RCWT and Core Competencies at 2017 NYSACRA Conference

At the 2017 NYSACRA conference, the Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation (RCWT) shared resources and answered inquiries. We distributed posters for the core competencies, cards for the code of ethics, Workforce Transformation DVDs, and information about regional meetings. Our resource table was so popular that other vendors walked over to find out more about us!

Presentation and Inquiries about the Core Competencies

DSPs, supervisors, and administrators visited the RCWT table. They asked for more information about the core competencies. They also asked for information on how to get more involved with their region. Many expressed the need for more support and ideas on how train staff.

The RCWT team gave a presentation addressing these concerns. First, we shared best practices for changing the culture of the workforce. The presentation was called, From Compliance to Competency. Then, we demonstrated how to use the core competencies to best support people with disabilities. We shared tools that can be used to create a system of support within an agency.

Activity Toolbox for the Core Competencies

Later, Region 2 North Lead, Jennifer Vogt, presented an Activity Toolbox that attendees were able to share with their agencies . The Activity Toolbox includes a number of interactive and effective activities. These activities can be used to fulfill New York State’s training requirements. Next, the RCWT plans to expand this Activity Toolbox and make it accessible on our website.

There is lots more to come from the RCWT. Please browse through our website to access important resources. Visit the Resource Library and Training Calendar. We also have a Facebook page where we regularly share updates and post about best practices in the field of developmental disabilities.

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