What do you want to learn?

Assessing Learning Needs


Assessment is the first step in a creating a tailored capacity-building program. We start with ensuring we understand funder objectives and the initiative or program’s theory of change. To inform curriculum design, we identify participant’s learning priorities, styles and preferences using multiple methods such as:

  • Application Review
  • Individual Self-Assessments
  • Interviews
  • Surveys
  • Group Dialogue
For multi-year initiatives, we develop a flexible learning plan that is implemented in phases and evaluated regularly (often in 6-month intervals) to identify successes, challenges and evolving needs. Periodic one-on-one check-in calls help ensure individualized attention and continual progress. CCP uses the iterative Plan-Act-Reflect model to make needed improvements in how training services are delivered. Participant evaluation is conducted after each training for performance and quality improvement.




Designing and Delivering Training Workshops


Through distance learning platforms, CCP has extensive experience and skills to build curriculum not only to provide in-class delivery of trainings and organizational development services but to create curriculum suitable for online training using web-based and telephonic modalities that can engage small to large audiences. We have the capacity to build repositories to archive training and support resources.




​​Training and Technical Assistance Topics


  • Professional development such as time management, work/life balance, professional writing, effective communication, and public speaking.
  • Interpersonal skills including emotional intelligence, decision-making, self-awareness, cultural humility and competence, and interpersonal communications.
  • Supervisory, management, and executive development including team building and development, meeting management, performance management, team dynamics, change management, project management, adaptive leadership, strategic planning, design thinking, and quality improvement.
  • Cultural intelligence and inclusion including diversity, inclusivity, and equity, unconscious bias, communications in diverse environments, gender and culturally responsive service delivery, Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS), and working with a culturally diverse workforce.
  • Collaborative leadership practices including community engagement/organizing, group facilitation, consensus decision making, conflict management, sustainability, communications, asset-mapping, and community-based participatory research.
  • Policy, systems, and environmental change
  • Underage drinking and marijuana use prevention for youth, parents, and people who work with families




Developing Peer to Peer Support Networks


CCP helps organizations and communities to create a culture of learning and facilitates design of learning communities. Efforts to organize communities of practice, develop online repositories of resources and information, and inspiring discussions through online learning platforms are part of the CCP’s extensive repertoire of services to promote shared learning and collaboration.




Managing Technical Assistance


We help philanthropy and other organizations manage learning and technical assistance (TA) for program constituents and grantees through assessment activities to build out comprehensive TA plans and systems, securing TA providers and resource people, and evaluating quality and impact of TA activities. The types of TA that we both deliver and manage include individualized coaching, group training, peer to peer learning groups, and virtual/In-person convenings.





Learn with Us

 

Our training and technical assistance are based on principles and practices of inclusion, applied learning, and quality engagement. Whether we’re together for a 2-hour workshop or a multi-day retreat, we focus on creating a safe, comfortable space that supports active learning, risk-taking, and immediate application. We tailor our foundational curricula to the unique audiences, environments, and desired outcomes of our clients and partners.

 

We use participatory methods and adult learning principles to draw on the inherent strengths and experiences of the group, which typically range in size from 10 to 100. We also offer train-the-trainer educational programs so that learning can be scaled and expanded beyond the initial group being trained. By adapting our time-tested approaches to video conferencing platforms, CCP helps advance learning in the digital space.

Training & Technical Assistance Services Include:

  • Assessing training and technical assistance needs for grantees, cohorts, participants and staff.

  • Designing and delivering training workshops - in person or distance learning in virtual environments.

  • Developing peer-to-peer support networks and learning communities, including online learning platforms.

  • Managing technical assistance for cohorts of grantees.

Training Workshop Examples


  • A half-day Emotional intelligence training for over 100 staff of the Stanislaus County Public Health Services including self-awareness, relationship building, and self-development.
  • A two-hour training for approximately 60 participants representing children and youth serving organizations on methods for decision-making and building community consensus. This training was offered as a train-the-trainer process so that participants could use the tools to train other coalition members and community leaders.
  • A day-long training on team building and team dynamics with 15 member staff of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
  • A half-day training on collaborative decision-making including consensus decision making for 25 collaborative leaders working throughout Northern California to increase supports and opportunities for youth as part of Sierra Health Foundation’s youth development initiative. Participants were from schools and community-based organizations serving young people in a variety of direct service and leadership programs.




Advancing Behavioral Health Integration


CCP coordinated training and technical assistance for Blue Shield of California Foundation’s initiative to advance primary care and behavioral health integration through community collaboration. We coordinated grantee convenings and webinars, hosted learning groups and developed a website to create a repository of learning and promote cross-site learning and exchange.




Leveraging Collaboration to End Domestic Violence  (LCDV)


CCP coordinates technical assistance (TA) for six collaborative groups throughout California that are experts in domestic violence prevention and new to cross-sector collaboration. This learning initiative brings partners together to boost collaboration, increase community engagement with survivors and explore systems change work. CCP assesses TA needs built around the question, “What do you want to learn?” and develops an annual TA plan that relies on several partners including the Prevention Institute, Population Health Innovation Lab, JSI and the Center for Story-Based Strategy. CCP plans and manages logistics for convenings and webinars and developed a peer learning platform with a focus on distilling emerging/promising practices. Facilitated discussions encourage partners to share their experiences and stories from the field to enhance learning across the cohort. Learning hubs and/or cross-collaborative leadership circles provide a forum for those with specific common interests to think and learn together. Participants explore what’s working – or not – to prevent domestic violence and why.




West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD)


UC Davis School of Education invited CCP to partner in WCCUSD’s Whole Child Initiative to provide facilitation, training and technical assistance to district leadership and personnel in the implementation of a Whole Child framework to its educational approach and priorities. CCP supported learning and planning activities in six elementary and high schools charged with launching and implementing Phase 1 of the initiative.





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Sacramento, CA 95815
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