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Training and Research


The Learning Center equips our community with tools and information to be more effective.

Our current services include:

  • Leading trainings and workshops that build capacity and professional development.
  • Researching and publishing information that highlights community needs and offers solutions.
  • Promoting and partnering with existing training resources and develop new or additional trainings.
  • Serve as a resource for other systems of care to learn about homeless services and share information and resources.

For more information about the Learning Center, trainings, or how to host your own training please contact Carl Wiley at


Training Materials 

CEU Forms

CEU Presenter Form
CEU Certificate of Attendance Form

2017 Trainings

July 7, 2017 - HUD Housing Programs and Participant Leases (Webinar)
Webinar Slides
Webinar Recording

June 23, 2017 - Stronger and Richer: Strengthening Chicago's CoC Collective Impact Model (Webinar)
CoC SWOT Analysis
Summary of Community Session Responses
Strategy Memo
Webinar PowerPoint Slides

2016 Trainings

February 2, 2016 - Chronic Homeless Definition - Final Rule Training
Chronic Homeless Definition - Final Rule - Webinar 
Chronic Homeless Definition - Final Rule - PP Handout

September 27, 2016 - How To's of Government Funding Beyond HUD Grants 
How To's of Government Funding Beyond HUD Grants - Webinar

October 21, 2016 - CoC Orientation 
Presentation Slides
CoC Terms and Acronyms
HUD CoC Funding Process


In 2016, we hosted 42 trainings for more than 900 attendees on topics such as Legal Issues for Homeless Youth. We participated in Notre Dame’s research study proving that emergency financial assistance lowers instances of homelessness by 76%, which was published in the August 2016 edition of the peer-reviewed journal, Science.