Trainings

Staff Webinars

Staff Webinars- virtual training (1-2 hours) 

Webinar trainings are a great way to provide team members with introductory overview of various topics. GRAZE offers webinar trainings on the following topics: 

Program Highlights  

Supporting Mental Wellness  

  • Team members – This webinar covers basic terminology related to mental wellness; how mental wellness can impact safety and quality of animal care and guest care as well as provides basic tools and strategies that can be implemented at multiple level within an organization. 
  • Leaders and Managers – Leaders of an organization or team can have a profound impact on the overall mental wellness of their team. This webinar will cover basic terminology related to mental wellness, how the overall wellness of your team can impact safety, work culture and quality of animal care and guest care as well as tools and strategies that you as a leader or manager can implement to support your team. 

Increasing Awareness to Handle Adversity 

  • Team membersAn introduction to mental health awareness in the workplace, terminology associated with potential challenges, education around common responses to a variety of stress, and short-term strategies and self-care. 
  • Leaders and ManagersAn introduction to mental health awareness in the workplace and as it may impact staff, terminology associated with potential challenges as a leader, education around common responses to a variety of stress, and short-term strategies for team development and self-care. 

Trainings and Workshops

Completing the Cycle: Tools for Healthy Stress Management (3.5 hour training)

Stress is a survival mechanism that in the short term can be helpful, however cumulative or chronic stress can potentially impact an individual’s resiliency and ability to handle stressful or traumatic situations. Strongly encourage program to be in-person training, however virtual training can be offered

Program Highlights

  • Understand basic terminology
  • Short-term and Long-term impacts of stress
  • Evidence based tools and strategies for managing stress

Caring for the Caregiver: Tools for assessing and improving how those in charge of animal care take care of themselves. (3.5-hour training)

People in the industry practice excellent animal care, being attentive and mindful of what is best for those in their care. However, too often these same individuals neglect to make or take the time to attend to themselves. As a result, their self-welfare is put in jeopardy. In order to give care, we must be willing to receive it, this increases our resiliency and allows us to do more than just survive, it permits us to thrive. Strongly encourage program to be in-person, however virtual training can be offered.

Program Highlights

  • Understanding of what personal well-being (self-care) is 
  • Impacts of self-care on resiliency 
  • Assess current self-care practices 
  • Basic self-care inputs and outputs 
  • Implementation of practices 

Thriving Animal Professional Workshop: Develop and implement tools to thrive in the aquarium and zoo profession. (6- hour training)

Identifying the tools that are accessible is the first step. But the most important step is being able to individualize methods for implementing those tools into action. Can be offered in-person or virtual. Training can be completed in one 6-hour session, two 3- hour sessions or six 1-hour sessions.

Program Highlights:

  • Discovering your why 
  • Creating guideposts for success 
  • Time management for animal professionals 
  • Opportunities to thrive 
  • Manage your mindset and emotional health 
  • Maintaining momentum 

Team Development

GRAZE is an Authorized Partner and Certified/Accredited Facilitators for Everything DiSC® and The Five Behaviors® of a Cohesive Team.

Everything DiSC® Description 

Everything DiSC® offers end-to-end learning experiences that have immediate and lasting impact on the performance of people and the cultures of organizations. 

  • Powered by 40+ years of research, each Everything DiSC® personality assessment combines adaptive testing and sophisticated algorithms to deliver precise insights to each participant. These insights lay the groundwork for a personalized experience rich with “A-ha!” moments that inspire behavior change. 
  • The personalized content in the profile deepens self-understanding through the DiSC® model. People gain insight into their own preferences and tendencies, learn more about relating to others, and receive actionable strategies to help them improve their interactions and ultimately, their performance. 
  • The profile comes to life in either an in-person or virtual classroom experience that engages and educates. Easy-to-use tools, content, contemporary video, and impactful activities can be customized to meet the specific needs of your team and your organization. 
  • A suite of follow-up resources makes lasting behavior change possible by keeping Everything DiSC alive in the workplace. Participants can go deeper into their DiSC style, get real-world tips for connecting with colleagues, and gain insight into their team’s or department’s DiSC culture. 

Click to see the complete list of Everything DiSC® products GRAZE offers: 


The Five Behaviors® Description 

Starting with The Five Behaviors assessment, team members will gain insights about themselves, others, and their approach to teamwork. These insights are then brought to life through a powerful virtual or in-person facilitated experience that works by addressing the full spectrum of essential cohesive team behaviors. Through impactful virtual and classroom learning experiences that empower individuals through self-discovery and constructive behavioral modeling, The Five Behaviors® is the only team development solution that rewrites the traditional rules for teamwork to build stronger teams. Transforming the team dynamic from disengaged to “let’s do this!” 

Click to see the complete list of Five Behavior® trainings GRAZE offers: 

Certification Courses

These courses are international certification programs offered throughout the year. Each course is facilitated by a certified instructor who is also member of the GRAZE team.  Click on links below for full course descriptions.

Group Crisis Intervention Certification Course

Assisting Individuals in Crisis Certification Course

Mental Health First Aid Certification

Secrets of Psychological Body Armor™ Certification Course

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