Each DDS should appoint a training coordinator for its agency. Where the DDS is decentralized
or very small--and designating a specific individual will not adequately address the
needs--the DDS should establish and implement an identifiable training function or
system tailored to effectively meet their situation.
Since it is critical that training be systematically planned and ordered by priority,
a training coordinator is extremely valuable in assuring a well-managed program.
The size of the agency is a factor in determining the time available to the training
coordinator for training and the level of skill the person can bring to the position.