Education Programs

Education is our top priority. Our series of interactive learning experiences offer tools you can use and techniques that build your guardianship skills. For family members, new guardians, and professionals, we are proud to include virtual instructor-led workshops, self-paced video programs, and high-impact eLearning that make good use of your time while providing great information and insights.


Guardianship Fundamentals Series Scheduled Virtual Events Scheduled Virtual Instructor-Led Training

Tackling the Transition to Adulthood

Growing up is challenging for everyone. Families caring for loved ones with developmental or intellectual disabilities find this transition period especially difficult. Services end and a whole new set of standards need to be considered. In this live webinar, you will learn the answers to these key questions, and more: o What educational services are best for your loved one’s…

Understanding Guardianship

Dr. Heather Connors, Ph.D., Executive Director of The Center for Guardianship Excellence will be giving an overview of guardianship, best practices, and alternatives. Professionals in the fields of aging, disability, and mental health services view guardianship in many different ways. This presentation shares a fresh, practical approach to helping individuals improve their lives with a personally tailored balance of guardianship,…

Guardianship Basics

“Guardianship Basics” is a series of 15-minute, on-demand, online lessons designed to build your knowledge and understanding of guardianship in Massachusetts. Each program includes facts and procedures guardians must know in order to meet court expectations and the needs of individuals under guardianship. Our training is built around real-world case stories for a memorable learning experience that will build your…

5 Points that Guide Successful Guardians

Find your “true north” as a guardian by focusing on 5 guideposts. During this introductory workshop, you will learn fundamental principles of guardianship in Massachusetts including how guardians get appointed, how to determine what is expected of you, how to navigate decision-making that is in line with your client’s values, and the documentation and paperwork standards you must meet. This…

Support Group

Are you a newly appointed guardian who needs support navigating the day-to-day decisions that come with this important responsibility? Do you feel overwhelmed or confused by court documents, medical decisions or other issues that arise as you look out for the well-being of your family member or client? Join the Center for an informal, virtual support group. Facilitated by the…

Guardianship Rounds

Join the Center for our Guardianship Rounds session, based on the concept of hospital grand rounds, each month we are joined by an experienced guardian who shares one of their challenging cases for discussion. Family and professional guardians alike are welcome to attend.

Guardianship Networking

Join us for our monthly Guardianship Networking Group, where guardians from all over the country gather for conversation among peers to share ideas and find answers. Each month we feature a new topic for discussion. We hope you can join us for this interactive networking group, as we work together to build excellence in guardianship.

Guardian’s Guide to Gender Identity Conversations

Changes in a client’s gender identity may bring challenges to guardians, caseworkers, caregivers, attorneys, medical professionals, and anyone whose role requires respect and support for the client. Join the conversation on Thursday, June 24, 2-3 PM (EST). Bring your experience, observations, questions, and solutions to this structured networking event. We will draw out respectful dialog that supports the LGBTQIA+ community….

Custom Training

The Center for Guardianship Excellence offers custom training, tailored to your audience and needs.