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Past Activity Spotlight - April–June 2019

Advanced Trainer Institute, Train the Trainers To Enhance Their Presentation and Facilitation Skills

Requester/Organization Supported: Ohio Department of Public Safety, Office of Criminal Justice Services

Type & Dates: In-Person, Capacity-Building Training | December 10–12, 2018

Description: The Ohio Department of Public Safety, Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) requested two consultants to deliver a 2.5-day training on advanced training skills in Columbus, Ohio. The Advanced Trainer Institute program trains professionals in victim services to enhance their presentation and facilitation skills.

Implementation: Two OVC Consultants worked with OCJS and its subgrantees, the Ohio Department of Youth Services, the Public Children Services Association, and the Ohio Network of Children's Advocacy Centers, to tailor this training to meet the needs of the participants to improve their presentation skills. OCJS is the recipient of the Improving Outcomes for Juvenile Victims of Trafficking grant and, along with its subgrantees, has responsibility for delivering training to child welfare agencies and juvenile courts within Ohio. An OVC TTAC onsite coordinator from the Human Trafficking Team allowed OVC TTAC to share recommendations and insight on how standard catalog trainings can benefit other OVC Human Trafficking grantees. One consultant was experienced in delivering the Advanced Trainer Institute curriculum specifically, and the other provided expertise on incorporating elements of anti-trafficking information and standards in trainings for the participants.

Results: The training helped to improve the presentation and facilitation skills for subgrantees on human trafficking grants, who have responsibilities for delivering training to child welfare agencies and juvenile courts within Ohio. This training allowed participants to practice their presentation skills and get real-time feedback from the experts. The participants left with a better understanding of their own facilitation skills and where they could improve. The grantees and attendees changed their presentations to include more activities to engage the audience. All of the participants found the group discussions and activities to be the most engaging and helpful parts of the training.