An event every day that begins at 8:30 am, repeating indefinitely
PLEASE FOLLOW THIS REGISTRATION LINK IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONVERSATION CAFE, THE STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETING AND TRAINING CONFERENCE OR BOTH.
October 9th from 9am-12pm MST we all will be meeting virtually via Zoom in a Conversation Cafe facilitated by John Beranek in an effort to brainstorm together to gather information and perspectives from our members/partners that we will utilize during the Strategic Planning Meeting Portion of our Conference.
October 12th 9am- 5pm MST John will facilitate our Strategic Planning Meeting (open for you to attend virtually or in Person) Lunch will be provided, and Suicide and Subatance Misuse training will be done after lunch then John will finish off the Strategic Planning Session.
October 13th 9am-2pm MST Training sessions with John Berenak, Jim Hopla on Evaluation and we will have a training on Policy and Prevention. Lunch will be provided, and the Conference will conclude with a CCI General Membership Meeting. (*Mileage Reimbursement checks distributed at this time*)
– John Beranek- Virtual Conversation Cafe & Strategic Planning Meeting Facilitator
John is a skilled presenter, teacher and motivator. He uses story-telling, discussion, music and group interaction to promote awareness and change. John’s experience in the field of prevention and system change spans over 25 years. John’s unique style goes beyond merely consulting. He nourishes conversation, motivates action and above all, builds trust among groups, engaging them to work together. His energy and non-threatening approach empowers people to make a positive difference in their community.
Recent Certifications and Affiliations: Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars, Art of Hosting, Technology of Participation (ToP) Trainer, Dakota Rising Entrepreneur Coaching
– Training: Intersection of Suicide and Substance Misuse- Audra Smith Hansen & Nancy Espeseth
Deaths by overdose and suicide continue to increase despite state and national efforts. Individuals with substance use disorders are at increased risk for suicide. Efforts to jointly address substance use and suicide are warranted. This training describes suicide risk among those who misuse substances and details multiple strategies for joint prevention, intervention, and treatment in the community and in various service settings.
– Training: Coalition Evaluation vs the Autopsy- Jim Hopla
Evaluation and monitoring of coalition activities is essential for successful coordination of community programs and sustained coalition efforts. Evaluation can help a coalition identify quick wins and successes that help to increase member commitment and build coalition credibility when recognized. Resources must be committed to evaluation from the very beginning to avoid performing an autopsy once programs cease.
– Training: Importance of Policy Work by Coalitions- Trainer TBD
We know that policy work is important for creating lasting change, but how do we navigate and impact a regulatory landscape that can be confusing and at times fraught with hidden pitfalls? This session will explore the prevention and regulatory landscape in order to better understand the system, analyze the current state of laws and regulations, and work toward activating their community for change.
Once you have completed the Registration/Scholarship Form, Zoom invites will be sent to you prior to the Conversation Cafe on the 9th as well as the 2-day Conference on the 12th and 13th (if you choose to attend virtually)