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Specialist training to be offered to social services sector

Nicola Paugh, the executive director at the Inter Agency Committee for Children, Families and the Community (File photograph)

An organisation set up to support social services agencies has launched its 2022 training plan amid what is expected to be “another challenging” year.

The Inter Agency Committee for Children, Families and the Community said it would focus on three main development areas and that it hoped to deliver courses to up to 200 people.

Nicola Paugh, the organisation’s executive director, said: “We are continually looking at industry trends so that we can offer relevant training opportunities to Bermuda’s social sector.

“Adaptation and growth are the hallmarks of successful social impact organisations.

“Now, more than ever, the social sector needs to be innovative, flexible and resilient.

“Our training opportunities will support professionals in adapting and evolving in alignment with best practices and global trends.”

She added that because 47 per cent of the IAC’s members had no professional development budgets, the organisation would raise funds to offer members an 80 per cent subsidy for training events.

Dr Paugh added: “This has been a priority to ensure the inclusivity and accessibility of our services.”

A spokeswoman said that the IAC, a non-profit organisation, would help 150 to 200 professionals to attend a range of training “during another challenging Covid-19 pandemic year”.

Courses will include organisational and leadership development, human services practitioner development and systems change leadership.

The spokeswoman added: “Training will continue to be virtual for the first half of 2022 and will include certifications with affiliate institutions, workshops series with local experts and webinars featuring guest speakers and panellists.”

IAC membership costs from $35 for individuals to $200 a year for organisations with a staff of more than 25.

Members also have access to networking events and information sharing sessions.

* For more information about the IAC, visitwww.iacbermuda.org.

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Published February 04, 2022 at 7:54 am (Updated February 04, 2022 at 7:54 am)

Specialist training to be offered to social services sector

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