Poverty Awareness Training

February 23, 2012

We bring poverty aware­ness edu­ca­tion to Ore­gon to cat­alyze your orga­ni­za­tion to achieve its high­est level of ser­vice, pro­duc­tiv­ity and goals.

CoAc­tive Con­nec­tions believes that by gain­ing a deeper under­stand­ing of the unique needs of peo­ple you inter­act with, you will have more tools to accom­plish your goals. Among our train­ing par­tic­i­pants, 92% state that there is a need for edu­ca­tion on the real­i­ties of poverty. They pro­vide this input after receiv­ing train­ing, demon­strat­ing the impor­tance of the edu­ca­tion they just received.

Train­ing top­ics and exer­cises are cus­tomized accord­ing to your orga­ni­za­tional needs. Each train­ing ses­sion can range from 1–12 hours. Learn more about Poverty Aware­ness Train­ing by click­ing on the pre­sen­ta­tion tool below:

Who do we train?

We pro­vide poverty aware­ness edu­ca­tion for a vari­ety of groups and organizations:

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What do you get out of training?

As an edu­ca­tor, pol­i­cy­maker, ser­vice provider or com­mu­nity mem­ber, you are in a unique posi­tion to affect poverty in your com­mu­nity. Poverty Aware­ness Train­ing is catered to your group’s self-defined objec­tives. We facil­i­tate using an inter­ac­tive approach, and inte­grate authen­tic sto­ry­telling from both train­ers and peo­ple expe­ri­enc­ing poverty (gath­ered from focus groups and inter­views). Some exam­ples of train­ing out­comes include:

  • Develop tools and strate­gies to work toward self-defined goals regard­ing poverty and cul­tural competency.
  • Cre­ate a cus­tomized action plan to address orga­ni­za­tional goals related to poverty.
  • Increase level of trust with clients and com­mu­nity members.
  • Improve over­all job satisfaction.

After train­ing, 91% of par­tic­i­pants mea­sured their level of poverty aware­ness as Extremely or Very Aware.

Poverty Aware­ness Train­ing can ful­fill your organization’s require­ments for con­tin­u­ing diver­sity and cul­tural com­pe­tency train­ing. 

What do our train­ing par­tic­i­pants have to say? Check out our poverty aware­ness edu­ca­tion tes­ti­mo­ni­als.


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  • The training taught me to “manage what I have better and be more aware of the stress level it causes to not be able to meet ‘your’ needs.” (Poverty Awareness Training participant)