About this Training

  • Who should take this training?

    This training is for all current and future adult foster care home licensees who are interested in learning more about recruiting and retaining staff. It is also for anyone who would like to learn more about their own management approach and how work culture affects staff retention.

  • What will you learn?

    Participants will understand the importance of developing a recruitment strategy, discuss effective avenues for recruiting caregivers, recognize their personal management style, and connect how management style and AFH culture affect staff recruitment and retention.

  • How long is this training?

    This training provides 2.5 CEUs for APD adult foster/care home staff. This training is offered as a 2.5-hour, live, interactive webinar.

Course curriculum

Training is sponsored by Oasis Senior Advisors

This training is provided for free to adult foster care home staff through support from Oasis Senior Advisors.

About the Instructor

Lead Instructor

Alyssa Elting McGuire, MA, MPA

Alyssa's passion is helping adult care home staff connect their learning to real world experiences. Alyssa is the consulting and training director for Oregon Care Home Consulting & Training, which she founded in 2018. She is a former lead adult foster home licensor for Washington and Columbia Counties and spent eight years working in adult foster homes in both a regulatory and protective services capacity with the State of Oregon. Alyssa also worked as a program manager for the Alzheimer's Association Oregon & SW Washington Chapter, where she facilitated dementia training around the state. Alyssa holds a graduate degree in public administration & management from the University of Nebraska, and a graduate degree in educational leadership (adult education & training) from Portland State. Additionally, she has a gerontology-focused certificate of completion from the Univ. of Southern California. She is a State-certified Ensuring Quality Care (EQC) instructor.