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.

February 9, 2023

The economic and health effects of COVID-19 continue to linger for low- and moderate-income communities and communities of color, and organizations serving these communities also continue to feel the strain of COVID-19. While there were lower levels of pandemic-related effects in many segments of the economy relative to 2021 and there are signs of slow stabilization and recovery, to promote a true recovery that benefits these communities, it is important to monitor the conditions and needs of the organizations who serve those affected most.

As part of its Connecting Communities...

Webinar / Webcast | 3:00PM to 4:00PM EST
February 21, 2023

New America and Bloomberg teamed up five years ago to launch the Shift Commission on Work, Workers, and Technology, which engaged more than 100 leaders in business, technology, policy, and academia and surveyed over a thousand Americans to study and anticipate what the future of work in America would look like. The Shift Commission published a report that outlined four core scenarios that could play out in the next 10 to 20 years, each reflecting whether there will be more or less work and whether work will exist in the form of jobs or fragmented into "tasks." To mark the Shift...

Webinar / Webcast | 12:00PM to 2:00PM EST
February 22, 2023

The Healthcare Career Advancement Program (H-Cap) is a pioneering organization in the field of healthcare Registered Apprenticeship (RA). It serves as a U.S. Department of Labor-contracted intermediary, providing no-cost technical assistance and funding support to employers or other entities interested in developing RA programs in healthcare, behavioral health, or early learning. As part of its 30 Minutes of Excellence series, the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals will host a webinar on February 22, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. CT which will explore the...

Webinar / Webcast | 2:00PM to 2:30PM EST
March 25, 2023

The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) will host The Forum, the nation’s largest annual workforce development conference, on March 25 to March 28, 2023 in Washington, D.C., where participants will have the opportunity to learn directly from national leaders about policy, initiatives, and trends. Attendees will also deepen their understanding of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, hear practical examples of its application, and get to ask questions of the workforce system's foremost experts. Additionally, The Forum will also offer technical sessions with the U.S.

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