CADCA Publisher February 1, 2021

NCA Supplemental Webinars

The National Coalition Academy (NCA) Supplemental Webinars series is designed to dig deeper into specific substance use and misuse prevention topics. These topics are spaced out throughout the year to correspond with conversations that will take place during your three weeks of NCA training to provide further insight and learning opportunities. Webinar resources, slides and recordings will be posted to this page after they are completed, and training hours will be available for those who attend live. Further questions about the webinars can be directed to

Completed Webinars

Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 1-2:30 pm EDT
Trainer: Dorothy Chaney
Building Capacity for Community Change

A coalition may have the best logic model and action plan possible, but without “people power,” there is no way to get the work done. This webinar will explore the area of coalition capacity building, which is how we mobilize our coalition and our community to work together. Following this webinar, participants will be able to identify the key components of capacity building, discuss how to build capacity in each step of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) model, identify how to recruit and retain members to “do the work” and explore the concept of transformational leadership.
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Monday, May 24, 2021, 1-2:30 pm EDT
Trainer: Colber Prosper
Fostering Cultural Competence

Establishing the practice of cultural competence in your coalition can be both difficult and elusive. However, the SPF places credence on cultural competence and its role in community-wide change. This webinar will discuss cultural competence as a process and how coalition leaders could engage differences in their communities to increase effectiveness.
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Resource: Cultural Competence Description and Checklist

Monday, June 28, 2021, 1-2:30 pm EDT
Trainer: Stephanie Strutner
Community Readiness and Coalition Effectiveness

Explore the dynamics and importance of community readiness in initiating and achieving community-level change. Participants will identify strategies to move populations across the continuum of readiness, along with tools to assess readiness in the community.
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Thursday, July 1, 2021, 1-2:30 pm EDT
Trainer: Kristina Clark

Logic Models – The Road Map to Success

A strong logic model is the foundation of great coalition work. For logic models to be useful, we must use them! They need to be integrated into our work daily and be used to select strategies for our communities. How can we strengthen our logic model? How can we ensure that strategies are going to have a great impact? Join this interactive webinar to learn how to strengthen your logic model and use it to choose a comprehensive set of strategies that will cause a ripple effect of impact across your logic model and community.
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Resources: Community Assessment DataExample Interview Guide and ProtocolCommunity Event Environmental Scan

Thursday, July 22, 2021, 1-2:30 pm EDT
Trainer: Dave Shavel
Coalition Evaluation Made Easy…and Useful – Really!

During week two of the NCA, coalition evaluation is described as, “the functional flow of information among the partners and supporters of a community problem solving effort to reduce drug use,” not as, “a dreadful task designed to make a coalition coordinator’s life miserable.” In this supplemental webinar, we will walk through the coalition’s planning process (SPF) to identify ways that coalition members can participate in the coalition evaluation – without even know they are “evaluating” the work of the coalition.
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Resources: Case Statement WorksheetCoalition Output Data Collection WorksheetEnd the Syndemic InfographicEvaluation Sources

Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 1-2:30 pm EDT
Trainer: Dylan Ellerbee

Fidelity in Environmental Prevention

Fidelity is critical to any field, perhaps none more so than environmental prevention. The research is clear that maintaining consistency in the implementation of programs and practices is a primary driver of success. In much of the prevention field, however, fidelity is often only associated with programs; not policies, systems and environments. This webinar will discuss the critical importance of fidelity to our prevention and public health work through the lens of those shared environments. How do we ensure that the environmental strategies we are implementing to improve our communities are consistent with what the science and research have shown to be effective? How do we do so, while still maintaining creativity and allowing for community-based solutions to community-specific issues? We will grapple with these questions and others often encountered when attempting to maintain fidelity in our environmental prevention work.
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 1-2:30 pm EDT
Trainer: Angela Da Re

Mobilizing the Community for ACTION!

Mobilizing and organizing a community for action is critical for sharing the workload and meeting the coalition’s goals. The essential components to community organization also help build a solid coalition structure sustainable in the long‐term, but agile enough to take on short-term tasks and pivot when required. This workshop will explore the processes that make a coalition ready for action (i.e., organizational structure, decision making, timelines, and action orientation).
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