RHYTTAC Training Opportunities

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Welcome to the RHYTTAC training site. As your RHYTTAC team, we are here to serve you, your staff and your organization. At this site, you will find information about training, a calendar of events, training requirements, and links to helpful sites. You will also find information shared by your colleagues and peers on promising practices, evidence based practices, and lessons learned from the field. We hope that you will feel free to request, share and utilize training, training information, and training opportunities. We invite you to partner with your colleagues to share your expertise, your passion, and your lessons learned. Please contact your training director, Mark Wolf, at mark@rhyttac.net or 865-382-6648, with your questions, training needs, ideas and offers to assist. We want to hear from you.

RHYTTAC is committed to providing training for RHY grantees that is grantee driven, relevant, and based on best practice.  Training is provided by RHYTTAC staff as well as subject matter experts from the field and is delivered in a number of ways to ensure maximum access.  The RHYTTAC team is here to serve you, the grantees, and we encourage you to make full use of training opportunities and to communicate your particular training needs to us.

RHYTTAC provides the following training opportunities:

Recorded Webinars - These webinars, posted every month by the second Tuesday of every month to the e-learning site, are recorded sessions for RHY grantees to review when convenient. Check the website for updates.

Facilitated Webinars - These webinars are hosted monthly on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 3 p.m. eastern time. You must pre-register for each webinar. Upcoming topics are listed on the training calendar. These sessions provide an opportunity for you to engage the presenter and to get your questions answered via posting questions during the session. These sessions are recorded for future viewing by grantees who cannot attend the facilitated session when scheduled.

Talk it Out Thursdays - These conference calls are opportunities for staff from RHY programs to join in for an hour-long discussion regarding a variety of topics. This option is perfect for individuals who really want to connect and hear from other grantees directly about specific topics. Calls are scheduled weekly at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time. The call-in number for the calls is posted on the homepage of this site and distributed via a weekly e-blast to all grantees

Onsite Training- Regional “Pick Ups” - RHYTTAC provides regionally based training that is tailored to meet the needs of grantees in that region.  Regional training options include workshop content provided as part of a regional conference, topic specific half day up to two day workshops, Ignite Clinics, and select training of trainers. 

Topic Specific Training- These training may be 90 minutes to two days of content tailored to specific grantee requests and needs.  Training is provided by RHYTTAC staff as well as subject matter experts from the field.  RHYTTAC has or will develop or contract for training requested and needed.  Some of the workshops previously provided by RHYTTAC and RHYTTAC subject matter experts include harm reduction topics, motivational interviewing, positive youth development, community collaborations strategies, trauma informed care topics, ethical issues of confidentiality and boundaries, effective supervisory practice, street outreach safety and youth engagement, orientation/basic overview of federal standards and expectations for RHY programs, human trafficking issues and intervention strategies, topics of LGBTQ and substance abuse, and youth support systems development.  A menu of training options RHYTTAC is available upon request.

TA Clinic - Ignite Model – This one and a half day facilitated training experience promotes collaboration and sharing of experience in problem solving program challenges relevant to participants and connecting resources with needs.  The Ignite Clinic operates using a model similar to the ‘Ignite’ model of group processing and learning.  Participants share organizational strengths, identify problem issues, and develop strategies to address these.  The result of the process is a connecting of colleagues and production of solutions and strategies that can be utilized by those present as well as by other grantees facing similar issues and challenges.

Training of Trainers - Demonstrating Effectiveness: Three-day intensive training of trainers on development and utilization of effective logic models with emphasis on identifying measureable outcomes, evaluation, funding and utilizing for public relations and fund raising. The training will provide participants the skills and confidence needed to provide training and consultation for staff in their organizations, and sharing of expertise in their community of collaboration and with other grantees. As an alternative, this training may be presented and utilized as a one and a half day topic specific training for all staff.

Training of Trainers – Understanding Evidence-Based Practice: Three-day intensive Training of Trainers focusing on making the most of evidence-based practices and models. Participants will learn to assess individual organizational and program needs, appropriately match evidence based practices to needs, develop strategies for funding new practices, effectively implementing practices including staff preparation and training, and evaluating resultant outcomes. The training will provide participants the skills and confidence needed to provide training and consultation for staff in their organizations, and sharing of expertise in their community of collaboration and with other grantees. As an alternative, this training may also be presented and utilized as a day and a half topic specific training for all staff.

Training of Trainers – Trauma Informed Care – Three day training prepares participants to return to their agencies to train staff and volunteers on the basic elements of trauma informed care (TIC) and the positive impact that TIC can have on program and participants.  Topics covered include: a. Definitions of trauma and key behavioral symptoms; b. The impact of trauma on physical, psychological and neurological domains; c. The impact of trauma on the brain; d. Techniques to adapt agency practices to feature more trauma informed elements; e. Interventions with youth.  The training will provide participants the skills and confidence needed to provide training and consultation for staff in their organizations, and sharing of expertise in their community of collaboration and with other grantees.  As an alternative, this training may also be presented and utilized as a day and a half topic specific training for all staff.

WHAT IF YOU DON’T SEE WHAT YOU NEED? 
RHYTTAC wants to hear from you. If there is a training topic that you would like to see added to the calendar for upcoming webinars or on-site events, please let us know by contacting us at info@rhyttac.net.  If you are interested in hosting a RHYTTAC training and are in close proximity to other RHY grantees, please let us know. We will work with you to plan a training or collaboration/connecting session around a topic that is most important to you.

See the Events Calendar for dates for the above training opportunities.