Coalition Institute

Join us for the 2021 Coalition Institute! These six-session virtual learning cohorts are designed to help coalition leaders of all levels leverage your skills and knowledge to run more effective coalitions. This year we are offering two cohorts: Level I – Beginner and Level II – Intermediate. It is up to each applicant to decide what level they should attend, it is NOT a requirement to have attended Level I in order to attend Level II. Each coalition must send two people to each session, one person must be consistent and attend all sessions, the second person can change.

Deadline to apply is March 19th. 

Coalition Institute is free to any Ohio coalition.

Any non-Ohio coalition that is interested in participating should contact James Syphax, Community Prevention Manager, at


Level I – Beginner

Topics covered include an introduction to the Strategic Prevention Framework, how to host and plan coalition meetings, how to create SMART goals, an examination of resources for coalitions, and how to create a vision and mission.

Virtual Meeting Dates

All sessions take place on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • March 29
  • April 12
  • April 26
  • May 10
  • May 24
  • June 7


Level II – Intermediate

Each of the six sessions will provide an in-depth look at each section of the Strategic Prevention Framework. Each session will provide participants with a tool or activity they can implement with their coalition.

Virtual Meeting Dates

All sessions take place on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

  • March 24
  • April 7
  • April 28
  • May 12
  • May 26
  • June 9


Please email questions to James Syphax, Community Prevention Manager, at


Coalition Institute is made possible with funding from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. It is contingent upon funding.