Trainings

TRAININGS

Shared Action offers several trainings to staff of community based organizations who are implementing HIV prevention programs to increase their professional development. Below is the menue of these training options that Shared Action offers.

For more information about Training services, please contact |†Oscar Marquez, CBA Coordinator, ITT

Evidence Based Interventions & Public Health Strategy

EBIs are interventions have been proven effective through research studies that showed positive behavioral (e.g., use of condoms; reduction in number of partners) and/or health outcomes (e.g., reduction in the number of new STD infections). Public Health Strategies are time tested protocols used by public health practitioners in the prevention, screening, diagnostic, or treatment processes. Core competency trainings for EBIs and PHS increase knowledge, skills, and abilities required to implement HIV prevention interventions, and programs and services.

Cultural Competency

This workshop increases the participantís knowledge and understanding of cultural competence through lecture and practical exercises. By the end of this training, participants will be able to describe the elements necessary for the effective provision of culturally competent HIV prevention services and explain how cultural competence addresses the inequity in access to health care and prevention. It also covers distinguishing the key concepts that affect effective implementation of cultural competence in HIV prevention and formulating culturally competent HIV prevention services.

Length of Training: 1 day

Group Facilitation (English and Spanish)

This training is to enhance facilitation skills in order to increase the number and quality of facilitated group sessions in HIV prevention interventions. It covers understanding different types of facilitation, intentional dialogue and cultural competency, how to improve facilitation skills through practice, using peer and co-facilitators as well as working constructively with challenging participants.

Length of Training: 2 days

Motivational Interviewing

The goal of the workshop is to provide its participants with a strong theoretical and practical background in Motivational Interviewing, its history, guiding principles, and its role in understanding the Transtheoretical Model Stages of Change.

Length of Training: 1 day

Program Marketing / Material Development(English/Spanish)

This training is for HD's who have identified their need to develop a material for program recruitment and or to support an intervention. By the end of the training, participants will be able to identify 3 different material formats, identify the 7 steps of a material development process, compose a material development project goal, and create a mock draft of a material.

Length of Training: 1 day

Recruitment and Retention (English and Spanish)

This skills building training enhances the quality and effectiveness of recruiting populations at highest risk for contracting or transmitting HIV into prevention programs. Information to be presented includes basic recruitment methods, a 6 question approach to effective recruitment development, evidence-based decision making, sources of information for developing a recruitment strategy, tailoring retention strategies to fit the type of Intervention and how to set objectives for acceptable retention rates.

Length of Training: 2 days

Self Efficacy

This workshop examines how self-efficacy is relevant in prevention programs, counseling, management, and social marketing. Participants will develop a better understanding of the original research into self-efficacy, identify four sources of self-efficacy, and understand barriers to self-efficacy as well as the role of self-efficacy in the workplace and prevention programs.

Length of Training: half day

Using Social Networks for Recruitment

The goals of this workshop are to increase participantsí knowledge on social network recruitment and to offer practical experience on using social networks as a tool to recruit high-risk populations into HIV prevention programs. Years of social and community research have shown that social network recruitment works well with a range of ethnically diverse clients and behavioral risk groups. This workshop presents supporting research and links the relevance of social networks as recruitment to the goals of participating agencies. It includes hands-on practice, learning the specific characteristics and phases of a social network recruitment strategy and training seeds and network associates.

Length of Training: 1 day

 

Monitoring & Evaluation

MONITORING AND EVALUATION MONITORING AND EVALUATION is the systematic collection, analysis and use of information from projects and programs for three basic purposes: Managing and measuring program performance, Improving the quality of HIV prevention programs, and Promoting accountability.

Developing Logic Models

This workshop provides information about logic models to meet grant proposal requirements. It includes defining and creating logic models as well as information on logic models used for evaluation purposes.

Length of Training: Half day

 

Excel for Program Evaluation

This tutorial assist with the use of Microsoft Excel in the construction, management, and analysis of data collected from program participants. Throughout this tutorial, data generated from a sample HIV/AIDS data collection instrument demonstrates various statistical procedures that CBOs may use for the purpose of program evaluation.

Length of Training: 1 day

 

Focus Groups

This training increases participantís knowledge on implementing focus groups for their HIV/AIDS programs and services. Participants will learn how to determine the purpose of a focus group, develop questions for the focus group and how to recruit participants. The training also provides information on recording notes, analyzing the data and reporting the findings.

Length of Training: 2 days

 

Formative Evaluation

This training provides the basis for using formative evaluation to determine the HIV prevention needs of populations at highest risk for contracting or transmitting HIV. It also demonstrates how results of formative research is used to guide the selection as well as the adaptation of evidence-based interventions for the segments of the target population identified as being at highest risk.

Length of Training: 1 day

 

Program Evaluation (English& Spanish)

This introductory training equips program managers and their staff with basic tools and skills needed to develop and implement effective evaluation of their HIV/AIDS programs and services. This training will present basic evaluation concepts, terminology, and a framework for conducting effective program evaluation and introduce skills in planning, designing, and implementing program evaluation.

Length of Training: 2 days

Qualitative Interviews in Public Settings

This workshop provides an overview of qualitative interviews, speed interviews and an opportunity for practice and discussion, particularly of interview questions.

Length of Training: Half day

 

Organizational Infrastructure | Program Sustainability

ORGANIZATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE encompasses the basic components of an agency including its leadership, legal documentation, staff policies and procedures, financial accounts and procedures, etc. Capacity building in these areas is needed to keep an organization functioning legally and practically on a day-to-day basis. PROGRAM SUSTAINABILITY is about maintaining and continuing program services after the funding period is over.

Grant Writing

This workshop increases the participantís knowledge and understanding of cultural competence through lecture and practical exercises. By the end of this training, participants will be able to describe the elements necessary for the effective provision of culturally competent HIV prevention services and explain how cultural competence addresses the inequity in access to health care and prevention. It also covers distinguishing the key concepts that affect effective implementation of cultural competence in HIV prevention and formulating culturally competent HIV prevention services.

Length of Training: 1 day

Fiscal Management

This training is to enhance facilitation skills in order to increase the number and quality of facilitated group sessions in HIV prevention interventions. It covers understanding different types of facilitation, intentional dialogue and cultural competency, how to improve facilitation skills through practice, using peer and co-facilitators as well as working constructively with challenging participants.

Length of Training: 2 days

 

Organizational Readiness

The goal of the workshop is to provide its participants with a strong theoretical and practical background in Motivational Interviewing, its history, guiding principles, and its role in understanding the Transtheoretical Model Stages of Change.

Length of Training: 1 day

 

Policies and Procedures

This training is for HDís who have identified their need to develop a material for program recruitment and or to support an intervention. By the end of the training, participants will be able to identify 3 different material formats, identify the 7 steps of a material development process, compose a material development project goal, and create a mock draft of a material.

Length of Training: 2 days

 

Volunteer Management

This skills building training enhances the quality and effectiveness of recruiting populations at highest risk for contracting or transmitting HIV into prevention programs. Information to be presented includes basic recruitment methods, a 6 question approach to effective recruitment development, evidence-based decision making, sources of information for developing a recruitment strategy, tailoring retention strategies to fit the type of Intervention and how to set objectives for acceptable retention rates.

Length of Training: 2 days