News Spring training focus: Employee retention, improved communication

Employee retention and better communication are the themes that run through the Providers’ Council trainings being offered this spring.

On Friday, April 12, the Council hosts a free, member-exclusive HR Roundtable in Stoughton focused on employee wellness. Not only will improved health benefit the employee and clients, having a wellness program can also boost morale, engagement and retention. Learn more about this session here.

Trainer John Howard of Youth Villages presents the next session of The Intention is Retention half-day training on Wednesday, April 24 in Somerville. This workshop reviews the main drivers and impact of staff turnover, then explores intentional ways to increase retention. Attendees will work on a retention plan for their organizations. Learn more and register here.

The Council is pleased to offer a new training – Written Communication – on Tuesday, May 14 in Dorchester. Trainer Anne Meyerson helps participants understand who they’re writing for and how to tailor and format their work for that audience. She will cover email, texting, memos, office communications, case notes and more. Learn more and register here.

The spring session of the two-part, Success as a New Supervisor training will be held on May 7 & May 21 in Lexington. Trainer Jim Ognibene has quickly grown this training into one of the Council’s most popular offerings for new supervisors and supervisors-to-be as well as experienced staff seeking to expand on what they know. Attendees learn how leadership is different than management and the skills required for today’s leaders; practice the core skills; gain understanding of how to increase staff engagement and competence. This program has been approved for 6 social work CEUs. Learn more and register here.

If you have questions about any of the Providers’ Council’s trainings, please email Amanda McCarthy at or call 617.428.3637 x128.

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