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 uncertainties around face-to-face meetings, many of us are looking for new ways 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 ofLiberating 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 Leadership Academy is free-of-charge to participants.
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.
Complete a brief online Leadership Assessment as part of registering for the event.
Use a web-camera and have appropriate technology to join the online videoconferencing platform (i.e., internet connection, built-in or USB webcam, laptop/tablet, built-in/USB/Bluetooth speakers & microphone)
Actively engage and be on camera 90% of the time during each session, since this is not a webinar series and active participation is essential to gain or improve skills.
Commit to attend all sessions of the Academy on scheduled series days/times.
Complete up to 1.5 hours of independent learning activities between each session
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 user-name and password to register for the Prevention Leadership Academy.
In order to receive 15 continuing education hours, participants are expected to complete up to 1.5 hours outside of the live sessions, join each live session, and be on-camera for the live sessions. Participants will need to confirm with their certification board to determine if these certification hours are accepted towards their specific certification requirements. Download the Marketing Flyer (pdf)