VFHY Regional Trainings 2019

Please click on the workshop title below to see the address of the training location and the workshop description.

Sceduled Workshops




  • North Central Virginia

    Friday, May 10, 2019

    9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM
    Nutrition Made Fun: Effective and Creative Techniques for Teaching Kids to Eat Healthy
    PATH Foundation 321 Walker Drive, Fauquier B, Warrenton, VA 20186

    Description:  While healthy eating isn't rocket science, it can seem that difficult if you don't know how to translate the science into kid-friendly terms. Learn tips from a Registered Dietitian who masters creative nutrition education, and leave with the knowledge and ideas you need to teach healthy eating to children and their families.


    Key Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the basics of healthy eating.
    • Adapt healthy eating principles to the pediatric population.
    • Implement nutrition education strategies in your practice setting.

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM
    Engaging and Empowering Priority Communities: Health Equity in Action
    Rappahannock United Way, 3310 Shannon Park Drive, Fredericksburg VA 22408

    Creating health equity requires the prioritization of work that engages and empowers communities experiencing disparities related racial, economic, gender and social determinants. Most community health projects struggle with the issue of engaging diverse communities due to a range of barriers, some conscious, and some unconscious. Race, class, and cultural communication styles all influence the ways in which diverse communities relate to planning and implementation activities. This session will delve into the common barriers to communities and how to think collaboratively about ways to effectively engage diverse populations/communities in their efforts.


    Key Learning Objectives:


    • Describe aspects of mainstream U.S. culture that create unintended barriers to participation by diverse


    • Identify strategies to enhance engagement of diverse communities in your organization, work or


    • Identify strategies for managing discomfort when working across difference



  • Northern Virginia

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Advanced Facilitation: Understanding Learners’ Needs While Sharpening Facilitation Techniques and Strategies Helps Ensure a Successful Learning Experience
    Fairfax Co HD Admin Bldg- Kelly Square, Rowland Conference Ctr - Rm 310-B, 10777 Main St, Fairfax VA

    Facilitation can be an easy or challenging experience for facilitators. The successful facilitator understands that learners' needs vary so it’s essential that facilitators develop tools, techniques and training styles that ensure a successful learning experience. How does adult learners differ from adolescent learners? What learning styles and strategies works best for your audience? What tools, tips and techniques can a facilitator use to ensure a successful learning experience. How do you prevent or deal with difficult behaviors in the classroom? These questions and more will be addressed in this interactive workshop.

    Key Learning Objectives:

    • Characteristics of a successful facilitator
    • Adult versus adolescent learners, how do they differ
    • Learning styles and strategies to address various learning styles
    • Icebreakers to set the tone for a successful training
    • Key Facilitation tips and interactive approaches to ensure an engaged audience
    • Approaches to preventing and dealing with problem and difficult classroom behaviors



    Monday, May 6, 2019

    9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Things Come Better in Pairs: Discovering the Power of Activating Both Conversation and Facilitation When Working with Youth
    Fairfax Co HD Admin Bldg- Kelly Square, Rowland Conference Ctr - Rm 310-B, 10777 Main St, Fairfax VA

    Is it possible to increase the capacity of needful conversation in youth work? With all of the noise and chaos in the journey of a youth, many young individuals ask the following question, ‘Will anyone listen to me?’. Too many of us in prevention are on the treadmill of program implementation just to meet a grant quantitative goal. Be ready to reset conversation and facilitation interactively with fresh eyes! This workshop will equip and empower youth workers and those who lead organizations that house direct services of youth to couple effective facilitation with the quest of engaging conversation powerfully together. Activate a fresher paradigm in capturing conversation in your youth work today.


    Key Learning Objectives:

    ● Learn the value and impact of conversation in youth work

    ● Learn about the communicative barriers in front of youth

    ● Identify the right questions to ask in soliciting responses through effective facilitation

    ● Engage in an interactive model of active facilitation

    ● Discuss the significance of listening in the activation of both conversation and facilitation in youth work

    ● Identify access points in facilitating an open, safe, and engaging conversation.

    ● Learn how to advance powerful conversation and facilitation for future change and long-term prevention



    Monday, June 3, 2019

    9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Do You Hear What I Hear?
    Fairfax Co HD Admin Bldg- Kelly Square, Rowland Conference Ctr - Rm 310-B, 10777 Main St, Fairfax VA

    Description:  Many adults feel like young people don’t hear them. Sometimes the young people feel the same way. Come explore some tried and true communication techniques vital to any situation that will improve chances of hearing and being heard. Let’s listen!

    Key Learning Objectives:

    • Explore similarities and differences in communication between youth and adults
    • Identify potential conflicts resulting from ineffective communication
    • Recognize the importance of positive communication in relationships


  • Southwest Virginia

    Monday, May 20, 2019

    9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    The Grant Cycle: Finding Funding, Writing Proposals, & Managing Grants
    Jonesville First United Methodist Church 100 Church St Jonesville, VA 24263

    Every organization wants grants, right? But so many times our efforts to secure grant funding fail. Why didn’t my proposal get funded? This workshop will dive into the 3 components that will make your grants journey more successful. We’ll discuss the different avenues to locating grant opportunities that align with your goals. The 2nd portion of the training will cover how to write a proposal that will effectively respond to a funders Request for Proposals. And, once you get that awesome grant award, you need to know how to manage that grant to optimize outcomes and your relationship with the funder...and all future funders to come!


    Key Learning Objectives:

    • Understand how to locate appropriate grant funding opportunities.

    • Understand how to develop a well written grant proposal.

    • Understand how to create and utilize an effective grants management system.