“… I felt the Leadership Practicum was such a great way to strengthen my leadership skills. I was really able to take some time for self-reflection and felt the service provided by OMNI was extremely beneficial in this type of nonprofit work.-Leadership Practicum participant

Training and Development

Training and Development

Courses and customized training

For dates of upcoming training and professional development classes, see news and events. For additional information or to schedule a training in your area, contact Ailala Kay at or 303-839-9422, extension 123.

Bridges Out of Poverty

OMNI has certified trainers in Bridges Out of Poverty, a workshop based in part on Dr. Ruby Payne's A Framework for Understanding Poverty. Bridges Out of Poverty focuses on economic diversity, and it addresses skills, policies, and procedures to enable organizations and communities to be more skillful in their work with individuals living in poverty. more»

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

MHFA is an international, 12-hour certification program that equips communities to better understand mental health issues and respond to psychiatric emergencies. Since 2008, this training has been disseminated by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare. OMNI has several staff certified as MHFA trainers . more»

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

OMNI has staff certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment and to facilitate team and workplace trainings in the model.

Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)

SAPST is a three-day, specialized training in substance abuse prevention and behavioral health more generally including theory and research, evaluation basics, cultural competency, prevention programming, media, SAMHSA's Strategic Prevention Framework, and a comprehensive approach to community services. This training is provided by the Regional Prevention Services Project of the Office of Behavioral Health to support professionals in meeting behavioral health needs within the state. Accredited course.* more»

Customized Trainings

We customize trainings to meet work development needs, including, but not limited to:

  • Prevention 101
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Youth Engagement
  • Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback
  • Team Building
  • Community-level Evaluation

*Adams State College offers credit hours for the SAPST and Leadership Practicum.