Who are Assertive Engagement tranings for?

The Assertive Engagement Initiative is currently focused on agencies funded through the Department of County Human Service's Youth and Family Services Division, including:

We also prioritize training for agencies contracted with the Joint Office of Homeless Services, including 

Contact us if your organization or agency is outside of this scope and we can talk about out how to work together.

How much does it cost to attend training?

AE trainings through Multnomah County are currently provided free of charge.

Occasionally, we present at conferences or as guests in training series, and our partners may charge a fee to offset their own costs.

What types of trainings are offered?

AE trainings are highly interactive and strive to build connections among participants as well as offering tools to use in the workplace.

  • AE 101 is a foundational 3-day training for those who work with clients, participants, youth, and/or families. AE 101 is also useful for those who work in management, office, or administrative roles (such as front desk staff or staff supervisors.) For more information, download the Assertive Engagement 101 Sample 3 Day Agenda.
  • AE for Supervisors and Managers is a 1-day training focused on using AE skills in supervision with staff. AE 101 training is a recommended prerequisite for this training.
  • AE Refresher is a 1-day training for those with previous training on AE to revisit skills and connect with one another. Additional refreshers can be scheduled upon request.

How do I register?

You can register for AE trainings using links below. Registration links will be open for each training about three months in advance and as soon as a training opens for registration, we send it through our monthly newsletter and update it on this webpage.

Once a training is full, the registration link will be closed. We don't currently use waitlists, so the best way to find out about training openings is through our monthly newsletter.

2019 Schedule of Trainings

We do our best to offer as many trainings as possible. Updates to this schedule may occur throughout the year.

Upcoming trainings

    • February - AE Supervisors Training: Friday 2/15.  Click here to register.  
    • March - AE 101 Training: Tuesday 3/12, Wednesday 3/13, Thursday 3/14. - Registration is FULL for this class.

    • May - AE 101 Training:  Tuesday 5/14, Wednesday 5/15, and Wednesday 5/22. (Registration will open in March)


    For questions, comments, or to get on the waiting list for a training contact aeinfo@multco.us