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Art & Science of Community Organizing Training (ASCOT)
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 Spring 2021 ASCOT offering is spread out across five (5) weeks.
• Week One: Tuesday, May 11 and Wednesday, May 12 - 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM, daily.
• Week Two: Monday, May 17 and Wednesday, May 19 - 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM, daily.
• Week Three and Four: no formal sessions; only scheduled Learning Coalition Check-Ins.
• Week Five: Tuesday, June 8 and Wednesday, June 9 - 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 May 11 automatically locks in whole series.

The team of facilitators include: Carol Owens, Linda Thompson, Liz Wilhelm, Michele Rastovich, Priscilla Lisicich, Ramona Leber, Wanda Rochelle, Ginlin Woo.

May 11, 2021 08:30 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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