication strategies to recognize, prevent and defuse responsive behaviours
  4. Suitable and respectful self-protective techniques to use in situations of risk