Fall 2012 training:
Sidney Albert Training and Research Institute
The Sidney Albert Training and Research Institute (SATRI) works collaboratively with businesses, human service agencies, school districts, and institutes of higher learning to provide training opportunities to professionals, community members, and directly to children and families. Training, research, customized curriculum development, program evaluation, professional library resources, innovative projects, and individualized consultation are available through the Institute. For more information about SATRI and the services offered, e-mail SATRI@parsonscenter.org or call 518.426.2660.
Curriculum Planning and Development
SATRI has a proven track record of developing a course of instruction which will achieve your training goals by engaging the learner and making learning enjoyable and effective. SATRI will provide consultation, evaluation, state-of-the-art research, and subject matter experts to develop trainer-ready curriculum. All curriculum is developed with experienced curriculum developers and recognized expert consultants. SATRI curriculum development includes:
- Trainer guides
- Student workbooks
- Lesson plans
- Experiential activities
Customized training and consultation are available through SATRI. A team of experts is available to work with schools, industry and other agencies, providing workshops in conflict management, crisis intervention, management information, quality improvement, team building, stress reduction, and a host of other topics.
Specialized training may be tailored to your specifications and is designed for 15-20 participants per trainer. Fees are $130 per hour, per trainer. Smaller groups may also use a “per head” rate of $40 per person for any of the modules below. (A minimum of six participants is required to schedule training.)
Employees of Parsons are able to continue their professional development through the regular attendance at seminars, workshops, and certificate programs sponsored and organized by SATRI.
Continual quality improvement is facilitated through the Institute, which assists organizations in program planning, implementation, and evaluation. In addition, the Action Research Model is taught to solve problems and bring about change. The model is based on research, action, and review.
Institute staff regularly offer parenting classes to parents, guardians, and foster parents. These classes are designed to transmit skills necessary to provide structure and nurturance for their children. Classes create the opportunity to share skills, knowledge, and expertise with one another while learning new techniques to assist their families.
Youth living in residence or foster care are assisted in developing a series of independent living skills. Individuals ages 16 to 21 participate in simulated and hands on experiential classes. Subject areas include money management, nutrition and food preparation, job skills, apartment hunting and living on your own, heath issues and first aid.
SATRI provides conference development and planning services which include contracting with conference sites and speakers, conference registration services, aggregating conference evaluation data, brochure design, and reproduction and distribution of workshop materials.