Administrator/Leader (level 1 & 2) Certification Course


Level 1

Level 2

Course Description

Course Description

We need vulnerable sector protection policies – where do we start? How can we create safe places for children, youth, vulnerable adults and volunteers/staff? What does a strong recruitment and screening process look like? Why is abuse prevention important? Let’s Plan to Protect®!

This course is designed for administrators and leaders of organizations that work with or serve the vulnerable sector. We will address Plan to Protect® 101, Reporting and Response, Recruitment and Screening, Documentation Management and Customizing Policies. Through readings, video instruction and course assignments, participants will learn how to administer, implement, and maintain a strong abuse prevention program. Participants will receive downloadable resources, a policy template, feedback and support. Let’s raise the bar on protection!

Are we doing everything we can to create a safe environment for children, youth and vulnerable adults? Are we protecting our volunteers and staff from false allegations? You have gone through the Administrator/Leader Course, now it is time to get recertified! Let’s Plan to Protect®!

This course is designed for administrators and leaders of organizations who work with or serve the vulnerable sector to become re-certified. We will address The Standard of Protection, Volunteer and Staff Engagement and Reviews, and Policy Audits/Gap Analysis. Through readings, video instruction and course assignments, participants will learn how to: assess and evaluate where they are, perform volunteer and staff reviews, and carry out the Abuse Prevention Program update to strengthen any areas of weakness. Participants will receive downloadable resources, a policy template, feedback and support. Let’s raise the bar on protection!

Read the Course Syllabus

Read the Course Syllabus

Course Objectives

Course Objectives

In the Administrator/Leader Level 1 Certification course, participants will learn how to administer, implement and maintain a strong abuse prevention program. As a result of this course you will: 

In the Administrator/Leader Level 2 (re-certification) course, participants will learn how to maintain and strengthen their abuse prevention program and assess and evaluate their strengths and gaps. As a result of this course you will: 

  • Learn about the standard of protection and abuse prevention that Plan to Protect® recommends and insurance companies require.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the value and importance of abuse prevention and vulnerable sector protection.
  • Understand the legal requirements for reporting and responding to abuse of children and vulnerable adults.
  • Assist and support volunteers and staff in reporting and responding to abuse.
  • Examine best practices for recruitment and screening.
  • Identify and develop a strong recruitment and screening process for present and future volunteers and staff.
  • Understand the responsibility of ensuring documents are created, stored, and maintained properly.
  • Analyze how effective or ineffective documentation management can impact an organization.
  • Recognize the value of customized policies and begin identifying protection procedures related to your organization.
  • Develop and create customized policies utilizing the policy template provided.
  • Review the standard of protection and abuse prevention that Plan to Protect® recommends and insurance companies require.
  • Assess your current program through the use of an On-line Assessment Tool and identify strategies for strengthening areas of weakness and maintaining areas of strength.
  • Re-examine the legal requirements for reporting and responding to abuse of children and vulnerable adults and learn how to support reporters after a report has been made.
  • Discover methods used for volunteer and staff engagement and extrapolate possible methods that might work for your organization.
  • Formulate questions for volunteer/staff reviews and completing three volunteer and staff reviews.
  • Recognize the importance of policy audits and gap analysis.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the course content by conducting a program overhaul.

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Price per course: $325 per course plus text and taxes. Level Two Recertification $225 (some conditions apply).

Note: Member and License discounts apply. Recertification must be taken within 3 years of certification. Some recertification students may be subject to $60 practicum fee. Please note cancellation policies.

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