This eight-day program includes case studies, group projects, field trips, lectures, and instruction from experts from healthcare garden-related professions. Working in multidisciplinary teams that reflect the real world of healthcare garden design, your learning will be reinforced through tours of healthcare facilities in greater Chicago.
Healthcare garden design is an emerging area of specialization in which several professions converge to create environments of care. In this professional development program, attendees will discover the many ways gardens provide verifiable health benefits for their patients, staff, and visitors. The multidisciplinary program introduces the latest research in healthcare garden design, demonstrating the benefits of healthcare gardens while providing participants with the expertise, knowledge, and tools to effectively design, manage, and evaluate such gardens. These garden environments of care maximize the effectiveness of clinical treatments for illness and disabilities, and create passive garden experiences that significantly reduce staff stress and absenteeism, improve patient health, increase client satisfaction, and strengthen the bottom line.
This program will meet for eight days in May 2014. The session includes lectures, group projects, case studies, and field trips. Experts from the healthcare garden-related professions provide program instruction. You will work in multidisciplinary teams that reflect the real world of healthcare garden design, and your learning will be reinforced through tours of healthcare facilities in greater Chicago.
The program begins with a special full-day seminar on "Gardens That Heal: A Prescription for Wellness," designed as a starting point for those participating in the full program, and as an introduction for professionals not requiring full certification.
SPECIFIC CONTENT ELEMENTS
The one-day seminar program will be held in the Alsdorf Auditorium of the Regenstein Center at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The eight-day professional development certificate program will be held in the Linnaeus Room of the Regenstein Center. Click here for directions to the Garden.
The Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden recommends the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel for accommodations.
Students registering for the Healthcare Garden Design Professional Development Program should not make lodging arrangements until after registering for the certificate program. A block of rooms at a special reduced rate have been set aside for program registrants. Please note: rooms are available under the block until mid-April. Free transportation to and from the designated hotel location and the Chicago Botanic Garden will be provided to all students. Detailed information on the upcoming 2014 program, required text and supplies, as well as how to access discounted hotel rates will be sent to students after program registration is complete.
ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Attendees who register after Thursday, May 8 will not be eligible for the Gardens that Heal lunch option. Lunch will be available for purchase in the Garden Café. Cancellations for the eight day certificate program received in writing by 4 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014 will be refunded less a processing fee. Cancellations for the Gardens that Heal program received in writing by 4 p.m. Friday May 9, 2014 will be refunded less a 10 percent processing fee.
Courses canceled by the Garden due to low enrollment or hazardous weather conditions are refunded automatically as a credit on file. Credit can be accessed by contacting the registrar's office at (847) 835-8261.
If you need any accommodations to participate in a program, please contact the program manager, Amelia Simmons Hurt, or call (847) 835-8261 and press three after the greeting. For TDD/TYY, call (847) 835-0790.
For additional information about the program, contact Amelia Simmons-Hurt at (847) 835-8293 or .
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