On-Site Training and Technical Assistance
Building on a 50-year history of successfully implementing programs to assist Community Action Agencies who serve low-income individuals, OCATO’s extensive training programs offer a variety of useful professional development and facilitated workshops that are effective for Community Action Agencies and other nonprofit organizations. Training courses and technical assistance are available at no cost* to OACAA members in good-standing.
Each training can be delivered on-site and is tailored to meet the needs of the organization requesting the training. OCATO will help the organization determine how to best meet their needs and ensure courses are productive and facilitated by the most appropriate consultants with relevant experience.
OCATO staff and Internal Consultants (ICs) who provide training are highly qualified with higher education degrees and several years of experience in the field which they are teaching. All ICs are vetted through a rigorous internal review process and must receive annual recommendations from supervisors within the Community Action Network.
Strategic branding plan and style guide development are also available to OACAA members. This process will be customized to meet the goals of your specific agency’s needs for internal or external branding or rebranding efforts.
This training module discusses how to engage potential partners to formalize relationships effectively. Discussions include partnership benefits, MOUs, roles and responsibilities of each organization, and forming outcomes. Common pitfalls and issues are also discussed to help mitigate problems as the partnership develops.
Family Development is a case management curriculum and provides essential concepts and tools to assess, provide support, and create an action plan for customers. The certification course teaches case managers to ask different questions to gain a deeper level of understanding, help guide the customers to a deeper level of participation, and assist them in making their own decisions on their path to self-sufficiency.
*OCATO may charge a minimal fee for this certification course.
Head Start Policy Council
Internal Fiscal Controls
The simulation is designed for a minimum of 30 participants and maximum of 148 participants. At least 17 volunteers are needed to act as resources providers. Following the 90-minute simulation, attendees participate in a 30-minute debriefing to discuss their experiences.
The strategic planning process will be designed with your agency in mind and can range from a simple plan update or to accommodate a major organizational change. Staff or ICs will facilitate discussions, collect data and help the agency develop the final plan.