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Professional Development

Professional development is a priority.

As part of our commitment to the professional development of employees, FCA encourages employees to participate in on-going training.

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We are thrilled to offer our employees and others “Advanced Learning for Professionals in Health & Addiction” (ALPHA). 

ALPHA is the premier training destination for professionals working in the fields of Substance Use, Public Health, Human Services, Mental Health, Education and others.

Attend a Workshop
If you are a professional and would like to attend a workshop, please see contact information below and check back periodically to see our latest workshop offerings. 

Present a Workshop
Do you have expertise in a specific area of health and human services? If you are interested in presenting a workshop, please see contact information below.

Call (516) 746-0350
Jinny Ferro, Director of Education & Training, FCA


Management Bootcamp Conference                                                         
Consecutive Wednesdays in April (Up to 6 CEUs)

Are you a new manager or seasoned manager looking to hone your skills? This series will teach important core competencies to enhance leadership abilities of managers in the human services field.



Time Management & Task Delegation                                               
Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 from 2-3:30pm  [$40]

Effective Time Management & Task Delegation can mean the difference between a productive, successful team and a project failure. This workshop shows managers how to break down time management into basic, easy steps for their staff and how to appropriately delegate projects to their employees.



Change Management: Why You Need To Have A Plan                         
Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 from 2-3:30pm   [$40]

It seems that in most industries the only constant is change. This workshop is designed to help participants understand the basics of managing change, with a particular focus on overcoming resistance to change. Participants will be introduced to the elements of a change strategy and understand the need to develop a Change Management Action Plan when encountering significant changes in the workplace.



Hiring & Firing                                                                                         
Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 from 2-3:30pm   [$40]

Selecting the right candidates is the first step to building a solid, successful team. Proper termination practices help mitigate risk and maintain your agency’s employment brand. This workshop will cover best practices for hiring and firing employees including types of interviews, appropriate questions, disciplinary action, and termination meetings.



Performance Management & Challenging Employees                         
Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 from 2-3:30pm   [$40]

Do you have a negative nelly, drama queen/king, or slacker on your team? Maybe all 3? This workshop will provide supervisors with coaching tools and management strategies to effectively work with these difficult employees. Performance appraisals, insubordination, and progressive discipline will be discussed.



Where Are All The Grown-Ups? Child Development & the Family Life Cycle                    Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 from 10-11:30am  [$50]

The stages of family-life cycle are examined at three different levels of analysis: individual, systemic, and relational. Major tasks of each stage are presented with an examination of the potential problems. Family dysfunctions at each stage are considered from a systemic point of view as compared to other, more individually oriented developmental theories.