Annual National Human Services Training Evaluation Symposium Is Back at Berkeley

The annual National Human Services Training Evaluation Symposium will return to the University of California, Berkeley campus for its 15th year following a hiatus last year, when the event was held at Cornell University.

This year’s theme is “Preparing the Ground: What It Takes to Prepare Both the Individual and the Organization for Training” in support of child welfare programming, including mental health, drug abuse prevention, and early intervention components.

The symposium will be held May 22–24, beginning with the Pre-Symposium Institute on May 22 and continuing with the main programming on May 23 and May 24. All sessions will be held at the Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus.

The symposium is co-sponsored by CalSWEC, the California Department of Social Services, and the National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA) of the American Public Human Services Association.

The invitation-only event is expected to draw some 50 national and international training evaluators in the human services field with a focus on child welfare, providing them a unique opportunity to learn new methodologies, discuss evaluation strategies and issues that permeate our work, and craft tested, research-based solutions to improve training quality and training transfer.

For the most current information about the symposium, check the 2012 National Human Services Training Evaluation Symposium site, or contact Training and Evaluation Specialist Leslie Zeitler.