E-learning Course: Immigration Program Management Techniques and Strategies

January 18, 2017 – February 22, 2017

Webinars will take place every Wednesday 2:00-3:00 EST


$200 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies
   $225 per person for other nonprofit agency staff
$325 per person for private attorneys and staff


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This four-week course covers the basic components of effective immigration legal services program management. Throughout the course, participants will learn best practices in staffing, case management, and financial management, as well as strategies to acquire the necessary space, equipment and tools needed for an efficiently-operating program.  An optional session on Board of immigration Appeals (BIA) Recognition and Accreditation will also be included as the fifth week session.


For a detailed course outline, including the dates and times of the live webinars, click here:

Training Level: Introductory

This is an overview of best practices for program management of a charitable legal immigration services program. This course is appropriate for program staff from a wide range of organizations, including established immigration programs, ethnic and immigrant organizations, domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions and service providers, unions, social services and medical providers, and educational programs (ESL and Citizenship).

The trainers for this course are members of CLINIC’s Capacity Building section: Jeff Chenoweth (Section Director); Laura Burdick, Shaila Rahman, Nathaly Perez and Helen Chen (Field Support Coordinators); Leya Speasmaker (Integration Program Manager) and Silvana Arista (OVW Project Attorney).  For questions about the course content, please contact Nathaly Perez (nperez@cliniclegal.org).

The course starts on January 18th with access to the e-learning course website and week one assignment. The first webinar will be held on the 25th. Once you receive your user name and password, you may participate in a variety of activities for self-directed learning, including reading assignments, and sample materials to review and quizzes.  The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between students and instructors. The course also includes four webinars, with an optional fifth webinar, conducted on consecutive Fridays at 2:00 p.m. Eastern starting on January 25th.  Each webinar lasts approximately 90 minutes, and it is recorded and posted on the course website after the webinar is conducted.  Although we encourage participants to attend the live webinars each week, you will be able to listen to and view a recording of any webinar you are unable to attend whenever you choose to do so.

Course Completion Requirements:  Course participants will receive a course completion certificate if they (a) attend or view recordings of the weekly course webinar and (b) complete each weekly course quiz.   You have up to two weeks after the last live webinar in the course to meet these requirements.


Registration: The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities and other community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices.  If you are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must email a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to Jon Braswell at jcbraswell@cliniclegal.org.  Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number. Payment is by credit card only. 

Please be sure to register under the correct category and for the correct training. All registration changes or cancellations are subject to an administrative charge of $70.00.  Please note that CLINIC can only issue refunds for an e-learning course until one week prior to the first day of the training.


Please provide the full name and a working email address for each individual taking this course.  We will communicate with each registrant via email only, so it is very important that we have the correct name and email address for each registrant listed on the registration form.

Space is limited. The deadline for registration is January 13th or sooner, if registration is filled. For registration information contact Jon Braswell at jcbraswell@cliniclegal.org .




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