Recent Training Modules

The Office of Family Assistance offers free, self-directed online training modules. Topics available in the Online Learning Center cover Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program basics, Tribal TANF data management, and Coaching for Success to help TANF staff build their case management skills.

The interactive, self-paced modules are drawn from best practices so participants can understand the context behind the presented materials and learn how to apply techniques learned in the field. The modules also include links to other topical resources for further learning and more in-depth coverage of topics.

Coaching is a person-centered, strength-based way of working with others that helps them direct the changes they want to make in their own lives. The Office of Family Assistance has made available to State and Tribal TANF agencies and Native Employment Works (NEW) programs a 14-module eLearning Curriculum called “Coaching for Success.” This curriculum aims to leverage coaching techniques to support employment case managers. Taken over time or for a specific topic, these self-paced modules on active listening, powerful questions, emotional intelligence, praise, and other important techniques can elevate TANF case management services. For additional information and sample module demonstrations, please refer to this introductory OFA webinar.

“Tribal TANF – The Basics and Beyond” and “Tribal TANF Data – The Basics” are two online learning modules intended to support Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) staff or any individual interested in learning more about the Tribal TANF program through step-by-step instructions and screenshots. “Tribal TANF – The Basics and Beyond” covers topics such as Tribal TANF program flexibility, the purposes of TANF, proper uses of TANF funds, TANF work requirements and time limits, as well as strategies for TANF program management and achieving program goals and objectives. “Tribal TANF Data – The Basics” describes the background of Tribal TANF data collection and submission, the process of installing data reporting software, steps for submitting quarterly TANF data reports, and an overview of how tribes calculate work participation rates.

Upcoming Events and Webinars

View conferences and events on issues related to TANF and self-sufficiency. If you know of an upcoming event or webinar that should be listed, please email the information to peerta@blhtech.com.

March 30, 2023

The White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Domestic Policy Council spearheaded the Recovery-Ready Workplace (RRW) Resource Hub, an online resource hosted by the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), in collaboration with various government agencies including the U.S. Department of Labor. The RRW Resource Hub provides guidance, tools, best practices, and other resources to help public and private sector employers address substance use disorder in the workforce, hire people in or seeking recovery, and support recovery in the workplace. The ETA will host a...

Webinar / Webcast | 1:00PM to 2:30PM EDT
April 11, 2023

Aspen Institute’s Ascend will host the virtual and in-person (in Washington, D.C.) Aspen Forum on Children and Families on April 11 (12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. ET) and April 12, 2023 (8 a.m.-3 p.m. ET) with the theme, Taking Action for Family Prosperity. The event will focus on solutions for policymakers, philanthropists, practitioners, parents, researchers, and other leaders driving toward better outcomes for whole families at the community, state, and federal levels.

Event | 12:00PM to 3:00PM EDT
May 4, 2023

Partnerships are the key to building well-run apprenticeships that prepare workers of all ages for rewarding careers. Jobs for the Future’s National Innovation Hub for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Registered Apprenticeship will host a webinar on May 4, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET where participants will hear from leaders of thriving apprenticeship partnerships. These speakers will discuss the steps they took to build strong relationships with fellow stakeholders and the factors that make their partnerships succeed. Participants will also learn about promising...

Webinar / Webcast | 1:00PM to 4:00PM EDT
May 8, 2023

The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) will convene its 39th Annual Conference from May 8 through May 10, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana with opportunities to attend in person or virtually. Participants will engage in professional development, share best practices, develop new partnerships, and learn about potential solutions to issues.

Event | 9:00AM to 5:00PM EDT