2017-2018 Trainings

Oakland Unite offers comprehensive training and technical assistance to its network of grantees for the 2017-2018 grant year. Below is a list of trainings that will be provided for Management and Direct Service Personnel during this time. Additional trainings to be announced soon.


Date: November 8th, 2017

Location: The Oakland Center
In the Trans Pacific Centre
Fruitvale Conference Room
1000 Broadway, Suite 109
Oakland, CA 94607

Time: Training will take place from 1:00pm-4:30pm. Lunch will be served from 12:30-1:00pm.

Trainer: Rita Sever, Supervision Matters

Course Description

The number one reason people leave their jobs is because of their supervisor. This interactive workshop will teach three key practices that will enhance your supervision skills, lower turnover, and produce more effective results. The three keys are deceptively simple but produce extraordinary results. 

Key One: Relationships-The foundation of all good supervision.  Learn the why and how of building relationships with those you supervise and the danger areas to avoid.    

Key Two: Clear Expectations-This key will save time and trouble.  Learn how to be clear about expectations from day one and beyond.     

Key Three: Effective Feedback-This key ties it all together.  Learn how to address what is working and what is not working. 

Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm. The training will begin promptly at 1pm.

For more information on applying to participate in the Supervision Learning Community, click here.

Questions? Contact training@brightresearchgroup.com.


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Date: November 15th, 2017

Location: The Oakland Center
In the Trans Pacific Centre
Merritt I Conference Room
1000 Broadway, Suite 109
Oakland, CA 94607

Time: Training will take place from 1:00pm-4:30pm. Lunch will be served from 12:30-1:00pm.

Trainer: Carole McKindley-Alvarez

Course Description

Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based practice for helping to remove internal barriers to change and support clients towards positive social and health outcomes. The MI Strategies half-day training covers the fundamentals of MI, with an emphasis on application of MI skills, feedback, and peer learning.

This training is designed to engage the learner in Motivational Interviewing strategies. These strategies are grounded in a culturally relevant and strength-based framework to support an authentic connection with the individual being served. This training will include experientials and coaching to deepen the learners experience.

This training is suitable for all Oakland Unite grantees in any strategy area. While prior MI training is not required, priority will be given to individuals and organizations that are already using MI or have MI as a core service strategy. The half day will cover core concepts, but is focused on skill development and application.

Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm. The training will begin promptly at 1pm.

For more information on applying to participate in the Motivational Interviewing Learning Community, click here.

Questions? Contact training@brightresearchgroup.com.