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Each year the Training Resource Center ( at Eastern Kentucky University offers a series of three day DACUM facilitator seminare that lead to certification. To obtain upcoming training dates for Dacum facilitator training go to:

Occupational Analysis/DACUM Training for Facilitators

This training for facilitators is designed to teach participants how to conduct, facilitate, manage and apply the outcomes of DACUM/occupational analysis in their agencies.

Meeting Site & Location (back to the top)

All sessions will be held at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky.
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Tentative Agenda (back to the top)

Day 1  8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Day 2  8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Day 3  8:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Session Overview... (back to the top)

Seminar Goal: 
This training for facilitators is designed to teach participants how to conduct, facilitate, manage and apply the outcomes of DACUM/occupational analysis in their agencies.

DACUM process incorporates the use of a focus group in a facilitated storyboarding process to capture the observations of high performing incumbent workers regarding the major duties and related tasks included in an occupation.

The panel of workers builds a wall full of the duties and tasks that make up their job.  Because of the focus and flexibility, the group can develop the job profile quickly and edit and refine it in a more collaborative fashion.

How the DACUM process can benefit your agency:
•Evaluation of position descriptions

•Training designed needs assessment

•Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

•Personnel selection

•Participating in community services

•Educational programming

After completing the training, participants will be prepared to complete a job task analysis for a specific worker group.

Seminar Facilitators... (back to the top)

Bruce I. Wolford
Dr. Bruce I. Wolford is Director of the Eastern Kentucky University Training Resource Center.  The Center provides training, research, and evaluation services to local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies.  He has served as a Professor of Correctional Services in the College of Law Enforcement at EKU since 1979.  Dr. Wolford received his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in Public Administration of Justice and Adult Education.  Dr. Wolford has authored numerous publications in the areas of corrections, juvenile justice, and education. He is a frequent meeting facilitator and provides training in compression planning/storyboard facilitation and the DACUM Occupational Analysis process.

Tammy W. Cole
Tammy W. Cole currently serves as Assistant Director of the Families and Children Training Project and in that capacity coordinates training for private child care agency staff. Prior to assuming this position on July 1, 1999, Ms. Cole served for 6 years as Assistant Director of the Kentucky Educational Collaborative for State Agency Children (KECSAC) which contracts with 55 school districts in the state of Kentucky. Prior to assuming that position in 1993, Ms. Cole served as the Training Coordinator for the Family Services Training Project. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education and a Masters Degree in Public Administration.

Karen Russell
Karen Russell is currently employed by the University Training consortium/Training Resource Center at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU). She provides myriad facilitation services including pre-session design planning, meeting facilitation, report writing, curriculum development facilitation for the Kentucky Cabinet for Families and Children, and coordination and facilitation of Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) Occupational Analyses. She is also helping to create a facilitator database to coordinate facilitation services. Karen is the coordinator of the Facilitation Forum scheduled for May 2002 and will be co-training with Dr. Bruce Wolford to provide instruction for a workshop in Facilitation Design.

Karen received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Eastern Kentucky University in the field of Health Education and has participated in many health education presentations for community and university groups. She received her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Louisville and has been a practicing licensed Dental Hygienist for 25 years.

Karen is currently participating in a training program, Mastering the Technology of Participation (MToP) to become a trainer in Group Facilitation Methods.

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Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Phone 859-622-5912

Training Resource Center
300 Stratton Building

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY  40475
159 Burgin Parkway
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 471 4445

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