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There is a wealth of web-based training opportunities free-of-cost on the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) website. Additionally, the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Richland Newhope) offers various provider trainings throughout the year relating to areas required for certification and/or areas to enhance skills and understanding in the form of group or individual trainings.  These may include medication administration, Person-Centered Thinking & Planning, “Provider 101,” rule changes, documentation requirements, provider forums, claim submission, Trauma-Informed Care, First Aid/CPR, MUI/Rights, Medicaid Service System,  etc.  Providers should check the Richland Newhope website frequently for updates.

If you are interested in accessing the Richland County Board of DD’s most recent annual MUI and Rights training, please contact Provider Recruiter/Development Coordinator Mary Dalbey at for more information.  She will e-mail the handouts, slides, and links to watch the videos online.  There are also DVDs available at our Service & Support Administration (SSA) building, 220 Home Ave., that can be checked out and viewed either at the SSA building or at your home.  In order to receive a certificate for the training, you must watch the videos, take (and pass) a short quiz, and then return the completed quiz in to Mary Dalbey.  At that time you will be asked to sign a form attesting that you watched the videos and understand the information.  Once this is completed, will you will be issued your certificate of training.  MUI training is required every calendar year for all providers and county board staff.

Training Dates

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Richland Newhope along with the Knox and Coshocton County Boards of Developmental Disabilities are hosting a Provider Recruitment and Retention Seminar.  It will look at the non-traditional ways to recruit staff and a variety of ways to keep them as well as setting a path for staff, meeting goals, and providing feedback.  The presenter will be Monica Armstrong of Primary Solutions.  The seminar will take place in the Knox County Board of DD gym, 11700 Upper Gilchrist Rd., Suite A, Mount Vernon, OH.

December 13 and 14, 2018 - Medication Certification 1 Training in Training Room 12.  It will be held from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and taught by Connie Harvey, RN, Amy Phillips, RN, and Tara Rogers, RN.  Providers can contact for more information.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 – New Provider 101 Training in SSA Training Room 12.  It will be held from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM and taught by Mary Dalbey, Coordinator of Provider Recruitment and Development; Drew Johnson, Community Contracting Support Specialist; and Pam Graffice, Community Contracting Support Specialist.  Providers can contact Mary at for more information or to sign up.  Class size will be limited.

2019 Agency Provider Meetings
Location:  Longview Building, 1495 Longview Avenue in room 235
Time:  10:00 AM to 12:00 noon
January 16
March 6
May 8
July 10
September 4
November 13
Upcoming TRAININGS scheduled for 2019
14 hour Medication Certificate 1, SSA Training Room 12: February 7 & 8; April 11 & 12; June 13 & 14; August 8 & 9; October 10 & 11; December 12 & 13
2 hour Medication Administration Re-Certification, Longview Center,  Room 235, 1495 W. Longview Ave.: February 13; September 25
Annual MUI Training has not been scheduled for 2019 yet; that will be added to the schedule later along with some additional trainings.
2019 Independent Provider Meetings
We will meet at the SSA Building, 220 Home Ave. in Training Room 12 for our meetings.  We are going to try and vary the times to see if there is enough interest in a late afternoon meeting.  If there is not enough interest, we will change those afternoon times at a later date back to the morning schedule and add a different training topic.
February 6 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
April 3 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
June 5 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
August 7 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
October 2 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
December 4 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Independent Providers are welcome to attend the Agency Provider meetings as well.