Webinars

Welcome to  the Eagala Continuing Education Webinars page.  Eagala offers monthly Webinars on a variety of topics including Eagala Skillsets Group Mentoring every other month, focused on the Eagala Model, and on alternate months, provides either a business focus, Research or Ethics focus, or an Equine Specialist focus.

 Our commitment is to creating quality learning opportunities that can support our members in an easy, online format.  We also offer On Demand versions in the event you cannot participate live.

The Eagala Model

Eagala Skillsets Group Mentoring

Listen in to your fellow Eagala colleagues engaging in a mentoring session! Learn from their learning, and have an opportunity to ask questions or participate as the mentee in one of these bi-monthly group mentoring experiences. A great way to improve our skillsets in the model, and get a taste of the Eagala mentoring program.

Time: 1 hour 

Cost: $15 (Note: team members may listen on the same line, however anyone wishing to obtain continuing education credit will need to individually pay the $15 fee)

Pre-requisites: Eagala Certified

Eagala CEU hours: 1 (“Webinar CE Credit Test” must be completed at end of each webinar to qualify the CEU hours)


Upcoming Dates

On Demand Webinars (Click options below to view previously recorded webinars)

Eagala Model On Demand Webinars

Eagala Skillsets Group Mentoring Webinars

Listen in to your fellow Eagala colleagues engaging in a mentoring session! Learn from their learning, and have an opportunity to ask questions or participate as the mentee in one of these bi-monthly group mentoring experiences. A great way to improve our skillsets in the model, and get a taste of the Eagala mentoring program.

Each group skillsets webinar listed below is approx. 1 hour. 
Cost: $15USD per webinar
Pre-requisites: Eagala Certified 
Eagala CEU hours: 1 hour for each group mentoring skillsets webinar

2-21-18: This mentoring session touches on Eagala skillsets: using client words, structuring sessions, themes and metaphors. Click here to register

4-6-18: The mentoring in this webinar focused on group work, the thought process of session progression - flow, themes and metaphors, and deliberateness about words. Click here to register

6-19-18: The mentoring in this webinar focused on preawareness/'S, structuring sessions and session progression, and externalizing. Click here to register

8-28-18: The mentoring in this webinar focused on defining the "client-directed" skillset in the Eagala Model - when do you provide the space for the clients to take the session wherever they take it, and when do you step in and do some "direction?"    Click here to register

12-4-18: This group mentoring will focus on working with groups - specifically open enrollment groups where the participants change week to week, and how to do progressive sessions in that type of structure! Click here to register

2-5-19: This webinar focuses on an overview of Eagala Model skillsets. Rather than mentoring an individual or team, in this webinar we practice with some case scenarios recognizing when Eagala skillsets are being applied not as effectively, and ways to shift to being more effective.   Click here to register

3-28-19:  This webinar is working with clients on the autism spectrum and learning disabilities. Click here to register

5-21-19: This session focused on structuring sessions, specifically in a learning context - creating a manualized program with defined topics each session. What are the considerations when creating this kind of structure in the Eagala Model?  Click here to register 

7-30-19:  This webinar utilized a case session to focus discussion on ‘S, specifically focusing on identifying our common pre-awarenesses and how they impact what we structure, how we facilitate and intervene, and how we are able to trust the process.  Click here to register

9-12-19: This webinar focused on what to do with a client who seemingly has no interest to change or engage in a therapy process, even after multiple sessions!    Click here to register

11-19-19: Can “concrete-thinkers” do the Eagala Model? Is teaching horsemanship in an Eagala session ok? Join this mentoring discussion to cover some of the myths and misunderstandings of the Eagala Model.  Click here to register  (Free)

9 Julio 2018 - Eagala Mentoría grupal (en español)

Annie Ricalde y Fernando Cordero ofrecerán una sesión de mentoría grupal.

¡Escucha a tus colegas de Eagala participando en una sesión de tutoría! Aprender de los demás, y tener la oportunidad de hacer preguntas o participar en esta experiencia de mentoría grupal. Una excelente manera de mejorar nuestras habilidades en el modelo.

Tiempo: 1 hora
Costo: $ 15 USD
Requisitos previos: Certificación de Eagala

Eagala Horas de educación continua: 1 ("Evacuación de webinar" debe completarse al final de cada seminario web para calificar las horas de educación continua)

Clic aquí para registrarse

2-5-19: Subtítulos en Español  

Este webinar se centra en una visión general de los conjuntos de habilidades de Eagala Model. En lugar de guiar a un individuo o equipo, en este webinar practicamos con algunos escenarios de casos reconociendo cuando se aplican habilidades de Eagala no tan eficazmente, y formas de cambiar a ser más eficaz.

Clic aquí para registrarse

8 Julio 2019 - Eagala Mentoría grupal (en español)

Importancia de las palabras claves y algunos preguntas que tiene.

Tiempo: 1 hora
Costo: $ 15 USD
Requisitos previos: Certificación de Eagala

Eagala Horas de educación continua: 1 ("Evacuación de webinar" debe completarse al final de cada seminario web para calificar las horas de educación continua)

Clic aquí para registrarse  

Horses in the Room: The Horsepath Therapeutic Cards

This interactive webinar will present and practice the use of therapeutic cards. Based on pictures of a herd of wild horses that live in the Basin Desert in Utah, USA, the cards’ purpose is to deepen the therapeutic process when working with the Eagala Model. The cards contain 76 pictures that capture a wide range of situations in the herd’s life while living in their natural habitat, and were chosen to enable clients to use them as metaphors to situations encountered in life.

We will discuss the theoretical foundations of working with therapeutic cards (positive psychology, the narrative approach) and the methodology to incorporate working with the cards to strengthen the therapeutic process in general, and in using the Eagala Model.

We will demonstrate how using the therapeutic cards when working with the Eagala Model can help the facilitator better understand the client’s inner world, motivate and strengthen the client’s ability to take responsibility for the process, and help both facilitator and the client process in a different and direct way what happened in the arena with the real horses.

Speaker bios:

Orly Barak
Orly has over 25 years of experience in organizational consulting, leadership development, and group instruction in team development programs and executive empowerment in business, public sector and non-profit entities, as well as leading and developing at-risk adolescent programs. Orly integrates work and horses both in Israel and the United States. She is a certified group therapist and is a Gestalt theory graduate from the Tel-Aviv University. She co-founded Barak-Ben Shalom, an organizational consulting firm, and is Eagala Certified since 2005. 

Yarden Mendelson
Yarden has over 10 years of experience in leading programs for at-risk adolescents. Yarden is a clinical psychology M.A. graduate, working with kids, adolescents and their parents. Currently she is a Ph.D. student with her research considering the long term effects of the Israeli environment on adolescents. Yarden is a therapeutic riding instructor and Eagala Certified since 2013.

Cost: $15 USD
Time: 1 hour
Eagala CEU hours: 1

Click here to pay and register

To purchase the cards click here

Eagala Committees On Demand Webinar

Measuring your Eagala Program Outcomes: Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

As Eagala practitioners, it is a professional standard to measure the work we do - using evidence to inform the process and client progress. It also benefits our programs to have data to share for marketing, funders and referral sources. This webinar will provide introductory information on how to get started measuring outcomes. This program will help you:

Distinguish between assessment, program evaluation, and research Decide what to measure in your Eagala sessions Select a sound instrument to measure the outcome Understand how this relates to client care and monitoring treatment progress

The webinar is presented by Angela Fournier, PhD, LP, Eagala Certified and a professor in the department of psychology at Bemidji State University in Minnesota. As director of Human-Animal Interaction Laboratories, she conducts basic and applied studies into the psychological outcomes of human-animal interaction. Dr. Fournier serves on the Eagala Research Committee, providing support to members regarding student research and assessment.

Cost: $15 
Time: 1 hour 
Eagala CEU hours: 1

Click here to register

Understanding insurance and compliance issues with the Eagala Model

One of the most common questions that arises in conversations about Eagala Model work is “What about insurance?”. Join Eagala Compliance and Insurance Director, Lisa Wheeler, to hear about the ins and outs of the variety of insurance and compliance issues associated with our practice, including billing for insurance reimbursement, following laws and regulations, and keeping proper records and documentation. Privacy considerations for working outside the traditional office setting will also be discussed. There will be time for questions and answers, and you may submit questions ahead of time. This webinar is a great introduction for those who are new to the model as well as more experienced practitioners, and is applicable for members worldwide. 

Learning objectives:
• Identify and understand the variety of insurance policies required for Eagala Model work
• Identify and understand the insurance responsibilities within an Eagala team
• Increase knowledge and awareness about the role of HIPAA and privacy 
• Increase knowledge and understanding of billing for insurance reimbursement


Cost: $15 USD
Time: 1 hour
Eagala CEU hours: 1

Click here to pay and register

Eagala Ethics Webinar

Join us for a very informative webinar with the Ethics Chair, Dora Lupo, to discuss ethics in providing Eagala Model services.  

Cost: $Free
Time: 1 hour
Eagala CEU hours: 1

Click here to pay and register

Equine Specialist On Demand Webinars

Equine Specialist: Roles, Boundaries, and Ethical Considerations

Eagala trainers and Equine Specialist Professionals, Amy Blossom Lomas (Illinois) and Randy Mandrell (Texas), discuss the foundations of being an effective ES Professional in the Eagala Model.   Topics include qualifications, roles, responsibilities, horses and ethics.  Discussion of frequently asked questions and opportunities for participants to submit their own questions will be included. This interactive webinar is the first of several equine specialist focused webinars planned for 2019.

Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss the skills and qualifications necessary in the role of the Equine Specialist Professional

2. Consider the important role of the horse(s) in Eagala Model services

3. Build a basic knowledge of ethical considerations of an ES working with people and horses in he Eagala Model

4. Introduce important business considerations for facilities, horses, insurance, team, etc.

5. Learn about the 3 s’s...safety, self-awareness, and self-care

6. Introduce potential topics for future discussion

Cost: $15 USD
Time: 1 hour
Eagala CEU hours: 1

Click here to pay and register

Equine Specialist, Part 2

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

The Equine Specialist Webinar Series explores the many roles and responsibilities of an equine specialist in an Eagala program. The first webinar ES Webinar I - was designed to introduce general topics related to equine specialist roles. Thank you to all who participated and have provided feedback! Eagala believes in the importance of providing an outlet for equine specialists to share questions, concerns, ideas and support for one another.

ES Webinar II builds on the foundation laid and addresses some of the requests for more information on specific topics:  assessing and selecting horses for Eagala work, some of the unique ethical and management considerations for Eagala program horses, and others.  There will be time for Q&A at the end and participants may submit questions when they register.

Eagala trainer and Equine Specialist Professional, Amy Blossom Lomas (Reins of Change, Inc., Elgin, Illinois) and Eagala trainer and Equine Specialist Professional, Mary Lytle (Head, Heart, Horses, Marion, NC), will present these topics and respond to other questions. Join us!

Learning Objectives:

    1. Build awareness of the roles, boundaries and ethics equine specialists manage related to their Eagala work

    2. Enhance skills in assessing horses for Eagala work and working in herds

    3. Expand knowledge of specialized management skills for horses in Eagala programs

Cost: $15 USD
Time: 1 hour
Eagala CEU hours: 1

Click here to pay and register

Equine Specialist, Part 3

Equine Specialists in Eagala Model programs are responsible to manage many different roles and responsibilities. Led by Amy Blossom Lomas, the Equine Specialist Webinar Series explores the many roles of an equine specialist in an Eagala program. The first webinar introduced general topics related to equine specialist roles, and subsequent webinars focus more deeply on specific roles and situations to consider. Each section of the series enlists other Eagala Equine Specialist Professional Trainers with expertise in equine and stable management as well as in providing Eagala services. We hope that the equine specialist webinars will help deepen your understanding of the many roles, responsibilities, and value of the equine specialist on an Eagala team. We feel it is important to provide an outlet for equine specialists to share questions, concerns, ideas and support for each other. Eagala members value the ethical and multi-cultural aspects of the equine specialist role and how we incorporate horses into our programs with the goal of helping people.

ES-III will focus on the frequently asked question, “How do I find a Mental Health Professional (MH) to work with?”. We will discuss the basics of what to look for in an MH, considerations in finding the right fit for your style, places to look for an MH to work with, ways to market yourself (and horses, facility, etc.) to MH’s, and how to keep improving your own skills to increase your own marketability.

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn how to assess MH qualifications, certifications, experience and fit for Eagala Model work

2. Learn about how to - and where to - find a potential MH

3. Understand how well a MH works within a team approach and their embrace of the Eagala Model

4. Understand key elements for building a strong relationship

5. Learn about marketing yourself as an ES professional and the use of your facility

6. Importance of self-care and self-improvement as an ES

There will be ample time for Q&A  at the end of the webinar.  See you there!

Click here to pay and register

Eagala Business On Demand Webinars

If you'd like individualized business support, check out Eagala's Business Consulting program here

Effective Social Media Marketing and the Horses Help APP

Why use social media to market your programs? This webinar will talk through the purpose and potential of using social media to grow your program, and grow a worldwide vision. Learn the "how-to's" to maximize your exposure, and how the Eagala Horses Help APP is a tool to support your success in reaching potential clients and attracting funding.

Cost: Free
Time: 1 hour
Eagala CEU hours: 1

Click here to register 

Set Your Stage For Success! Generating Revenue Through Action & Application

You love the Eagala Model. You know what it can do for your clients. But, let’s face it, running a business or organization that serves others AND incorporates horses is sometimes daunting. Your list of daily “to do’s” can fill up all the hours in a day – and then some!

You might be wondering, is there a way to actually do this work AND be fulfilled, confident and NOT in a constant state of overwhelm?

Yes!

It begins by setting the stage for success, by taking the RIGHT actions and applying your acquired skills and knowledge with the goal of SUCCEEDING.

Join this webinar to:

Get a done-for-you template to get out of "overwhelm" and STAY out Stay out of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), which can often feed overwhelm Learn a simple strategy to prioritize your days and get MUCH accomplished Clear out all that mental clutter and reframe your thinking for success Take what you've learned, form strategy to move forward and get into ACTION

Hosted by Lora Newman, M.S., LPC, Mastery Certified Coach, Eagala Certified

Cost: $15 
Time: 1 hour 
Eagala CEU hours: 1

Click here to register

Going Global: How a Pilot Program with a Local Corporation Expanded into a Global Contract

Kristen de Marco, Gateway HorseWorks and WorkHorse
With Amanda Graham, Eagala Continuing Education Director

Description: 
This workshop is designed for Eagala Model facilitators who want to work with organizations or businesses and/or who are looking to expand their equine assisted professional development services, with an eye towards working with large, global organizations. Learn from an Eagala practitioner’s firsthand account of how she developed an innovative, dynamic program for a leading tech company aimed at cultivating emerging leaders and addressing attrition within the organization. Kristen’s collaboration with other Eagala Certified members across the world underscores the power of the model, the impact of going ‘all in’ and not limiting possibilities when opportunities arise. This webinar provides concrete elements for developing and implementing a program as well as inspiration to look beyond what appear to be limitations. A fascinating journey!

Learning Objectives:

Identify the key elements for a successful Eagala Model business proposal Learn how to create a plan and timeline for effective execution Learn to expand your Eagala Model work into another location or country Learn how to collaborate with Eagala Certified professionals in other locations  Identify considerations for successful execution (and surprises!)

Bio:
With a lifetime of experience riding and training horses, Kristen combined her connection with horses and her desire to help others into her work as Executive Director of the nonprofit organization, Gateway HorseWorks. In addition to founding and managing the organization, she participates as part of the treatment team as an Equine Specialist. In addition to her duties at Gateway HorseWorks, Kristen owns and operates WorkHorse, an equine assisted professional development company, serving the organizational needs of corporate teams, universities, and school districts. Prior to her Eagala certification in 2011, she worked in small, medium, and global organizations in the fashion industry. 

Cost: $15 
Time: 1 hour 
Eagala CEU hours: 1

Click here to register 

Multimedia Marketing: Understanding the Basics of Business Marketing for Eagala Programs 

Presented by Narissa Jenkins, this webinar will provide a good understanding of local media options (TV, print, billboards, and digital media) with appropriate and efficient methods for utilizing them to best meet the needs of Eagala members. She will also provide insight, ideas and resources that have been successful in marketing Eagala programs. Strategic tools for success will be provided.

Speaker bio:
Narissa Jenkins is an Equine Specialist, Eagala Certified since 2014 and is Executive Director of Healing Hoof Steps in Florida. She is also Marketing Director of Jenkins Consulting Group and previously worked for ABC/Orlando as Broadcast TV and Digital Media Executive for 5 years. She has 20 years of combined experience in the promotions, marketing and advertising industries. That experience spans across radio, tv, digital, social media, print, billboards and media buying.

Cost: $15 
Time: 1 hour 
Eagala CEU hours: 1

Click here to register 

Growing an Eagala Business

Join us for a look into a 15+ year-old Eagala program – the Acres for Life team will be sharing the trajectory of growth over the years beginning as a for-profit entity, shifting into the non-profit world, merging with another Eagala non-profit, and most recently, consolidating at a new facility and location. We are a work in process and always learning.

Key learning objectives are:

Identifying key challenges and solutions in the business growth journey Developing and managing the revenue mix Options for how the revenue is shared Developing the client intake process Development and maintenance of a strong, healthy cohesive herd (two-legged and four-legged teams)

Cost: $15 USD
Time: 1 hour
Eagala CEU hours: 1

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How to Host a Successful Eagala Demonstration

Personal, first-hand experience is one of the most powerful ways to understand the depth, power, and professionalism of the Eagala Model. Hosting an Eagala Model Demonstration is a great introduction tool to engage potential clients, colleagues, advocates, and referral sources. In this webinar you will learn why demonstrations are an important part of your business strategy and a valuable experience for your community.

Participants will walk away with the following information:

1. How to host a successful Eagala Model Demonstration

2. How to market to and invite the right attendees

3. How to engage your attendees

4. How to turn your attendees into program advocates

Cost: $15 USD
Time: 1 hour
Eagala CEU hours: 1

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Relationships & Partners – From Competitive to Collaborative

Description: When thinking about your business relationships and partners, consider shifting your mindset from competitive to collaborative. Cultivating mutually beneficial cross-promotional partnerships can be a crucial key to your success, whether they are your facilitators, advisors, suppliers, vendors or volunteers.
Objective: Participants will walk away with the following information:
• How to create mutually beneficial partnerships
• How to put together an effective partner outreach strategy
• How to design a pitch deck
• How to write an outreach email and pitch partners
• How to build a crowd funding campaign


Cost: $15 USD
Time: 1 hour
Eagala CEU hours: 1

Click here to pay and register