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Trainer News from the OCWTP
September 2012

Blended Skill-Building E-Learning Lab


Competencies Addressed: 660-05-001, 660-05-002, 660-05-004


This E-based learning lab focuses specifically on application back on the job. We explore how TOL is incorporated into your curricula and help you find ways to promote job application in content you currently train.


We will discuss how to manage the diverse learners who may use training content back on the job; identify transfer assessment and intervention strategies. In addition to e-based learning lab, you will be offered a one-hour telecoaching session.  


One month later we will ask you to submit revised content outline/curriculum demonstrating improvements. The goal of this E-learning lab is to strengthen your ability to develop and implement workshops that facilitate trainee's application of newly learned skills. The learning lab is designed to:

  • Learn new ideas through an exchange of information
  • Practice and apply specific skill building and transfer strategies
  • Strengthen existing training designs to enhance efforts to support skill development and transfer of learning.

The learning lab includes one two-hour E-learning session and a one-hour coaching session between sessions.



Preference will be given to trainers who have attended workshops offered in the Training of Trainer (TOT) series; have content outlines and who have had experience offering trainings to the OCWTP constituents.


Dates offered: (Choose one)

October 10 2012 - 7:00PM to 9:00 PM

January 16, 2013 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

May 14, 2013 - 7:00 to 9:00 PM


If you are interested in attending one of the three blended on-line learnings, please contact Debra Sparrow at dsparrow@ihs-trainet.com or Lois Tyler at loijean@aol.com. Registration is limited. 

ECORTC as part of Guernsey County Children Services would like to highlight the following training
October 1 and 2, 2012!

201-40: When Adoptions Fail: Walking Through the Journey of  Disruption/Dissolution

Why do adoptive placements disrupt? What are we asking adoptive and foster parents, children, and workers to do? How are the adopted children experiencing the adoption failure? What is inside the emotional journey of adoption breakdown for the parents? How are siblings and grandparents affected? What are the impacts of disruption on caseworkers and adoption workers who are involved in these cases? These questions and many more will be addressed in this interactive workshop. Workers will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of the multiple factors involved in disruptions; new insights, new tools and new strategies to prevent disruptions; and guidance for navigating through it, if the inevitable happens.


Trainers: Wendy Flowers and Jayne Schooler.


Location: ECORTC, 274 Highland Ave, Suite 100, Cambridge, Ohio 43725

Dates: October 1 and 2, 2012

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day (2-day training)

Registration: Please register through E-Track by searching learning code 201-40.


*If you have registration challenges or cannot find the training in E-Track, please feel free to contact ECORTC at 740-432-2355

Upcoming Training of Trainers  

Presentation Skills

October 18-19, 2012

June 3-5, 2013


Curriculum Development

November 28-29, 2012

April 3-4, 2013


So You Want to be an OCWTP Trainer

February 20, 2013


Transfer of  Learning

October 4, 2012

April 9, 2013


PowerPoint TOT

December 11, 2012

May 16, 2013



For more information contact Debra Sparrow at dsparrow@ihs-trainet.com.  

2013 OCWTP
Trainer Conference

 MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013

   Details coming soon!

Marketing and Scheduling Training


Please remember that only a RTC can schedule trainings that will be paid for by OCWTP funds.  If an agency approaches you, please refer them back to the RTC.  Marketing is addressed in the OCWTP Policty Manual on page 49, section 29(c).

It's That Time Again for Caseworker and Supervisor Core Trainers to Obtain Field Experience!

The Ohio Child Welfare Training Program is committed to providing child welfare staff with the most knowledgeable and skilled trainers. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services current contract with the Institute for Human Services (IHS) requires that we assist you with obtaining current exposure to the field of child welfare, every three years, if you have been out of child welfare practice for three years or more. Ongoing exposure in the field will enhance your credibility and will assist you in developing appropriate Transfer of Learning strategies.  If you do not have recent experience, you will need to participate in a field activity opportunity with a public child welfare agency.  


Field activities must be a minimum of four hours and be completed by NOVEMBER 13, 2012. A wide variety of agency experiences are permissible but they should be casework/direct services or supervisory/management related and applicable to your area of training expertise.


You should have received an email from Debra Sparrow with the letter and form attached. If for some reason you haven't received them you can contact Lois Tyler or go to OCWTP.net, Trainer Resources, Forms. Questions, contact Lois Tyler at either loijean@aol.com or 614-233-2214.


Contact Information
Debra Sparrow
Institute for Human Services