VFHY Regional Trainings 2018

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Sceduled Workshops




  • Central Virginia

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Building Effective and Sustainable Coalitions
    Partnership for Family Inc 800 West Graham Rd, Richmond VA 23222

    Learn the keys to coalition development and sustaining momentum through multiple coalition life-cycles in this training. Participants will go back to basics to reflect on the essence of their coalition: why it exists in the first place and how it might evolve over time as coalition members and leaders come and go. What does it mean to adapt as the community changes? Learn about activities, processes, and structures that build and sustain- effective coalitions through interactive exercises and worksheets. The facilitator will also review a framework for creating the foundational documents of coalitions, including creating bylaws, defining what active membership means, and defining their mission and vision. Participants will be encouraged to examine coalition structure, explore other models of coalitions, assess their coalitions’ governance and leadership structure, as well as, the current roles that coalition members play. Participants will dive more deeply into strategies for maintaining an effective coalition.


    Overall Objectives:


    By the end of the training, participants will be able to

    1. Articulate the purpose of their coalition and what role it plays in the community.
    2. Describe activities, processes, and structures that are integral to building effective coalitions.
    3. Examine their coalition structure and how it relates to other coalitions.
    4. Assess their governance and leadership structure and reflect on its effectiveness.
    5. Identify strategies to maintain their coalition’s membership base and structure.