Upcoming Trainings, Workshops, & Events Calendar

Professional Development Opportunities

Upcoming Trainings & Events
For teams supporting youth in Foster Care

Upcoming Trainings & Events
For teams supporting youth in NYC Foster Care.

Presented by the Center for Fair Futures

To meet your learning needs, wants and goals, we developed an array of high-level Training Opportunities, created Learning Communities to help you re-energize and network, and launched weekly Workshop Wednesdays trainings on a range of topics.
The Center for Fair Futures offers Technical Assistance for teams, agencies, or entire organizations from our experts around any topic as well as 1-on-1 Coaching to help you feel empowered.  

Technical Assistance1-on-1 CoachingLearning Communities
To download a PDF of all Mandatory Trainings for Fair Futures Staff, click here.
If you are looking for resources for teams supporting youth in Juvenile Justice, click here.
Optional Training
Care4 Platform Training
Sign up for a 1 on 1 session with Matt and/or Katie to learn the basic functionality of the Fair Futures platform, set and close goals, pull reports, transfer and add youth and more.
Multiple Dates Available
Sign up for as many sessions as you feel are needed.

Open to any Fair Futures staff that will be using the platform. Small groups are welcome.
Mandatory Training
Core Foundation Training Series
June 1 - June 29, 2023
Mandatory Training Series for all staff who are part of their agency's coaching team.
Our Core Foundation Trainings play a valuable part in your development as a skilled, caring professional. These 8 Modules will provide you with the foundation for better understanding your role, building your confidence and providing you with the knowledge needed to get started.  Dates subject to change.
  • To receive credit for the completion for this training you must complete all modules connected with your role within 3 months from the start of Module 1.
  • Prior to starting Module 1 you must have completed the Fair Futures Orientation Training
  • Modules 1, 2 and 3 are required before attending Modules 4-8 *
  • If you have already completed the Core Foundation Training Series you are welcome to attend any of the days as a refresher.
Please see below for your title and which modules are mandatory for you to attend.
After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Module 1: Effective Youth Engagement & Working with Youth from a Trauma Informed Lens
Thursday, June 1 | 10:00AM - 12:30PM
Mandatory for ALL staff
Module 2: Coaching Best Practices
Tuesday, June 6 | 10:00AM - 12:30PM
Mandatory for ALL staff
Module 3: Understanding the Goals & Steps Framework
Wednesday, June 7 | 9:30AM - 12:00PM
Mandatory for ALL staff
Module 4: Middle & High School Education
Tuesday, June 13 | 9:30AM - 1:00PM
Mandatory for Coaches, Middle School Specialists, Education Specialists, Supervisors
Module 5: College & Postsecondary Pathways
Thursday, June 15 | 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Mandatory for Coaches, Tutors (if working with College Specialists), Supervisors
Module 6: Career Development & One Degree
Tuesday, June 20 | 9:30AM - 12:30PM
Mandatory for Coaches, Career Development Specialists & Supervisors
Module 7: Housing 101
Thursday, June 22
10:00AM - 11:00AM - Mandatory for Coaches, Housing Specialists, Supervisors
11:00AM - 12:00PM - Mandatory for Housing Specialists
Module 8: Pulling It Together: Applying the Goals and Steps Framework
Thursday, June 29 | 9:30AM - 12:30PM
Mandatory for ALL Staff *Do not attend unless you completed modules 1-7*
To receive credit for completion for this training you must complete all modules connected with your role within 3 months from the start of module 1.
Optional Training
4P's Workshop for Directors and Leaders (Postponed)
Wednesday, June 7, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM  (Followed by an optional happy hour)
Fair Futures Directors & Leaders: Please sign up for 1 of the 3 in-person "4Ps" Workshops!  
Hosted in-person by: The Center for Fair Futures
Learn about the 4P's: People & Culture, Program Model, Processes, and Performance Management.
This in-person workshop is a full day of networking, learning, and sharing best practices with your peers from other agencies, followed by an optional happy hour and appetizers at the Center.  
The final phase in making your Fair Futures program part of the “DNA” of your agency is Integration and Long-Term Success.  In this next phase, your Fair Futures program is ideally operating with efficiency, hitting all or most of the key goals/ objectives, and most importantly - making a positive impact on the lives of the young people served. In order to achieve this level of excellence, you will need the 4 P’s.
In this special leadership workshop participants will explore solutions while learning the following:
  • How to build/create a culture that empowers, provides emotional safety and supports the needs of your staff.
  • Develop the right processes to handle hiring/onboarding, managing the budget, youth recruitment, staff development and training and more.
  • How to strengthen your program model.
  • Learn how to manage performance related to youth goals, mastery of Care4, fiscal management and staff development.
* The June 20, 2023 training will be held at a different location.
Mandatory Training
College Access Training Series
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Part 1)
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Part 2)
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Part 3)
Hosted by: At The Table
Mandatory training for Coaches, Supervisors, Education Specialists
Hosted by At the Table, this 3-Part training series will provide strategies, shared best practices, tools and resources to support your young people navigate a clearer college pathway and identify ways to better their experience and success.
PLEASE NOTE: You must complete all three training sessions to receive credit for completion.
After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Workshop Wednesdays
Workshop Wednesday: Care4 Audits
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hosted by: The Center for Fair Futures
Target Staff: Coaches, Specialists, Supervisors
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by Care4 and keeping track of what you need to enter? Do you want to build better practices and know how you are doing with data before it builds up? Join us in our discussion of best practices to stay on top of your Care4 data.
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Optional Training
Career & Post-Secondary Exploration, In-person Workshop for Coaches
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM  (Followed by an optional happy hour)
This opportunity is only available to Coaches
Hosted in-person by: The Center for Fair Futures
Please join us for an opportunity to meet & mingle with Coaches from across agencies. You will leave with powerful language and information to help young people explore their options (and then you can close out those 2 Goals in Care4!). We will do mock conversations and then end with an (optional) happy hour with a signature cocktail called, "The Explorer."
PLEASE NOTE: SPACE IS LIMITED - only 20 available spots per workshop date
Workshop Wednesdays
Workshop Wednesday: Middle to High School Transitions
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hosted by: The Center for Fair Futures
Target Staff: Program Leaders, Coaches, Specialists (All Staff)
The transition from middle school to high school is a pivotal point in the lives of young adults. Join us to discuss best practices to make that transition as seamless as possible by fostering connections, celebrating successes, and setting clear expectations.
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.