News New trainings added to 2019 calendar

The Providers’ Council’s Training & Events Calendar is taking shape for 2019, and just like the new year, it’s full of opportunity.

January brings a new offering, Introduction to Program Evaluation: What You Need to Know to Get Started, with Suffolk University Professor Brenda Bond. Offered exclusively for Council members, this workshop will explore how public service programs and policies can be made more responsive, efficient and effective through the use of program evaluation techniques and analytical methods. It’s scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Boston. Learn more and register.

The next six-session Certificate in Supervision Series will be held on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Needham, beginning Jan. 31. More than 500 supervisors have complete this popular series, which regularly sells out. Taking place at Walker in Needham, the dates are Jan. 31; Feb. 14 & 28; and March 14, 21 & 28. Experienced trainers cover Communication and Leadership; Situational Leadership; Conflict Management; Team Building; Performance Management; and Group Planning and Decision Making. Learn more and register here.

February brings the two-session Success as a New Supervisor training. This workshop sold out in little more than a week when first offered in the fall. Trainer Jim Ognibene will lead the winter session on Wednesday, Feb. 6 and Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Bridgewell in Peabody. Six NASW CEUs are pending approval and it is open to members and non-members. Learn more and register.

In March, trainer Christine Singer leads Managing Up at Venture Community Services in Sturbridge. The workshop explores how to have a health, positive and productive working relationship with your supervisor and how to address issues and conflicts. This training is scheduled for Monday, March 18 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn more and register.

If you have questions about the Providers’ Council’s educational offerings or a specific training, please email Amanda McCarthy ( or call 617.428.3637 x128.

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