Q&A with Clemens Braun

April 24, 2018 | News


Q&A with Clemens Braun 

Clemens Braun has been a SafeCare BC workshop facilitator for the past two years. This week, we learn more about him.

Q: What do you like most about teaching?
A: I love the moments during a workshop when participants have an “aha moment”. It becomes obvious that the participants are understanding a concept or have learned a skill.

Q: Why are you passionate about SafeCare BC programs and workshops?
A: I believe strongly that workers have a right to be safe at work and SafeCare BC helps achieve this.

Q: How would you describe your teaching style?
A: When I teach, I try to encourage participation and discussion rather than lecturing.

Q: Where do you draw your inspiration from?
A: I get inspired by the workshops. At the end, participants come to me and let me know that they have learned new skills and concepts, which will help them to be safer at work.

Q: What do you hope participants get out of your workshops?
A: Of course, I want them to learn new skills and concepts related to their work, but I also hope they learn skills that will help them in everyday life, such as respectful communication and giving feedback.
Q: Is there an expectation that participants are sharing knowledge they get from the workshop?
A: Yes, I hope that the participants share what they have learned with their co-workers. This is especially true for the Safe Resident and Safe Client Handling Peer Coach workshops.

Q: When not facilitating what do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
A: I enjoy hiking, gardening, playing soccer, cooking, and travel

Learn more about becoming a SafeCare BC facilitator