Coalition Building: Back to Basics
Wednesday, October 11, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
414 Massasoit Road
Worcester, MA 01604
Note: It is encouraged, but not required, to attend both the morning session and the afternoon session.
Wednesday, October 11, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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.
Trainer: Andrea Freeman, Massachusets Public Health Association
Wednesday, October 11, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Description: This half day training will encourage participants to examine their coalition structure and explore other models of coalitions. Participants will engage in activities that will have them assess their governance and leadership structure, as well as, the current roles that coalition members play. Participants will dive more deeply into strategies for maintaining an effective coalition.
Trainer: Andrea Freeman, Massachusetts Public Health Association
Join us between these training sessions for a brown-bag networking lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm!
Unsure about what a coalition is? Read the MA Department of Public Health’s Coalition Engagement Principles and Guidelines