Workforce Toolkit

A workforce toolkit may be effectively used to promote the facilitation of training that occurs in the work setting. The CADER Workforce Toolkit consists of the following elements which are designed to support work-based learning:

  • Organizational Assessment of Training Needs
  • Implementation Manual
  • Supervisor Guides
  • Facilitator Tips Manual
  • Live Classrooms
  • Consultation

Learning Enrichment Tools

Standard Tools

Organizational Readiness Tools

With a rapidly changing health and social services landscape, the need for organizations to have a highly trained workforce — one that stays on top of the latest developments in the field and meets evolving standards – is more critical than ever.  

To assist organizations, CADER has developed an assessment tool that is organized around key competency areas. Practitioners complete self-assessment questions that indicate their knowledge and skills in those key areas. To begin the training process, your staff will be asked to complete the training needs tool.  Once this is done the Center will analyze the data and recommend a training program.

Implementation Manual

This Manual provides detailed guidelines on how to successfully implement a CADER online program. Each Manual is designed to reflect the particular type of online program that will be used in order to make it easier for organizations to implement their program.

Supervisor Guides

Supervisors are key players in helping learners transfer knowledge and skills from our online courses into practice. The CADER Supervisor Guide is designed for supervisors or other trainers who plan to conduct an in-person training session or group supervision based on CADER online courses. We believe that adding a face-to-face element to the online course can enhance the transfer of learning and encourages learners to apply what they’ve learned to their settings. The Guide provides approximately five face-to-face exercises based on material from the online course. It’s designed to reinforce and expand the practitioner’s understanding of the course content, particularly emphasizing the development of practice skills and values competencies. Materials are provided for one to three hours of training, although the sessions can easily be divided, extended, or shortened. “All you have to do is review the materials in the Guide, copy handouts, and you are good to go. We estimate that your preparation time for conducting a face-to-face session should be one hour or less.”

“The Guide was very helpful and I felt it condensed the information in manageable chunks to enable a small group discussion such as ours.”—Lori Williamson

Facilitator Tips Manual

This Manual summarizes best-practice guidelines about effective facilitation and training. It is included as part of our Facilitator Guides, but is also available separately.

Live Classroom

Adobe Connect is a live, virtual classroom environment with features that include audio, video, application sharing, and archiving abilities. Its design and ease-of-use ensures that facilitators and learners engage as if they were meeting face-to-face.  Adobe Connect allows the delivery of a webinar, running of a meeting, sharing a desktop, showing a power point presentation, responding to questions verbally or online, polling participants, and showing video clips. It can also be used as a platform to discuss course information (e.g. announcements, case studies, course content, forum posts, and state specific information). Organizations can host experts leading discussions, offer monthly lunch & learn and facilitate blended training using CADER Supervisor Guides.

Consultation

CADER is available to help design and customize learning enrichment programs. This can include hosting face-to-face training, designing additional training, or customizing our training to meet your needs.