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    Name Change Announcement!   Starburst-New

    We are very excited to share that we have changed our name from the Center for Career Development and Employability Training (CCDET) to the Center for Community Development, Engagement and Training (CCDET). This change reinforces our mission to deliver high-quality, cost-effective services to our customers. Our commitment to our customers remains our highest priority.

    As part of this process, we are also redesigning our website to better highlight our services and products. This website redesign will also provide you, our customer, with easier navigation. Please continue to check back to watch our progress on our website changes!

    Welcome to CCDET

    Recognized as a strategic and innovative partner for more than three decades, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s Center for Community Development, Engagement and Training (CCDET) offers customized and cost effective services to local, state and federal organizations. We provide:

    Strengthening organizational capacity is our goal.  We do it by analyzing the critical issues and then quickly placing either individuals or teams that best meet your needs. Our staff members are highly trained and experienced professionals with expertise in a broad array of subjects.

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    Oshkosh and Surrounding Areas Dementia Summit: Providing Education, Awareness, and Resources

    On October 11, 2017, UW Oshkosh CCDET (Center for Community Development, Engagement and Training) hosted the Oshkosh and Surrounding Areas Dementia Summit at the Alumni Welcome and Conference Center. Aurora Medical Center of Oshkosh sponsored this event. Numerous community members including spouses, partners, children, extended family, friends, and caregivers of persons with dementia, along with healthcare providers and students attended the summit.

    Keynote speakers were Martin J. Schreiber, former Governor of Wisconsin and author of My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver, and Diane Mosnik, Clinical Neuropsychologist. Diane spoke on behavioral strategies and communication strategies for different types of dementia; how to diagnose different types of dementia; what a neuropsychological evaluation is like and how it can help.

    UWO CCDET staff members, Renee Rickert and Sharon Rickords provided a presentation on Successful Interactions with Community Members Living with Dementia. Their presentation included information and strategies for interacting more effectively with community members who are living with dementia.

    Many agencies also exhibited at this event including UW Oshkosh CCDET. The booth highlighted the CCDET dementia training courses, offered online and in-person, for people whose personal or professional lives are touched by those living with dementia. The courses provide learning opportunities to a wide variety of audiences including healthcare providers, crisis teams, community members, and family caregivers. For more information on courses or to register go to

    Pictured (left to right) at the exhibit booth are Renee’ Rickert, CCDET Associate Director, Sharon Rickords, CCDET Development Specialist, and Kim Stuyvenberg, CCDET Associate Director.

    Dementia Summit at UWO on 10/11/2017

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