LEARNING ALLIANCESince 2008, UnidosUS Learning Alliance has been a HUD-Certified Training and Certification provider. Professionals who provide critical advocacy and housing counseling services to their communities can look to UnidosUS Learning Alliance to receive high-quality coursework and training.
The UnidosUS Learning Alliance has presented more than 550 place-based trainings, webinars, and eLearning classes to housing counseling professionals across the U.S. Attendance for these programs is funded in part by grants through UnidosUS, CitiBank, Wells Fargo N.A., JP Morgan Chase and the U.S. Department for Housing and Urban Development.
Delivery of materials are presented to housing counselors in a variety of ways. Multiple teaching methods are implemented to benefit all types of learners: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. Place-based trainings are offered several times a year in major cities, not only providing equitable access to materials, but open dialogue and shared experiences with other professionals in the industry. Webinars and eLearning courses are structured to provide housing counselors and managers with the training and information they need without losing vital time away from the office. Resources are fully downloadable, and a variety of collaborative tools keep users connected, ensuring a convenient, cost effective way to increase their skills and enhance their career opportunities.
Each method of training is facilitated by an active, certified professional working within the housing industry. Instructors leverage their proficiency and expertise to address real-world issues and share culturally sensitive communication strategies that empower organizations to generate positive community impact.
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Course instruction and materials are presented in a sequence that replicates actual counseling sessions. Networking and group discussions of critical issues for their clients and their agencies build necessary skills to maximize effectiveness. Counselors are provided with a wealth of material on specific topics of interest in housing counseling services, plus sample documents for immediate practical application. Online technologies are more important every day in managing organized counseling services. Program mechanics and data management are reviewed for effective flow of information.
The eLearning curriculum is based on the same interactive exercises that engage students, group activities that enhance the learning process, and experience of the current in-person UnidosUS Learning Alliance trainings. Courses are structured to provide housing counselors and managers with the training and information they need without losing vital time away from the office. Learning is self-paced and can occur anywhere, anytime wherever there is an internet connection. Courses come complete with instruction facilitated by experts that UnidosUS Learning Alliance selects from the housing counseling field. Resources are fully downloadable, and a variety of collaborative tools keep users connected, ensuring a high-quality training experience.
To become certified, housing counselors and managers must demonstrate a certain level of competency and mastery of their profession to gain UnidosUS Learning Alliance certification. Participants who complete the UnidosUS Learning Alliance certification program will enhance their personal skills and gain the tools necessary to empower clients.
- Housing Counselor Certification
- Advanced Housing Counselor Certification
- Foreclosure Counselor Certification
- Housing Counseling Program Management Certification
- Financial Counseling Certification