Comprehensive Planning Technical Assistance Trainings

The primary audience for these trainings are the First Steps Local Partnerships for their FY21-FY23 Comprehensive Plans. However, we encourage First Steps State Office Staff and Board Members, as well as First Steps 4K providers to attend, as they may find these beneficial, too. Up to 20 hours total of technical assistance from each consultant are available to Local Partnerships only.

Technical Assistance Trainings Schedule


Participating staff may choose to schedule technical assistance specific to their partnerships human and financial resource needs prior to, or following, this training experience.

There are up to 20 hours of technical assistance available to Local Partnerships from each consultant:

Iron Sharpens Iron

Contact Shawna Humphries to schedule

Previous Sessions
September 22, 2020: Community Engagement
October 1, 2020: Capacity Building

Sharper Development Solutions

Betty Parker of Sharper Development Solutions, Inc. has individual meeting times available for anyone who would like help working through their comprehensive plans. Specifically, she will help with strategy, objectives and setting SMART goals. You may schedule your one-hour appointment with her by clicking HERE. On her calendar, choose a date highlighted in blue. If you'd like a date in October, click the blue arrow in the upper right corner to advance to the next month. If you need to contact her, she can be reached by email.

Previous Sessions
September 22, 2020: Thinking Strategically & SMART Goal Writing
October 7, 2020: Building Cultural Consciousness

1,000 Feathers

Contact Cayci Banks to schedule

Previous Sessions
September 22, 2020: Communications & Marketing
October 5, 2020: Data for Decision Making & Program Improvement

Exponential Evaluation

Contact Eileen Rossler to schedule (availability limited to between 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. M-F and 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday)

Previous Sessions
October 20, 2020: Relevance + Relationship = Resource Development

PMA Consulting

Contact Lea Williams to schedule

Previous Sessions
September 22, 2020: Board Engagement & Strategic Planning
September 30, 2020: 5 Keys to Successful Strategic Planning

The Jinks Perspective

Schedule HERE

Previous Sessions
October 6, 2020: Board Engagement Handout | Board Engagement Inventory Coaching Sheet
October 8, 2020: Outcome Measurement Handouts