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2009 Diversity Training for DDS Private Provider Staff

When: April 3, 2009, August 11, 2009

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Where: Locations will vary - Held regionally, please see announcement and registration form

Description: This introductory level training session will offer participants from all levels of the organization an opportunity to explore differences in individual and group identity; enhance understanding of discrimination and hate crimes and what protections are available; enhance skills for dealing with inter-personal and inter-group diversity-related conflict; as well as finding a common ground on which to build work relationships and a ‘diversity-positive’ organizational culture.

Connecticut law mandates that all state employees receive a minimum of 3 hours of diversity training. This training is 3 1/2 hours and is required for all new DDS employees to attend and will give employees the skills they need to promote awareness of and respect for diversity in the workplace. In this class, participants will learn:

Information about the federal and state laws concerning discrimination and hate crimes

Standards for working with and serving people from diverse populations

Strategies for addressing differences that may arise in a diverse work environment


Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Private Provider agencies are limited to three registrations per session.

You will receive a reminder one-week prior to the schedule session. You must complete the registration form in its entirety with accurate phone numbers, email or fax numbers; otherwise, registrations may not be guaranteed.

You will be notified immediately if the session you registered for is full and will be placed on a waiting list.

Please notify the Educational Support Unit if you are canceling your registration prior to the session. In order to provide the opportunity for interested parties on the waiting list to attend.

IMPORTANT INCLEMENT WEATHER INFORMATION: In the event of inclement weather, please call (860) 418-6152 after 7:00 AM on the day of the scheduled session for a recorded message.

INTERPRETER OR ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS: Please indicate on the registration form if you will need Sign language Interpreter Service or Accessibility considerations. DDS must be notified 2 weeks prior to the session in order to confirm availability.


PRE-REGISTRATION is required. Please see attached Registration Form for more information and directions.

Please view the Registration Form

Special Thanks to our Private Providers who partner with DDS to delivering exciting program to all staff:

Innovative Childrens Environmental Services Inc.
Marrakech Inc.
New England Residential Services
Seacorp Inc.
Sunrise Northeast
9 AM - 12:30 PM