Consult 4 Kids (C4K) offers both training and consulting services. You may be asking yourself, “What’s the difference? Aren’t these two things the same?” Actually, the answer is both “yes” and “no.” Here’s the deal, training is part of consulting for sure, but consulting is more than just training. So let’s take a look at these two services.
Training comes in a variety of ways. Training can be written, virtual, and/or face-to-face. Training can be both theory (in your seat away from your site), or in the field (on-the-job training to help you learn while working.) Training can be short (an hour or so), or can last most of the day. C4K offers all of these types of training. Our Vocational Training can be accessed online and is written training (there is also an audio version), complete with quizzes, tests, and exams. At the end of the training, the person receives a certificate. The training is designed for both front line staff and site coordinators. C4K also offers content instruction through its Online Instruction, and over 400 videos that cover all of the pertinent topics for afterschool professionals. Then of course, we are happy to provide face-to-face training in a multiple of settings.
C4K also provides consulting (part of which can be training), but also includes brokering resources, coaching, facilitating, and helping clients to think through strategies and plans to move to the next level. As consultants, the entire goal is to build the capacity of the client so that you “work yourself out of a job.” In fact, that’s when you know that you’ve been successful. Although the results are not instant, the process of transforming into the high-quality program the client has envisioned is a rewarding process. If you need training or consulting services, give us a call. We have some of the top afterschool experts in California who can work with you and your staff. Contact us at email@example.com