Thanks to our friends at Pathways RTC for this great tip:
FREE Professional Development Opportunity for Youth Serving Organizations (and their partners!)
Are you looking for a way to increase your staff’s skills, gather new strategies, and improve your services to youth for free? Then consider, being a part of the Youth Service Professionals’ Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Professional Development Demonstration and Evaluation (YSP/KSA Demo). Participating sites will receive: four free full-day trainings in the core competencies that youth service professionals need to work with all youth; content-rich materials and resources; and pre- and post-training technical assistance from experts in youth development, workforce development, and disability.
With support from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) seeks to demonstrate the value of and further grow a professional development system for youth service professionals to improve program quality and service delivery for all youth, including youth with disabilities. Participation is free*, however each site’s lead organization must be committed to professional development and evaluation, provide 25 – 30 trainees, engage two partner organizations, and meet other eligibility requirements (see Application). Applications are due August 31, 2013.
*Lead organizations will receive a small stipend to cover administrative costs.
If your organization and partners would like further information about participating in the YSP/KSA Demo, visit the webpage or contact Patricia Gill (email@example.com, 202.822.8405 x154) at the Institute for Educational Leadership.