We currently serve communities throughout New York State. We are always open to expanding our reach and serving a broader community. Learning, Engagement and Development Services is not just a name to us. It's a commitment we make to evidence-based learning and a growth mindset.
supervisor and staff development coordinator training and coaching
curriculum design, development and implementation
conference and seminar coordination, facilitation and production
customized organizational development
staff training and coaching
research and evaluation services
We conducted a brief study, in partnership with a sponsor (NYS OTDA), on the effectiveness of food preparation demonstrations in Western New York during the summer of 2019. The demonstrations are intended to teach class attendees how to make low-cost recipes featuring fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy products. The purpose of the study was to examine whether the food preparation demonstrations are cost efficient and effective in promoting healthy food choices.
Two-thirds of the study participants rated the demonstration they attended as “Excellent.” Over 90% (n=208) felt the demonstration taught the skills needed to make the recipe at home. Additionally, over 95% liked the food that was prepared (n=208), indicated they learned about the health benefits of the recipe (n=224), and felt the demonstration will help them make healthy meals (n=231).
Our study findings suggest a greater awareness of the health benefits of fruits and vegetables exists compared to that of whole grains and low-fat dairy.
With staff located in Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany and New York City, LEADS currently conducts training throughout the State of New York. We also provide other training related services to help eligibility workers apply best practices when providing temporary assistance and support to eligible families and individuals across the state.
Our work includes training supervisors and managers within the nation’s largest local social services agency, in New York City, as well as providing training, technical assistance, and critical systems support to county social services workers throughout the state related to programs such as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) child support services, employment services, and homelessness prevention services.
Additionally, LEADS conducts applied research to help inform the implementation, design and development of programs and training to support best practices of public assistance services and programs.
We have many years of experience training child welfare staff, from front line workers to administrators. We also have a long history of creating outstanding blended learning programs for all levels of child welfare staff.
Our areas of expertise include curriculum design and development, e-learning creation, training, facilitation, coaching, conference organizing, evaluation, applied research, graphic design and project management.
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