Development Consortium is a CDC-DASH funded National Training
Center for Coordinated School Health Programs.
WVDE is a member of the Professional Development Consortium (PDC), commonly
referred to as The Consortium, along with the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention-Division of Adolescent and School Health (CDC-DASH)
, New Mexico Public Education Department
Rocky Mountain Center for Health Education (RMC).
The Professional Development
Consortium provides professional development on content to CDC-DASH funded LEAs
and SEAs for the purpose of strengthening HIV Prevention and Coordinated
School Health Programs.
PDC coordinates the selection of experienced presenters and develops
training activities, materials and programs. It determines workshop topics and formulates training
schedules and agendas based on collaborative planning decisions.
The PDC takes a customer
service approach to running the training center and strives to make
the logistical process of participating in a PDC event as pleasant as
possible so that participants are not distracted from achieving the
training objectives being addressed by the event agenda.
with DASH and other constituents, a need was identified related to defining
the competencies needed for DASH funded positions. The precursor to
the PRC was the Training and Development Consortium for School Health (TDC). That consortium
developed a document entitled: Building
Competencies for Managers and Staff of Coordinated School Health Programs.
document's two year development process included the input of a thirteen
member writing team, fourteen pilot test sites and more than 100 project
staff that participated in events to review, use and comment on the
document. The document can be used to identify competency needs as stand-alone
topics or within the context of risk behavior topics.