Sometimes taking over a new position can be overwhelming. There is a lot to learn and new directors often have to hit the ground running. Developing a personalized training plan can be an excellent way to identify your strengths as well as areas where you would benefit from additional training, support, or resources.
WCSAP has developed a Personal Assessment Tool to help you create your training plan! Once you have completed the assessment we recommend choosing two or three topic areas to focus on for the next three to six months. WCSAP has gathered a collection of resources related to each and we are available for support as you increase your knowledge and develop these skills and abilities.
It is important to note that the Office on Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) does have training requirements for program managers. It is important to touch base with your OCVA grant manager if there are any concerns related to training requirements.
Accreditation Standard P10 states:
The organization's director is qualified by having a minimum of six years of management experience. College education may substitute, year for year, for no more than a total of four of the years. The director must also have a minimum of 20 hours of management training specific to not-for-profits, including public or private human services agencies.
The sexual abuse/assault program director/coordinator (when not the agency director) must have a minimum of 10 hours of general management training. Management staff who do not provide direct client services must receive at least 12 hours of ongoing management training each year. Management staff who also provide direct client services, may include management related training as part of the required 12 hours of ongoing annual training.
WCSAP can help you meet your annual training requirements. We provides a number of trainings, both in-person and via the web, throughout the year. Not only is this a great way to meet your training hour requirements, these are wonderful opportunities to connect to other directors in the state.