Non-Profit Staff Development Coalition Project

presentation The mission of the Non-Profit Staff Development Coalition Project is to help staff in non-profit human services organizations reach professional and personal excellence by protecting, nurturing, strengthening and enhancing the staff development function in their organizations.

This will be achieved by collaboratively working on three initiatives:

Initiative #1: Staff Training

This is the Coalition's primary focus. This would involve identifying unmet staff training needs and then designing, developing and delivering relevant training activities at minimal cost.

Intiative #2: Transfer and Application of Learning for Effective Job Performance

Linked to Initiative #1 - this would involve assessing the transfer/application of knowledge and skills gained from staff training to the employee's job with effective results.

Initiative #3: Promoting, strengthening and reinforcing a consistent "learning culture" within Coalition member organizations.

All of these initiatives ultimately support and strengthen excellence in service delivery.

We believe that learning is central and critical to what we do. Continuous and progressive learning creates opportunities, challenges how we normally see and do things, builds understanding of our mission and strengthens community connections.

- Learning Statement developed by the NPSD Coalition Committee (January 2005)


May 25, 2017 Seattle, WA


This one-day workshop introduces the framework for conducting conversations that lead to client behavioral change and increased self-efficacy.  To address the effects of scarcity and other barriers that clients face, participants will learn how to respond to client ambivalence using various coaching interventions relating to the stages of change.

This workshop also covers an exploration of executive skills, which is the ability to organize, plan, control reactions, and get things done. These skills play an important role in clients’ success in setting and achieving goals and the ability to exit poverty.
Participants will learn to identify ‘work-arounds’ that reduce the impact of weak executive skills and increase client momentum towards desired outcomes.

After this training, participants will feel more confident in using “coaching moments” as a viable intervention to help clients to establish goals and gain momentum towards greater self-sufficiency.

Content topics include:

• The Coaching Mindset
• The Coaching Conversation
• Behavioral Economics and the Effects of Scarcity
• Goal Setting and The Path to Self-Sufficiency
• The Impact of Diminished Executive Function Skills and Goal Attainment
• How to Respond to the Client’s Stages of Change
• Increasing Stick-to-itiveness: ‘Doing With’ versus ‘Doing For’

Devin Stubblefield
Presented By:
 Non-Profit Staff Development Coalition (NPSDC)
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