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Upcoming Training Events - 2014

Through funding from the Governor's Office for Children and Families, GUIDE will be providing the following trainings in the upcoming months. We'd love for you to join us! Registration Fee is $10 for each training. Registration will be available approximately one month prior to each training.

Implementing an In-House Approach to Staff Develpment - Peachtree City

August 7, 2014
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Peachtree City Library, Peachtree City, GA

The need for effective professional development for staff in the field of afterschool and youth development is well known. However, due to the limitations of cost and travel, it is often difficult to ensure that all staff have access to professional development opportunities such as workshops and conferences.

When designed and implemented effectively, in-house professional development capitalizes on the expertise and wisdom of members of your program team and can be leveraged to create an extremely effective system. The benefits are multifold. This powerful staff development approach can foster accountability, collegiality, professionalism, and pride. Staff will feel appreciated and respected for their contributions and knowledge, and become confident and more competent in their own practice.

This interactive workshop will provide participants with the knowledge, tools, and resources to design and implement a high quality in-house professional development system that is tailored to your program’s culture and needs.

*All of these courses have been approved for 5.75 core continuing education clock hours by NASW-GA.*

More Information and to Register Now.


The Road to Sustainability

September 10, 2014
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Conyers, GA

Program sustainability is often thought to exclusively mean raising money. But money is only part of the equation. Raising money depends on having a quality program and demonstrating results. And showing effective results, in turn, is based on strong management practices. As such, getting to sustainability requires a carefully constructed plan, a vision, and a broad base of support.

This workshop addresses several key facets of sustainability that in combination, will lay the groundwork for ensuring your program continues on a long-term basis. Through an array of interactive and hands-on experiences, participants will gain knowledge, skills, and resources in three fundamental areas of sustainability: building collaboration, advocating for support, and finding funding.

*All of these courses have been approved for 5.75 core continuing education clock hours by NASW-GA.*

More Information and to Register Now.

Join Us for PCCG Prevention Courses in July!

GUIDE is excited to announce another full week of Prevention Training taking place July 21-25! This is a fantastic opportunity to take all four PCCG core courses in one week. Don’t miss out!

The Prevention Credentialing Consortium of Georgia (PCCG) is a 501(c)6 organization with committees covering credentialing, recertification, training, public relations, resource development and prevention ethics. PCCG works to advance the prevention field by promoting credentialing standards of excellence. To fulfill one of the requirements to become a credentialed Preventionist in the state of Georgia, applicants must attend all four core courses (Fundamentals of Prevention, Ethics in the Prevention Field, Cultural Competency for the Prevention Professional and Communication Skills for the Prevention Professional).

We’ve made this super easy for you! We’re offering all four in just one week! Attend one, or attend them all! To learn about additional requirements for credentialing, click here.

We regret that the following have been cancelled for next week due to low registrant numbers:

Fundamentals of Prevention (June 21 and 22), Ethics (June 23), Cultural Competency (June 25)

--We will still conduct the Communications course on Thursday, June 24--

Find out more about the four individual training opportunities and register now.

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August 7 - Implementing an In-House Approach to Staff Development - Peachtree City

September 10 - The Road to Sustainability - Conyers

October 30 - Using Inquiry and Insight to Improve Program Quality - Atlanta

-- Click Here to See Training Events Descriptions --


GUIDE is excited to announce an opportunity for rising 9th – 12th graders to apply for the 2014 – 2015 Youth Advisory Board (YAB).

GUIDE will select youth based on an application process.

The YAB is comprised of youth from across Gwinnett County. Ideal candidates are youth committed to making an impact in the community. Previous leadership experience is preferred, but all youth are welcome to apply. Applicants must have reliable transportation to and from all meetings and events and be able to communicate with GUIDE program staff via email and social media on a weekly basis.

More Information & Application