Professional Development


We're committed to your growth and professional development on both an individual and programmatic level.

Fair Futures Professional Development Opportunities:

Upcoming Trainings, Workshops, & Events

Fair Futures offers Trainings, Workshops, and Refreshers, designed to help you increase your knowledge and strengthen your skills.  Please see a list of upcoming mandatory and optional opportunities below. 
To download a PDF of all Mandatory Trainings for Fair Futures Staff, click here.
Optional Training
1 on 1 Platform Support Sessions
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.
Optional Training
Goals & Steps Framework Introduction/Refresher
Multiple Dates Available
Training for Middle School Specialists and Coaches
If you are a new Coach or Middle School Specialist, please take this Goals & Steps overview before you take the Core training.
Learn how to track young people's academic, career, and housing goals and progress.
Existing Coaches and Middle School Specialists are encouraged to take this training as a refresher, if needed!
PLEASE NOTE: Once you register you will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite with a Zoom link.
Optional Training
One Degree Demo
Multiple Dates Available
Training ideal for Coaches, Education Specialists, Career Specialists and Supervisors.
Learn about the fantastic new updates to One Degree, your one-stop shop for everything related to career and education in NYC. One Degree now contains 1,500+ opportunities and virtually all non-college post-secondary programs and workforce opportunities.
In this workshop participants will learn: how to navigate the One Degree platform; how this tool will improve your work with young people; about all of the new education and career resources that were added to One Degree.
PLEASE NOTE: Once you register you will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite with a Zoom link.
Workshop Wednesdays
Back to School! Preparing for & Conducting School Visits
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Target Staff: Coaches, Education & Middle School Specialists, New Staff
(All Fair Futures staff are welcome to attend)

Are you new to Fair Futures and nervous about conducting school visits? Have you been in the Fair Futures community, but would like to continue to grow your toolkit to support young people? Join us as we share best practices and strategies for maximizing positive outcomes during school visits. Participants will hear from a panel of Specialists, Coaches and young people.
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Mandatory Training
Core Fair Futures Training
Training spans 4 days: Monday, September 19th, 2022 - Thursday, September 22nd, 2022
Mandatory Training for all new Fair Futures staff.

Monday, September 19 | 9:30AM - 3:30PM: Overview of the Fair Futures Model; Effective Youth Engagement; Coaching Best Practices
Tuesday, September 20 | 9:30AM - 1:00PM:
Setting Educational Goals & Steps
Wednesday, September 21 | 9:30AM - 1:00PM: Setting College and Career Goals & Steps
Thursday, September 22 | 9:30AM - 1:00PM:
Applying Goals & Steps to Your Youth
PLEASE NOTE: To receive credit for this training you must attend all four days.
You also must have attended a Fair Futures Orientation prior to attending.
If you have already completed the training you are welcome to attend any (or all) of the days as a refresher.
The Core Fair Futures training will provide staff with the foundational knowledge and framework of the Fair Futures model. Participants will learn about: Effective Youth Engagement techniques; Coaching Best Practices; Setting the goals and steps related to middle and high school, post-secondary, college and career; resources that will help youth succeed; applying the goals and steps process when working with your youth.
HOSTED BY: Center For Fair Futures
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Mandatory Training
Obtaining Housing for Youth Aging out of Foster Care
Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Hosted by: City Living NY
Mandatory training for Coaches, Supervisors, & Housing Specialists
This is the first session of a two-part housing workshop series. In this training we will explain the different types of housing available for youth aging out of foster care in New York City and how to apply for each. We will provide information on how to apply, considerations for each type of housing, and tips for Coaches. We will also be joined by a panel of youth who have aged out of the foster care system. They will present their opinions on the housing options available and share insights on how coaches can best support young people as they transition out of care.
Participants will learn the following: An overview of NYCHA development housing, supportive housing, and voucher programs; An overview of the application process for each type of housing; Pros and considerations for each type of housing; Financial assistance programs ACS offers to assist in securing a new apartment.
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Mandatory Training
College Success/Persistence Workshop 2
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Hosted by: At the Table
Mandatory training for College Specialists, Coaches working with students enrolled in college, and Supervisors
This workshop is designed for the NYC Foster Care agencies that have adopted the Fair Futures Model.
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Workshop Wednesdays
Supportive Housing 101
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Target Staff: Program Leaders, Coaches, Housing Specialists
(All Fair Futures staff are welcome to attend)

Are you new to Fair Futures and want to learn more about supportive housing options for young people in NYC? Have you been in the Fair Futures community, but want to hear about new types of supportive housing? If so, join us for this workshop! Participants will hear from a panel of NYC supportive housing providers.
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Mandatory Training
Maintaining Housing & Building Independent Living/Life Skills
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
Hosted by: City Living NY
Mandatory training for Coaches, Supervisors, & Housing Specialists
Recommended Pre-req: Obtaining Housing for Youth Aging out of Foster Care
This is the second session of a two-part housing workshop series. In this training, participants will delve into the issues that can impact our young people maintaining their housing after care and an overview of Independent living skills coaches can work on with their young people as they transition out of care.
Participants will learn the following: How to manage issues such as reducing monthly rent as income changes; Applying for one-shot deals/managing rental arrears; Independent living skills coaches can work with transitional-aged youth; Handling apartment issues such as repairs; Navigating eviction proceedings.
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Mandatory Training
Navigating School Suspensions & Discipline
Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Hosted by: Advocates for Children
Mandatory training for Coaches, Supervisors, & Education Specialists
In this training, we will discuss the different types of suspensions and classroom removals in New York City and State educational systems, including the procedures schools must follow when disciplining students.
Participants will learn the following: The basic components of suspension notices and a suspension packet; Using the NYC Discipline Code to advocate for students facing principal’s and superintendent’s suspensions; The legal protections for students with disabilities facing disciplinary removals in school; Behavioral interventions available to support students.
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Workshop Wednesdays
Career Exploration - Unique Approaches for Real Results (New)
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Target Staff: Program Leaders, Coaches, Employment Specialists, New Staff
(All Fair Futures staff are welcome to attend)

Do you feel stuck when it comes to helping youth get into a career pathway? Looking for some innovative approaches and out of the box career exploration? If so, join this workshop to learn about unique approaches to career exploration.
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Workshop Wednesdays
Making Your Care4 Report Sparkle
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Target Staff: Program Leaders, Coaches, Employment Specialists, New Staff
(All Fair Futures staff are welcome to attend)

Do you feel stuck when it comes to helping youth get into a career pathway? Looking for some innovative approaches and out of the box career exploration? If so, join this workshop to learn about unique approaches to career exploration.
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Mandatory Training
Career/Workforce Development
Thursday, November 3, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Hosted by: WPTI (Workforce Professional Training Institute)
Mandatory training for Coaches, Supervisors, & Career Development Specialists
This training is for workforce development professionals providing the skills and resources needed to strengthen and improve our work with our youth.
This workshop is designed for the NYC Foster Care agencies that have adopted the Fair Futures Model.
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
You must have completed the Core Fair Futures training prior to attending this training.  
Workshop
Leveraging Fair Futures Resources/Materials/Care4 to Serve K-5 Students
Friday, November 4, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Target Staff: Any agency that has an Education Specialist serving young people in grades K-5 (or who has funding for one).
(All Fair Futures staff are welcome to attend)

Does your agency have a K-5 Education Specialist, or anyone who provides educational supports to these students?  Would you like to integrate this person into your broader Fair Futures program so they can be better supported? Attend this Workshop to hear about how the Specialist can utilize the Fair Futures trainings, materials, Care4 platform, Goals and Steps framework, and technical assistance offerings to support K-5 students.
Participants will hear from one agency who integrated their K-5 Specialist into their Fair Futures program umbrella and worked with Advocates For Children & Fair Futures to tailor all the materials and Care4 to this population. You can do the same!
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Mandatory Training
General Education Advocacy
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Hosted by: Advocates for Children
Mandatory training for Coaches, Supervisors, & Education Specialists
In this training, we will be discussing the educational laws and policies that impact our youth, including the DOE’s Tiered Response Protocol and the switch to blended instruction.
Participants will learn the following: School stability and related legal requirements, Mid-year enrollment and transfers., Securing transportation for students, Making best interest determinations, Promotion requirements, Support required for students whose promotions are in doubt, School-based support for students with academic or English language learner needs, Gathering and deciphering student records and education information, The schools’ obligation to protect students from bullying.
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Workshop Wednesdays
Engaging and Supporting LGBTQAI+ Young People
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Target Staff: All Fair Futures s
Do LGBTQAI+ young people know they have a safe, welcoming & celebratory space in your program?
Are you searching for new resources and supports for LGBTQAI+ young people? Join us for this workshop. Participants will hear from a panel of staff and young people.
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Mandatory Training
Core Fair Futures Training
Training spans 4 days: Monday, December 5th, 2022 - Thursday, December 8th, 2022
*Subject to change*
Mandatory Training for all new Fair Futures staff.

Monday, December 5 | 9:30AM - 3:30PM: Overview of the Fair Futures Model; Effective Youth Engagement; Coaching Best Practices
Tuesday, December 6 | 9:30AM - 1:00PM:
Setting Educational Goals & Steps
Wednesday, December 7 | 9:30AM - 1:00PM: Setting College and Career Goals & Steps
Thursday, December 8 | 9:30AM - 1:00PM:
Applying Goals & Steps to Your Youth
PLEASE NOTE: To receive credit for this training you must attend all four days.
You also must have attended a Fair Futures Orientation prior to attending.
If you have already completed the training you are welcome to attend any (or all) of the days as a refresher.
The Core Fair Futures training will provide staff with the foundational knowledge and framework of the Fair Futures model. Participants will learn about: Effective Youth Engagement techniques; Coaching Best Practices; Setting the goals and steps related to middle and high school, post-secondary, college and career; resources that will help youth succeed; applying the goals and steps process when working with your youth.
HOSTED BY: Center For Fair Futures
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Workshop Wednesdays
Coaching Young People around their Housing Options
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Target Staff: Program Leaders, Coaches, Specialists
(All Fair Futures staff are welcome to attend)

Are you overwhelmed by the complexities of the NYC housing landscape? Do you have young adults that are getting ready to transition from care and want to know more about their options? If so, join this workshop to learn about the housing options available to youth in the foster care system and learn how to discuss these options with your youth.
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Mandatory Training
High School Graduation Requirements & Alternative Programs
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Hosted by: Advocates for Children
Mandatory training for Coaches, Supervisors, & Education Specialists
This workshop will give staff an in-depth understanding of high school graduation requirements in New York State, the different types of diplomas/non-diploma credentials, the impact of Regents exemptions, and the safety nets available to students with disabilities and English Language Learners.
Participants will learn the following: Reading high school transcripts; Strategies for determining best-fit alternative programs; The right of students with IEPs to receive vocational assessments and transition services; Support for students’ career and employment goals; Alternative schooling options for older students in NYC; How to apply to alternative schooling, transfer schools, YABCs, High School Equivalency programs, vocational programs, and Restart Academy; Other available supports, such as childcare and internships.
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Mandatory Training
College Success/Persistence Workshop 3
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Hosted by: At the Table
Mandatory training for College Specialists, Coaches working with students enrolled in college, & Supervisors
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Mandatory Training
Career/Workforce Development
Thursday, January 12, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Hosted by: WPTI (Workforce Professional Training Institute)
Mandatory training for Coaches, Supervisors, & Career Development Specialists
This training is for workforce development professionals providing the skills and resources needed to strengthen and improve our work with our youth.
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
You must have completed the Core Fair Futures training prior to attending this training.  
Mandatory Training
College Access Training #1
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM 
Hosted by: At The Table
Mandatory training for Coaches, Supervisors, Education Specialists
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Mandatory Training
College Access Training #2
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM 
Hosted by: At The Table
Mandatory training for Coaches, Supervisors, Education Specialists
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Mandatory Training
Obtaining Housing for Youth Aging out of Foster Care
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Hosted by: City Living NY
Mandatory training for Coaches, Supervisors, & Housing Specialists
This is the first session of a two-part housing workshop series. In this training we will explain the different types of housing available for youth aging out of foster care in New York City and how to apply for each. We will provide information on how to apply, considerations for each type of housing, and tips for Coaches. We will also be joined by a panel of youth who have aged out of the foster care system. They will present their opinions on the housing options available and share insights on how coaches can best support young people as they transition out of care.
Participants will learn the following: An overview of NYCHA development housing, supportive housing, and voucher programs; An overview of the application process for each type of housing; Pros and considerations for each type of housing; Financial assistance programs ACS offers to assist in securing a new apartment.
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Mandatory Training
College Access Training #3
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM 
Hosted by: At The Table
Mandatory training for Coaches, Supervisors, Education Specialists
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Mandatory Training
Core Fair Futures Training
Training spans 4 days: Monday, February 6th, 2023 - Thursday, February 9th, 2023
*Subject to change*
Mandatory Training for all new Fair Futures staff.

Monday, February 6 | 9:30AM - 3:30PM: Overview of the Fair Futures Model; Effective Youth Engagement; Coaching Best Practices
Tuesday, February 7 | 9:30AM - 1:00PM:
Setting Educational Goals & Steps
Wednesday, February 8 | 9:30AM - 1:00PM: Setting College and Career Goals & Steps
Thursday, February 9 | 9:30AM - 1:00PM:
Applying Goals & Steps to Your Youth
PLEASE NOTE: To receive credit for this training you must attend all four days.
You also must have attended a Fair Futures Orientation prior to attending.
If you have already completed the training you are welcome to attend any (or all) of the days as a refresher.
The Core Fair Futures training will provide staff with the foundational knowledge and framework of the Fair Futures model. Participants will learn about: Effective Youth Engagement techniques; Coaching Best Practices; Setting the goals and steps related to middle and high school, post-secondary, college and career; resources that will help youth succeed; applying the goals and steps process when working with your youth.
HOSTED BY: Center For Fair Futures
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Mandatory Training
High School Graduation Requirements & Alternative Programs
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Hosted by: Advocates for Children
Mandatory training for Coaches, Supervisors, & Education Specialists
This workshop will give staff an in-depth understanding of high school graduation requirements in New York State, the different types of diplomas/non-diploma credentials, the impact of Regents exemptions, and the safety nets available to students with disabilities and English Language Learners.
Participants will learn the following: Reading high school transcripts; Strategies for determining best-fit alternative programs; The right of students with IEPs to receive vocational assessments and transition services; Support for students’ career and employment goals; Alternative schooling options for older students in NYC; How to apply to alternative schooling, transfer schools, YABCs, High School Equivalency programs, vocational programs, and Restart Academy; Other available supports, such as childcare and internships.
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Mandatory Training
Maintaining Housing & Building Independent Living/Life Skills
Thursday, March 2, 2023 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
Hosted by: City Living NY
Mandatory training for Coaches, Supervisors, & Housing Specialists
Recommended Pre-req: Obtaining Housing for Youth Aging out of Foster Care
This is the second session of a two-part housing workshop series. In this training, participants will delve into the issues that can impact our young people maintaining their housing after care and an overview of Independent living skills coaches can work on with their young people as they transition out of care.
Participants will learn the following: How to manage issues such as reducing monthly rent as income changes; Applying for one-shot deals/managing rental arrears; Independent living skills coaches can work with transitional-aged youth; Handling apartment issues such as repairs; Navigating eviction proceedings.
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Mandatory Training
Navigating School Suspensions & Discipline
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
*Subject to change*
Hosted by: Advocates for Children
Mandatory training for Coaches, Supervisors, & Education Specialists
In this training, we will discuss the different types of suspensions and classroom removals in New York City and State educational systems, including the procedures schools must follow when disciplining students.
Participants will learn the following: The basic components of suspension notices and a suspension packet; Using the NYC Discipline Code to advocate for students facing principal’s and superintendent’s suspensions; The legal protections for students with disabilities facing disciplinary removals in school; Behavioral interventions available to support students.
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Mandatory Training
Career/Workforce Development
Thursday, March 9, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Hosted by: WPTI (Workforce Professional Training Institute)
Mandatory training for Coaches, Supervisors, & Career Development Specialists
This training is for workforce development professionals providing the skills and resources needed to strengthen and improve our work with our youth.
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
You must have completed the Core Fair Futures training prior to attending this training.  
Mandatory Training
College Success/Persistence Workshop 4
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Hosted by: At the Table
Mandatory training for College Specialists, Coaches working with students enrolled in college, & Supervisors
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Mandatory Training
Core Fair Futures Training
Training spans 4 days: Monday, April 3, 2023 - Thursday, April 6, 2023
*Subject to change*
Mandatory Training for all new Fair Futures staff.

Monday, April 3 | 9:30AM - 3:30PM: Overview of the Fair Futures Model; Effective Youth Engagement; Coaching Best Practices
Tuesday, April 4 | 9:30AM - 1:00PM:
Setting Educational Goals & Steps
Wednesday, April 5 | 9:30AM - 1:00PM: Setting College and Career Goals & Steps
Thursday, April 6 | 9:30AM - 1:00PM:
Applying Goals & Steps to Your Youth
PLEASE NOTE: To receive credit for this training you must attend all four days.
You also must have attended a Fair Futures Orientation prior to attending.
If you have already completed the training you are welcome to attend any (or all) of the days as a refresher.
The Core Fair Futures training will provide staff with the foundational knowledge and framework of the Fair Futures model. Participants will learn about: Effective Youth Engagement techniques; Coaching Best Practices; Setting the goals and steps related to middle and high school, post-secondary, college and career; resources that will help youth succeed; applying the goals and steps process when working with your youth.
HOSTED BY: Center For Fair Futures
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Mandatory Training
Career/Workforce Development
Thursday, April 13, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Hosted by: WPTI (Workforce Professional Training Institute)
Mandatory training for Coaches, Supervisors, & Career Development Specialists
This training is for workforce development professionals providing the skills and resources needed to strengthen and improve our work with our youth.
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
You must have completed the Core Fair Futures training prior to attending this training.  
Mandatory Training
Obtaining Housing for Youth Aging out of Foster Care
Thursday, April 28, 2023 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Hosted by: City Living NY
Mandatory training for Coaches, Supervisors, & Housing Specialists
This is the first session of a two-part housing workshop series. In this training we will explain the different types of housing available for youth aging out of foster care in New York City and how to apply for each. We will provide information on how to apply, considerations for each type of housing, and tips for Coaches. We will also be joined by a panel of youth who have aged out of the foster care system. They will present their opinions on the housing options available and share insights on how coaches can best support young people as they transition out of care.
Participants will learn the following: An overview of NYCHA development housing, supportive housing, and voucher programs; An overview of the application process for each type of housing; Pros and considerations for each type of housing; Financial assistance programs ACS offers to assist in securing a new apartment.
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Mandatory Training
Maintaining Housing & Building Independent Living/Life Skills
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
Hosted by: City Living NY
Mandatory training for Coaches, Supervisors, & Housing Specialists
Recommended Pre-req: Obtaining Housing for Youth Aging out of Foster Care
This is the second session of a two-part housing workshop series. In this training, participants will delve into the issues that can impact our young people maintaining their housing after care and an overview of Independent living skills coaches can work on with their young people as they transition out of care.
Participants will learn the following: How to manage issues such as reducing monthly rent as income changes; Applying for one-shot deals/managing rental arrears; Independent living skills coaches can work with transitional-aged youth; Handling apartment issues such as repairs; Navigating eviction proceedings.
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Mandatory Training
Core Fair Futures Training
Training spans 4 days: Monday, June 5, 2023 - Thursday, June 8, 2023
*Subject to change*
Mandatory Training for all new Fair Futures staff.

Monday, June 5 | 9:30AM - 3:30PM: Overview of the Fair Futures Model; Effective Youth Engagement; Coaching Best Practices
Tuesday, June 6 | 9:30AM - 1:00PM:
Setting Educational Goals & Steps
Wednesday, June 7 | 9:30AM - 1:00PM: Setting College and Career Goals & Steps
Thursday, June 8 | 9:30AM - 1:00PM:
Applying Goals & Steps to Your Youth
PLEASE NOTE: To receive credit for this training you must attend all four days.
You also must have attended a Fair Futures Orientation prior to attending.
If you have already completed the training you are welcome to attend any (or all) of the days as a refresher.
The Core Fair Futures training will provide staff with the foundational knowledge and framework of the Fair Futures model. Participants will learn about: Effective Youth Engagement techniques; Coaching Best Practices; Setting the goals and steps related to middle and high school, post-secondary, college and career; resources that will help youth succeed; applying the goals and steps process when working with your youth.
HOSTED BY: Center For Fair Futures
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Mandatory Training
College Access Training #1
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM 
Hosted by: At The Table
Mandatory training for Coaches, Supervisors, Education Specialists
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Mandatory Training
College Access Training #2
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM 
Hosted by: At The Table
Mandatory training for Coaches, Supervisors, Education Specialists
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.
Mandatory Training
College Access Training #3
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM 
Hosted by: At The Table
Mandatory training for Coaches, Supervisors, Education Specialists
PLEASE NOTE: After you register a Zoom link will be sent to your email.

Technical Assistance

If you would like support around a specific issue or topic area you can schedule a technical assistance session. 
Fair Futures Technical Assistance, or TA, will provide you with an opportunity to learn, while problem-solving an area you would like help with. TA sessions can be 1-on-1 or with however many people from your team that you'd like to invite.
Technical Assistance Topics
THEME: Program Overview; Implementation Best Practices
Overview of Fair Futures
Background, model and staff roles, resources available and the Online Platform.
Implementation progress and best practices at an organizational level
Includes reviewing the program/org structure and reporting lines, discussing role clarity, collaboration with other departments, developing a program name, and how to create a coaching culture.  
Creating Shared Program Language
This session will help your coaching team create messaging to use with young people, foster parents and guardians, co-workers and other stakeholders.
THEME: 
Coaching Best Practices; Engagement; Building Trust
The First 90 Days of Coaching
Learn out of the box strategies for  engaging young people and building trust.
How to Coach! Effective Coaching Techniques and Frameworks
Learn how to set up a coaching session, what coaching language to use, how to create a coaching agreement and how to incorporate coaching conversations into everyday practice.
How to Coach! Effective Coaching Techniques and Frameworks
Learn how to set up a coaching session, what coaching language to use, how to create a coaching agreement and how to incorporate coaching conversations into everyday practice.
Finding Your Coaching Style
Explore ways to develop your coaching style and personality.
THEME: 
Goals & Steps Tracking; Education; Career; Accessing Resources
Middle School Specialist Role
Includes learning about the Middle School Goals & Steps.
Coaching Goals & Steps
Overview of framework and tracking progress

This includes high school, post-secondary planning, college, career development and housing/independent living goals and steps.
High School Selection Process
What to do before the fall;
Includes a tutorial on MySchools/ InsideSchools.
Using One Degree
Learn how to access career development resources with this brand new online platform.
Assisting Students with Transferring Schools/
Selecting Best-Fit Alternative High Schools 
THEME: Supervisory Best Practices; Program Performance
Effective Coach Supervision
Learn how to “coach” Coaches and to manage their performance.  
Creating a Positive Coaching Culture
Learn strategies for creating programmatic and organizational buy-in; Learn effective relationship building techniques that foster teamwork and collaboration.
THEME: Youth Development Best Practices
Running Peer Leadership Groups
Peer groups provide young people with a safe space to have their voices heard. Learn best practices and a step by step method for creating your own peer leadership groups.
THEME: Program Overview; Implementation Best Practices
TOPICS
TIME
SUGGESTED STAFF
Overview of Fair Futures
Background, model and staff roles, resources available and the Online Platform.
30
Minutes
All Staff: Program Directors, Supervisors, Coaches, Specialists
Implementation progress and best  practices at an organizational level
Includes reviewing the program/org structure and reporting lines, discussing role clarity, collaboration with other departments, developing a program name, and how to create a coaching culture.  
45
Minutes
Initial session with senior staff to discuss before sharing out with their team
Creating Shared Program Language
This session will help your coaching team create messaging to use with young people, foster parents and guardians, co-workers and other stakeholders.
1.5 Hours
- 2 Hours
All Staff: Program Directors, Supervisors, Coaches, Specialists
THEME: Coaching Best Practices; Engagement; Building Trust
The First 90 Days of Coaching
Learn out of the box strategies for  engaging young people and building trust.    
1H
Coaches and Coach Supervisors
How to Coach! Effective Coaching Techniques and Frameworks
Learn how to set up a coaching session, what coaching language to use, how to create a coaching agreement and how to incorporate coaching conversations into everyday practice.
2 Hours
Coaches and Coach Supervisors
Finding Your Coaching Style
Explore ways to develop your coaching style and personality.
1 Hour
Coaches and Specialists
THEME: Goals & Steps Tracking; Education; Career; Accessing Resources
Middle School Specialist Role
Includes learning about the Middle School Goals & Steps.
1 Hour
Middle School Specialists and their Supervisors
Coaching Goals & Steps – Overview of framework and tracking progress
This includes high school, post-secondary planning, college, career development and housing/independent living goals and steps.
2 Hours
All Staff: Program Directors, Supervisors, Coaches, Specialists
(if they have not yet been trained or if a refresher is needed)
High School Selection Process
What to do before the fall; Includes a tutorial on MySchools/ InsideSchools.
1 Hour
Middle School Specialists and Coaches
Using One Degree
Learn how to access career development resources with this brand new online platform.
1 Hour
Coaches and Career Development Specialists
Assisting Students with Transferring Schools/Selecting Best-Fit Alternative High Schools 
1 Hour
Coaches
THEME: Supervisory Best Practices; Program Performance
Effective Coach Supervision
Learn how to “coach” Coaches and to manage their performance.  
1.5 Hours
Coach Supervisors and Program Directors
Creating a Positive Coaching Culture
Learn strategies for creating programmatic and organizational buy-in; Learn effective relationship building techniques that foster teamwork and collaboration.
1 Hour
Any senior staff person that has direct reports
THEME: Youth Development Best Practices
Running Peer Leadership Groups
Peer groups provide young people with a safe space to have their voices heard.
Learn best practices and a step by step method for creating your own peer leadership groups.
1-1.5
Hours
Coaches and Coach Supervisors
Creating Shared Program Language
This session will help your coaching team create messaging to use with young people, foster parents and guardians, co-workers and other stakeholders.  

The First 90 Days of Coaching
Learn out of the box strategies for engaging young people and building trust.

Finding Your Coaching Style
Explore ways to develop your coaching style and personality. 

Middle School Specialist Role
Learn about the Middle School Goals & Steps
High School Selection Process
What to do before the fall;
Includes a tutorial on MySchools/Inside Schools.

Using One Degree
Learn how to access career development resources with this brand new online platform. 

Effective Coach Supervision
Learn how to “coach” Coaches and to manage their performance.  



Questions? Please email Emil Ramnarine at emil.ramnarine@fairfuturesny.org.

Learning Communities

In partnership with New Yorkers for Children we offer monthly Fair Futures Learning Communities that are designed to provide you with a place to learn, network, focus on self-care and re-energize among your cohorts. Topics for each Learning Community are chosen by the participants. Past topics have included effective youth engagement, how to make time for self-care, and how to be a leader during stressful times.
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Learning Communities are broken into the following groups: Supervisors (anyone who has a direct report),
Middle School Specialists, and Coaches & Specialists (Career, Educational, Housing).
Due to the number of Coaches & Specialists, there are two Learning Community Groups offered. You may attend either group.
Learning Communities are optional and span 90 minutes.
Upcoming Learning Community Dates
Supervisors & Directors (Leadership)
Dates TBA!
Coaches & Specialists (Career, Education, College, Housing)
Dates TBA!
Middle School Specialists
Dates TBA!

Please contact Emil Ramnarine at emil.ramnarine@fairfuturesny.org to register.

1-on-1 Coaching

If you are looking for a way to maximize your potential and take your work performance to the next level then 1-on-1 performance coaching is for you. 
Performance coaching is now being offered to any Fair Futures staff. In these 30 or 60 minute sessions YOU get to focus on YOU. Benefits include, but are not limited to, sharpening your skills, identifying roadblocks in performance, gaining more clarity and focus, exploring your goals and aspirations and finding balance with work and life. 
To schedule 1-on-1 Coaching, please contact Emil Ramnarine at emil.ramnarine@fairfuturesny.org

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. Additionally, 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.  

Thank you to The Foster Care Excellence Fund for supporting this work and to our training/technical assistance partners:
Advocates for Children, New Yorkers for Children, City Living NY, Children's Village, Workforce Professionals Training Institute, Goddard Options Institute, Youth Communication, At the Table, and the ACS Workforce Institute.

Questions? Please email Emil Ramnarine at emil.ramnarine@fairfuturesny.org.