TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Use our listings below to find Training-of-Trainer and other trainer-specific professional development opportunities happening in the state.

Upcoming Training Opportunities for 2018:
  • MNIT
  • Adult Education Modules
  • Strengthening Families
  • Developmentally Appropriate Behavior Guidance
Currently Open for Registration:
Basic Child Development
Title: Basic Child Development
DEVELOP Course ID: 126575
Course Date(s): Tuesdays, July 17 and 24, 2018
Course Time: 8:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Course Format: ETL/Online
Cost: $25.00
Course Instructor: Hope Doerner
Application Deadline: Sunday, June 24, 2018
Acceptance/Non-Acceptance Email Notification Date: Friday, June 29, 2018
Maximum Capacity: Minimum 10/Maximum 15
Short Description:  

  • After successfully completing this Training of Trainers, individuals will be qualified to train the 8-hour course: Basic Child Development.
  • Course description: All children are born eager to explore their world and master their development. Join us for this foundational training in which we review the theories of child development, the importance of developmentally appropriate practice, the developmental milestones of the first five years of life, including brain development and factors that can influence child growth and development. We will examine the function and importance of play in the lives of young children as well as highlight how observation and assessment of children are important as early childhood educators.
  • The curriculum is developed by the Department of Human Services.
Trainer Qualifications Criteria:  Trainer Level

  • Trainer I, Trainer II, Master, Higher Ed

Experience working in programs with:

  • Milestones
  • Ages and Stages
  • Multi-age groups

Educational Experience (Coursework, Professional Development, TOTs)
Additional PD on:

  • ECED Theorists
Developmentally Appropriate Behavior Guidance
Title: Developmentally Appropriate Behavior Guidance
Course Date(s): Wednesdays, July 11 & 18, 2018
Course Time: 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Course Format: ETL/Online
Cost: $25.00
Course Instructor: Cindy Croft
TOT Application Deadline: Sunday, June 17, 2018
Notification Date: Friday, June 22, 2018
Maximum Capacity: Minimum 10/Maximum 15
Short Description:  

  • After successfully completing this Training of Trainers, individuals will be qualified to train the 4-hour course: Developmentally Appropriate Behavior Guidance.
  • Meets the 4-hour preservice Child Development/Behavior Guidance training requirement for Family Child Care Providers. This training curriculum will address key facts about early brain development, define social and emotional development and describe how it unfolds in the context of relationships, examine how environments affect children's behaviors, and identify some concrete strategies for preventing behavioral challenges.
  • The curriculum is developed by the Department of Human Services.
Trainer Qualifications Criteria: Trainer Level:

  • Trainer I, Trainer II, Master, Higher Ed or Content expert with education in KCF I or IIC

Experience working with:

  • Child social and emotional development
  • Child Development
  • Ages and Stages
  • Behavior Guidance best practices

Educational Experience (Coursework, Professional Development
Additional PD on:

  • Social/Emotional Competence
  • Behavior strategies
Families: Strengthening Families Approach
Title: Families: Strengthening Families Approach
DEVELOP Course ID:  141757
Course Date(s): Mondays, July 9 & 16, 2018
Course Time: 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Course Format: ETL/Online
Cost: $25.00
Course Instructor: Dea Anderson
TOT Application Deadline: Sunday, June 17, 2018
Notification Date: Friday, June 22, 2018
Maximum Capacity: Minimum 10/Maximum 15
Short Description:
  • After successfully completing this Training of Trainers, individuals will be qualified to train the 6-hour course: Strengthening Families ™.
  • Topic areas include: an in-depth review of the Strengthening Families approach developed at the Center for the Study of Social Policy, key aspects of the five protective factors, and strategies for supporting families in attaining the five protective factors.
  • The curriculum is developed by the Department of Human Services.
Trainer Qualifications Criteria: Trainer Level:

  • Master, Higher Ed or Content expert with education in CCI, IV or V

Experience working with:

  • Child at Risk
  • To implement a strength-based approach to working with families
  • Or working in social work, child welfare, Parent Education, or public health nurse

Educational Experience (Coursework, Professional Development
Additional PD on:

  • Strengthening Families
  • Risk and Protective Factors
  • Trauma Informed Practice