Upcoming Workshops

ICPN team members have been providing onsite-learning opportunities since the inception of the program. In 2015, ICPN launched the Professional Development Initiative to benefit members of the community and provider agencies. Since this time, both members of ICPN and outside speakers have offered Professional Development Workshops and Learning Experiences throughout the state of Illinois. All topics are based on observed trends in the field in an effort to provide support to staff and community members working with adults and children with challenging behaviors and/or medical difficulties. Goals of this initiative include increasing the education to those who take care of and provide services, providing relevant tools, and attempting to shift the focus of treatment away from crisis, and work towards prevention.
Positive psychology webinar series

New to Positive Psychology or need a refresher?

Join us for a new 6-part series about Positive Psychology. ICPN will first present an overview of Positive Psychology followed by four sessions examining the foundational pillars of PERMA. ICPN will end the series with a session on how to apply Positive Psychology in our everyday lives and work culture.

We would love to have you for all sessions, however, is not necessary. You will receive separate CEs for each session attended.

November 15thAn Overview of Positive Psychology  (recording available on our YouTube Channel )

November 29thPower of Moments (recording available on our YouTube Channel )

December 4thGoing with the Flow (recording available on our YouTube Channel )


January 10thMental Toughness: Using Principles of Positive Psychology to Manifest Our Resiliency and Grit (recording available on our YouTube Channel )

January 31stThe PERMA Model:  Tips and Techniques to Foster Positive Relationships (recording available on our YouTube Channel.)

February 28th – The Essence of Well-Being: Practical Take Aways from Positive Psychology (registration now open)


The Essence of Well-Being: Practical Takeaways from Positive Psychology

Wednesday, February 28 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Join us as we wrap up our positive psychology series with an insightful and empowering webinar on how to embrace the key elements of positive psychology to create a thriving and positive life. Discover actionable insights and practical takeaways that can enhance your well-being and contribute to a more fulfilling life. From cultivating strengths and fostering positive emotions to building resilient mindsets and meaningful connections, this presentation offers a roadmap for personal flourishing and how to apply these strategies to assist those within the IDD field. Learn how to apply the principles of positive psychology in your daily life, navigate challenges with optimism, and create a foundation for lasting happiness.

Continuing Education for: Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP), Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA), Licensed Occupational Therapist (OT), Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), Licensed Physical Therapist (PT) and Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Advanced Practice Nurse (ANP), Registered Nurse (RN) & Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). 1.5 CE available.