Orlando-based Covian Consulting Selected by Broward County’s Children’s Services Council to Train Professionals

ORLANDO, Fla.  — Covian Consulting, which assists agencies and community based organizations with development of effective research, evaluation, communication, policy and staff development programs, has been selected by the Children’s Services Council (CSC) of Broward County to be part of their trainer cadre.

Maritza Concha, PhD, president of Covian Consulting and her team will represent CSC as a source expert and work in collaboration with CSC’s training department to enhance the skills of professionals who work with children in Broward County.

Dr. Concha said her firm was selected to train professional service providers in Health Beliefs ‒ making them aware of the beliefs and practices of individuals in diverse populations that affect their health ‒ which must be studied in order to provide and care optimally for children and persons of various cultures.

Dr. Concha said her firm was selected for their experience in development of culturally competent programs and evaluation.  The work is to begin this month and run for 18 months through September 30, 2018.

A client company of the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program, Covian Consulting is located at Central Florida Research Park in East Orange County.

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For more information contact

Maritza Concha Ph.D, Principal, Covian Consulting, 305-586-9588 maritza@covianconsulting.com

Carol Ann Dykes, Site Manager, UCF Business Incubation Program, 407-207-7426 carolann.dykes@ucf.edu

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc. 407-644-4142 Lvershelco@aol.com

About Covian Consulting

Covian Consulting is a professional consulting organization supporting community based organizations and small businesses with research, program evaluation, curriculum development, communication strategies, and staff development.

About the UCF Business Incubation Program:

The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth / impact enterprises.   Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped hundreds of local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.

With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs.  Participating companies sustain more than 3,600 local jobs and have had a total impact of $1.51B on regional sales and $2.48B on regional economic output.  During the last fiscal year, the program has returned $7.95 for every $1.00 invested in the program.   For more information, visit www.incubator.ucf.edu