New Directors Training Institute

The New Directors Training Institute (NDTI) is a four-session training course designed for New Directors with less than two years as a senior center director, as well as seasoned professionals interested in updating their knowledge base and exchanging ideas. It provides a road-map to navigate the challenges and opportunities one faces as a professional in aging services in NYC. NDTI strives to create a professional core of directors who will become the future leaders in the field of aging.


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Meet Our Graduates

What Graduates are Saying



  • Innovative ways to “Create the Ideal Senior Center”
  • How to diversify services and programming for your center
  • Using new programs to address different populations of seniors
  • Creative ways to market your center and attract new seniors
  • Team building and personal/professional development
  • Roles and responsibilities of Staff, Volunteers, Advisory Councils, Clients, Board and DFTA
  • Fiscal basics such as budgets, cost allocation, and audits


  • Opportunities to connect and network with your peers in the field
  • Use of the CSCS New Directors’ Listserv to post questions, discuss issues and get feedback
  • Certificate of Completion at CSCS’ Annual Meeting in December
  • Post-training contact with CSCS Liaison who will keep you posted on future trainings, workshops, and professional opportunities


2008 participants receiving Certificate of Achievement from CSCS  Executive Director, Igal Jellinek, and CSCS President, Bill Dionne 2009 participants during a workshop


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