Institute for Innovative Practice


Established in 1972, the Connection is a leading statewide human services agency dedicated to improving the well-being of our most vulnerable citizens. With our deep understanding of the complex challenges faced by non-profits who are expected to do more with increasingly fewer resources, we use our expertise to help individuals, communities, and organizations solve problems, adapt to change, and evolve. Unique among social service agencies, the Connection established an Institute for Innovative Practice to provide management consultation and professional development training for organizations and individuals in the human services field. Our highly qualified team integrates evidence-based theory into practice, providing learning that is directly applicable to the work people do every day. Providing meaningful training with practical utility is one of the best ways for agencies to support their greatest resource – their staff – and ensuring optimal outcomes for clients. The Connection’s Institute for Innovative Practice offers quality professional development training to promote excellence in the human services field in the areas of: • Essential Skills for Human Service Providers • Clinical Best Practice • Community Justice • The Science of Wellness • The Successful and Accountable Nonprofit • Corporate Compliance • Leadership Development • Microsoft Office All Connection trainings are curated and delivered by industry experts. Training is available virtually for convenience and safety, and compliance is tracked through utilization reports made available to your organization. The Institute for Innovative Practice offers organizational consultation in the following areas: • Project management • Grant writing • Preparing for the COA accreditation • Implementation of innovative programming • Project implementation • Improving clinical best practice


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