Our Commitment To You!

training the SPIN mobile workforce

Our commitment to quality begins with our commitment to you. We invest in your professional growth with our world-class training, mentoring, and leadership opportunities. We support and empower you as you provide a life of possibilities to those we serve. Our team of dynamic, expert training professionals deliver career-shaping experiences; they combine deep insights about your area of specialty at SPIN with best practices in adult learning.


Our quality standards meet those of the Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System (PQAS) and the PA Keys to Quality program. We have also been recognized as one of the top 125 companies in the nation for the quality of our professional development.

Leadership Training

Homegrown leadership is a time-honored tradition at SPIN. Whether you are a Direct Support Professional or a member of the executive team, we equip you with the necessary skills to develop your team and lead them to success.

Leadership Toolbox

The Leadership Toolbox is our signature training series for SPIN employees who have recently been promoted into management positions and for managers new to SPIN. Senior managers from across the organization deliver a ten-week, interactive course in the following management and leadership competencies:


  • Self-Awareness
  • Effective Interviewing
  • Appraising Performance
  • Supporting Change
  • Effective Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Coaching, Mentoring, and Motivating
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Powerful Presentations
  • Building Successful Teams

Leadership Pathways

Leadership Pathways is a voluntary leadership cultivation and mentorship program for high-potential employees across the organization. Employees are paired with a mentor over the course of 14 weeks and complete trainings built around following leadership competencies:


  • Service Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Accountability
  • Teamwork
  • Performance excellence
  • Life-long learning
  • Achieving outcomes
  • Diversity
  • Philanthropy
  • Integrity
Direct Support Training

Direct Support Professionals are valued and respected at SPIN. They empower people with autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families to live a life of possibilities. We train our Direct Support Professionals to be empathetic coaches; skilled emergency managers; and confident and creative problem solvers.

Direct Support Professional Skill-Building

We support this highly mobile team with classroom and online training in:


  • Effective Support Strategies
  • Customer Service Excellence
  • Parent Partnership and Engagement
  • Medication Administration
  • Signs and Symptoms of Illness
  • Assistive Technology and Sign Language
  • Designing Meaningful Activities
  • Nutrition, Health and Wellness
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • and so much more…


For general questions or questions about transferring credentials for Direct Support Professionals, please contact Lucy Corker at 215.612.7135 or lcorker@spininc.org.

Performance Management

Customize Performance Management Solutions

As a “learning organization,” we regularly evaluate our teams in order to identify any outstanding training needs or barriers to performance excellence. We utilize our Professional Development department to deliver effective training customized to the size, specialty, and needs of the team:


  • Point of Service (On-site) Training
  • One-on-One Professional Development
  • Program-Specific Training
Act 48 Training

Continuing Education for Certified Teachers

We are a professional education provider approved the by Pennsylvania Department of Education to provide continuing education credits in accordance with Act 48. We offer innovative trainings, workshops and seminars for certified teachers. For more information, please contact Lucy Corker at 215.612.7135 or lcorker@spininc.org.