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Cal-OAR Assistance Now Available for CalWORKs and Welfare-to-Work

The Human Services division at UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education is ready and available to assist you and your county with the California CalWORKs Outcomes and Accountability Review (Cal-OAR) process. Cal-OAR facilitates continuous improvement of county CalWORKs programs by collecting, analyzing and disseminating outcomes and best practices. We have supported more than 160 County Self-Assessment processes over nearly 20 years, and our outstanding team is ready to use this knowledge and expertise to help your county in Cal-OAR process implementation.

What Kind of Assistance is Offered?

Assistance is customized to meet your county’s needs. Types of support can include, but are not limited to:

Individualized Process Support
  • Assistance with CalWORKs County Self-Assessment (CSA)
    • Technical assistance with performance measures, data management and analysis
    • Help with developing and improving the stakeholder engagement process
    • Support facilitating various focus groups
  • Assistance with CalWORKs System Improvement Plan (SIP)
    • Support facilitating the peer review process
  • Assistance with Cal-SIP Progress Reports
Understanding Data
  • Enroll in our Nuts and Bolts of CQI for Welfare to Work Professionals virtual training course!
    • Learn the principles of evidence-based policy and practice decision-making in a continuous quality improvement context
    • The next offering is March 16-17—Click HERE to learn more about this training and to enroll

Additional training in Coaching-Based Case Management is coming soon

  • This course will provide participants with a framework and background on coaching principles and characteristics, and equip them with skills and tools necessary to integrate coaching into their work with clients.  More information will be provided when the course is available for enrollment.
  • We are hosting the National Conference on Coaching in Human Services on April 12-14. This virtual conference will provide a wonderful learning opportunity for those new to coaching, as well as those who have implemented coaching and are looking to hone and expand their skills.

To learn more and get started, email us at and indicate your county’s interest in assistance with Cal-OAR.

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