MCTC Course Catalog
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Sustain!: Keeping Your Coalition Moving When the Funding Ends

Substance abuse, prevention, and treatment professionals, law enforcement, and community coalition volunteers who want to develop complex maps and visual products using free tools that help in organizational decision making and visually depicting community issues.

Course Description
Adapted from the University of Kansas’ Work Group for Community Health and Development’s Building Capacity for Collaborative Action Training Curriculum, this one day training provides an evidence based, in-depth look into sustaining the coalition. 

Sustaining the work is one of the core competencies for competencies for effective substance abuse coalitions.  Those of us working to promote community health and development understand that, in most cases, the results we hope to achieve will occur a long way down the road.  There will be short-term successes and outcomes, to be sure, but real results, actual improvement in community outcomes is something we have to work for and wait for. Staying with the work requires faith, patience and persistence.  Planning and acting for the future help ensure that human and financial resources are available long enough to make a difference.

Topics Included

-Elements and processes necessary for a sustainability plan
-Twelve tactics for financial sustainability
-Developing business and marketing plans

Course Length:
1 day (7.5 hours) or 2 days (combined course)

This course can be combined with another one day course titled Create, Maintain, Recruit, Retain for a two day course titled Create, Maintain, Recruit, Retain, Sustain: Effective Work Through the Coalition Lifespan

About the Training Curriculum:
The KU Work Group has developed a training curriculum based on the Community Tool Box that outlines 16 competencies for promoting community health and development. These competencies include: creating and maintaining coalitions and partnerships, assessing community needs and resources, analyzing problems and goals, developing a framework or model of change, developing strategic and action plans, building leadership, developing an intervention, increasing participation and membership, enhancing cultural competence, advocating for change, influencing policy development, evaluating the initiative, implementing a social marketing campaign, writing a grant application for funding, improving organizational management and development, and sustaining the project or initiative.

This course can be combined with any of the following courses:

There are no scheduled classes available at this time.

MCTC provides on-site and mobile training of the highest quality at no cost to the student to all those involved in the fight against drug trafficking and substance abuse.

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Midwest Counterdrug Training Center
7105 NW 70th Bldg 3585  Johnston, IA 50131
1-800-803-6532 (commercial), 431-4756 (DSN), 515-727-3613 (Fax)