MCTC Course Catalog
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Building a Solid Coalition Foundation

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
Building a Solid Coalition Foundation was developed in partnership with the Iowa Alliance of Coalitions for Change.  The course will provide attendees with the knowledge and skills to develop a new coalition or improve upon their current coalition.  Organizations that fund coalitions want to see a solid foundation in the organizations they fund. The course will give both the individual that is new to coalitions and the experienced coalition member tips and tools to develop the structure and function of their coalition.  As a result, the attendee will be able to create a plan based on a realistic picture in their community. Most importantly, the skills taught are framed within a sustainable context, so the organization and efforts have a lengthy lifespan.

Topics Include

1. Overview of a coalition
2. Researched models for coalition development
3. Basic building blocks of coalitions
4. Tools for developing and sustaining coalitions and members

Course Length
6 hours (1 hour lunch)

Other Information
Pens and notebooks will be provided.  It is recommended that if an attendee is part of a current coalition that they bring organizational documents, such as by-laws, new member orientation packets, community assessments, logic models, etc.  Attendees will have an opportunity to work with instructors to improve these products.

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)