About Custom Training and Services

Customized to the unique circumstances of each organization

All Center training and services take into consideration the unique circumstances of the sponsoring organization, local values, agency practices and the experience level and program background of participants. In working with agencies, we listen for needs—knowledge, support or change. We connect to resources—instructors, consultants or researchers. We cross disciplines and bring together people who serve common clients and communities. We build a customized response, whether an agency needs training, consulting or another service. And we follow through in every detail of implementation.

Meeting many needs

Custom training programs can involve participants from a single organization or, to foster and support collaboration, multiple organizations in a county or region. Training can serve many purposes, including

  • implementing new practice models
  • introducing new delivery systems
  • developing a consistent body of knowledge and common values within and across organizations, programs and staff levels

View the complete listing of training areas.

Bringing our classrooms directly to you

Custom training can take place at your location or a nearby conference facility to minimize your travel time and expenses. Courses can be delivered as described or adjusted to meet the needs of training participants and sponsoring agencies. Customization takes into consideration:

  • experience levels and program backgrounds of trainees
  • training objectives
  • performance gaps training should address
  • whether or not training is mandated
  • agency circumstances and practices related to the topic

Course topics and activities are adjusted to tailor training to the agency and audience.

New course development

If your organization has a training need not addressed on our website, the Center can develop a new course or training program. Please contact us for more information.

Backed by the University of California

The Center's programs meet the standards of the University of California. This association with one of the best systems of higher education in the country is another assurance of quality.