Center for Training & Professional Development

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"Excentia Human Services is a nice place to work because you feel appreciated as a staff member, and as a person. And you go home knowing that you've changed an individual's life."

Becky F.

Welcome to Excentia Human Service’s Center for Training and Professional Development (CTAPD). We offer continuing education opportunities for our employees, led by experienced and credentialed professionals. 

In July 2022, we partnered with Millersville University to create two, specialized programs for our center. More details on these programs can be found below. 

If interested in applying for a program, please click “General Application” and fill out the corresponding form.

The deadline to apply for our Fall 2022 classes is August 26, 2022. 

Benefits of Program

Both programs are FREE!

Travel expenses are covered.

We pay our employees to attend classes. 

Easy Application Process

 Complete the General Application.

 1) Fill out the General Application above.

 2) Submit the application online in about 15-20 minutes.

 

Direct Support Professional (DSP) Enrichment Program

Led by Millersville University faculty and graduate students, in this program participants will be given professional growth opportunities, and will attain their DSP 1 certification. Participants in this course will also receive a $1,000 stipend.*

Length of Course: 6 months / Time: Each session is from 9 a.m. – Noon.

Course Schedule

(Sessions occur the 3rd Wednesday of the month).

September 21, 2022 (Opening Session)

Location: Millersville University

October 19, 2022

Location: Excentia Human Services

November 16, 2022

Location: Excentia Human Services

December 21, 2022

Location: Excentia Human Services

January 18, 2023

Location: Excentia Human Services

February 15, 2023 – Graduation

 

Excellence in Human Services Leadership Certificate Program

In this program, participants will be encouraged to work with real issues and challenges specific to Excentia Human Service’s culture, specifically within the role as a Supervisory member. Upon completion, participants can apply for supervisory positions within our organization.

Length of Course: 9 months / Time: Each session is from 9 a.m. – Noon.

Course Schedule

(Sessions occur the 4th Tuesday of the month).

September 27, 2022 (Opening Session)

Location: Millersville University

October 25, 2022

Location: Excentia Human Services

November 22, 2022

Location: Excentia Human Services

December 2022: Date TBD

Location: Excentia Human Services

January 24, 2023 

Location: Excentia Human Services

February 28, 2023 

Location: Excentia Human Services

March 28, 2023

Location: Excentia Human Services

April 25, 2023

Location: Excentia Human Services

May 23, 2023

Location: Excentia Human Services

June 27, 2023

Location: Millersville University

Attendance Policy

Excentia Human Service’s requires attendance at every session and completion of all assignments. Each participant will have ONE excused absence from the program and must give written notice to the Training Lead if he/she/they will not be in attendance. If a student misses more than ONE session, the participant’s continuation in the program will be reviewed by Human Resources.