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Validation Continues Growth in China with Historic Milestone

The Validation Training Institute (VTI) recently celebrated an historic and important first: the certification of Validation workers in China.

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(L-R) LUO Jian, General Manager, Senior Living L’Amore; LI Jin, Staff Trainer; ZHAO Dan, Memory Care Program Manager; MA Jun, Training Department Manager; SUN Bingyao, MC caregiver and Robert Arsenault, VP International Operations, Meridian.

Senior Living L’Amore—a Beijing-based Authorized Validation Organization (AVO)— helped lead the certification process for the country’s first Validation workers. They were supported with assistance from Meridian Senior Living. Senior Living L’Amore became an AVO in 2015 after VTI Founder Naomi Feil made her first presentation in mainland China.

“We want to congratulate Senior Living L’Amore, the students, Sino-Oceanland and Meridian for supporting them,” said Vicki de Klerk, VTI executive director. “This truly is a wonderful milestone and opportunity to spread the message and impact of Validation in an important region of the world.”

Vicki also wished to express her gratitude to Validation Teacher Eric Portnoff, who did pioneering work to bringing the course to China.

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