The Network and CADER teams provide a comprehensive range of evidence-based, skills-oriented training programs to develop your health and social services workforce. We’re ready to partner with you to ensure that your staff has the key competencies and knowledge required to meet both challenges and opportunities, now and in the future.
Develop Your Workforce
Whether you are looking for standardized or customized training, we will strengthen the relevant skills your employees need for their work.
Our Learning Catalog: Choose from a range of courses and certificates in our Learning Catalog to train your staff — we will manage all enrollment, provide monthly reports, and work directly with them to ensure successful completion.
Our Services: Need curriculum development or customized training? We can design new programs tailored to the needs of your organization. We provide end-to-end management and technical support to ensure that your staff receives the training and skills they need to be effective.
Search our Trainers Hub for a list of expert instructors who are faculty, advisors, and alumni of BU’s School of Social Work or certificate graduates from CADER or CBT programs. All of our instructors are certified by completing The Network’s rigorous Train-the-Trainers program and are qualified to deliver training, develop course content, and design evaluations and assessments that measure and build the key competencies of your staff.
This 2023 report on NY State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) training in CADER’s Case Management Certificate program shares data highlighting how over 100 staff participants from 2021-22. With a 91% completion rate, their staff gained key knowledge and skills applicable to their practice working with diverse aging and disability populations. Based on data analysis of self-reported competency scores, learners gained significant skills in all competency areas. Course feedback also revealed that learners were inspired to be more mindful, understanding, and responsive to cultural needs, and reported that they intended to use this information to better connect their clients to necessary resources.
This full evaluation report details results from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) partnership with CADER to provide two self-paced, online certificate trainings for professionals serving older adults and person with disabilities in the Commonwealth employed at ASAPs or COAs from February 2023 to June 2023. 256 ASAP learners and 42 COA learners completed a certificate program. Learners gained skills in key competency areas relevant to their practice and provided positive feedback about the training.
The quality of the education provided is outstanding. Training is evidence-based, with an academic spine that is also informed by practitioners. Because it’s offered online in modules, it’s easy for staff to complete the training on their own schedule when it’s most convenient for them.
Andrew Stewart / Program Development Manager, Santa Cruz County Human Services