West Michigan CMH provides numerous trainings throughout the year. We welcome all contracted providers in the community to these trainings as we believe the information provided in them will help us improve our work and better serve our community.
To get informed on the specific trainings we offer and how they function, please see the information below.
Lakeshore Learning Management System
West Michigan CMH uses the Lakeshore Learning Management System (Lakeshore LMS) as its platform for classroom and online training courses. This learning platform uses a self-registration system in which each student registers for both the online and classroom courses they wish to complete.
While we do provide a variety of trainings through the Lakeshore LMS, we also provide face-to-face Mandt trainings for providers in our catchment area.
Mandt System training includes three days of courses. The essential goal of the training is to teach and reinforce to provider and internal CMH staff the importance of positive, healthy relationships with the people we serve. It also introduces a systematic approach on handling escalated situations appropriately and effectively.
Below you’ll find the Mandt training schedule, along with expectations of classroom trainings.
|March||8, 15, 22|
|May||10, 17, 24|
|July||12, 19, 26|
|September||13, 20, 27|
|November||8, 15, 22|
Initial Rights Training must be completed within 30 days of the hire date of staff. West Michigan CMH Rights Office offers a classroom training and that is mandatory to complete. Staff can take the Recipient Rights Online Initial training on the Lakeshore LMS within 30 days to meet the requirement followed by attending one of the classroom trainings within 90 days of hire. (Note: Annual refresher training is available via the Lakeshore LMS)
Below is the monthly schedule that staff can register to attend via the Lakeshore LMS. Initial Rights Training is held at the West Michigan CMH office located at 920 Diana St in Ludington.
|Thursday||May 16, 2019||1:00 – 4:00 p.m.||Ludington Training Room|
|Monday||June 10, 2019||9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Ludington Training Room|
|Thursday||July 11, 2019||1:00 – 4:00 p.m.||Ludington Training Room|
|Monday||August 12, 2019||9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Ludington Training Room|
|Thursday||September 12, 2019||1:00 – 4:00 p.m.||Ludington Training Room|
|Monday||October 14, 2019||9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Ludington Training Room|
|Thursday||November 14, 2019||1:00 – 4:00 p.m.||Ludington Training Room|
|Monday||December 9, 2019||9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Ludington Training Room|
Classroom Training Expectations
- Students must sign the attendance sheet when arriving to a class.
- Students are encouraged to bring snacks and drinks along with them. They may eat these during the class. Small breaks will also be given throughout the training day.
- West Michigan CMH is a smoke-free campus.
- It is expected that students will not work third shift prior to a morning and/or all-day training.
- Students who are visibly ill may be asked to leave the class to reduce the spread of infection.
- Students are expected to conduct themselves in a positive manner. This includes punctuality, attentiveness, and participation.
- Students must demonstrate competency throughout all skill demonstrations and must attain at least 100% on all written tests.
- Physical Skills Demonstrations: If a student has a pre-existing condition that would prevent him or her from safely participating in a physical skills demonstration (i.e. assisting techniques or restraining techniques), the supervisor should contact the Mandt Trainer. These students will be able to discuss alternative options for completion of the technical/physical skills demonstrations.
- Cell phones should only be used during break times unless in the event of an emergency.
- Clothing should be appropriate to move freely for physical skill demonstrations. Skirts, dresses, high heels, and/or sandals are not recommended. Dressing in layers is recommended as it allows you to adjust your temperature to your own comfort level.
Class Cancellation Policy
Low Enrollment: If there are less than 4 people registered for a course, the class may be cancelled the day prior to the scheduled class. Supervisors will receive a phone call notification if a classroom course has been cancelled.