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The Older Mens Network Inc Training Program

The Older Mens Network Inc Training Program

Welcome to The Older Men’s Network Inc Training Program. This Training Program focuses on information which has been specifically developed in order to raise awareness of the specific challenges which face men as they move through the ageing process. For the purposes of all the Training Programs, the term ‘older men’ is used to refer to men aged 50 and above.

The Training Program has been separated into five Modules. Modules 1, 2 and 5 address issues facing older men such as ageing, retirement, grief and loss and suicide. Modules 3 and 4 focus on developing communication skills and team building appropriate to the facilitation of older men’s groups.

How to use this training material

This training material is provided to assist with the presentation of information sessions or facilitation of discussion groups around issues facing older men. The scenarios and activities provided are only suggestions and may be changed as needed by the presenter to suit the group or location of the training.

Each Training Package provides training notes for the presenter, a session plan for a one hour presentation, handouts for photocopying and a PowerPoint slide presentation on a CD which can be used with a laptop and data projector to make the presentation more interesting and to help participants retain the information as it is presented.

This training material is not competency based and does not align with any Nationally Accredited Training Package.

Copyright for the Training Package rests with The Older Men’s Network Incorporated and no unauthorised printing, distribution, copying or use of this material in any way is permitted without the express authorisation of The Older Men’s Network.

Module 1: Older Mens Issues
Introduction:  (View Online – Flipbook)
Approaches to Older Ageing: (View Online – Flipbook)
Older People – Myths and Reality (View online – Flipbook)
Phases of Retirement (View online – Flipbook)
Successful Ageing (View online – Flipbook)
Social Isolation (View online – Flipbook)
Social Support for Older Men (View online – Flipbook)
Module 2: Grief and Loss
Introduction (View online – Flipbook)
Grief and Loss – an Overview (View online – Flipbook)
Stages and Tasks of Grieving (View online – Flipbook)
Men’s Grief Processes (View online – Flipbook)
Supporting Grieving Men (View online – Flipbook)
Module 3: Effective Communication
Introduction – Effective Communication (View online – Flipbook)
Methods of Communication (View online – Flipbook)
Listening Skills and Managing Conflict (View online – Flipbook)
Assertiveness and Empathy (View online – Flipbook)
Module 4: Team Building
Introduction – Team Building (View online – Flipbook)
The Making of a Team (View online – Flipbook)
Managing Change in Teams (View online – Flipbook)
Team Problem Solving (View online – Flipbook)

Specifically developed in order to raise awareness of the specific challenges which face men as they move through the ageing process. For the purposes of all the Training Programs, the term ‘older men’ is used to refer to men aged 50 and above.