DSD training news and information

DHS provides a variety of training opportunities for lead agency staff and other interested stakeholders. Available training focuses on the state and federal programs administered by DSD and DHS.

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Scheduled training and information updates

Name of training

Date(s)

Time(s)

Location(s)

MnCHOICES Mentors Alliance Meeting (PDF)

Aug. 17, 2016

9 a.m – 3:30 p.m.

St. Cloud

Support Planning Professionals Learning Community (PDF)

Aug. 31, 2016

10-11:30 a.m.

Statewide

Support Planning Professionals Learning Community 2016 Dates (PDF)

Various dates

10–11:30 a.m.

Statewide

Supported Decision-Making: Protecting Rights, Ensuring Choices (PDF)

Ongoing

On demand

Statewide

Positive Support Rule (MN Rule 9544) (PDF)

Ongoing

On demand

Statewide

Being Person-centered: An Introduction (PDF)

Various dates

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Various sites

Note: Most of our webinars use WebEx. Use our WebEx meeting (PDF) and WebEx event (PDF) guides to help sign on and use the WebEx platform.

Archive

Archive of past DSD training and information update handouts

Additional training opportunities

Person-centered training

DHS collaborates with the University of Minnesota to provide person-centered training. For more information, see:

DSD person-centered training information pageU of M Research and Training Center on Community Living’s Person-centered thinking and planning training page

College of Direct Support modules

The College of Direct Support (CDS) is an online learning management system where users can improve their skills to serve people across disabilities.

Several College of Direct Support online courses are available. CDS also offers online courses for frontline supervisors, lead workers and direct support professionals who want to move into supervisory roles.

DHS HIPAA modules

In July 2014, DHS released the new required courses for data practices and security, Handling MN Information Securely. This suite of courses replaces HR551, Protecting Information Privacy, and HR552, Putting Security Into Action.

County and tribal staff should take the courses from the above link even if they have a TrainLink account with DHS.

Please note: You no longer need a course code number to take the training.

Online learning

DSD has several self-paced online learning modules available in the TrainLink learning management system.

Training registration

While anyone can view general information, users need a Unique Key to register and attend trainings. In TrainLink, select “Class schedule and registration” to choose from a category or view all available live classes. After registering for a module, learners can start, pause, stop and revisit the modules at any time.

For training events with large audiences, DSD offers DHS Online Registration. Look under Continuing Care – Disability Services to view events, online training or certain PCA training options.

DSD training information

Questions or feedback?

Please contact the Disability Services Division training unit with questions or feedback.

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