Note: It is encouraged, but not required, to attend both the morning session and the afternoon session. There will be a networking brown bag lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm where participants from both sessions are welcome to attend.
Topics: Coalition purpose, vision, shared goals and language
Description: Learn the keys to coalition development and sustaining momentum through multiple coalition life-cycles in this half-day training. Participants will go back to basics to reflect on the essence of their coalition: why it exists in the first place and how it might evolve over time as coalition members and leaders come and go. What does it mean to adapt as the community changes? Learn about activities, processes, and structures that build and sustain- effective coalitions through interactive exercises and worksheets. The trainer will also review a framework for creating the foundational documents of coalitions, including creating bylaws, defining what active membership means, and defining their mission and vision.
Audience: Coalition leaders and members, teams, and partners working towards community health. Coalitions are also encouraged to attend in groups.
Participants completing the training will be able to:
1. Articulate the purpose of their coalition and what role it plays in the community.
2. Describe activities, processes, and structures that are integral to building effective coalitions.
3. Assess the structure of their coalition using the MADPH Coalition Engagement Principles & Guidelines
Trainer: Andrea Freeman, Massachusets Public Health Association
This training addresses the following MA DPH Coalition Criteria:
1. Shared vision including a focus on reducing health disparities and promoting health equity
2. Consistency with MA DPH‚Äôs goals and priorities
3. Statement of purpose and shared activities
4. Membership that is reflective of the community
5. Defined structure for strategic planning and decision-making
6. Defined coalition member roles