Introducing the Trust Training Cooperative (TTC), a program of the AK UCEDD

November 30, 2010

Introducing the Trust Training Cooperative

The Trust Training Cooperative (TTC) has been active since 2007. The TTC receives funding from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority and is a program at the Center for Human Development-UAA. The TTC is a strategy of the Trust's Workforce Development Initiative designed to address statewide training needs and as a coordinated response for training the direct service workforce who provides services to Trust beneficiaries.

Mission & Goals

The TTC promotes career development opportunities for direct service workers* and their supervisors engaged with Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority beneficiaries, by ensuring that technical assistance and training is accessible and coordinated by:

Goal 1 - Leading and partnering with training entities

Goal 2 - Brokering and facilitating non-academic training based on identified training gaps

and provider need

Goal 3 - Utilizing tools that assist with training delivery

*Direct service worker is a position that requires a bachelor's degree or less and works at least 75% directly with consumers.

TTC Provides Technical Assistance

TTC staff provide Technical Assistance to agencies, organizations, businesses, and associations providing services to the beneficiary populations* of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. The specific purpose of this Technical Assistance is workforce development for direct service staff and their immediate supervisors.

 Services TTC provides:

  • Assist in the delivery of training provided by agencies, organizations, businesses, and associations to a broader audience via distance delivery (audio conferencing, video conferencing, web-based), sharing of training materials, or coordination of shared training.
  • Assist in updating current training materials agencies, organizations, businesses, and associations are interested in sharing with other providers to assure that the training content and learning objectives meet competencies identified in the Alaskan Core Competencies for Direct Care Workers in Health and Human Services
  • Assist with identifying resources, existing trainings, and possible solutions to address an identified training need for your agency, organization, business, association or community.
  • Assist with the development of training opportunities that address an identified training need that is supported/recommended by the TTC Advisory Council.
  • Assist in setting up training, providing marketing/outreach through catalogue listings, registration, and participant tracking of training with the TTC Learning Management System (LMS) tool.

*Beneficiary groups include: developmental disabilities, mental illness, chronic substance abuse, Alzheimer's and related dementias.

TTC Supports Workforce Development

  • Distance delivered training opportunities
    • Training delivered via multiple methods (audio, web, eLive, & video)
  • Support for content experts to develop and deliver trainings via distance
    • Technical assistance to transition materials to distance format
    • Delivery of training using distance methods
  • On-Site Trainings
    •  Frontline Leadership Institute
    • Hearing Voices that are Distressing
    • Full Lives Conference for Direct Service Professionals
    • Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Certificate Program
    • Behavioral Health Assisted Living Home Staff & Administrators' Training

 Learning Management System (LMS) Catalog of Trainings

  • Web-based system that offers a one-stop shop for various types of professional training opportunities
  • FREE to sign-up as a TTC LMS User
  • Offers an Online Catalog of available trainings statewide and free listings
  • On-line registration
  • On-line, virtual classroom, and Instructor-led courses
  • Tracking of a User's trainings, conferences and educational participation in an E-Portfolio
  • Log on today and check out what's available for you on the TTC LMS!

The TTC Meets Quarterly with the TTC Advisory Council

The TTC Advisory Council is comprised of many individuals from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (including Trustees), UAA-Center for Human Development, and community agencies around Alaska. 

On August 25, 2010, Cyndi Nation was welcomed as the Chair of the Council. The Council reviews the Director's report, project updates from the team members, budget updates, and assists the team in setting priorities. The next Council meeting is being held on November 17, 2010.

Meet the Team!


Lisa Cauble

Lisa L. Cauble, MSW

Director, Anchorage

Jan Hinde

Jan Hinde

Training Coordinator, Fairbanks

Summer LeFebvre

Summer LeFebvre, MSW

Training Coordinator, Anchorage

Theresa Hofstetter

Theresa Hofstetter

Technology Coordinator LMS, Anchorage

Lorraine Trask

Lorraine Trask

Project Specialist, Fairbanks

Raelynn Smith

Raelynn Smith

Program Specialist, Anchorage

Calvin Hansen

Calvin Hansen

IT Technician LMS, Anchorage

 Contact the Trust Training Cooperative:

Phone: 907-272-8270
Toll-free: 800-243-2199
Location: 2702 Gambell St, Ste 103, Anchorage, AK 99503

Visit the websites:

Trust Training Cooperative -
Learning Management System -