Effective Direct Support Professional Development Strategies:
Training, Mentoring, and Career Pathways
Professional development enables staff to strengthen their practice and improve skills throughout their career. The most effective professional development plan engages staff to focus on the needs of people they support. It offers opportunities for them to learn and problem solve together for collaborative learning in order to ensure that everyone achieves success. Professional development programs should provide equal opportunities for direct support professionals to gain and improve the knowledge and skills important to their positions and job performance. It also ensures that direct support professionals stay on top of the most current standards and knowledge about best practices when supporting people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Participation in this training will help program supervisors and managers to develop appropriate training practices to meet the needs of their staff. Strategies on how to identify, implement and support training, mentoring, and career pathways will be reviewed.
|November 17, 2016
||10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
||Clark Library, Clark
No charge for the following
- DDD Qualified Providers and agencies authorized by DDD to
move forward with the training required in qualifications
- Individuals with disabilities and family members
Available: Not available for Continuing Education credit.
Please note: Submission of the online
form is not a confirmation of registration. Submission of the online
registration form sends an email request to The Boggs Center. When your form is
received, Boggs Center
staff will register you for the course requested,
based on space availability. If the training is full,
you will be notified.
Written confirmation of your registration and materials will be mailed two weeks
prior to the training course. If you do not receive a confirmation, please
contact us to verify registration and to receive directions and materials.