Attention all health and social service agencies of Central (Syracuse) and Western New York (Batavia): registration is now open for a FREE Retention Specialist training this June.

This is an evidence-based model program developed by Cornell University researchers to systematically address problems of low job satisfaction and resulting turnover.

Registration priority will be given to those who take part in the stipended program wherein a $2500 stipend is granted to 8 agencies each in CNY and Western NY that, once trained, agree to employ a Retention Specialist devoting 20% of their time for one year (July 2018 – June 2019).  This program will also provide technical assistance and require participation in 3-4 brief guided and user-friendly evaluations throughout the year.

Both trainings are open to all counties and are being sponsored by the Health Foundation of Western and Central NY as well as the Fellows Action Network.  However, the stipended program is only available to the following counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming, Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and Tompkins.

More details available here.