Professional Development & Coaching

All of our knowledge doesn’t count for much if we don’t share it with others. That’s why we excel at training and coaching. A trainer that understands adult learning knows that any good training combines many different approaches.

Our training philosophy is based on three principles:

  1. Training should be pragmatic for what you do;
  2. Training should be grounded in theory and practice; and
  3. Training should be both educational and entertaining. 

Our Professional Development & Coaching Products

Housing First 101

Offered as a stand-alone 90 minute session or as part of the Excellence in Housing-Based Case Management training, this training outlines what Housing First is (and is not), the service orientation necessary to deliver a true Housing First program (and how that differs from dominant practices in many communities), and what it means to function as a Housing First System.

 

Organizing Your Community into Service Delivery Sectors

Ensuring there are understood and effective service targets are necessary for there to be a coherent service delivery system in any community, and this three hour session is designed to help communities organize their thinking and funding objectives into a service context with clearly understood approaches to identifying problems to be mitigated, articulating preferred service delivery models, and naming the indicators and outcomes sought.

 

SPDAT Training Level 1: SPDAT for Frontline Workers

The SPDAT is an evidence-informed approach to assessing an individual’s or family’s acuity. The tool, across multiple components, prioritizes who to serve next and why, while concurrently identifying the areas in the person/family’s life where support is most likely necessary in order to avoid housing instability. Training on the tool requires one day.

 

Our Professional Development & Coaching Projects

Leadership Academy on Ending Homelessness

Leadership Academy on Ending Homelessness AKA #campiain   Stonewall Resort, West Virginia   October 25-27, 2016     In 2015, a historic gathering occurred at Stonewall Resort in West Virginia. 200 leaders in ending homelessness came together from Canada and the United States to build a network with other leaders that share the same passion, and learn new leadership tools and strategies. The evaluation of the event was overwhelming awesome. Our first cohort of leaders encouraged us to offer the program again, and sooner rather than later, for other leaders to have the opportunity to share, learn and grow.   YOU ARE INVITED   If you are dedicated to ending homelessness and want to improve your leadership chops while meeting other leaders in the same boat as you, this is the experience you have been waiting for.   The Leadership Academy is NOT a conference. You are strategically placed with […]

 

Organizational Development, Crossroads Rhode Island

For the past few years, OrgCode has had a relationship with Crossroads Rhode Island, which is the largest homeless service provider in Providence. During that time we have analyzed staff operations and recommended changes in programming and service delivery models, facilitated community and board presentations on the changes, produced reports outlining staff and programming impacts and ensured the leadership team was prepared to sustain the changes.

 

Staff Training, Medicine Hat Community Housing Society

Located in Southeast Alberta, MHCHS is the Community Entity responsible for leading the community’s response to ending homelessness. OrgCode worked with all funded organizations in the community to shadow, coach and train staff on how to focus on ending homelessness.