Training and Information Sharing

Educational presentations are often made at Board of Directors meetings and during separate educational retreats.  The links below list the various educational training provided to RCOC’s Board members since January 2016.

As per Welfare & Institutions Codes 4622(g)(1) “The regional center shall provide necessary training and support to these board members to facilitate their understanding and participation, including issues relating to linguistic and cultural competency ” and (g)(3) “Each regional center shall post on its Internet Web site information regarding the training and support provided to board members,” the Regional Center of Orange County conducts ongoing training for its Board of Directors.

Upcoming Board Training Schedule

Training Plan for 2023/2024


Date Topic
February 1, 2024 Self-Determination Program (SDP) with Person Centered Thinking (PCT)
April 4, 2024 Risk Management
July 13, 2024 Review of Board Governance (i.e., board members’ role and responsibilities),
Conflict of Interest,Whistleblower Policies (i.e., State and regional center),
Board members’ role in implementing Whistleblower Policies, Linguistic and Cultural Competency,
Review of Carver Model, Strategic Plans and Performance Measures
October 3, 2024 Generic Resources


Past Board Training Presentations

Date Topic
October 5, 2023 Employment
July 13, 2023 Review of Board Governance, Conflict of Interest, Whistleblower Policies
Linguistic and Cultural Competency
April 6, 2023 Eligibility and the Appeals Process
February 2, 2023 Legislative and Advocacy
October 6, 2022 Vendor/Service Provider Overview
July 16, 2022 Board Retreat
Regional Center Governance Training
Carver’s Policy Governance Model
April 7, 2022 Cultural and Linguistic Competence Training
February 3, 2022 2022 RCOC COI AND Whistleblowing Training
Early Start Board Presentation
October 7, 2021 SDP BOD Training
July 8, 2021 Medicaid Waiver Final Rule Training
April 1, 2021 Transportation Board Training
February 4, 2021 Board Training on Abuse
October 1, 2020 Budget and Finance Fundamentals
October 3, 2019 Board Governance – Board Service Roles & Responsibilities
July 11, 2019 Eligibility Determination
April 4, 2019 Living Options
February 7, 2019 Legislative and Advocacy Training
October 4, 2018 Virtual Chart and Technology Enhancements
July 12, 2018 Abuse Awareness and Reporting
October 5, 2017 Regional Center Budget and Finance Fundamentals
April 17, 2017 Becoming a Person-Centered Organization
February 2, 2017 Home and Community-Based Services Final Rules
January 5, 2017 Annual Sufficiency of Allocation Report
November 3, 2016 Transitioning from Early Start Services at age 3
October 6, 2016 Risk Management
September 1, 2016 Thompson Policy Institute on Disability and Autism
July 7, 2016 Duties and Responsibilities of a Regional Center Board of Directors
June 2, 2016 Caseload Ratio Requirements
March 3, 2016 Regional Center Eligibility
February 6, 2016 RCOC’s Mission, Vision, and Guiding Principles
Cultural and Linguistic Competency Training
January 7, 2016 Annual Sufficiency of Allocation Report