This workshop requires no previous systems experience. Individuals of all levels are invited to attend this highly interactive, collaborative workshop. Participants can expect to gain a foundational understanding of systems theory, be able to create system maps, and access tools for integrating diverse views and synthesizing them into a framework or model that can describe and anticipate how systems could react to change.
This workshop will cover the basic principles of health communication and the various delivery methods of these types of health information. Participants will learn the definitions, different types of health communication, and practice health communication messaging.
Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) is the combination of research and partnership building when assessing a community priority. Partnerships are diverse, often including individuals from specific communities, organizations, academic institutions, and/or coalitions. The CBPR approach strives for shared decision making and involvement of partners and community members during all phases of the process. This two-part workshop will introduce CBPR, its principles, critical points in partnership development and issues throughout the research and partnership processes. Issues related to power dynamics, trust, and culture will be highlighted in the workshop sessions. This workshop is inclusive for anyone interested in research and assessment. Each session will incorporate education for organizations implementing and evaluating community programs.
Technical reports provide an in-depth description of the process, progress, or results of a project or program. Technical report writing is often a requirement at the end of a project or for grant writing. It is a skill that is used to clearly communicate a possible solution to a problem, recommend action, or aid decision making. This workshop will cover the unique skill and art of conveying research information in a clear, concise, effective, and objective manner.