RCAC’s training history
RCAC expertise dates back to 1979 when its professional staff first began to offer training. In 1982, the organization hosted its first conference for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Mutual Self-Help Housing Program. Since then, RCAC has hosted six national rural development conferences, numerous regional self-help conferences, tribal, water and wastewater conferences, and hundreds of trainings and workshops, both in-person and web based.
Training became such an integral element of RCAC’s services that the organization added a training unit in the mid-1990s. RCAC takes pride in its professional trainer team’s capacity and effectiveness. Trainers maximize audience participation to keep trainings relevant and memorable. The efficiency and professionalism that the administrative staff demonstrates helps to ensure that the mechanics behind the scenes run smoothly for all events. In 2015, after a rigorous accreditation process, RCAC became an International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) accredited provider, which demonstrates its commitment to the best practices in adult learning and professional training. IACET provides a standard framework for quality learning and development, and IACET classes offer Continuing Education Units (CEU).