AUCD Trainee Orientation Modules

November 1, 2017

New Resource from AUCD:
Trainee Orientation Modules

The AUCD Trainee Orientation Modules will help Trainees become more familiar with AUCD: who we are as an organization, our network's history and membership, how trainees can make the most out of their experience, and most importantly: how Trainees "fit" in the network and why their contributions are so important.

On behalf of AUCD and the diverse stakeholders (current and former Trainees, program/center Directors, training directors, faculty and more) who served on project committees, we are excited to share with you the results of the year-long project to help orient Trainees to the network. Our sincere hope is that these materials will help Trainees leverage the many available resources and opportunities for learning, leadership, and professional growth. We encourage Directors and Training Directors to use these modules as supplementary resources to their existing orientation curriculums for their Trainees.

About the Modules

The modules will help all Trainees (UCEDD, LEND, DBP, and IDDRC) learn, connect, get involved, and grow as leaders in the network. They were designed with the information sequenced in such a way that Trainees can gradually build their understanding and level of involvement. However, the modules were also designed to allow flexibility so Trainees can jump in wherever and whenever they are ready to start.

The first module provides an introduction to AUCD, the network, and the first-person Trainee perspective. All three videos will help Trainees learn foundational knowledge so they feel comfortable connecting and getting involved with AUCD beyond just their home site.

The second module focuses on network engagement. The Welcome Webinar, hosted annually by the Virtual Trainee, helps Trainees find connection points and reviews opportunities to become a more active network member.

The third module supports all Trainees as emerging leaders; they'll be exposed to advice from former Trainees, resources, and tips on how to apply their training to career pursuits. The End of the Year Webinar reminds all Trainees that even though the training has ended, they are always a part of the AUCD Network.

>>> Begin your learning with the AUCD Trainee Orientation Modules.

This work was supported by a cooperative agreement (#UA5MC11068) between AUCD and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and a contract (#HHSP23320110016YC) with the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD). The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of MCHB, the Health Resources Services Administration, AIDD, the Administration on Community Living, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or the U.S. Government.