The goal of the Northwest PTTC Prevention Leadership Academy is to engage leaders in the prevention workforce to identify and build upon their strengths in creative problem-solving, strategic planning, and charismatic communication.
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged leaders of local substance misuse prevention efforts to keep communities engaged. Given the continued uncertainties around face-to-face meetings, many of us are reflecting on how to reform, re-norm, and create new pathways to re-energize our connections. The Virtual Northwest Prevention Leadership Academy creates an opportunity for participants to learn and experience online tools that create energy and empowerment to engage leaders, coalitions, and community members in our collective prevention efforts.
The Virtual Leadership Academy will explore both leadership principles using a set of Liberating Structures customized for prevention and online delivery. Liberating Structures is a set of practical methods and tools designed to foster active participation and create innovation among team members, collaborators, and communities. Their use facilitates trust-building and shared commitment to group values and outcomes. Northwest PTTC staff is excited to be collaborating with facilitators of Liberating Structures to present the academy.
The primary audience is community-level and prevention practitioners representing states and tribes throughout HHS Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Individuals that did not participate in the Leadership Academy will be given first priority for participation. The Academy registration will be limited to 100 participants.
This training could be applied to multiple areas of the Alaska Qualified Addictions Professional (QAP) certification. Contact the Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (Ask for Dabney Van Liere, Executive Director) at 907-332-4333 or email email@example.com for specific information.
Registration for the Prevention Leadership Academy will open on August 4 until September 1, 2021.
Prior to registering for this event, individuals will first need to create an account on the PTTC Learning website. Individuals that have participated in a Northwest PTTC Enhanced Prevention Learning Series will use the same username and password to register for the Prevention Leadership Academy.
Step 1: Create an account here: https://www.pttclearning.org/create-account
Step 2: Register for the Prevention Leadership Academy: https://www.pttclearning.org/courses/r10-prevention-academy-online/