SPIN Institute for Service Excellence



Creation and implementation of a nationally recognized professional workforce fully committed to growth and development in the pursuit of best practices on behalf of all stakeholders.

SPIN Institute For Service Excellence

SPIN Institute For Service Excellence is a nationally recognized, award winning professional development provider who fosters a high performance learning culture. We have a fundamental belief that every person has something important to offer and can be more tomorrow than they are today. Our commitment to best practices and high quality services are interwoven in all of our training and education initiatives.

Our innovative and effective professional development programs supports its learners to be members of a workforce whose Classroom, In-service and Point of Service Training programs are designed with trend setting material to meet the needs of a diverse audience while providing a positive, fun and enriching environment for learning.

Act 48 Training

SPIN is an approved professional education provider by Pennsylvania Department of Education to provide continuing education credits in accordance with Act 48. Innovative trainings, workshops and seminars are offered for certified teachers.

PQAS Training

The Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System maintains a registry of approved Professional Development Instructors to help ensure that professional development activities meet quality standards. SPIN is an approved provider organization through the PA Keys to Quality program. To register for one of our professional development programs offered though the PA Keys Southeast Region please go to www.pakeys.org

SPIN Institute For Service Excellence has provided professional development services to the following organizations:

  • Comfort Keepers
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Keystone Community Resources
  • Community Options
  • Neighborhood Interfaith Movement
  • Elwyn SEEDS
  • Northeast Treatment Centers
  • Mastery Charter School
  • Bucks County Family Services Association

SPIN offers a variety of meeting and training space with seating capacity up to 90 with a 100" Projection Screen, Podium, PC, DVD, Dish Network, CD, Surround Sound, Wireless Remote Control, Wireless Microphone and Voice Lift.
Video Camera and Video Conferencing Available

Professional Development

  • Autism
  • Communication Support Strategies
  • Medication Administration
  • Professionalism and Leadership
  • Effective Communication
  • Customer Service Excellence
  • Partnering with Parents
  • Developing and Delivering Powerful Presentations
  • Team Building
  • Documentation
  • Stress Management
  • Signs and Symptoms of Illness
  • Dysphasia
  • Assistive Technology and Sign Language
  • Supporting the Whole Person Series
  • Meaningful Activities
  • Nutrition, Health and Wellness
  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
  • American Red Cross Trainings
  • High Performance Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Effective Support Strategies
  • Recreation and Leisure
  • And many, many more...

To participate in these exciting training sessions or to receive more information about our customized professional development programs, please contact:

Lucy Corker, M.A.
Director, Professional Development
Phone: 215.612.7135
Email: lcorker@spininc.org

Training and Consulting

The SPIN Institute For Service Excellence is a team of dynamic and well-qualified professionals who can provide you and/or your team with creative development activities, support and training in a wide variety of focus areas including but not limited to:

  • Workforce Development
  • Leadership Development (at all levels)
  • Project Management
  • Program Design, Development and Implementation
  • Innovative Programming
  • Inclusionary Models of Service
  • Strategic Planning
  • Management Training
  • Medication Administration
  • Health and Safety - CPR, First Aid, etc.
  • Outcome Determination
  • Team Building
  • Clinical training on such topics as Behavioral Health and Autism

Please Contact:

Lucy Corker, M.A.
Director, Professional Development
Phone: 215.612.7135
Email: lcorker@spininc.org


Meet SPIN’s Professional Development Team

Lucy Corker
 Director, Professional Development

Teresa Ottaviano
Assisting Director, Professional Development

Mary Jacobs
Assisting Director, Professional Development

Heather Paravisini
Professional Development Generalist

Christopher Thompson
Professional Development Generalist/Trainer