DirectCourse is an online staff-training resource for your agency built on the latest research. It is a high-quality resource for people with disabilities who want to have a more self-directed life. It provides customized and accessible training for individuals and agencies. Through a partnership with the University of Minnesota and Elsevier, DHS provides access to:
College of Direct Support (unlimited)
College of Employment Services (limited access)
College of Personal Assistance and Caregiving (limited access)
College of Recovery and Community Inclusion (limited access)
Person-Centered Counseling Program (unlimited)
24-hour access to training classes you may complete at your own pace
Ability to track and measure performance of staff, including conference or meeting attendance
Help for providers who need to meet training requirements
Support from DHS staff and the University of Minnesota
Use the external links below to learn more about each of the online learning programs available:
DirectCourse, for general information about the courses available.
College of Direct Support trains people, families and staff to help make life in the community a priority for the people they support.
College of Employment Services offers a limited number of seats for online courses on the topic of employment. The courses are designed for people who support people with disabilities as they find jobs and encounter challenges.
College of Personal Assistance and Caregiving offers a limited number of seats for both experienced caregivers and family members new to assisting others. Classes will give them the knowledge and skills to provide care at the highest level, in line with best practices.
College of Recovery and Community Inclusion offers a limited number of seats for community mental health practitioners as they work to expand opportunities for those they support to fully integrate into and participate in their communities.
Person-Centered Counseling Program gives staff the knowledge and skills necessary to implement person-centered planning principles and practices for everyone they work with.