Use Your Voice: Advocate to Change Your Community

Zoom

Advocacy can amplify a community’s voice in an effort to increase health equity. This workshop will explore different forms of policy, Nevada’s state legislative process, and the differences between advocacy and lobbying. Workshop attendees will learn how to communicate ideas and concerns to policymakers, as well as ways to engage with them. Additionally, this workshop will build on participants' experiences to find what will work best to mobilize change within their networks.

Free

Fundamentals of Equity-Focused Community-Based Program Evaluations

Zoom

Program evaluation is the formal assessment of a program or policy’s value and impact within a community, and it is becoming increasingly necessary for community-serving organizations to carry out this skill as the demand for rigorous evaluation rises. This workshop will provide a practical, skills-focused introduction to the different types of evaluation, concepts and techniques, equity-based approaches, and best practices of program evaluation. Participants can expect to learn the fundamental skills needed to participate in the evaluation of a new or existing program or policy.

Free

Community-Based Participatory Research and the Roles of Power, Trust, and Culture

Zoom

Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) is a collaborative research approach where both the researcher and community share decision making and are equitably engaged through all phases of the process. The use of a CBPR approach supports the development of culturally responsive interventions that meet the needs of the community. Participants can expect to be introduced to CBPR, its principles, critical points in partnership development, and common challenges that can occur throughout the process. More specifically, the challenges of power dynamics, trust, and culture will be highlighted. Each session will also incorporate information about implementing and evaluating community programs. This workshop is inclusive for anyone interested in research and assessment.

Free

Grant Writing 101 for Non-Profits

Zoom

Grant writing is the process of applying for funding from either a private, corporate, or government funder. It is a vital skill for non-profit organizations to have since funding can be highly competitive. This workshop will provide an overview of best practices for grant writing, geared specifically for non-profit organizations. Participants will learn about funding sources, grant proposals, program narratives, as well as tips and strategies for grant writing.

Free

Introduction to Health Communication

Zoom

Health communication is the practice of sharing effective, accurate, and actionable information with the community to empower well-informed health choices. Community-based organizations have a growing involvement in the creation and dissemination of health-related information that can impact lives. This workshop will cover the basic principles of health communication and the various ways to deliver health information. The workshop will be interactive and does not require prior health communication experience. Come ready to get creative!

Free

Grants Administration – Basics

Zoom

Grant administration encompasses the duties of designing and managing the grant from pre-award through post-award closeout. These duties begin as the grant proposal is written since the fiscal responsibilities and reporting requirements need to be taken into consideration before the grant is awarded. In this introductory level workshop, interested community agencies will learn the basics of successfully searching, applying, and managing grants.

Free

Equity Through Interconnection: Exploring a Systems Approach to Community Health and Social Change

Zoom

Systems thinking is a holistic approach that examines the relationships or connections between various factors in a system, which can help reveal the underlying causes of a problem. This interactive workshop will offer valuable perspectives, tools, and strategies to create better solutions for health equity by enabling a deeper understanding of organizational or community challenges. Prior systems thinking experience is not required. Participants can expect to gain a foundational understanding of systems theory, be able to create system maps, and access tools to create a framework that can help anticipate possible reactions to change.

Free

Survey Development Workshop

Zoom

Surveys are a great tool to gather information about a community or a specific topic of interest. Good surveys that deliver credible and meaningful results take time and careful planning to design because the questions need to be asked in a way that will accurately measure the opinions, experiences, and behaviors of the community. In this workshop, participants can expect to learn the basics of how to design an effective survey that is clear, engaging, and asks useful questions that avoid unintentional bias.

Free

Strategic Planning in A Rapidly Changing World

Zoom

Strategic planning is the process of developing an organization’s road map to achieve its goals. The author Lewis Carroll once shared, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there”, which applies to any organization without a strategic plan in place. All organizations, no matter the size, would benefit from a strategic plan because it sets a direction to reach its goals. This workshop will provide an overview of strategic planning, includings its value, components, and process. Participants can expect to learn how to develop and implement their own strategic plan.

Free

Grant Writing 101 for Non-Profits

Zoom

Grant writing is the process of applying for funding from either a private, corporate, or government funder. It is a vital skill for non-profit organizations to have since funding can be highly competitive. This workshop will provide an overview of best practices for grant writing, geared specifically for non-profit organizations. Participants will learn about funding sources, grant proposals, program narratives, as well as tips and strategies for grant writing.

Free

Grants Administration – Basics

Zoom

Grant administration encompasses the duties of designing and managing the grant from pre-award through post-award closeout. These duties begin as the grant proposal is written since the fiscal responsibilities and reporting requirements need to be taken into consideration before the grant is awarded. In this introductory level workshop, interested community agencies will learn the basics of successfully searching, applying, and managing grants.

Free

Building Data Capacity To Tell Your Story Workshop

Zoom

Data is a powerful tool that can shape and inform efforts at the community level. It can help pin-point areas of focus to maximize efforts when there are limited resources. This workshop will cover the value of data collection, how to store and manage data, and identify data resources. Participants will learn strategies to implement, collect, and analyze data in a way that will help increase functionality and stability of their organization, as well as learn the basics of transforming data into a storytelling format that fits their day-to-day work.

Free
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