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Virtual - Competency Development with the LOCUS

Information Details
Start Date Monday, August 08, 2022
Event Times
Sign into Virtual Training - 12:45PM
Education - 1:00-2:30PM
Event Details

This live webinar will assist trainers/supervisors/administrators in identifying mechanisms that support competency development with the LOCUS (Level of Care Utilization System). Focus will be on developing an understanding of competency assessment and strategies for enhancing competency with LOCUS users. Participants will come away with a beginning toolbox of strategies and activities that promote LOCUS competency development.


​There is a $15 fee to attend this training. Registration is required and space is limited. Registration closes 3-business days before the training begins.


12:45 PM
to Virtual Training

1:00-2:00 PM
Welcome & Speaker Introductions
Why Competency Development?
Assessment vs Competency Assessment
Reliability and Fidelity as the Outcomes

2:00-2:30 PM 
Strategies that promote competency 

  • Brainstorm: How do you promote competency?
  • Competency through supervision/mentoring
  • Developing and using vignettes
  • Using case studies
  • Uses of Coaching/Mentoring (honing and enhancing skills, etc.)

Wrap Up and Q&A


1.     Participants will develop an understanding of what “competency assessment” and “competency development” are. 
2.     Participants will build their knowledge on the value of building competency with the LOCUS.
3.     Participants will identify at least five strategies and/or activities that support competency development.

Jean Pfaendtner, LMSW - MDHHS LOCUS Consultant
Jasmin White, LPC, CAADC - MDHHS LOCUS Consultant
CEUs Social Workers: This course qualifies for a maximum of 1.5 Continuing Education hours. The Community Mental Health Association is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved Provider Number: MICEC 060818. Qualifies as “face-to-face (in-person) education”.
Substance Abuse Professionals: CMHA is approved by Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP). CMHAM maintains the responsibility for the program and content. Substance Abuse Professionals participating in this training may receive a maximum of 1.5 related contact hours. Some "Related" workshops may meet MCBAP/IC&RC educational requirements for focused topics in addiction certification domains, such as for Peer Recovery or Supervisor credentials. It is important that attendees keep a copy of the conference program brochure containing the workshop descriptions along with their attendance record form. Qualifies as “in-person education.”
Certificate Awarded: After confirmation that you have fully participated in this training (see Virtual Participation section above), completed the quiz and evaluation, your Continuing Education Certificate will be emailed to you within 30 days of the training. 

Virtual Training Guidelines:
Virtual trainings are to be treated with the same attention and vigor as an in-person training. You are expected to actively participate in the virtual training. See below for additional information about virtual education recommendations and requirements. 

1. After registering through the CMHA website, you will receive a confirmation email.
2. Payment must be received 5 business days prior to the training. 
3. One week prior to the training, we will send you an email which will include a link to register for the training in Zoom. You will only be sent this link if you have paid for the training. 
4. Your Zoom confirmation email will include the link to access the training for the dates scheduled, these links are specific to the registrant, each individual will need their own unique link. It is recommended that you save the Zoom link in your calendar for easy access the day of the training. 
5. You must watch the virtual training LIVE to receive credit for the training. 
6. A computer or tablet is required for participating in this virtual training. Cell phones are not acceptable due to size limitation when viewing the PowerPoint slides and participating in polls. Phone audio only option is not acceptable. 
7. Only 1 participant per Zoom link/device—each registrant will need to log in individually for accurate CE participation tracking. 
8. In order to receive credit for this training attendees must be on video via their own device, showing the individual throughout the entire training (unless otherwise directed by the presenter) and be situated in a way that is sufficient for active engagement and learning as determined by CMHA.
9. Technology challenges: It is the attendee’s responsibility to ensure that their technology is working and that they are familiar with Zoom. CMHA Staff will not be able to assist you with IT challenges during the training. Click here to access detailed instructions and videos if you are unfamiliar with zoom.
10. Chat Feature: Lack of response to multiple Chats directly from moderators may impact your ability to receive continuing education credits. After 3 failed attempts to reach the attendee via Chat, you will not be eligible to receive continuing education credits.
11. We do not allow for training participants to be in their automobile/driving during trainings due to Michigan Distracted Driving Laws. Here is a link that has more information on Distracted Driving.  
12. It is recommended that attendees log into the Zoom waiting room at least 15 minutes before the training begins. 
13. Registration reports will indicate arrival and departure times (note for continuing education you must be logged into the virtual training within 5 minutes of the start of the training). 
14. Polls will be randomly given with a limited time for attendees to respond. This is required for continuing education. 
15. Internet: A strong internet connection is highly recommended. If your internet service is not able to stream videos, it will likely not be strong enough to support a virtual training. You will want a minimum upload speed of 5mbps. If technology may be an issue for you, please contact CMHA at 517-374-6848 to discuss options further. 
16. Each training takes place in the time zone of its location and all agenda times reflect that. 
17. After confirmation that you have fully participated in this training, completed the polls and evaluation (via Google Forms), your Continuing Education Certificate will be emailed to you within 30 days of the training. 

If you need accommodations to attend this virtual training, please email your request to csanford@cmham.org 10 business days before the training. Information will be updated as applicable.
Cancellation Policy
Substitutions are permitted 3 business days prior to the training. While there is no fee for this training, we request written cancellation notice 10 business days before training (csanford@cmham.org) if you find that you are unable to attend once you have registered.
Weather Policy
Grant Funding/Sponsors
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, through the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan, has provided funding for this initiative through Federal Community Mental Health Block Grant.

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