You are invited to register for the Benchmarks for a Better Vermont two-and-a-half day Results-Based Accountability (RBA) Training of Trainers workshop.
For four years the team at Benchmarks for a Better Vermont has worked to provide a ladder of training and coaching opportunities to Vermont's mission-driven sector. From the 18-month, cohort-based Performance Institute, to the 4-Part RBA training series, to 90-minute introduction to RBA sessions, we have built a training model that meets learners where they are and challenges them to build a culture of accountability.
Drawing on these experiences, Kate McGowan and Hillary (Boone) Orsini of Benchmarks for a Better Vermont will lead a training that guides participants to develop their own skills in results-based facilitation, grounded in RBA processes and tools, and principles of adult learning.
Participants will learn:
- the basic principles of adult learning
- how to conduct Results-Based Accountability workshops
- how to lead training exercises
- how to help organizations and their leaders put these practices into operation.
Participants are required to have completed an RBA 101 course, the 4-part RBA training series, the Outcomes and Evaluation course at Marlboro, or have equivalent experience with RBA. Please get in touch with Hillary at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the RBA requirement.
Seating is limited to 24 participants. Register early to reserve your spot.
Marlboro Graduate Center
28 Vernon St, Brattleboro, Vermont
Parking is free and available onsite.
Kate McGowan, is a Benchmarks Lead Trainer and the Executive Director of the United Way of Addison County. She has worked to successfully integrate RBA into the work of the United Way, and has coached and trained nonprofit organizations throughout Vermont through her involvement with Benchmarks. Kate has attended numerous trainings with Mark Friedman, and was certified as a Results-Based Accountability trainer in 2014.
Hillary (Boone) Orsini, is a Benchmarks Lead Trainer and the Assistant Director at the Center for New Leadership. She has trained and coached hundreds of organizations across New England in the use of RBA and teaches "Outcomes and Evaluation for Learning Organizations" at Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies. Hillary has presented her work nationally and internationally and is a member of the Vermont Accountability Group steering committee, the Vermont Data Collaborative, and the RBA Community of Practice team.
Travel To Brattleboro
The Marlboro College Center for Graduate & Professional Studies is located at 28 Vernon St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, 1st Floor. You can find driving directions here.
If you are coming via public transportation, the best option is the Amtrak Vermonter Line, which stops in:
- St Albans, VT (SAB)
- Essex Junction, VT (ESX)
- Waterbury, VT (WAB)
- Montpelier, VT (MPR)
- Randolph, VT (RPH)
- White River Junction, VT (WRJ)
- Windsor, VT (WNM)
- Claremont, NH (CLA)
- Bellows Falls, VT (BLF)
- Brattleboro, VT (BRA)
You can also board in most of the major cities on the east coast including Washington DC (Union Station), Baltimore (BWI Airport), Philadelphia (30th St. Station) and New York City (Penn Station). Visit the Amtrack website for more information and to purchase tickets. The Amtrak station in Brattleboro is directly behind the Marlboro Graduate School Building.
Where to Stay in Brattleboro
We recommend staying at the following local hotels:
–Holiday Inn Express, rate varies
–Latchis Hotel, rate varies
We also recommend the Outermost Village Green, a beautiful timber frame home nesteled in 65 acres. If you want the perfect place to watch the sunrise and are excited to meet the pigs, chickens, and goats, this intentional community in Dummerston is the place for you.
Visit the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce website to see additional possibilities. We highly recommend that you plan ahead and book rooms in advance.
Light breakfast and full lunch are provided each training day. On Wednesday and Thursday, we will arrange an optional group dinner excursion. Please indicate your interest on your registration. Details will follow.
Additionally, there are a number of good, reasonably-priced restaurants and cafes located within a two-block walk from the Graduate Center. Ask for recommendations when you get here! You can also see some of what Brattleboro has to offer on the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce website. The Brattleboro Co-op, a health food store and cafe with salad bar and deli-style hot meals, is across the street from the campus.
When & Where
Marlboro College Center for New Leadership
The Center for New Leadership at Marlboro College is a community focused on exploring and applying new approaches to leadership. Working with mission-driven individuals, organizations and coalitions, we build leadership capacity through teaching, coaching and consulting.