Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Topics > Professional Development

Caring for the Caregiver
$0.00 (1 section available)
This two-hour course is designed to provide senior companions with practical information they can use to help them in their role as caregiver. During this course, participants will learn tips on how to cope with some of the challenges and stress they may experience as a caregiver. Various relaxation and stress reduction tips will be discussed. Participants will also learn about the importance in taking care of themselves with good nutrition, exercise and adequate rest. Learning will be accomplished through traditional classroom lecture and discussion. The target audience for this training is staff and caregivers who support seniors.

Crisis Intervention Staff, Safety & Personal Emergency Intervention Training Annual Review
$884.00 (2 sections available)
During this seven and half hour course participants will review past training on preventing and de-escalating crisis situations. They will review past training on emergency safety interventions using voluntary escorts, assist techniques and personal restraints.

Fundraising Basics - Developing the Annual Fund Program
$55.00 (1 section available)
This three-hour class takes a "hands on" approach learning to provide information and ideas on how to apply fundraising basics to create a blueprint for success. As annual giving is considered the essential foundation upon which to build, participants will learn how to develop an effective annual fund program. The underlying planning process, complete with goal setting and the components of a good plan will be explored as well as the basics of gift giving. Student will conduct on-line, real-time, research for collecting available data.

Grantwriting Labs 101 & 102
$60.00 (1 section available)
In the "Fundamentals of Grant Seeking" class CCAC provides an overview of grantwriting. Students will receive knowledge and tools to begin preparing their own grants. Because many students have not done grantwriting before, they will have questions as they get under way which may cause delays in submitting a grant proposal. These Labs will provide the next step in this process. Day 1-Lab 101: Students will bring (in draft format) actual grant proposals they are working on. The instructor (one of Pittsburgh's sought after professional grant writers) along with the others in class will critique them, assist in editing and provide helpful feedback. Day 2-Lab 102: Students will take home all this information and knowledge from Lab 101, incorporate the feedback and bring back a more polished proposal to the Lab 102. That class will include another round of critique, editing and feedback, which will then enable students to finalize their proposals and get them ready for submission. Fundamentals of Grant Seeking class or previous grant writing experience needed.

Managing Volunteers-Outside the Box
$55.00 (1 section available)
In this two-hour class participants will learn from traditional volunteer involvement to not only think outside the box but to ACT outside the box. Participant will learn to recognize the current trends and future of volunteerism. Participants will also discover creative and relevant opportunities to encapsulate individual volunteers.

Preparing Common Grant Proposals
$60.00 (1 section available)
This three-hour class provides an introduction to writing and preparing the Common Grant Application Format proposal utilized by the "Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania". Writing sessions in the computer classroom will take participants through the step-by-step process of drafting a Common Grant proposal. Some points that will be covered in class are learning and following guidelines of the Common Grant Application, adequate budget objectives, effective methods of preparation and submission. The class is held in a computer lab so real-time hands-on learning is established when needed. Some previous grantwriting experience is needed.

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