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ECS offers onsite and online training on a variety of topics designed to develop and enhance key competencies in organizations. Below is a list of our standard training sessions including descriptions and video teasers. Training can be customized to fit the needs of any organization. To learn more about these sessions and/or develop a training of your own please contact our Director of Education and Outreach Erin Hachtel at

This training describes what a coalition is and how it functions. Participants learn the role a coalition plays in the community as well as the roles of the different types of coalition members. Participants will also learn how to implement effective activities using  7 Behavior Change Strategies and the Strategic Prevention Framework.

This training provides guidance on organization structure, roles, decision-making, reporting, and authority.  Participants will differentiate between staff and volunteer activities and practice developing memoranda of understanding and position descriptions for needed roles.

This training explains the 7 community change strategies and how to ensure a coalition is implementing them effectively.  Participants will learn to differentiate Environmental and Individual Strategies.  The training will also provide a guide for selecting interventions, determining what makes a good intervention, and mapping selected interventions to a logic model.
This session describes the components of a logic model and demonstrates its value as a planning and evaluation tool.  Participants will learn the process for developing and adding data to a strong logic model.
This training defines Environmental Strategies and demonstrates effective methods of selecting and implementing them to create lasting change in communities. Participants will learn how to map interventions to a logic model and develop an action plan for implementation.
This session will provide an overview of what qualitative data collection is and what it is not, demonstrating how it can be used for assessment and ongoing evaluation. Participants will get hands-on experience using qualitative data collection tools and techniques.
This training will give a coalition an understanding of how to develop and implement a strong strategic and action plan. Concepts that will be covered include: overview of the Strategic Prevention Framework, the planning process, using a logic model to develop your plan, developing the plan, and implementing an action-oriented meeting based on your plan.
This training explains the 5 steps (Assessment, Capacity, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation) and 2 guiding principles (Sustainability and Cultural Competence) of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). Participants learn key concepts, activities, and tools for each phase to help guide their work as a coalition.

This training will help coalitions ensure they are building the capacity of their organizations to be effective change agents in their community. Participants learn how to build membership, structure, and leadership in the coalition. Participants will leave the training with practical tools to help facilitate this process.

This training provides an overview of Cultural Competence. Participants are guided through the process of becoming culturally competent, building Cultural Competence into each phase the SPF, and developing a plan for fostering and ensuring cultural competence.
This session introduces key evaluation concepts and demonstrates how coalitions use evaluation to guide their work. Specific topics covered include: functions of evaluation; program evaluation vs. community level evaluation; outcomes; conducting a feasibility analysis; using a problem analysis and logic model for evaluation; types of data; and developing an evaluation plan.
Sustainability is the ability to stay around long enough to see desired changes take place. Participants in this session will learn the essential elements a coalition needs to sustain and a planning process for sustainability.




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