Training

Overview

CPOCF Training Program

The Chief Probation Officers of California Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. CPOCF supports and conducts research, provides educational and training activities relative to the development of the probation industry. 

For more information regarding upcoming trainings, please click on Training Calendar.

Training

Foster Care Fiscal Training Workshop Module 1: Family Finding/Flexible Family Supports

Participants will learn details about two foster care funding sources available for probation departments: Excellence in Family Finding Efforts and Supports and Flexible Family Support funding. Participants will learn about these foster care funding opportunities available to probation departments, have the ability to apply the information they learn to match allowable activities and apply the requirements to each funding source.

Foster Care Fiscal Training Series

Training

Foster Care Training: Concurrent Planning – Live Webinar

This course provides a thorough review of concurrent planning practice for probation officers working with foster youth in California including definitions, legal basis, implementation strategies, best practices, and documentation requirements.

*A working webcam and microphone are needed to participate in this webinar *

Target Audience: Those working in Juvenile Probation Placement Units

Instructor:
Rob Doty, CPOC Consultant 

STC Certification # 06840226 (6 hours)

No cost to attend this training.

Registration: https://cvent.me/gkObdw  

Training

Building Stronger Team Bonds: Relationship-Centered Strategies for Probation Professionals in California – Tulare County 2024
In-Person Training

Research in organizational psychology and workplace culture have identified three primary drivers of workplace success: positive mindset, resilience and social connection. During this session we’ll focus on social connection, in the form of workplace relationships. Social connection and belonging have been identified as critical to both workplace well-being and also the collective success of groups. Effective team-building efforts lead to stronger bonds improving trust, cohesion, fulfillment, communication and results. During this session, attendees will learn how to efficiently build, deepen and then sustain relationships.

Instructor: Anthony Poponi

STC Certification #  00071268 (7 Hours)

Registration Link: https://cvent.me/bk5xgk

Training

Mindful Resilience: Cultivating Self-Care for Probation Officers – Tulare County 2024
In-Person Training

This course will discuss the direct impact on mental wellness when working with clients for the field staff. Engage and allow participants to discover their self-care coping tools and demonstrate practical coping tools including self-care application tools that they can use daily in their work and personal life. Provide self-care take-home packages to use during and after the workshop. The format of the sessions will combine the elements of psychoeducation, interaction, and MBSR activity.

Instructor: Irem Choksy
                  Nadim Rahman

STC Certification #  06258769 (7 Hours)

Registration Link: https://cvent.me/29NNeE 

Training

Practical Management in Probation – Sacramento 2024
In - Person Training

This course will provide management-level staff with pragmatic solutions to real-world issues in their leadership roles. Topics will include leadership vs. management, thinking like a Chief, implementing new processes, dealing with personnel issues, overcoming challenges, running productive meetings and systems, and effective team building.

Location: Sacramento, CA (training location address will be provided upon completion of registration)

Course Schedule:

May 21-22, 2024
Tuesday – Wednesday 
8:00 am to 4:30 pm

STC Certification: 00606050 (15 Hours)

Cost: $500 ($281.25 STC Reimbursable)

Lunch will be provided 

Registration Link: https://cvent.me/dk4LmR 

Training

Foster Care Training: Child and Family Team Meetings: Facilitation Training – Tehama
In-Person Training

This 3-day in-person training provides participants with the basic knowledge and skills to facilitate a Child and Family Team (CFT) meeting utilizing the Integrated Core Practice Model (ICPM) as the foundational guide for CFT meeting facilitators.

Target Audience: Those who are CFT Facilitators or planning to become CFT Facilitators

Instructors: 
Chris Van Orden, Napa County Probation Department
Rob Edmisten, Sacramento County Probation Department

Location: Red Bluff, CA (training location address will be provided upon completion of registration)

STC Certification # 00053433 (20 STC Hours) 

No Cost
to Attend this training. 

For more information and registration please use the following link: https://cvent.me/zrDzza 

Training

Conducting and Supervising Internal Affairs Investigation (IA) – Tulare County 2024
Registration Closed

This course will discuss the root causes of employee misconduct, and the Internal Affairs process/workflow, including complaint intact through investigation, reporting, disposition, pre-disciplinary rights, and post-discipline appeal.

Target Audience: This course is designed for supervisors and management staff who are interested in comprehending, interpreting, and applying this body of law.”

Instructor: Paul Coble

STC Certification # 04899983 (7 hours)

Training

California Public Records Act (PRA) – Sacramento 2024
Registration Closed

An overview of the origins of the Public Records Act, with a study of the various provisions and application of the Act in response to public requests for records; records exempt from disclosure; prohibition against selective disclosure; disclosures to victims and other interested parties; subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum; and disclosures under recent Acts regarding specified types of officer-involved incidents.

Target Audience: This course is designed for PRA personnel who are responsible for handling public record act requests, as well as those who supervise such personnel.

Instructor: Paul Coble

STC Certification # 07107148 (7 hours)

Training

Public Safety Officer’s Procedural Bill of Rights Act (POBR) – Sacramento 2024
Registration Closed

This course provides the students with a contextual understanding of the origin of the Act and its statewide purpose. We then proceed through the various facets of the Act, noting where and how it may arise and apply or not apply to hypothetical scenarios. The teaching objective is to have students leave the course understanding this body of law and with confidence in their ability to properly administer it. Review and analysis of the Public Safety Officers’ Procedural Bill of Rights Act (Gov Code sec. 3300-3312), including statutory modifications, court decisions impacting on the statute, and how the Act is to be applied.

Target Audience: This course is available to all probation staff, but the primary focus of instruction is on the correct interpretation and application of the body of law related to supervision and management.

Instructor: Paul Coble

STC Certification # 76772922 (7 hours)

Training

Foster Care Training: Concurrent Planning – Live Webinar
Waitlisted

This course provides a thorough review of concurrent planning practice for probation officers working with foster youth in California including definitions, legal basis, implementation strategies, best practices, and documentation requirements.

*A working webcam and microphone are needed to participate in this webinar *

Target Audience: Those working in Juvenile Probation Placement Units

Instructor:
Rob Doty, CPOC Consultant 

STC Certification # 06840226 (6 hours)

Registration: https://cvent.me/7E7WPW 

 

Training

Seconds Command Leadership Academy (SCLA) – Sacramento 2024
Registration Open

CPOC Foundation is pleased to announce the “Seconds in Command Leadership Academy” which will take place in Spring 2024. The academy aims to assist in two key areas: succession planning and ensuring that the chiefs’ seconds understand their role and responsibilities in propelling the organization forward.

Topics will include:
· Role of seconds in command
· Professional and personal considerations on becoming a chief
· Leading Change (vision, strategic thinking, environmental awareness)
· Leading People (generational differences, leveraging diversity, mentorship)
· Results Driven Approach (accountability, problem solving, technical credibility)
· Business Acumen (Financial, Human Capital and Technology Management)
· Building Coalition (partnering and building relationship, negotiating and political astuteness)
· Wellness

Target Audience: This academy is specifically designed for chiefs’ direct report (i.e., Assistant/Deputy Chiefs).

Location:Sacramento, CA

Date and Times:
Week 1: April 8-11, 2024
Week 2: May 13-16, 2024

Mondays – 10:00am to 4:30pm
Tuesdays & Wednesdays- 8:00am to 4:30pm
Thursdays – 8:00am to 12:00pm

STC Certification: 03858723 – 50 STC Hours (25 hours per week)

Cost: $1500 ($937.50 STC Reimbursable)

A link for registration will be provided through invitation.

Training

Supervisors Leadership Academy (SLA) Booster – April 2024

CPOC Foundation is pleased to present the SLA Booster Course, a program specifically tailored for graduates who have successfully completed the Supervisors Leadership Academy. The course covers a range of leadership topics, including self-care, the stages of competence, coaching and delegation, time management, and accountability. The discussion will also emphasize the importance of fostering teamwork and collaboration by nurturing a team and equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge.

Location: Sacramento, CA (training location address will be provided upon completion of registration)

Course Schedule:
Dates: April 23-25, 2024
Tuesday & Wednesday – 8:30am to 4:30pm
Thursday – 8:00am to 12:00pm

STC Certification: #09942971 (18 Hours)

Cost: $350 STC Tuition ($337.50 STC Reimbursable)

Lunch will be provided Tuesday & Wednesday

Registration Link: https://cvent.me/ax5D9y

Training

Supervisors Leadership Academy – San Luis Obispo
Registration Open

The Supervisors Leadership Academy (SLA) is designed to prepare first line Probation Department supervisors for their new role as change leaders. Leadership can be defined as a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal. Whether this is your definition or not, being an effective leader is key for any supervisor. This SLA program is designed to take participants to the next level as a leader in their department. Topics that will be covered in week 1 include Real Colors temperament tool, leadership roles, organizational culture, learning organization, Evidence-Based Practices (EBP), Leading and Managing Change, understanding cycle of conflict and workforce diversity. Topics covered in week 2 include workforce diversity, conflict management, performance measures, data-decision making, reward & recognition, and coaching and mentoring. 

Location: San Luis Obispo, CA (training location address will be provided upon completion of registration)

Course Schedule:
Week 1
: April 8 – 12, 2024
Week 2: May 13 – May 17, 2024

Monday | 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday – Thursday |  8:00am to 5:00pm
Friday | 8:00am to 12:00pm

STC Certification: Certified for 68 Hours for both weeks. 
STC # Week 1: 04447812
STC # Week 2: 00532788

Cost: $1300 ($1275 STC Reimbursable)

Lunch will not be provided 

Registration Link: https://cvent.me/XZ5X7a

Endorsement and essay: Endorsement and essay

Training

Supervisors Leadership Academy – Sacramento
Registration Closed

The Supervisors Leadership Academy (SLA) is designed to prepare first line Probation Department supervisors for their new role as change leaders. Leadership can be defined as a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal. Whether this is your definition or not, being an effective leader is key for any supervisor. This SLA program is designed to take participants to the next level as a leader in their department. Topics that will be covered in week 1 include Real Colors temperament tool, leadership roles, organizational culture, learning organization, Evidence-Based Practices (EBP), Leading and Managing Change, understanding cycle of conflict and workforce diversity. Topics covered in week 2 include workforce diversity, conflict management, performance measures, data-decision making, reward & recognition, and coaching and mentoring. 

Location: Sacramento, CA (training location address will be provided upon completion of registration)

Course Schedule:
Week 1
: March 11-15, 2024
Week 2: April 29 – May 3, 2024
Monday | 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday – Thursday |  8:00am to 5:00pm
Friday | 8:00am to 12:00pm

STC Certification: Certified for 68 Hours for both weeks. 
STC # Week 1: 04447812
STC # Week 2: 00532788

Cost: $1300 ($1275 STC Reimbursable)

Lunch will not be provided 

Registration Link: https://cvent.me/Vwxn18

Endorsement and essay: Endorsement and Essay

Training

Foster Care Training: Child and Family Team Meetings: Facilitation Training – Santa Barbara
COURSE CANCELLED

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED

This 3-day in-person training provides participants with the basic knowledge and skills to facilitate a Child and Family Team (CFT) meeting utilizing the Integrated Core Practice Model (ICPM) as the foundational guide for CFT meeting facilitators.

Target Audience: Those who are CFT Facilitators or planning to become CFT Facilitators

Instructors: 

Piper Lee-Schulz, Riverside County Probation Department
Joseph Delfin, Los Angeles County Probation Department

STC Certification # 00053433 (20 STC Hours) 

No Cost
to Attend this training. 

Training

Foster Care Training: Quality Matters – Enhancing Caseworker Visits for Foster Care Youth to Succeed
Registration Closed

Quality engagement is essential when visiting youth in out-of-home care as this crucial component assist with ensuring positive outcomes for foster care youth. Since the federal passage of the Child and Family Services Improvement Act of 2006, the state of California has upgraded the performance standards for caseworker visits to be in accordance with federal guidelines that includes frequency, location, and quality of caseworker visits.

Training

Managers Leadership Academy – Orange County 2024
Registration Closed

The 80-hour intensive training course is designed to prepare current probation managers for executive positions. The course blends practical skill building, individualized leadership development, and a focus on ethical, data-driven decision-making to cultivate California’s future probation leadership. The course is comprised of two weeks of classroom training, an intersession practicum assignment, self-paced learning modules, peer study groups, and a 360-leadership assessment. 

Location: Orange County, CA (training location address will be provided upon completion of registration)

Course Schedule:

Week 1:
February 5-9, 2024
Monday to Thursday – 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Friday – 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Week 2:
March 18-22, 2024
Monday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Tuesday to Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Friday – 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

STC Certification: 80 Hours (STC # 09957046)

Cost: $1500 (STC Tuition)

Lunch will be provided 

Registration Link: https://cvent.me/ZvYMd1

Supervisor Endorsement Document: MLA Endorsement

COVID-19 Update for In-Person Trainings: CPOC will actively monitor state and local guidance to ensure a continued focus on the health and safety of our attendees, trainers and CPOC staff. Courses scheduled in-person may move to a virtual format depending on local restrictions and recommendations.
Training

Supervisors Leadership Academy – San Bernardino
Registration Closed

The Supervisors Leadership Academy (SLA) is designed to prepare first line Probation Department supervisors for their new role as change leaders. Leadership can be defined as a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal. Whether this is your definition or not, being an effective leader is key for any supervisor. This SLA program is designed to take participants to the next level as a leader in their department. Topics that will be covered in week 1 include Real Colors temperament tool, leadership roles, organizational culture, learning organization, Evidence-Based Practices (EBP), Leading and Managing Change, understanding cycle of conflict and workforce diversity. Topics covered in week 2 include workforce diversity, conflict management, performance measures, data-decision making, reward & recognition, and coaching and mentoring. 

Location: San Bernardino, CA (training location address will be provided upon completion of registration)

Course Schedule:
Week 1: Jan. 8 – Jan. 12
Week 2: Feb. 26 – March 1

Monday – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday to Thursday – 8:00am to 5:00pm
Friday – 8:00am – 3:00pm

STC Certification: Certified for 68 Hours for both weeks. 
STC # Week 1: 04447812
STC # Week 2: 00532788

Cost: $1300 ($1275 STC Reimbursable)

Lunch will not be provided 

Registration Link: https://cvent.me/N5DAQx 

Endorsement and essay: SLA Endorsement and Essay

Training

Foster Care Training: Child and Family Team Meetings: Facilitation Training – Tulare
Registration Closed

This 3-day in-person training provides participants with the basic knowledge and skills to facilitate a Child and Family Team (CFT) meeting.  Utilizing the Integrated Core Practice Model (ICPM) as the foundational guide for CFT meeting facilitators, trainees will learn: 1) key elements of team meetings for safety and case planning 2) procedural basics of team meeting facilitation 3) the role and skills needed to be an effective CFT facilitator 4) structured problem-solving and solution-focused dialogue within team meetings. Although probation is not required to complete the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS), probations’ involvement of sharing and receiving foster youths’ information from the CANS are crucial components in assisting in the safety, permanency, and well-being of foster youth. This course will provide an overview of CANS and cover the main areas that are applicable to probation.

Target Audience: Those who are CFT Facilitators or planning to become CFT Facilitators

Instructors: 

Piper Lee-Schulz, Riverside County Probation Department
Joseph Delfin, Los Angeles County Probation Department

Location: Tulare, CA (training location address will be provided upon completion of registration)

Training Schedule:
November 28 & 29, 2023 – 8:30am-4:30pm
November 30, 2023 – 8:30am-3:30pm
Lunch will be provided each day. 

STC Certification # 00053433 (20 STC Hours) 

No Cost
to Attend this training. 

Registration Linkhttps://cvent.me/LQz9lz