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Workplace Training Solutions was developed to meet the diverse needs of agencies, and organizations by offering specialized training to companies.

We integrate eye-opening exercises into each class that will not only help employees to gain valuable self insight, but also help increase their productivity and job satisfaction. WPTS will use a variety of training styles, including:
  • Personal assessment tools
  • Video training programs
  • Handout materials
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Group and individual exercises and
  • Speaker presentations
Work Place Training Solutions has a reputation for using a motivational style that will energize your employees and help them learn more about themselves and their teammates..

WPTS has an advisory board composed of community leaders, educators, and other professionals to assist with achieving and maintaining quality services.
Mission:
Our mission is to offer the most practical, challenging, and global personnel training for professionals.
Core Values:
Our core values include:
  • a) evidence based training
  • b) innovation
  • c) customer first
  • d) integrity and
  • e) employee focused
Our Team
Our team is made up of experts in personnel services and issues such as working with difficult clients, positive communication, cultural competence, staff retreats, and more. Their experience, combined with expertise in employee education and training, is what provides our firm with the tools to offer your employees innovative seminars. Our training will assist companies to dramatically improve their profitability and effectiveness while lowering employee turnover.

CEO - Belinda Bruster, Ph.D., LCSW, ACSW
Dr. Bruster is an Assistant Professor, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), Division of Social Work which is part of the College of Health Professions. She received her Bachelorís of Arts degree in Psychology from Wayne State University (WSU). In 1994 she completed the Masters of Social Work program at Norfolk State University (NSU). She joined the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) in 1998. In 2001, she received her License in Clinical Social Work from the state of Virginia, and in 2010 from the state of Florida. She obtained her Ph.D. in Social Work in 2005 from NSU. She was awarded the Ohio State University Dissertation Award in 2006; her dissertation focused on the strengths of African American Female Welfare Recipients.

Her current research is focused on the Impact of Parental Incarceration on Children and Families, and Teens Aging Out of Foster Care. Dr. Bruster co-edited a Special Edition Journal in Social Work and Public Health on the topic of families and incarceration, January 2012.

WPTS offers products and services that will help HR professionals with hiring and development needs.
WPTS has successfully facilitated groups from 10 to 50 people and offers special training series designed to help employees build skills more specifically designed to their positions.
Our services are below. Please give us a call if you desire a service that is not listed.

WPTS can design a workshop, seminar, or training specifically for your agency or organization.

Reentry Family Support Group Manual
This is a facilitator and participant manual. It was created to be used with family members who have a loved one returning from jail, prison or detention facilities. It includes 10 modules with detailed group instructions, activities, handouts, PowerPoints, group evaluation form, a demographic form that can used for research statistics, and a sample program completion certificate.

Therapeutic Clinical Assessments
Full scale biopsychosocial/forensic assessments conducted on persons in criminal justice facilities who may have experienced severe trauma, have a DSM 5 diagnosis or displaying symptoms of mental illness, or have an extensive substance abuse history.

Consulting for mental health agency
Consultant moves freely throughout the organization Ė takes active role in identifying organizational problems and recommending and/or initiating activities to address the problems. Quality Assurance reviews can also be conducted.

Parent Management Training (PMT)
Involves educating and coaching parents to change their child's problem behaviors using principles of learning theory and behavior modification.

Counseling persons of color
This Workshop examines roles that gender, culture and spirituality play in the therapeutic process. A literature review will be presented on how gender, culture and spirituality relate to shaping identities and defining oneís behavior. The group will engage in an interactive discussion on how these three dimensions influence the level of understanding and effective responsiveness that competent, counseling professionals need to consider in a culturally and spiritually diverse society.

Exploring Race, Culture and Diversity in the Workplace
This workshop requires staff to recognize and understand the diversity that exists among their colleagues and their program participants. In this workshop, staff will develop tools for exploring these issues with their colleagues and program participants in a safe, responsible, and enriching way.

Cultural competence may also be associated with diversity. Diversity must be valued before one may be considered culturally competent. The term diversity has evolved to include concepts focusing on organizational culture and the interaction of power, structure, and communication.

Four components will be explored (a) Awareness, (b) Attitude, (c) Knowledge, and (d) Skills.
  • Awareness.
    Consciousness of one's personal reactions to people who are different.

  • Attitude.
    Participants will carefully examine their own beliefs and values about cultural differences.

  • Knowledge.
    How much does one know about others, is the knowledge a fact or a myth.

  • Skills.
    This component focuses on practicing the art of cultural competence.

Staff Retreats
Retreats are held for many reasons: to establish a team spirit and develop stronger working relationships among a board, staff, or other group of individuals; to engage in visioning, strategic planning, or goal setting; to "clear the air" and resolve real or perceived conflicts inhibiting a groupís effectiveness; to develop a detailed plan of work for a particular project or time period; to simply renew relationships and enthusiasm; and to facilitate transitions of responsibilities or orient new individuals to an organization.

WPTS will design, plan, and facilitate a retreat specifically tailored to address your organizationís needs. Staff retreats are held at your organization, all food and other accommodations will be provided by the organization requesting the retreat.

Counseling Difficult Clients
In this workshop, we will explore strategies for dealing with the occasionally challenging behavior of clients, parents, etc.

Stress Management
This workshop, explores ways for staff to keep their cool. When staff can remain calm, kind and assertive in stressful situations, they can expand their options for how to respond to stress, and help others to do the same.

Our training will be customized to client needs.
* The recommended class sizes range from 5 to 100 people.
* Class durations range in blocks of:
  • 1.5 hours
  • 3 hours
  • 6 hours
  • One full day or
  • Two full days
* Variations are based on subject matter.
Contact us to discuss a custom solution for your firm.
Certificates
Upon completion, each employee will be presented with a certificate of training that will include:
  • Their name
  • The name of the training class
  • Date and
  • Number of contact hours
The certificate will be signed and dated by presenter.

Belinda E. Bruster, Ph.D., LCSW, ACSW

Email: wptsolutions@gmail.com

Office: 757-237-5191

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST
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