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RI Higher Education Training Consortium

CCRI belongs to the Rhode Island Higher Education Training Consortium (RIHETC), a nonprofit organization that provides the higher education workforce with the training they need to succeed.

RIHETC is offering free virtual workshops for employees at CCRI and other member institutions in Fall 2020. Please see the information and links below to register for upcoming workshops.

The Neuroscience of Stress and Educator Self Care

October 14, 2020, 9:30 - 11 am
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In this interactive session, we will review the neuroscience of stress and how stressors impact one’s ability to cope with stress.

Participants will engage in self-care practices that help build both resilience and self-awareness. Learning to activate the parasympathetic nervous system to regulate and support co-regulation in building relationships.

Presenter: Gill McClean, Director of Professional Development & National Trainer for PureEdge, Inc.

Gill trains educators across the country on self-care and integrating health and wellness best practices. She regularly presents at conferences to share best practices in managing stress.

Prior to moving to Houston, Gill lived and worked in the United Kingdom, Colombia, United Arab Emirates, Oman and The Netherlands in a variety of roles to learn the culture and make a difference. She managed the allocation of low cost government housing, working with the homeless, as well as, founded North East Scotland’s first dedicated yoga studio. During her overseas postings, Gill became a member of numerous Women’s Organizations supporting local charities. Her charitable efforts include fundraising for orphans in developing countries.

She holds a Higher National Certificate in Local Government Administration from Langside College, and also attended Shawlands Academy, in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Good & Bad Four Letter Words in Your Dictionary for Success

November 10, 2020 9:30 - 11:30 am
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To have the right mindset to achieve one's goals, you have to have an effective dictionary of words to propel you forward. Sometimes we use negative words that sabotage our efforts and in other cases positive words motivate us to excel at an even higher level than we ever dreamed possible. Learn which words and their meanings bring us down and how to turn that around for more fulfilling experiences. Also find out about the two words that can go either way - good or bad!

This signature workshop is designed to assist participants in realizing that the words they choose (good or bad) can have a significant impact on the person they are communicating with - whether verbal or written. It can also affect the way we define our goals and dreams and how we plan on attaining them. Many rely on "being positive" but to be truly be effective, all our actions need to be holistically aligned with each other and that starts with our word choice. Participants will explore how changing even just one word can result in success or failure. By the end of the session, participants will have defined a goal, determined an action step, and communicated that to their "coaching" buddy. Lastly there will be "home-work" for participants to do to keep their motivation going even after the session.

Session Objectives:

  • Understand that certain words are interpreted differently depending on the person and how to be careful not to be misunderstood.
  • Determine how to effectively create a goal (SMART goal).
  • Learn strategies on how to turn frustrations into fulfillment in regards to your goal.

Facilitator: Beth Carter

Beth Carter is President of Beth Carter Enterprises, a thriving business providing workshops and presentations, executive and career coaching, and the DISC, Motivators, and 360 assessments. She is a recognized speaker/trainer on such topics as leadership, personal branding, communications, and team building. She is a also Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and an Adjunct Professor at Bryant University and Roger Williams University. She also presents for clients of Bryant's Executive Development Center. To learn more, visit