• No Cost Skills Training Available

    Grant-funded Training Program Opportunities

    Take advantage of grant-funded training programs currently available. Elevate your staff and organization by equipping them with the necessary skills training they need to confidently engage with and/or care for older adults.

    Grant-funded Training Program Opportunities
  • Evidence-Based Skills Training Programs for

    Long-Term Care Centers

    We help leaders in eldercare retain their workforce through innovative skills training for their staff that's been proven to reduce staff turnover by up to 40% in long-term care centers.

    Long-Term Care Centers
  • Evidence-Based Skills Training Programs for

    At-Home Caregivers

    We help caregivers reduce emotional and mental fatigue while caring for loved ones at home.

    At-Home Caregivers
  • Evidence-Based Skills Training Programs for

    We help at-home care providers reduce emotional and mental fatigue while caring for patients aging in place.

    At-Home Care Providers
  • For Long-term Care Center Administrators

    No-Cost Workforce Toolkit

    This online toolkit dashboard boasts a series of interactive tools and resources to help you better understand the true cost that turnover is having on your facility and gives you three simple steps to resolving workforce challenges in your care center.

    No-Cost Workforce Toolkit
  • CE Credits Available for Older Adults Module

    We are proud to offer social work continuing education credits as approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program and the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) / National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS)

    Nationally Recognized Continuing Education Provider
    • Dr. Stephen Goldberg to Speak at Upcoming Conference

      LeadingAge Maryland 2022 Annual Conference

      Join Engage with® Medical Director, Dr. Stephen Goldberg, as he takes the stage to speak at the upcoming Get Ready to Build Momentum 2022 Annual Conference on May 3-4 at the Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, MD.

      LeadingAge Maryland 2022 Annual Conference
    • Evidence-Based Skills Training Programs for

      Long-Term Care Centers

      We help leaders in eldercare retain their workforce through innovative skills training for their staff that's been proven to reduce staff turnover by up to 40% in long-term care centers.

      Long-Term Care Centers
    • Evidence-Based Skills Training Programs for

      We help caregivers reduce emotional and mental fatigue while caring for loves ones at home.
      At-Home Caregivers
    • Evidence-Based Skills Training Programs for

      We help at-home care providers reduce emotional and mental fatigue while caring for patients aging in place.

      At-Home Care Providers
    • Nationally Recognized Nonprofit Initiative

      Developed with Grant Funding

      The Engage with® Skills Training Programs is a nationally recognized nonprofit initiative that has been developed by prestigious grant programs, such as the NextFifty Initiative, Stulman Grant, and the Office of Health Care Quality.
      Developed with Grant Funding

      We're a nationally recognized nonprofit initiative on a mission to improve the lives of older adults.

      Learn more about who we are

      Our innovative skills training program is a virtual world where participants learn with live, certified instructors.

      Take a tour of our virtual training world

      We're helping address nationwide challenges impacting older adults, like LTCF workforce shortages.

      Discover the virtual skills training program that is best for you!

      The Engage with® Skills Training Programs are specifically developed to help you build specialized competence to work with specific populations.

      Get matched with the right skills training program for your unique situation.

      Explore the virtual skills training program that is best for you!

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      AN IMMERSIVE, VIRTUAL SKILLS TRAINING WORLD

      Provide your staff with an evidence-based workforce skills training that's been proven to reduce staff turnover by up to 40% in long-term care centers.

      WHAT MAKES OUR SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAMS DIFFERENT

      How our Skills Training Program is Uniquely Different than other workforce training programs on the market today.

      No Technology Skills or Equipment Required—No Special Equipment Needed, Nothing to Download, Easy-to-Use for Everyone!

      Virtual training is accessible from any internet connected computer or laptop that has a keyboard and speakers/headphones. (It is not compatible with cell phones or tablets.)

      An Immersive, Digital World of Learning

      Our virtual learning platform transports your staff into an immersive digital world of learning where their personalized avatar connects with other real student avatars and a live, licensed clinical instructor in real-time. This makes for a truly immersive experience for your staff to learn, breaking down barriers often found with traditional learning environments.

      Live, Licensed Clinical Instructor

      Our virtual skills training is led by a live, licensed clinical instructor to guide the staff in both group learning and peer-to-peer discussions

      Live Training, In Real-time—Always

      You'll never attend a one-size-fits-all pre-recorded training with us. We find staff learn better when they can ask questions and engage with peers in an environment that welcomes discussion and sharing perspectives. Our skills training is in real-time, instructor led, with peer-to-peer interactions.

      Affordable Training Options

      We offer low cost a la carte subscription-based training packages. Our flexible pricing models are some of the most affordable skills training programs on the market – and we’re able to keep it that way because we’re a nonprofit organization invested in helping you effectively train your workforce and solve staffing shortage challenges.

      It’s an immersive, virtual learning experience that participants access from the comfort of any device with an Internet connection

      Unlike traditional skills training programs, our evidence-based program is delivered to you virtually by a Licensed Clinical Instructor.

      5/5

      “Traveling throughout the different rooms and scenarios kept the training fun and interactive.”

      Jenni, Program Participant

      Personalize your avatar as you immerse yourself in the virtual learning world of Engage with®

      Explore the virtual learning world and engage with peers and live, certified instructors using an avatar that's unique personalized to you. This experience is truly immersive and unlike anything you've ever experienced before!

      Participants Connect & Learn Alongside Peers that are Experiencing Similar Challenges

      With the Engage with® Skills Training Program, participants are transported into a virtual training world where they can connect and learn alongside of their peers who are experiencing similar challenges.

      5/5

      “Thank you for teaching me skills that are used in ALL of my relationships and interactions.”

      Aniyah, Program Participant

      Our Founder’s Story

      Watch the Video—Learn why Dr. Goldberg created Engage with® Skills Training Programs

      The Engage with® Skills Trainings concept was created to develop specialized competencies to work with specific populations. The first of the Engage with® modules, Engage with® Older Adults, was developed out of a sense of desperation and necessity. After a lifetime of professional experiences, I found myself helpless as I watched my mother suffer the ravages of cancer and the seemingly worse after-effects from the treatments that were supposed to help her….

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      Grant Funded Training Opportunities

      Take advantage of these grant-funded training opportunities to provide your care organization with transformative evidence-based skills training that has been shown to elevate staff satisfaction, reduce turnover and improve the outcomes for older adults in their care.

      Grant Program Closes September 2024 | No Cost Training

      Grant-funded Training Program for Baltimore County Long-Term Care Providers

      The Engage with® Older Adults training program is a 2-part, four hour long virtual training intended to provide front-line workers in long-term care such as CNAs, GNAs, Adult-Day Services, and Dining Services with the skills necessary to engage in empathetic interactions with the older adults they serve. Participants learn about mental health challenges facing older adults and effective communication strategies that allow for respectful interactions with older adults.

      Baltimore County long-term care providers are eligible to participate in Engage with® Older Adults Skills Training Program thanks to generous Baltimore County Government Reform Systems Initiative through the American Rescue Plan Act.

      Grant Program Closes August 2024 | No Cost Training

      Grant-funded Training Program for the State of Maryland

      The Maryland Department of Aging is sponsoring Engage with® Older Adults Skills Training Program for a broad group of community service providers through-out the State of Maryland.

      This training program is intended to provide public facing professionals with the skills necessary to engage in empathetic and respectful interactions with older adult community members.

      This training program is open to professionals serving all areas of Maryland. Service providers including government agencies, senior centers, senior living communities, call-centers, transportation services, volunteer services, community health workers, social services and more are eligible to attend this free training program.

      Grant Program Closes June 2024 | No Cost Training

      Grant-funded Training Program for Baltimore City Long-Term Care Providers

      The Engage with® Older Adults training program is a 2-part, four hour long virtual training intended to provide front-line workers in long-term care such as CNAs, GNAs, Adult-Day Services, and Dining Services with the skills necessary to engage in empathetic interactions with the older adults they serve. Participants learn about mental health challenges facing older adults and effective communication strategies that allow for respectful interactions with older adults.

      Behavioral Health Systems Baltimore is sponsoring Engage with® Older Adults Skills Training Program for long-term care providers located in Baltimore City, Maryland.

      Grant Program Closes August 2024 | No Cost Training

      Grant-funded Training Program for Colorado Health and Community Based Services (HCBS) Agency Staff

      The Mental Health Association of Maryland has been funded by the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing to deliver Engage with® Older Adults at home, a live, virtual skills training program for home health workers and care providers serving older adults in the State of Colorado. The funding includes:

      The Engage with® Older Adults at home four-hour “Core Skills” training for HCBS employees of aging services agencies working in the state of Colorado.

      Reimbursement to employers for up to 4½ hours of the payroll costs associated with backfill for their employees to attend the live skills training, up to a maximum of $90 per employee.