The Donaldson Foundation website states, “Our mission is to positively impact the communities in which Donaldson Company employees live and work by supporting education.”
CDC Resources was awarded a grant of $10,000 from the Donaldson Foundation to support staff training upgrades. Improving our training room, staff training and materials, will in turn improve staff retention and performance. Currently CDC’s staff turnover rate aligns with the national average of 45% and sometimes lower.
CDC has a Quality Assurance Team and with this grant money, we were able to send them to a training program that uses the Mandt System in Michigan this week. The Mandt System is highly regarded thus the training sessions are quite expensive. The program focuses on improving care for consumers by preventing and deescalating situations.
Krissy Griffey, Quality Assurance Specialist and Tabatha Foresta, QIDP attended. Griffey stated “It was a lot of information that will help staff better handle our consumers with physical behaviors. The training provided us with a lot of tools to help create a relationship with the client that will later help us during one of those behaviors.”
CDC will now have 4 staff members trained, 2 at the Monticello location and 2 at the Rensselaer location to ensure both branches have trainers. The Donaldson Grant is directly responsible for the ability for our staff to learn new techniques that will benefit our consumers. Staff members,
Also with the funding, CDC will be able to improve our training rooms to bring them into the 21st century. We will be able to replace equipment and remodel the rooms in both the Monticello corporate office and the Rensselaer branch. The new technology will help to improve the on-boarding process, where each new employee must attend three types of training.
We at CDC would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the Donaldson Foundation for their generous contribution towards our goal. We are always grateful to our community for their continued support.