New coalitions and new coalition leaders often find themselves trying to run a nonprofit organization in addition to implementing sound prevention science within their community. Not only do you have to have a broad understanding of prevention theory, but you also need to be able to run effective meetings that ensure smooth coalition operations, create strategic plans that drive organizational and community change, and set goals that move your coalition forward. Effective coalitions are vitally important to having effective prevention, which is why we’re announcing Coalition Institute.
Coalition Institute is a new initiative from Prevention Action Alliance. Coalition Institute provides coalition leaders with the knowledge and skills they need. Newly formed coalitions, new leaders of previously formed coalitions, and coalitions looking to enhance their skills are invited to read the Request for Information and Statement of Intention and to apply via SurveyMonkey. This is a cohort-based learning opportunity that highlights the fundamentals of community-based processes. Cohorts will meet six times every other month beginning in August 2019 and ending in June 2020. Meetings will be held on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at our office at 6171 Huntley Road, Suite G, Columbus, OH 43229.
Coalition Institute is made possible with funding from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. It is contingent upon funding.
Session Dates and Topics
August 29, 2019—Coalition Foundations, Sectors, and Successful Coalition Breakdown
October 31, 2019—Prevention Foundations and Resources
December 19, 2019—Creating and Using Visions, Missions, and Goals for Success
February 20, 2020—Coalition Logistics: Agendas, By-laws, and Strategic Planning in Action
April 16, 2020—Creating a Path: Creating Short- and Long-Term Goals
June 18, 2020—Intentional Engagement: Moving Coalitions Forward
July 11, 2019—Announcement Released
August 2, 2019—Request for Information and Statement of Intention due via SurveyMonkey
August 9, 2019—Coalitions will be notified of whether they’ve been accepted or placed on a waiting list
August 16, 2019—Confirmation of participation due to Prevention Action Alliance
August 19, 2019—Coalitions from waitlist notified of status and any next steps
Frequently Asked Questions
Please email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July 26, 2019. You may also contact Rachael Kenter, Director of Community Engagement Programs at email@example.com or 614.540.9985, ext. 18.
Answers to questions will be posted here.