CALSAC Trainer network
The Trainer Network is one of CalSAC’s foundational programs and remains a steadfast capacity building resource. The goal of the Trainer Network is to build the training and facilitation skills of professionals in the field who, in turn, provide training to out-of-school time program staff, volunteers and administrators. The Trainer Network was established in 1998 as a project of the California Department of Education. It has since evolved into the largest network of trainers in the OST field through the support of foundation grants, community partnerships, sponsors and individual donors like the trainers in our network – further establishing the Trainer Network as a dynamic program driven by the field.
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The CalSAC Trainer Network is a professional development and training project serving out-of-school time professionals across California. The goal of the CalSAC Trainer Network is to build the training and facilitation skills of leaders in the field who, in turn, provide training to professionals working in a variety of programs across the state. The Trainer Network has evolved over the years with extensive support from the CA Department of Education and foundation grants.
Through the Trainer Network, CalSAC provides onsite training in an array of foundational topics that prepare and advance professionals in leading effective programs with children and youth. Training modules range from topics for new line staff to administrator level leadership development. The format and content of the training modules support a training methodology based on research recognizing the effectiveness of experiential adult learning.
As a CalSAC trainer, you will:
- Receive a 3-day intensive training institute.
- Complete an endorsement process with support from a CalSAC Mentor.
- Gain access to more than 60 different training modules.
- Gain access to exclusive leadership and professional development opportunities that range from mentorship to curriculum development.
- Join a unique statewide community of professionals
Join the largest statewide network of OST trainers in the nation and deepen your impact in the California OST field! CLICK HERE to learn more about our Training of Trainers Institutes and how to become a CalSAC Trainer.
Thank you to all those who joined CalSAC's Trainer Network Giving Circle! Thanks to the generous contributions of these individuals and others, the Trainer Network will remain strong, serving the out-of-school time community with free and low-cost trainings, resources and technical assistance, as well as supporting, developing and cultivating the community of professionals who make up the Trainer Network.