The Training Consortium exists to improve relationships, promote teamwork, build skills and knowledge, recognize achievements, and enhance services through empowering support providers using a collaborative approach between agencies for the benefit of people with developmental disabilities.
The Training Consortium meets every other month to discuss the direction of the group and to coordinate events. We provide trainings for Direct Support Professionals and Front Line Supervisors, in addition to planning events the recognize and support those staff for their excellent work.
Earlier this year, DDAWNY received funding from a Senate line item initiative, sponsored by Senator Robert Ortt, to establish a regional credential training program for Frontline Supervisors. As a result, I am happy to announce that DDAWNY, working with the New York City Collaborative and our own Training Consortium Committee, will be launching a new credentialing series in 2019!
An advisory group explored several options while trying to identify a structure that would best meet member needs. Recently, we selected the NYC Collaborative as our partner based on several factors including their ability to provide the training in our region and their interest in partnering with us to create a network for emerging leaders locally and throughout the state. Additionally, the structure we have developed with the NYC Collaborative, encourages program participants who are Trainers, the opportunity to teach future semesters, making the project sustainable.
The new Region I Training Collaborative for Innovative Leadership is closely aligned with the NADSP Standards for Direct Support Professionals, the Code of Ethics, and the Counsel on Quality and Leadership’s Personal Outcome Measures.
The commitment to this series includes a 6 month training series consisting of 100 hours (outline below) of combined classroom instruction (7 hour session once per month), pre and post instruction work, completion of work samples on 3 of the 11 Frontline Supervisor Competencies as outlined by NADSP, and a final project that demonstrates the participants ability to integrate the knowledge they have acquired with the implementation of a quality based initiative and conversations with a personal mentor/guide who is assigned to each participant.
A more detailed description of the series is attached. Applications will be accepted until November 2nd. See application below for submission details. For the first series (beginning January 10, 2019), agencies are asked to consider sending a mixture of Frontline Supervisors, and Trainers, who would be willing to co-teach with the NYC Collaborative during series two. Space is limited to 40 participants per semester. Applications will be reviewed by an advisory committee and applicants will be notified by November 19th.
Because we believe it is necessary for agency leaders to be in support of this new endeavor, participating DDAWNY Member Executive Directors will be asked to sign the Executive Covenant which specifies that they are committed to supporting the Region I Training Collaborative for Innovative Leadership.
As a reminder, as this project is grant funded, no member dues are being used for this project and there will be no charge for agencies that have staff participate.
If you have questions, please contact Kyle Ryan, DDAWNY Training Consortium Chairman (716) 629-3614 or [email protected]
For More Information:
Below is a calendar with all the Training Consortium meetings, trainings, and events. If you have any questions, please contact the Training Consortium Chairperson – Kyle Ryan
Kyle Ryan, People Inc.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (716) 629-3614