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New Trainings from the MTC and Partners – MASSCAP Training Center

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January 25th update

Request for Yourself, Your Team, Your Org

We offer trainings and resources on request!  See the January 25th update for some of our most popular on-demand virtual workshops.

Upcoming MTC Sessions

Supporting Job Readiness in the Time of COVID-19
February 11th from 3:00 -4:30 PM - Registration

Interactive Virtual Workshop
Cost: $35 for registrants from MA Community Action Agencies; $45 for non-CAA registrants

Target Audience
Staff from CAAs, Career Centers, and other organizations supporting unemployed and underemployed clients

Presenter
Martha Oesch, Curriculum Co-Developer/Trainer, Principal at Oesch Consulting

Workshop Description
What does it look like to support people entering or re-entering the labor market in these uncertain and ever-changing times?  This interactive session will delve into lessons from MASSCAP's research-based Job Readiness and Employability Development Curriculum, with a focus on developing participants' soft skills such as time management, listening skills, and working on a team. We'll focus on the most relevant topics during this evolving time.  You'll learn how to integrate effective activities virtually, during one-on-one case management/counseling/coaching sessions, during workshops, or in a classroom.

As a result of this workshop, you'll learn:

  • Who might benefit from the curriculum
  • How it can be used remotely and in-person
  • Information on targeted job readiness topics most relevant given COVID-19, a slack and evolving labor market, and a focus on addressing structural racism
  • Activities you, your team, or your program can implement within the next month

Using Creativity and Self-Awareness for Effective Team Leadership
March 24th from 12:30-2:30 PM - Registration

Interactive Virtual Workshop
Cost: $35 for registrants from MA Community Action Agencies; $45 for non-CAA registrants

Target Audience
Managers/Supervisors and their staff

Presenters
Deborah Linett, M.Ed. CPCC, ACC-Certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and Co-Active Training Institute (CATI), is a professional co-active coach. Deborah was the Head Start Director at Community Action, Inc., in Haverhill, MA for 27 years. She is now leading Sentient Leadership specializing in leadership and life coaching.

Bart Crawford, BA, CPP, has over 30 years of experience consulting with business leaders across several continents and with non-profit organizations in the US.

Workshop Description
Skills development for team leadership can be intrapersonal (self-control, trustworthiness, adaptability) and interpersonal (collaborative, building bonds, conflict management). In a judgement-free zone where no one gets to be wrong, you and/or your team will experiment with different team leadership roles and create new ideas for your challenges in the human services workplace.

Using Don Miguel Ruiz's best-selling book The Four Agreements as a framework, participants of this workshop will be able to:

  • Heighten their self-awareness, relationship building and group responsibility abilities
  • Open new doors to communication through embodiment of the Four Agreements
  • Learn how to use "play" for effective team leadership
Featured Events From Our Partners

See the January 25th update for upcoming National Community Action Partnership webinars and virtual events on Opioid Overdose Prevention, Workforce Development, and Food Insecurity.
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