Boston University Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Boston University Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

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KT Academy / CeKTER Webinar with Marianne Farkas, ScD (Jan. 8th, 2024) – Training Your Staff: What Works? What Doesn’t?

November 24, 2023

In-service staff training, regardless of staff discipline has long been a central tool to develop the ability of providers to translate research findings about new approaches to working with service users, into practice. Training staff on an ongoing basis to deliver new interventions, however, is a costly enterprise both in terms of the cost of the training itself, as well as the cost of covering for staff who are absent due to the training. As a result, the most popular trainings are brief seminars or workshops. The webinar will present answers to questions such as: What have we learned before and during the pandemic about this strategy for implementing new interventions to benefit those being served? Are there solid principles for developing training programs that will achieve new competencies or strengthen current ones that program managers, agency leaders, trainers should know when creating a strategic plan for developing the workforce? Marianne Farkas, ScD Dr. Farkas is a Professor (Clinical) at Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Boston University, Director of Training, Dissemination & TA at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation and is one of the two co-PI leading the Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (CeKTER). She has authored or co-authored over 150 journal articles and book chapters, 4 textbooks, and 10 multimedia training packages for professionals and peers. The contents of this website were funded by the National Institute on Disability Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). Grant #90DPEM0004. NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL). ACL in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this website do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, or HHS and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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Notice: The contents of this Blog were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90RTEM0004). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this Blog do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, or HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.