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Find in-person & online training opportunities provided through Texas CASA’s CASA College to further the education of the CASA network in Texas. Below you will find all of the latest CASA College articles – to browse other categories, return to the Inside CASA home page or use the navigation list in the right column.

Volunteer Coaching & Advocacy Virtual Regional Training

Nothing is more important than the safety and health of the CASA network, so we are bringing our fourth and last Volunteer Coaching & Advocacy Regional Training for 2020 to your screens! The Volunteer Coaching & Advocacy (VCA) team is going virtual with Model, Practice, Apply & Repeat — our training specifically created for program… Read more »

Local Board Officer Development Training Webinar for FY 2020

We are excited to share some good news about FY 2020 Local Board Officer Development (LBOD) training! The in-person training scheduled for this fiscal year was cancelled due to COVID-19, but is now being offered as a webinar. The webinar must be completed no later than Aug. 31, 2020, by at least one board member… Read more »

Online Pre-Service Materials To Be Password Protected June 1, 2020

Beginning June 1, learners will be required to enter a password to access the volunteer pre-service training materials on the Texas CASA Learning Center. The password will be the same for all learners: advocacy (all lowercase). We ask that program staff communicate this password to trainees once they have been accepted into pre-service training. Texas… Read more »

Public Policy Team Trains CASA Network on Changes Coming to the Child Welfare System

Texas CASA’s Public Policy team is halfway through their 2020 Regional Trainings! At these daylong trainings, the team updates CASA staff and volunteers on the latest with Community-Based Care (CBC), the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) and legislation affecting CASA and the child welfare system. The most recent training took place in Athens on… Read more »

2-Day Train the Trainer Workshops in Austin & DFW

The Texas CASA Education and Learning team invites CASA network training staff to come together for a two-day interactive facilitation workshop focused on transformational learning in the CASA classroom. Deepen your fluency in creative, participant-centered learning practices; expand your canon of powerful stories to illustrate nuanced learning objectives; connect with training peers from around the… Read more »

Now Offering Orientations for New Trainers!

The Texas CASA training team is excited to begin offering Trainer Orientations to support newly hired training staff. These one-on-one orientations are designed to help onboard new trainers by providing an opportunity for individual support with a focus on: understanding participant-centered training, gaining confidence with pre-service content, utilizing strong screening practices, and facilitation skill-building for challenging classroom situations…. Read more »

REGISTER NOW for the Volunteer Power Unleashed Summit

Calling all recruiters! Registration for Texas CASA’s third Volunteer Power Unleashed Summit is now open! The summit will take place in San Antonio from Feb. 19-20, 2020. You’ll hear from experts on key recruitment tactics and then put your knowledge to the test in the fast-paced, interactive Pursuit of the Peak challenge. Get ready to take… Read more »

Register for VCA Regional Trainings

The Volunteer Coaching & Advocacy (VCA) team brings you Model, Practice, Apply & Repeat — a training specifically created for program staff who work directly with advocates.  After last year’s VCA regional trainings, we heard the network’s request for more legal training. This year we’ve added an additional half-day of legal training that will include… Read more »

Registration Open for FY 2020 Local Board Officer Development Trainings

Each fiscal year, every local CASA program is required to send at least one board member to attend one of Texas CASA’s regional Local Board Officer Development (LBOD) trainings. This year, Lauren Paver, founder of Higher Order Consulting, will lead us through visionary planning. Registration is now open for all LBOD trainings. To assist with… Read more »

Register for Compassion Fatigue Online Training

We invite you to join Texas CASA’s Volunteer Coaching and Advocacy team as they host a live online Zoom training at 12 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. This training, Compassion Fatigue for CASA Coaches, is focused on recognizing compassion fatigue in ourselves and others, and using appropriate tools when finding paths to wellness. Register… Read more »