You don’t typically hear people say, “I’m going out into the community tonight,” or ask, “Did you hear about that community event happening next month?” It’s often difficult for human service organizations to truly define what is meant by ‘community,’ and even more challenging to ensure that people who receive supports are actually part of the community.

In this training ‘Community: Building Connections,’ attendees will have an opportunity to explore what “community” is and how to support people to be not only present, but active participants, in their communities of choice. This training challenges traditional concepts of community, identifies barriers to inclusion, and shares insight into overcoming those barriers.

Training Overview

  • Presented either in-person or virtually
  • Customizable content/duration
  • Up to 40 participants

Attendees will learn person-centered approaches for discovering people’s interests, strengths, gifts, and desires, to create and nurture community connections. The presentation and activities will provide specific strategies to support people in becoming active, contributing members of their community. Participants will also find out about potential challenges they may face, along with solutions for confronting those challenges.

Training Objectives

  • Insight into concepts of community
  • Guidance to help people define their own vision of community
  • Real-life examples of exploring community and expanding inclusion
  • Suggestions to building social capital
  • Barriers you may confront to creating community
  • Tips to overcoming barriers

Training Duration & Pricing

CQL will work with you to customize the content, duration, and scheduling of this training to meet your unique needs. For planning purposes, versions of this training can be provided anywhere from 3 – 6 hours in length, virtually or in-person, on a single day or across multiple days, with costs ranging from $875 – $1,750.

If the training is being presented in-person, the organization is also responsible for travel and lodging costs. Organizations will be billed for these expenses in addition to the training cost. Prices are subject to change.

Please Note: Organizations that are pursuing or have achieved CQL Accreditation can take advantage of a 5% discount on the costs of CQL training.