Workshop Saba Reach Foundation

Being a non-profit organization has its challenges. Mental health issues continue to come to the forefront in the workplace and in our communities. Nonprofit organizations are being called upon to respond to this need with little or no financial support because the resources are limited in many communities. This and other challenges can have an impact on the motivation which is fuelled by passion, pride and satisfaction.

Saba Reach Foundation wants to keep investing in their staff to stay motivated, to receive that professional fulfillment and to continue being meaningful for the community. Inspired offered a workshop with a focus on courage, connection and growth. In this workshop employees found the courage to not only focus on the strengths but also on the pitfalls of a non profit organization, they connected to their personal strengths and to using these to overcome challenges and experience growth.

Saba Reach Foundation is a non-profit organization which serves to facilitate sustainable employment and participation opportunities for (young) adult residents of Saba with a distance to the labor market.

If you are interested in a workshop or training, tailor made for your organization, click here for more information, or contact us via info@inspiredsxm.com or our contact form.

Workshop at AUC

During the thrive week at AUC we provided the staff a workshop called: ‘Juggling with the demands of a pandemic’.

The workshop touched topics like: becoming aware of the extra challenges we face, whether or not you should adjust your expectations towards yourself and others. How to connect rather than correct, and what tools can help to do so. We actually did some live juggling too with the participants, but then with some mandarines that gave some boost for vitamines afterwards.

Inspired offers tailor made workshops and trainings, on topics in the field of psychology, that help you and your team face and overcome challenges. Interested? Contact us for more information!

Team Development MHF

In June 2020 a program was organised for the coordinators of MHF. Based on a screening session with them a tailor made training program was designed. The program included a baseline team assessment on the Five Behaviors of Lencioni, leading to a focus on trust being the foundation of the pyramid, healthy conflict and commitment. The personal DiSC Workplace profile assessments that were received during this program increased self and team knowledge concerning their preference styles, motivators and stressors. This allowed coordinator team to make a good start concerning improving effective communication and making use of each other’s strengths resulting in increased productivity.

As trainers we appreciate that MHF entrusted Inspired with their team process and to play a part in their development as a team. We see a team that is willing to think outside the box and to do this, be open to new strategies. How to do this is always a challenge. That is why it is important to keep investing in team development.

Team Inspired is looking back at an inspiring start of the Team Development Program at MHF and is looking forward to continue to assist the coordinators team with their process of development in the follow-up program, as well as to start Team Development for the other departments.

If you are interested in the Team Development Program for your organization, click here for more information, or contact us via info@inspiredsxm.com or our contact form.

Teaching at NIPA

In 2020 we were honoured to be able to contribute to the development of the study program ‘SPW’ at NIPA (see for more information on their website).

We designed and implemented the course of ‘Care for Persons with a Disability’ – a matter we both carry in our hearts. In this course we were able to support the students in understanding what a disability is, what it means for their guidance skills and how to support the quality of care in this domain. We experienced the transition from class room teaching to online teaching because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but were able to get through this smoothly together with our students. Switching to different mediums, adjusting to what is needed: we practiced what we preached. Resulting in students being able to do the same.

Is your organization looking for innovation with a need for expertise within the psychological field? Then feel free to contact us for an orientation meeting.

Method development SBC

Sister Basilia Center (SBC) is part of the White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation; the leading care organization after the hospital on Sint Maarten. We were honoured to be able to assist them in 2019 with the development of a manual for a new care product. The White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation was preparing for the start of this new product and consulted Inspired for guidance, making use of our knowledge and experience in this field and this type of intervention.

The intervention is called ‘Home Guidance Care’ and is focused on clients of the Sister Basilia Center, who have an intellectual disability. The help is specifically focused on clients who are in need of extra help in their home situation. The method is in line with the main goal of the Sister Basilia Center: to stimulate the clients to achieve their full potential and improve their quality of life. The manual describes different aspects like the target group, the goals of the intervention, the rationale behind it, the work process flow, working materials and implementation plan.

Setting up this manual together with the team of the Home Guidance Care has been a great experience. With collaborative input, brainstorming and structuring an informative manual has been written to be able to help launch this care product in a well prepared manner.