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Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation

We are regional collaborations created to develop the competencies and ethics of New York’s 110,000 Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Together with service providers, DSPs, people with disabilities, their families, and other stakeholders, the RCWT are building workforce capacity based on the NYS DSP Core Competencies and the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals’ Code of Ethics.

DSPs define the quality of every service by their understanding, competence and ethical commitment. Service transformation is possible with workforce transformation.

Upcoming Trainings & Presentations

The Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation (RCWT) schedules FREE trainings and presentations in six regions of New York State. View our training scheduled and register today.

Resource Library

The Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation (RCWT) has a comprehensive online library of Videos, Training Information, Webinars, and many other resources available to service providers, family members, advocates, and people receiving support.

Communicating the Competencies

The Code of Ethics and Core Competencies adopted by the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) apply to all Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) across the state, working in both private and public sector programs.

RCWT Blog: Updates, News, & Announcements

Developing Evaluations for Frontline Supervisors

Frontline Supervisors (FLSs) sometimes offer direct support to people with disabilities. However, since FLSs are not Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), they are not subject to evaluations like DSPs. The Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is...

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Agencies Wanted to Host Free Training Workshops

The Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation (RCWT) are looking for agencies across New York State to host FREE training workshops. The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) is offering three, FREE workshops through September 2017, and the RCWT are seeking...

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FREE Trainings and Presentations

View trainings posted in all regions!