A 6-part remote training for community and coalition leaders/organizers and substance abuse and violence prevention practitioners.
Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention (WASAVP) is excited to announce its second offering for 2021 of "The Art and Science of Community Organizing Training" series. Participants will form Learning Coalitions with other Washington State community wellness promotion professionals to explore cross-cutting themes (critical self-awareness; cultural humility and equity literacy; leading change; and promoting sustainability) as a strategy to strengthen their knowledge and skills for community engagement, organizing and mobilization.
A team of seasoned prevention practitioners work with participants to unpack 6 Tool Boxes (1) Community Outreach and Engagement; 2) Coalition Building; 3) Group Facilitation; 4) Working with Volunteers; 5) Strategic Planning; and 6) Joint Problem Solving.
The Fall 2021 ASCOT offering is spread out across six (6) weeks.
• Week One: Monday, September 13 and Tuesday, September 14 - 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM, daily.
• Week Two: Monday, September 20 and Tuesday, September 21 - 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM, daily.
• Week Three, Four, Five: no formal sessions; only Learning Coalition Check-Ins.
• Week Six: Monday, October 18 and Tuesday, October 19 - 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM, daily.
Priority will be given to practitioners who are available and committed to attending all six of the scheduled sessions and participating as an active member of their assigned Learning Coalition. The course has been approved by the Washington State Substance Abuse Prevention Certification Board, which allows participants who fully complete the course to earn 32-credit hours. Tuition for the training series is $800. Registration for 9/13/2021 locks in the entire series.
The team of facilitators include: Carol Owens, Linda Thompson, Liz Wilhelm, Michele Rastovich, Priscilla Lisicich, Ramona Leber, Wanda Rochelle, Ginlin Woo.