UM Community-Centered Training Programs and Courses
Child and Family Services, Foster Parent Preparation
CFSD's foster parent training will help you better understand and successfully meet the needs of your foster child. We provide access to training modules, educational videos and resources on topics that address the complex needs of children and youth. There are additional links to other resources and toolkits to help you care for your child.
Montana Geriactric Education Center Trainings
The Montana Geriatric Education Center (MTGEC) is an interdisciplinary center which provides geriatric education and training for Montana health professionals, higher education faculty and students, so they might better meet the health needs of the older residents of the state. It is the home of the Montana Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (MGWEP). Programming continues to be developed and refined for a variety of health professionals including nurses, pharmacists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians, physician assistants, mental health providers and social workers.
Montana Public Health Contact Tracing Certificate
The Montana Public Health Contact Tracing Certificate course will result in a certificate in COVID-19 contact tracing for non-UM students. Through three recorded training and associated quizzes, the goal of this class is to build the workforce capacity to conduct COVID-19 contact tracing throughout Montana.
UM Employee Training Programs and Courses
Academic Advising Certificate
The Office for Student Success, in collaboration with campus partners, is offering the Academic Advising Certificate Program to ensure the consistency and high quality of academic advising at UM and to provide professional development opportunities for individuals interested in academic advising. Through the training program, participants will learn about historical and theoretical foundations of advising, different approaches or strategies of academic advising today, UM-specific policies and procedures relevant to advising, various tools available to UM advisors, and support services and resources available to UM students. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to learn about specialized advising services for various diverse communities of students and other topics relevant to advising. These trainings provide great introductions to advising for faculty or staff members who do official or unofficial advising on a daily basis in their positions and need a refresher. The trainings are also useful for those who are interested in advancing into a professional academic advising position at UM.
The program meets online. The program is noncredit only.
For complete information, visit the program website.