Coalition Capacity and Infrastructure Planning


June 21, 2017
09:00am - 12:00pm


Northern Essex Community College
100 Elliott St.
Haverill, MA 01830


Community Health Training Institute

Topics: Organizational structure/governance; roles/responsibilities; decision-making structures; membership recruitment and retention; life cycles of coalitions.

Audience: Coalition leaders and members, teams, and partners working towards community health.

Lead Trainer: Andrea Freeman, Field Director, Massachusetts Public Health Association

Description: This half-day training will cover the fundamentals for launching and managing an effective coalition. [Note: For the purposes of this workshop, a coalition is an intentional (usually temporary) alliance of organizations and/or individuals who agree to coordinate efforts to accomplish a shared goal.] We will examine foundational documents, organizational structures, and communication techniques that help create a culture of trust, transparency, and inclusion. We will also review and discuss the Coalition Engagement Principles & Guidelines from MDPH.

Learning Objectives: Participants completing the training will be able to:

  • Understand what ingredients are needed create and manage an effective coalition
  • Identify facilitation and communications techniques that foster trust, transparency and inclusion
  • Reference, as needed, the MDPH Coalition Engagement Principles & Guidelines

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Commun. Org. & Planning