Sunday, September 27, 2020


ASAPconnect, in partnership with technical assistance (TA) providers across California, aims to enhance the quality of TA for after school programs. TA has been defined as ongoing, needs-driven support services to create effective and quality before and after school programs. Effective TA delivery starts with TA providers possessing the Foundational Competencies.  In addition to the Foundational Competencies, TA providers may utilize a range of TA strategies to impact the quality of after school programs. ASAPconnect has defined and outlined core competencies for five strategies including training, mentoring, coaching, consulting and providing and brokering resources.

The following competencies serve as a guideline for professional growth and development for TA providers who “Provide Training” in the field.

Definition of Training: Teaching and providing learning opportunities to build skills and knowledge based on specific, well-defined objectives.

Core Competencies

  1. Training Delivery Methods

    1. Possess relevant and research based content knowledge.
    2. Reach agreement with program regarding goals, cost, risks, limitations, and anticipation of outcomes prior to service.
    3. Determine program and participant needs and current level of knowledge prior to training and develop appropriate training objectives and solutions.
    4. Incorporate a variety of training methods and materials appropriate to the content and audience.
    5. Apply the principles of adult learning.
    6. Address multiple learning styles.
    7. Demonstrate flexibility in adapting training to participant's knowledge, needs and expectations at the time of delivery.
    8. Create a safe and comfortable physical, intellectual, and emotional environment that optimizes learning.
    9. Demonstrate basic command of effective presentation skills.
    10. Relate effectively with individuals and groups.
    11. Continually assess and manage group dynamics to ensure group issues, energy, or concerns are addressed.
    12. Facilitate activities or processes effectively, including pace and organization.
    13. Evaluate the impact of training and address results.
    14. Provide tools or strategies to translate training content into practice.

Training Self-Assessment Tool


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