Events

Upcoming Events

Event Title Description Event Date/Time
Building Racial Equity: Foundations

The Building Racial Equity series, developed by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation, are interactive trainings for those who wish to sharpen their skills and strategies to address systemic racism and advance racial equity. Unlike “diversity trainings” which primarily focus on interpersonal relations and understanding, these trainings emphasize how to challenge and change institutional racial inequities.

Building Racial Equity: Foundations is the first and “foundational” training of the series. Participants will build on and strengthen racial equity practices for themselves and their organizations and networks. This training will introduce participants to concepts, frames, and tools that are essential to a productive racial equity practice. Attending this training is required to participate in subsequent series trainings.

May 19, 2021
12:00 - 6:30pm
New England PTTC Project ECHO: Advancing Management and Leadership Skills for Prevention Professionals HHS Region 1

The New England Prevention Workforce Needs Assessment conducted by PCG for the New England PTTC highlighted several gaps for the prevention workforce development throughout New England. One area of need is additional support for those in managerial or supervisory roles in the prevention field. Through this New England PTTC Project ECHO, we will seek to provide support and education for supervisors and emerging leaders in the prevention field on topics related to positive workplace culture including staff development, retention and prevention of burnout, coaching, and more. The goals of this ECHO are to provide support for leaders and emerging leaders in the New England Prevention Workforce and speed the dissemination of best practices to support workforce development in their communities.

May 20, 2021
12:00 - 1:00pm
Organizing Racial Equity: Shifting Power

The Building Racial Equity series, developed by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation, are interactive trainings for those who wish to sharpen their skills and strategies to address systemic racism and advance racial justice. Our expectation is that those who attend this training are actively engaged in racial equity work and are ready to build their analysis around power in order to shift power to advance towards racial justice now.

Organizing Racial Equity: Shifting Power is the second training of the series. Participants will build on and strengthen racial equity practices for themselves and their organizations and networks. This training will strengthen participants' collective analysis of power while providing useful tools and framework to shift power within groups, institutions and other formations seeking to advance racial justice in this time.

May 21, 2021
12:00 - 6:30pm
Building Racial Equity: Foundations

The Building Racial Equity series, developed by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation, are interactive trainings for those who wish to sharpen their skills and strategies to address systemic racism and advance racial equity. Unlike “diversity trainings” which primarily focus on interpersonal relations and understanding, these trainings emphasize how to challenge and change institutional racial inequities.

Building Racial Equity: Foundations is the first and “foundational” training of the series. Participants will build on and strengthen racial equity practices for themselves and their organizations and networks. This training will introduce participants to concepts, frames, and tools that are essential to a productive racial equity practice. Attending this training is required to participate in subsequent series trainings.

May 25, 2021
12:00 - 6:30pm
Building Racial Equity: Foundations

The Building Racial Equity series, developed by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation, are interactive trainings for those who wish to sharpen their skills and strategies to address systemic racism and advance racial equity. Unlike “diversity trainings” which primarily focus on interpersonal relations and understanding, these trainings emphasize how to challenge and change institutional racial inequities.

Building Racial Equity: Foundations is the first and “foundational” training of the series. Participants will build on and strengthen racial equity practices for themselves and their organizations and networks. This training will introduce participants to concepts, frames, and tools that are essential to a productive racial equity practice. Attending this training is required to participate in subsequent series trainings.

May 27, 2021
12:00 - 6:30pm
Organizing Racial Equity: Shifting Power

The Building Racial Equity series, developed by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation, are interactive trainings for those who wish to sharpen their skills and strategies to address systemic racism and advance racial justice. Our expectation is that those who attend this training are actively engaged in racial equity work and are ready to build their analysis around power in order to shift power to advance towards racial justice now.

Organizing Racial Equity: Shifting Power is the second training of the series. Participants will build on and strengthen racial equity practices for themselves and their organizations and networks. This training will strengthen participants' collective analysis of power while providing useful tools and framework to shift power within groups, institutions and other formations seeking to advance racial justice in this time.

June 2, 2021
12:00 - 6:30pm
Building Racial Equity: Foundations

The Building Racial Equity series, developed by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation, are interactive trainings for those who wish to sharpen their skills and strategies to address systemic racism and advance racial equity. Unlike “diversity trainings” which primarily focus on interpersonal relations and understanding, these trainings emphasize how to challenge and change institutional racial inequities.

Building Racial Equity: Foundations is the first and “foundational” training of the series. Participants will build on and strengthen racial equity practices for themselves and their organizations and networks. This training will introduce participants to concepts, frames, and tools that are essential to a productive racial equity practice. Attending this training is required to participate in subsequent series trainings.

June 4, 2021
12:00 - 6:30pm
Building Racial Equity: Foundations

The Building Racial Equity series, developed by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation, are interactive trainings for those who wish to sharpen their skills and strategies to address systemic racism and advance racial equity. Unlike “diversity trainings” which primarily focus on interpersonal relations and understanding, these trainings emphasize how to challenge and change institutional racial inequities.

Building Racial Equity: Foundations is the first and “foundational” training of the series. Participants will build on and strengthen racial equity practices for themselves and their organizations and networks. This training will introduce participants to concepts, frames, and tools that are essential to a productive racial equity practice. Attending this training is required to participate in subsequent series trainings.

June 8, 2021
12:00 - 6:30pm
Building Racial Equity: Foundations

The Building Racial Equity series, developed by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation, are interactive trainings for those who wish to sharpen their skills and strategies to address systemic racism and advance racial equity. Unlike “diversity trainings” which primarily focus on interpersonal relations and understanding, these trainings emphasize how to challenge and change institutional racial inequities.

Building Racial Equity: Foundations is the first and “foundational” training of the series. Participants will build on and strengthen racial equity practices for themselves and their organizations and networks. This training will introduce participants to concepts, frames, and tools that are essential to a productive racial equity practice. Attending this training is required to participate in subsequent series trainings.

June 10, 2021
12:00 - 6:30pm
Prevention Fundamentals Online: A How-to Training for Substance Misuse Prevention Practitioners and Their Partners

This all-virtual training prepares practitioners for the realities of today’s substance misuse prevention environment.

  • Focused on the needs of individual practitioners working in the field
  • Hands-on and highly interactive with new tools to help practitioners hit the ground running
  • Reflects updates to the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (2018) but with a greater focus on community mobilization, communications, and addressing health disparities throughout the prevention planning process
  • Designed exclusively for a webinar platform—not adapted from an in-person training
  • Endorsed by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)

Dates: June 14, 16, 18, 21, 23: 11:30 am-3:30 pm ET

June 14 - 23, 2021
11:30am - 3:30pm
Racial Equity Facilitators Feedback Circle

The Racial Equity Facilitator Feedback Circles are a series of free events to foster community for an inclusive group of racial justice-minded professionals. We discuss topics, skills, and experiences that are helpful for facilitators as well as share resources amongst the group. The group meets every 6 weeks to convene about a range of subjects selected through a feedback survey for participants. Each meeting will feature an activity and/or speaker that will help guide the conversation. The REF group is open to any person who facilitates conversations about race for clients, organizations, or even on individual levels.

Please email Lia Downing at liad@macdc.org if you would be interested in joining the group.

June 16, 2021
2:30 - 4:00pm
Part 4: Evaluation for Substance Use Prevention Professionals

Prevention funding often requires program evaluation to demonstrate impacts, successes, challenges, opportunities, and efficiencies. However, conducting an evaluation is a science with many steps along the way. Join Public Consulting Group (PCG) on June 23 at 1:00 pm for Part 4 of a four-part webinar series on evaluation for substance use prevention professionals.

June 23, 2021
1:00 - 2:00pm
Using Evaluation to Make Data Driven Decisions - Part 4 Evaluation for Substance Use Prevention Professionals Series

Prevention funding often requires program evaluation to demonstrate impacts, successes, challenges, opportunities, and efficiencies. However, planning and implementing an evaluation is a science with many steps and decision points along the way. Join Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) for a discussion on how to use data and evaluation findings to make data-driven decisions for your organization, the fourth session of a four-part series to learn about the evaluation process from why evaluation is important to how to design and conduct an evaluation, and ultimately, how to use your findings to make data-driven decisions for your program.

June 23, 2021
1:00 - 2:00pm
Webinar Series Part 4: Using Evaluation to Make Data Driven Decisions - Evaluation for Substance Use Prevention Professionals

Prevention funding often requires program evaluation to demonstrate impacts, successes, challenges, opportunities, and efficiencies. However, conducting an evaluation is a science with many steps along the way. Join Public Consulting Group (PCG) on June 23 at 1:00 pm for Part 4 of a four-part webinar series on evaluation for substance use prevention professionals.

June 23, 2021
1:00 - 2:00pm
2021 Virtual NPN Conference

Due to continued uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic and to protect the health and safety of our attendees, we will host the National Prevention Network (NPN) Research Conference virtually scheduled for August 24 – 26, 2021. We look forward to this opportunity to continue providing leadership and support for the prevention field!

More information regarding the workshop proposal submission process and registration will be posted soon.

August 24 - 26, 2021
All day
APHA 2021 — Creating the Healthiest Nation: Strengthening Social Connectedness

At a time when it’s more important than ever for the public health community to share the latest science, best practices and lessons learned, we are planning a 2021 Annual Meeting that offers attendees the choice to gather in person or participate online. 

From increases in substance misuse and suicide, to reduced quality of life among older adults, the impacts of widespread social isolation are all around us. Public health policies and practices can help counter social isolation by strengthening social cohesion and connectedness. And we can showcase examples and stories that bring attention to hopefulness and connected communities and families to counteract isolation and despair. The time is ripe to highlight communities and initiatives across the country working to restore belonging, trust and connectedness and the emerging research and findings of how public health — working alongside other key sectors — can contribute to environments where healing, hopefulness and aspiration can grow.

October 24 - 27, 2021
All day