News Fall 2019 training calendar offers something for everyone

You know fall is coming when the Providers’ Council’s training calendar is full of new professional development opportunities.

Two of our most popular extended trainings will begin soon. The six-week Supervision Series will be held at the Kennedy-Donovan Center in Foxboro on Thursdays, beginning Sept. 26. Upon completing the six blocks, participants receive a certificate. An application for 18 social work CEUs has also been submitted. Topics covered include Communication and Leadership, Situational Leadership, Conflict Management, Team Building, Performance Management and Group Planning and Decision-making. Learn more and register.

The two-part Success as a New Supervisor takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 1 and Oct. 8 at Justice Resource Institute in Needham. Attendees of this training will explore and define many of the competencies required of those who serve in the role of supervisor. They will learn what skills are required of today’s leaders and how leadership is different from management; practice the core skills needed for new supervisors; and explore how to increase staff engagement and competence. Learn more and register.

Four other single-session trainings have also been scheduled to take place at the Providers’ Council’s new Training Center at 100 Crossing Boulevard in Framingham.

Introduction to Grant Writing will walk participants through the process from identifying and explaining the basic sections of all grant applications, to understanding how to use both story-telling and hard data in the application, and how to develop a budget for the application. The training is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Learn more and register.

The fall session of Conducting Effective Internal Investigations is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Veteran investigator Jean Haertl teaches participants how to effectively initiate and conduct internal workplace investigations into policy violations including complaints of discriminatory harassment, retaliation, unprofessional conduct, workplace bullying and violence. While particularly relevant for human resources and legal staff, supervisors in all departments can benefit from the information and techniques presented in this training. Learn more and register.

Cross-Cultural Communication is a highly interactive session that helps participants understand the breadth and depth of “culture” – both personal and organizational – and how it unconsciously has positive and negative impacts on our daily interactions and communication. This training is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn more and register.

And just added is Building a Motivated Team, scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Attendees will discover how to be an effective team leaders and assess your effectiveness; describe your team’s purpose, organizational impact and the results it is expected to achieve; identify the characteristics of a successful team and the strengths and opportunities of your team; and identify team member workstyles to meet their motivational needs. Learn more and register.

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