45 professionals. leaders, law enforcement officers and educators from various states and Canada attended the What’s Good About Anger Institute- Anger Management Trainers conference Sept. 20-21st at the Carleton Hotel in Oak Park, Illinois! Steve Yeschek, LCSW and I (Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC) were co-presenters. Here are some of the comments from the participants:
What did you find most valuable from this course?
– Learning about anger coaching; the difference between counseling and coaching; testing material.
-The excellent curriculum provided; discussion and group activities.
-Books, manual and hand-outs.
-New perspectives on anger management!
-Very informative! It was great to get the DVD, manuals, etc.
-The materials are quite informative and knowledge invaluable.
-Materials are extensive! Between the book, handouts, powerpoint, DVD, handbook, etc. I feel very well-informed and prepared to begin anger management training.
-Good overview. Great materials. Very comprehensive too! Lots of tools made available!
“The material was helpful. I really enjoyed the table talk with professionals.”
“Overall, you are doing a great work! I can see your organization growing by leaps and bounds! Thank you!”
“Thank you for your hard work! It was great!”
“Would have liked more activities.”
“Give your power point presentation on the hand-outs.”
“Well-developed programs. Great setting.”
“Difficult to follow fill-in the blank hand-outs.”
“Extremely valuable to anyone seeking change and growth.”
“Prefer 1/2 hour lunches.”
“Would like more modeling of techniques.”
“Thank you for your pleasant personalities and sense of humor!”
The following statistics are based on the evaluations:
– 46% of the people rated the course a 4 out of 5,
– 26% rated the course as a 5/5,
– 22% rated the course as average or satisfactory,
– Only 4% gave a below average rating.
These stats overall reflect a good-excellent conference, as the majority – 94% – gave a satisfactory or higher rating!
We will be making some changes to the next conference based on comments from attenders.
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© copyright 2007 by Lynette J. Hoy, NCC, LCPC. Lynette is a Marriage and Family Counselor and the President of CounselCare Connection and a National Certified Counselor. She is the co-author of both editions of What’s Good About Anger?, the author of various anger management publications, the President of the WGAA Institute, and a speaker for community, women’s and church organizations.