News Inclusion, retention among fall training topics

The Providers’ Council is offering a diverse array of trainings and events in the coming months.

On Friday, Oct. 12, Partner with Your People: Engaging Talent Development will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Bridgewell in Peabody. This workshop will help organizations develop staff around their strengths to help maximize what they bring to job, bolster retention and increase engagement and productivity. Learn more and register here.

On Friday, Oct. 26th a members-only HR Roundtable: Retention 2.0 will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Vinfen in Somerville for professionals to share best practices and brainstorm common challenges. The panel features Jennifer Kropveld Boucher and Robin Gilbert of The Home for Little Wanderers and Theresa Young of Tempus Unlimited, but the event is facilitated as an open discussion among everyone in attendance. Learn more and register here.

There are still a few seats left in the two-day Healing Racism Seminar taking place on Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Justice Resource Institute in Needham. The program starts a community-level dialogue about the intersection of race and history of racism that raises awareness, challenges how people define diversity and how well people view themselves and others. Learn more and get the registration form here.

On Wednesday, November 28, the training Dealing with Difficult People and Situations will be held in Framingham at JRI’s training space from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This session explores behavior as a function of personality and environment and helps participants learn strategies for navigating tough situations and managing difficulty. Learn more and register here.

In December, the Council is offering a one-day diversity and inclusion session featuring a viewing of Cracking the Codes/The System of Racial Inequity followed by a dialogue session facilitated by the Healing Racism Institute of Pioneer Valley. The event takes place on Tuesday, December 11th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Seven Hills Foundation in Worcester.

Two other fall trainings – Success as a New Supervisor and Conducting Effective Internal Investigations – are sold out. Email Amanda McCarthy ( to be added to the waiting list.

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