Disability Services Division Training News and Information

DSD provides a variety of training opportunities for county workers and others. Available training focuses on the state and federal programs administered by the division.

TrainLink registration

DSD uses TrainLink for most training registration. Select “Class Schedules/Registration” to view details and register to attend available classes and videoconferences. While anyone can view general information, a Unique Key is required to register and attend training. DSD has developed a series of tip sheets to support its training efforts. These include step-by-step instructions on enrolling for classes, cancelling a registration, frequently asked questions and more.

Training opportunities

Continuing Care Administration Training Calendar

Training opportunities from Aging and Adult Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Disability Services, HIV/AIDS and human service professional organizations, as well as other DHS and community training events customers are now available in a combined Continuing Care Administration Training Calendar. Check back often. CCA updates the calendar as new opportunities are available. Continuing Care Administration Training Calendar (PDF) / Archive of past DSD training handouts

Scheduled Training and Information Updates

College of Direct Support (CDS) Quarterly Meeting Flyer


9 to 11:00 a.m.


Invest In Indepedence – Innovative Tools In Action Training Flyer


9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


2011 Age & Disability Odyssey Pre-Conference Intensives Flyer


8:00 – 10:45 a.m.


Invest In Indepedence – Innovative Tools In Action Training Flyer


9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

St. Cloud

2011 Age & Disability Odyssey Conference Post-Training Day Flyer


8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Invest In Indepedence – Innovative Tools In Action Training Flyer


9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Fergus Falls
Maple Plain

Quality Outcome Standards Video Conference Flyer
/ Health Safety Protection Rights / CHOICE


10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Video Conference

College of Direct Support Quarterly Meeting Flyer


9 to 11:00 a.m.



DSD offers free, no travel webinar training. Webinars are live, online classes using a computer, the Internet and a telephone. Registered participants connect to the class online via Go-To-Meeting or iLinc and call into a toll-free conference call for the audio. Just like an in-person class, registration is limited to allow plenty of opportunity for instructor/student interaction. Instructions are e-mailed to registered students. Be sure your e-mail information is current in TrainLink. Instruction sheets are available on the tip sheets page.

Online learning

DHS Disability Services modules

Several self-paced e-learning modules are available. Register and complete the modules at the TrainLink learning management system. Select “Course Search/Online Learning” to view details and complete available modules. While anyone can view general information, a Unique Key is required to register and complete the training modules. Learners can start, pause, stop and revisit the modules at any time.

Please note, modules developed prior to 2007 refer to the Mental Retardation/Related Conditions (MR/RC) Waiver program. The name of this program has changed to Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver. The essential content of the modules is accurate.

Online learning FAQ's

College of Direct Support modules

The College of Direct Support is a Web-based learning management system where learners can improve their skills in caring for people across disabilities. Several online courses are available.

CDS also offers online courses for frontline supervisors, lead workers, and direct support professionals who want to move into supervisory roles. More information about this program, the College of Frontline Supervision and Management, is available online.

More information about these and other opportunities sponsored by the College of Direct Supports at their Web site.

DHS HIPAA modules

Modules on Protecting Information Privacy and Putting Security into Action are available online for contractors and non-DHS employees.

Questions or feedback?

Please contact the Disability Services Division Training Unit with any questions or feedback.

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