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Coalition Capacity and Infrastructure Planning

November 30, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presented by the Community Health Training Institute 


Topics: Organizational structure/governance; roles/responsibilities; decision-making structures; membership recruitment and retention; life cycles of coalitions.

Audience: Coalition leaders and members, teams, and partners working towards community health.

Note: Offered back to back with Coalition Sustainability and Resource Planning training to enable networking brown bag lumches between sessions. 

Andrea headshotLead Trainer: Andrea Freeman, Field Director, MPHA

Description: This half-day training will cover the fundamentals for launching and managing an effective coalition. [Note: For the purposes of this workshop, a coalition is an intentional (usually temporary) alliance of organizations and/or individuals who agree to coordinate efforts to accomplish a shared goal.] We will examine foundational documents, organizational structures, and communication techniques that help create a culture of trust, transparency, and inclusion. We will also review and discuss the Coalition Engagement Principles & Guidelines from MDPH.

Learning Objectives: Participants completing the training will be able to:

1. Understand what ingredients are needed create and manage an effective coalition

2. Identify facilitation and communications techniques that foster trust, transparency and inclusion

3. Reference, as needed, the MDPH Coalition Engagement Principles & Guidelines

This webinar addresses the following MA DPH Coalition Criteria: 

  • Shared vision including a focus on reducing health disparities and promoting health equity
  • Consistency with MA DPH‚Äôs goals and priorities
  • Participation from key stakeholders (individuals and organizations that have a vested stake or interest in a program or policy initiative, e.g. it will impact them directly)
  • Membership that is reflective of the community
  • Defined structure for strategic planning and decision-making
  • Defined coalition member roles


November 30, 2016
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm