PAC Coach Certification

January 28-29, 2019 

 Birmingham, AL 

January 28, 2019 8:30am to 5:00pm

January 29, 2019 8:00am to 5:00pm

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NHS Training Center

651 Beacon Parkway West

Suite 213

Birmingham, AL 35209


PAC Lead Certification Administrator
Positive Approach, LLC
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Up to 21.0 CEs available for Nurses!

Do you supervise caregivers or other team members who provide direct care, or do you provide support to individuals living with dementia?

A PAC Certified Independent Coach uses the knowledge, awareness, and skills of their team, and develops them; helping to take their staff to the next level. If you will have the ability to spend time supporting and guiding staff or team members in care delivery and client engagement and want to foster this type of culture change in your environment, this is the course for you.

Professionals who may benefit from this training include Memory Care Program Directors, Resident Care Directors, CNAs, and Social Workers in leadership positions, Staff Education Directors, Adult Day Program Directors, and Executive Directors.

PAC Coach Certification class size is an intimate, skill-building event. Thus, it is limited to 25 participants in each location.

Qualifications for registration:

  • Minimum of one-year of experience in a health-related field or equivalent
  • Minimum of six months dementia related experience or equivalent
  • Review of three or more Teepa Snow videos or participation in a seminar, workshop or webinar



The following work must be completed before attending the onsite workshop:

  •  Seven hours of documented, online video training featuring Teepa Snow (access to the training website is provided after acceptance into the training program)
  •  Successful completion of self-assessments (quizzes) related to video training

The following 2-day workshop is conducted onsite:

Through an intense and interactive process of mentoring and self-review, you will gain the skills needed to help your team members shift from simply dealing with the behaviors of those they care for, to creating a positive and caring environment.

Day 1: Positive Care Skills Review and Practice / 8:30am - 5:00pm. A Lead PAC Mentor guides the review and practice of effective partnering techniques including Positive Physical Approach™ and Hand-under-Hand.

Day 2: Becoming an Effective Coach and Leader / 8:00am - 5:00pm. Teepa Snow and the PAC Mentor team provides an in-depth look into the elements of effective coaching. These elements include: 1) Considering how your actions and intentions come across to those around you; 2) Learning to provide non-judgmental feedback, using questioning techniques to help others identify solutions and actions; and 3) Learning to apply new techniques to improve outcomes and foster accountability among team members


Following the workshop, participants work one-on-one with a PAC Mentor to complete certification:

PAC knows that unless we practice, new knowledge and skill will not become habits. PAC Coach follow up is designed to help you drill the skills into habits, and help you learn how to self-assess for future growth. This requires timely follow-up and completion of multiple steps within an eight-week period. Learners become certified after successfully completing all follow up requirements. The individual must demonstrate a solid understanding of material, PAC Care partnering skills, and coaching skills.

Training and Certification Fee of $1,900 (non-refundable*) include:

  •  Continued access to PAC training website Seeing If From the Other Side videos
  •  Specially designed Coaching videos for your learners to view
  •  Training manual with presentation and classroom materials
  •  Seven hours of classroom training led by a Lead PAC Mentor
  •  Seven hours of classroom training(?) led by Teepa Snow
  •  Access to continuing education webinars
  •  Post training follow up and coaching from PAC Mentor
  •  License to Coach and run huddles using PAC materials
  • Use of PAC Certified Independent Coach logo, as long as certification is maintained
  • E-certificate of completion
  • Name posted on our website

*For more details, please see our Certification Payment, Refund, and Transfer policy.

PAC Certified Independent Coaches are encouraged to participate in continuing education through webinars provided by Teepa Snow and/or PAC Mentors, and annually document and demonstrate continued competence in order to maintain certification.

Annual Recertification Fee is $150.

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Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded (for events located in the US only) by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:

Nurses: As an American Psychological Association approved provider CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 14.0 CE hours of credit.

Grievance Policy: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to CES, 1020 Osterville West Barnstable Rd, Marstons Mills, MA 02648. Grievances will initially be directed to the training instructor. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. If you have questions or concerns, contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars at (800) 376-3345.

Accommodations for the differently abled: Commonwealth Educational Seminar’s training facilities are handicap accessible. At Positive Approach to Care, we aim to find the right supports for everyone to shine. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact us.