Capacity Building & Professional Development

Staff Learning Opportunities

DYCD offers practitioners numerous opportunities to engage in meaningful learning experiences, including intensive programs that emphasize peer learning and coaching.

By engaging practitioners in learning experiences that provide opportunities for self-reflection, promote sharing exemplary practices, and encourage innovation, DYCD seeks to enhance program quality by building staff knowledge and skills.

CB Resources

CB Resources is an online directory of capacity building consultants available to nonprofits. You can find consultants who can help improve program quality through enhancement activities in STEM, literacy or arts, for example, or experts who can support the organization through fiscal, legal or leadership consultants. Most vendors are an PIP making it easier to contract with them. Several are MWBE certified. There's also a list of DYCD funded consultants, with their services, sample workshop topics and contact information. Access to these consultants are at no cost to DYCD funded nonprofits.

DYCD Connect

DYCD Connect is the main resource center helping organizations communicate and coordinate with the communities they serve.

Trainings for Frontline Staff

Upcoming Events

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October 2023

AMDYCD Connect 'Submitting a Workscope' Training (Discretionary Programs)


This is a two-hour virtual training for Discretionary programs using DYCD Connect. The trainings will focus on the steps needed to submit program workscopes in the Participant Tracking System (PTS). Please follow the instructions below to successfully sign in to the training at the start time.

Advanced registration for this training is required. An insufficient number of registrants will result in cancellation or postponement of this training Registration is for the approved candidate only. Additional attendees should register with their own contact information. Substitutions are not allowed without the approval of ExpandED Schools (

This session will be hosted virtually via WebEx. In advance of the session, we recommend you to install the WebEx client on your computer. Download links are available at Also, be sure to have the latest version of Google Chrome installed on your computer. Finally, we recommend clearing your browser cache and cookies (

Date: October 5th
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SYEP Pride Career Exploration: Careers at HSBC


Interested in learning more about careers with HSBC, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations? Curious about how you can apply for a future internship with the company? Want to meet HSBC staff from the LGBTQ+ community who will share insights into their own career journeys?

Join DYCD for a career panel and networking event at HSBC on October 16 from 1-2 PM. This event is open to LGBTQ+ college freshman and sophomores who participated in SYEP during the summer of 2023.

Please bring photo ID and arrive by 12:45 PM to ensure you can go through security and be seated prior to the start of the event. Dress code is business casual.

Date: October 16th
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November 2023

Hats & Ladders Training for Work Learn Grow 2023


For those Interested in learning more about Work Learn Grow 2023 Programing.

Date: November 3rd
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For a complete list of all our Capacity Building calendar of events Click here