Imagine! provides a wide offering of training programs. They include professional development, health topics, medical certifications, positive behavior supports, and many more. Live classes and online courses are open to the general public, caregivers, and staff. Most live classes are held at our Conference Center at 1665 Coal Creek Drive in Lafayette. (Map and directions to Conference Center. Parking at Conference Center: Please do not park on the north side of Coal Creek Drive (westbound, by the building across the street), instead, please park on the south side (eastbound) side of Coal Creek) Your class confirmation will state if the class is at Imagine’s administrative building, 1400 Dixon Avenue, Lafayette.
- Host Home Providers through Imagine! will be responsible for training costs of respite staff.
- Prices listed are for non-Imagine! participants.
- Class dates and times are subject to change.
- Snow Policy: if the Boulder Valley School Districts close due to snow, our classes will be cancelled. Rescheduling any courses canceled will be considered, if possible. Those registered for a rescheduled class will be notified.
Don’t be a No Show!
Participants who do not cancel within 48 hours of a live class will pay the full price of the class. To unenroll from a live course, in your course list, select the course description of the instructor-led course in which you are enrolled. Once the course information opens, select the Red X to unenroll; this will change your status to dropped. Someone on the waiting list can then be activated. Online courses are non-refundable.
We offer components of Colorado's Division for Developmental Disabilities training requirements and also courses which enhance the caregivers' skills in person-centered topics. Imagine! has courses to both provide initial orientation for new caregivers and offer competency training and testing for ongoing caregivers. Foster parents can meet many of their annual requirements through Imagine!'s online courses.
All online courses can be taken using a Windows platform computer with the Internet Explorer browser. Online courses are $10 per course. Learners can print a completion certificate after completing the test. A $10 fee will be assessed for certificate requests occurring at a later date. See a list of available courses on our Web Course registration page.
Instructor Led Class Descriptions
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American Heart Association Adult/Child/Infant CPR and First Aid Combined
This class incorporates both American Heart Association's HeartSaver CPR and First Aid in one comprehensive class. It teaches the basics of CPR for Adults, Children and Infants. It also incorporates the basics of First Aid including General Principles, Medical Emergencies, Injury Emergencies. Certification is valid for 2 years.
Building Cooperative Behavior (FREE)
Participants will learn to recognize and understand principles of behavior, distinguish between proactive and reactive methods and draw upon the cooperative behavior building methods to strengthen positive behaviors. All classes are open to the public at no cost. Classes are all held in the Middle Conference room of the John Taylor Conference Center, with a maximum attendance of 15 persons. Registration begins at 8:30 am, and class runs from 9:00am – 1:00pm. FREE Live Behavior Class Sign-Up
Foundations of Behavior Analysis
(Building Cooperative Behavior is a pre-requisite to this course.)
Foundations of Behavior Analysis is a 40-hour workshop that presents the natural science of behavior. Behavior analysis has evolved over the past eighty years to provide a systematic approach to understanding and describing behavior and its relationship to environmental determinants. Rigorous commitment to scientific methodology and experimental analysis by behavior analysts has produced Applied Behavior Analysis—a discipline in which the principles of behavior are directed toward the human condition and of significance to those individuals in its application. A philosophy of behavior has emerged that provides a thorough-going conceptualization of human and non-human behavior, and provides a framework for analyzing complex behaviors.
Benefits: One of the many benefits to understanding behavior analysis is the application of evidence-based procedures for the benefit of society and the relief of human suffering. Applied consistently, behavior analysis can be a powerful tool for effective and humane behavior change for individuals in many settings and for many situations.
- To provide a basic understanding of behavior in order to assess behavior, develop interventions, monitor effectiveness of interventions, and formulate strategies for extending results to other settings.
- To provide a foundation for discussing and reviewing theoretical and conceptual issues in behavior analysis, reviewing research in both experimental and applied literature, as well as both human and non-human research.
- To provide a methodology for interpreting and understanding all aspects of human behavior, rather than concentrating upon clinical settings.
Seating for this class is limited and attendance must be pre-arranged with Dr. Kupfer by email or by calling 303-457-5719 this is NOT the contact phone number for any other classes offered on this webpage). The next class date is TBD.
This is a 6 day workshop and attendance for all classes is required to be eligible to sit for the final competency exam. This exam is optional for those interested in receiving a course completion certificate. Otherwise, a certificate of attendance will be provided.
Medication Administration - Full Certification
This is a one day class. Participants can complete all state requirements associated with the Medication Administration Course including all content, the written test, and the practicum. Each student who performs according to requirements will be given documentation of completion and will be registered with DDD. A Medication Administration Refresher should be taken annually thereafter. This certification is only valid for services in the Colorado Developmental Disabilities system. This class is NOT for a nursing home, home health care or assisted living location – only a developmental disability setting.
*Participants in Medication Administration live classes should download and read the Medication Administration Manual prior to class.
Medication Administration Refresher (SmartView online course $10)
Offered only as an online course. This course is for those agencies requiring staff or providers to renew their Medication Administration QMAP class. This course should be taken annually following the initial live class. PLEASE NOTE – This class does not take the place of the live class.
Signs & Symptoms of Illness/Infection Control (One combined live class for new employees; annual online refreshers of each separate subject $10 each)
This class focuses on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of illness in a person with developmental disabilities, including those who are nonverbal or whose verbal communication is unusual. We will discuss vital signs and how to interpret them, although we will not learn how to actually measure vital signs in this particular class. Specific body systems and their malfunction will also be discussed during the session. We cover some of the more common problems associated with developmental disabilities such as seizures in the neurological systems, swallowing disorders, and problems with bowel functioning. This class also incorporates education regarding practices of infection control including: Standard Precautions, handwashing techniques, safe food handling practices and laundry techniques.
Schedule of Classes
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*Participants in Medication Administration live classes should download and
read the Medication Administration Manual prior to class. Click here