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Workshop Notifications E-mailed to Presenters: November 18, 2016

CADCA is requesting training session proposals addressing the latest research findings, cutting-edge program successes, lessons learned or problems solved. Please review the Call for Proposals information online before submitting your proposal. Please note that all workshops will run 75 minutes in length.

As community change agents, we embrace that philosophy in our work to improve the quality of life in our nation’s communities. High performing coalitions are those that have developed broad-based strategic alliances, implemented proven and promising strategies, and achieved population-level change. 

Presenter Registration Discounts

The first person presenting in a workshop receives a complimentary registration, the second person receives a discounted speaker rate of $400 and any additional speakers in the course will pay the applicable full rate.

Workshop tracks

Our communities are perfectly engineered to produce the results we are currently seeing. Did you know that 50 percent of our high school seniors will try an illicit drug and 40 percent will use alcohol before they graduate? More 8th, 10th, and 12th graders smoke marijuana than cigarettes and prescription drug abuse is at epidemic proportions. And yet, in a number of places, CADCA-trained community coalitions are significantly lowering youth use of alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs and the abuse of medicines.

This year’s National Leadership Forum celebrates the work of some of our most successful coalition leaders. Applying the latest tools, science, and practice their work has re-engineered the approaches to public health challenges in every community across our country and the world. They truly are solving big problems at the local level such as reducing prescription drug abuse, heroin addiction, marijuana use, and underage drinking.

Training Session Tracks

Training Sessions (seventy-five minutes in length) and Ideas Fair Poster Presentations will be programmed in the following thematic tracks and scheduled throughout the conference. If you're interested in presenting, please complete the training session proposal application (found at the top of the page on the right side navigation bar.)

  • Calculating Your Impact: Featured will be coalitions and practitioners who have demonstrative evidence of population-level impact and communities' stories where they have measured success.
  • The Science of Leadership: These hands-on-training sessions will help coalition leaders learn the nuts and bolts of creating leadership, important coalition practices, and action planning.
  • Coalitions Re-engineered: This track will help re-engineer coalitions for success, build strength, formulate strategic return on investments, and plan for institutionalization of their best practices into the community's vision and mission.
  • Gear Up, Go Viral!: Training sessions will feature principles of message development; messaging campaigns to support strategies; image development and branding; partnership development with media sector; public affairs and media relations; dynamic social media presence; and metrics and measures of media and communication strategies.
  • Linked In!: Sessions will address the prospects and challenges of strengthening coalitions in communities with rapidly changing ethnic demographics, American Indian settings, Asian and Pacific Islanders, urban and inner-city core neighborhoods, rural and frontier areas, college campuses, as well as those addressing the needs of the LGBTQ community.
  • Engineering Policy Change: Features will include how to engage policy makers; create and implement education and advocacy messages; use media to advance policy and systems change; involve the general public to advance our education and advocacy agenda; and community mobilization tactics.
  • Leveraging Systems for Transformation: Courses shall focus on implementing multi-disciplinary comprehensive community initiatives and addressing nexus issues that impact public health and safety. Creating synergies via cross-sector planning and implementation will be covered.
  • Youth: Framing the Future: In these sessions, young people and interested adults will attend a series of interactive sessions that emphasize progressive strategies for community work and state-of-the-art presentation techniques. Proposals of particular interest include those that address comprehensive approaches to youth engagement, youth-led civic change, and engaging youth as change agents to foster systems change.
  • What’s Trending?: Featured will be the latest data available on the impact and implications of “medical” and commercialized marijuana. This track also will include snapshots of the changing landscapes of drug and alcohol prevalence across the nation. Best practices in tackling drugs on the rise and their associated consequences will also be shared.

What is the Coalition Ideas Fair?

Looking back at all of your coalition successes, what is one outstanding skill/strength that your coalition has, or one strategy or intervention your coalition has implemented that you believe would be useful for other coalitions to apply to their own work? That is precisely the kind of question you will want to consider as you develop your presentation submission for this one-of-a-kind sharing and networking opportunity. The process of putting a presentation together for the Coalition Ideas Fair is unique in that it requires you to not simply share your success, but to dig deeper into the process for that success, and to break it down into bite-sized pieces of step-by-step information for others to take back to their own communities.

The deadline for submitting your "Idea" has passed.