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Staff Development Academy At 2017 Annual Conference

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In conjunction with the 2017 Affordable Housing and Community Development Conference in Oswego, the Rural Housing Coalition is hosting a staff development conference to provide certification and other training to raise the level of professional performance of your staff.  Conference attendees with a paid full conference registration may attend these trainings for just $25.  This is a great opportunity to have your staff cross-trained. The classes are open to the general public at market rates.

Certification Classes at the Staff Development Academy are:

Dust Sampling
Technician Certification

9/11/17, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Lead Dust Sampling Technician certification course is required for those who conduct non-abatement lead dust clearance testing. Lead dust clearance testing may be performed on non-HUD funded jobs by contractors to find out whether lead dust remains after renovation, repair, or painting. This Lead Dust Sampling Technician course provides information on conducting a visual inspection, collecting lead dust samples, methodologies and reporting requirements. Although program staff may not conduct in-house clearance testing for HUD funded programs, program staff, including Rehabilitation Specialists, will benefit from learning how clearance testing is conducted. Contractors who complete this course may perform their own clearance testing on non-federally funded projects in lieu of using the RRP Cleaning Verification Card method.

Presenter: Brennon Cleary, Flatley Read, LLC


RRP Certification (Initial)

9/11/17, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency requires home improvement contractors and their crews to have this certification when working on any project funded through HUD. This requirement also applies to maintenance and repair crews working on affordable rental projects to protect the health and safety of tenants.

Presenter: Michelle DeGarmo, Flatley Read, LLC


RRP Refresher

9/11/17, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

RRP certification must be renewed periodically with a half day refresher course. This class is open to contractors, crew members, agency staff, and any other workers who are covered by the EPA requirement.

Presenter: Louisa DeGarmo, Flatley Read, LLC


Non-Certification Class:


Public Speaking

9/11/17, 2:00-5:00 PM
Can you depend on your staff to back you up when you have a public presentation scheduled and your child gets sick? Are your line staff paralyzed by the thought of getting up in front of a crowd and telling the story of your agency? Can you rely on your other staff to speak clearly and make all of your best arguments, properly representing your organization in your absence? If the answer is no, then they need to learn public speaking skills.

Presenter:  Communications  Department, SUNY Oswego



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