CPS Provider Transformation Training and Regional Learning Collaborative

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    ODP Announcement 21-045 serves to announce an opportunity for Community Participation Support providers to participate in a free virtual training jointly funded by the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) and the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR). The training will be provided by national experts and focus on how Community Participation Support services providers can transform from a facility-based model to a competitive integrated employment business model. This initiative also includes the opportunity to receive technical assistance and participate in regional learning collaboratives facilitated by a national expert to assist in developing and implementing concrete and targeted measures to make the transformation.

    The Transformation Training will be held virtually and is free to providers enrolled with ODP to provide Community Participation Support. The training will be limited to 30 provider agencies that are selected through an application process. Providers interested in participating in the training must be willing to commit at least two executive-level staff to participate in all three days of training.

    The training will take place virtually July 19, 2021 through July 21, 2021 from 9:00 am–1:30 pm. Breaks are built in to the sessions.

    After the conclusion of the Transformation Training, 15 providers will be given the opportunity to receive at least 12 hours of virtual technical assistance and consultation from the national experts. Five providers each, in three regions of the state (West, Central, East), will be selected. Each provider will be asked to identify no more than three executive-level staff to participate, for a total of no more than 15 people in each Transformation Regional Learning Collaborative. The team must consist of any combination of the organization’s Executive Director/CEO, Finance Director/CFO, Senior Program Director/COO, or Board Officer, preferably the President.

    Providers will receive assistance with developing and implementing a strategy and action plan to transform their business model at no cost to the provider. Each provider will be afforded a 1:1 consultation with the national expert in addition to the Transformation Regional Learning Collaborative.

    Providers that are interested in applying to be part of the Transformation Training and Regional Learning Collaborative and receive technical assistance from a national expert must do the following:

    1. Complete and submit the attached application to Laura Cipriani no later than Friday, July 2, 2021.
    2. ODP will notify each provider applicant whether they have been selected for the 3-day Transformation Training. Notification will be sent via email to the email address that was used to submit the application.
    3. After the 3-day training, ODP will notify the 15 providers that have been selected to participate in a Transformation Regional Learning Collaborative.

    If you have any questions, please contact Laura Cipriani.

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