Momenta has been listening, learning and leading since 2006. We offer professional development to share our expertise. We provide workshops and keynotes for professionals working with youth across Canada. Our models and strategies are created from research in social work, youth development, experiential education, and adventure therapy and tested in the field at our programs.
We are happy to combine trainings into a day event, host your annual retreat or design custom training to meet your needs. We value relationships and are happy to design long-term consulting and training plans with organizations.
Some of our most popular workshops include:
Strengths-based behaviour management
This workshop will focus on strengths-based behaviour management, the benefits of such a model, and clearly defining problem behaviour and why it occurs. Finally, participants will learn proven implementation strategies and components of the Momenta approach to client-centred behaviour management.
Aligning Organizational Values and Expectations to Improve Connection, Behaviour, and Relationships
Sessions will include experiential activities and facilitated discussions designed to define organizational values, connect values to behaviour expectations, and strengthen connections to deepen relationships with each other and the organization.
Incorporating a Restorative Mindset Model to Manage Conflict
Participants will gain knowledge of the restorative mindset and understand how it can be used to manage conflict.
Experiential Learning; Facilitation and Reflection
Join us in this activity-based workshop where we look at the benefits of experiential learning programs, explore ways to implement experiential learning into programming, and learn a model for facilitation to achieve group goals within programs and transfer to young people’s everyday lives.
Group Cohesion; Connection and Communication
Group cohesion workshops are designed to create connection, develop problem-solving skills and create an environment of open communication. The facilitator invites participants to consider how connection and communication can promote a sense of belonging among group members.
Wellness and the Outdoors
This 3-hour professional development workshop shares current research on wellness and the outdoors and invites participants to connect with themselves, each other, and place.
Introduction to Forest and Nature School
Join Momenta to learn about balance, the seven relationships, risk management, and the connection between play and learning. This workshop best suits educators considering working with children and youth outdoors.
Relationship with Land; Traditional Trails Walking Tours
This 3-hour presentation will allow participants to learn truth, reflect on place and history, ethically engage with land, and consider the next actions toward Reconciliation. We ask participants to arrive with an open mind and curiosity to learn and grow. This walking tour can be offered at The Forks in Winnipeg or on a train in your area.
Adrian Alphonso, a Band and Community Member of Waywayseecappo First Nation, is passionate about Indigenous perspective cycling programs and leads on Treaty One Territory land to honour truth and reconciliation. At Momenta, Adrian delivers inclusive, accessible outdoor programs to inspire a connection to the land. Adrian will guide the experience and be supported by a second Momenta staff.
Adventure for Good
How do we ethically engage with the land? Join staff from Momenta Inc. (Treaty One Territory) to learn how they engage with the land. Topics will include placemaking, truth-telling, reconciliation reflection and action planning. Momenta will also share their two-eyed seeing model that brings together the Leave No Trace Principles and the Seven Grandfather Teachings called “Adventure for Good.” This workshop will be outdoors and experiential; participants should expect a shared experience on the land, including activities and reflections about their past, present and future relationship with land. We ask participants to arrive with an open mind and curiosity to learn and grow.
Join us for an action-packed session. Learn how to plan and run a fun, safe, and engaging game session for any age group. This workshop includes many new activities that need a few supplies.
Organizational Planning and Goal Setting
Momenta can facilitate your organizational planning and goal setting! Please feel free to contact us to learn more.
Recreation Program Consulting
Momenta has worked with many programs to help train staff, design policy and operational systems, plan activities and oversee delivery. Please feel free to contact us to learn more.
Working with Momenta on creating a Behaviour Based Model for Siloam Mission was fantastic. They came in with a clear work plan to get us from where we were to where we needed to be, and every step of the way, they engaged community members and direct service staff in the process. This meant that we had the right people creating the model, those who would model it and live it, and that meant it was easier for folks to begin to implement it because they understood and participated in its development.
Momenta also had the best practice research built into the model making and the model itself – as you can see in our model.
As we commit to moving to Best Practices across all our operational areas, the work with Momenta on the model baked that into the process.
It was also great to have an external partner leading the work, partly because they brought expertise and dedicated time to this project as we maintained operations. They also created spaces for feedback where staff team members felt comfortable voicing doubt and opposition. They brought that to us anonymously so we could work on the necessary training, internal communications and supports for our team to adopt the model. Momenta also designed and facilitated all the training necessary for the model to be implemented and then supported us to have that capacity in-house (both by video and by supporting our teammates to lead training).
This work would not have been as successful or efficient without their professional guidance.– Tessa Blaikie Whitecloud, Chief Executive Officer, Siloam Mission
The folks at Momenta are masters in connecting all people with nature in a way that respects the land and its traditional caretakers. As an organization with similar principles, we value this and have found our partnerships with them to be incredibly meaningful.– Caleigh Christie, General Manager – Falcon Trails Resort & Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes