Training Expectations and Professional Development Services

Training Expectations

The Dibble Institute offers high-quality, ongoing professional development and training for all your project staff and facilitators to ensure successful implementation and evaluation.

To assure the success of your SRAE implementation, we recommend the following training protocols:

1) For clients new to or never been formally trained in Love Notes or Relationship Smarts PLUS:

  • Year 1-Three-day training for all instructional and project staff
  • Before or early in Year 2 – two day refresher/ booster training with advanced facilitation professional development training
  • Before or early in Year 3 –two day refresher/ booster training/implementation self-assessment

If you are implementing both programs in your grant, plan on an extra day of training or booster session.

2) Clients who have been trained in Love Notes Classic/EBP or Relationship Smarts Classic and are new to Love Notes SRA or Relationship Smarts PLUS SRA:

  • Year 1-Two-day training for all instructional and project staff
  • Before or early in Year 2 – two day refresher/ booster training with advanced facilitation professional development training
  • Before or early in Year 3 –two day refresher/ booster training/implementation self-assessment

Again, please add an extra day if doing both programs.

2) Clients new to Mind Matters

  • Year 1-Two-day training for all instructional and project staff
  • Before or early in Year 2 – one day refresher/ booster training with advanced facilitation professional development training
  • Before or early in Year 3 –one day refresher/ booster training/implementation self-assessment

The Mind Matters training may be either added on to a three day training or scheduled as a stand-alone.

Please call Training Coordinator, Cathy Guidry at 800-695-7975 or Cathy @ DibbleInstitute.org to obtain a training quote.

3) Current clients who have been previously trained in Love Notes SRA, Love Notes SRA/EBP, or Relationship Smarts PLUS SRA:

Please call Training Coordinator, Cathy Guidry at 800-695-7975 or Cathy @ DibbleInstitute.org to begin the needs assessment process and development of your personalized training plan.

Professional Development – Technical Assistance

The Dibble Institute includes two hours of complimentary professional development or technical assistance for every organization that completes a training. Additional services may be scheduled based on your needs.

Such services can include:

  • Insights into risk and protective factors
  • Review and oversight of adaptations to assure fidelity
  • Successful implementation models in schools and youth development programs
  • Identifying referral resources
  • Creating realistic recruitment and retention plans
  • Sustainability planning
  • Dissemination support
  • Bringing your program to scale
  • Consultation on a rigorous outcome evaluation plan

Please email Director of Education, Irene Varley at Irene @ DibbleInstitute.org to learn more about our Professional Development – Technical Assistance program.