Leading with Lived Experience: Building Capacity for Peer-run & Recovery Community Organizations

Leading with Lived Experience: Building Capacity for Peer-run & Recovery Community Organizations

About this course

Join this learning community on “Leading with Lived Experience” to build the capacity of your peer-run or recovery community organization. The learning community will support you in living your values, achieving your organization’s mission, and incorporating strategic thinking and strong business practices in everything you do.

Like all non-profits, peer-run and recovery community organizations face challenges to organizational growth and sustainability—particularly during times of great change and competing public health priorities. At the same time, recovery values and principles provide a uniquely empowering and grounding foundation. This learning community will support you in leading with the wisdom and strength of your own recovery experience and values. It will feature practical, engaging training; curated tools and resources; small group consultation and coaching; and connections with others facing similar challenges.

Training facts

  • Date: Tuesdays, March 16 - June 1, 2021
  • Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
  • Location: Online meeting room
  • Subject:  Leading with Lived Experience: Building Capacity for Peer-run & Recovery Community Organizations
  • CE credit: 
    • ASWB: 6 hours 
    • NAADAC: 12 hours 
    • NBCC: 6 hours 
  • Practice level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Course type: Live online sessions for 60 minutes per week plus 2-4 hours per week of independent work including action planning, self-assessment, assigned readings, and individual meetings with faculty
  • Covered topics: Creating and affirming organizational mission, vision, and values; organizational culture; strategic thinking and planning; governance; leadership; talent management; racial equity; friend and fund raising

Learning objectives

The Learning Community is a professional development opportunity that will help you:

    • Develop and strengthen an organizational culture grounded in lived experience and recovery values and principles
    • Identify opportunities to advance racial equity within your organization and the communities that you serve
    • Construct and sustain the board you need and maximize your effectiveness in stewarding your organization
    • Cultivate a strong and cohesive team with shared vision and commitment to your mission
    • Integrate strategic thinking in everything you do
    • Develop near and longer-term plans to guide your organization
    • Plan for fund development and fiscal sustainability
    • Connect with other leaders facing similar challenges

Meet the Instructors 

Ariel “Air” Britt, MSW, Recovery Specialist, C4 Innovations and Senior Director, Safe Campuses at SAFE Project focuses on intervention and recovery support services, strategic planning, facilitation, and program development. She is a public speaker with a passion for community and service. In 2015, Air has the privilege of sharing her personal recovery experience at the White House. She is creator of the award-winning podcast “Beauty in the Grit.”

Valerie Gold, MPA, Director of Training and Technical Assistance Programs, C4 Innovations, has worked with and on behalf of youth, adults, and families involved with child welfare and behavioral health systems since 1995. She leads C4 Innovations’ technical assistance and training team and directs substance use, mental health, and recovery initiatives. Her approach to training and technical assistance is collaborative, strategic, results-focused, and grounded in her experience running programs, building coalitions, mentoring, and accelerating systems change.

Kristen Harper, MEd, Recovery Specialist, C4 Innovations, has spent her career creating, sustaining, and accrediting recovery high schools and helping others access recovery support services locally, nationally, and internationally. She delivers technical assistance to a wide range of community-based recovery support organizations, including secondary and postsecondary educational institutions. She was founding director of the Center for Addiction Recovery at the College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University.

Larry Robertson, MA, Senior Advisor, C4 Innovations, has more than 40 years of experience in state and local behavioral health service delivery, project management, technical assistance, and systems transformation—including more than 25 years managing large, national Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) projects. Larry provides consulting, coaching, and training on system and organizational assessments, process improvement, strategic planning, talent management, and nonprofit governance. He is on faculty at The Catholic University of America.

Training certificates

Certificates of Completion and Continuing Education Credits will be awarded to participants who attend all 6 plenary sessions, complete all required learning activities, score 80% or higher on each weekly quiz, and complete the course evaluation form and certificate request form. 6 hours of continuing education credit will be awarded upon completion of this course through ASWB and NBCC. 12 hours of continuing education credit will be awarded upon completion of this course through NAADAC. Certificates will be emailed directly to participants roughly two weeks after the completion of the final webcast.

Accommodations 

If you need accommodations for disability, please contact C4’s Managing Director, Rachel Ehly, rehly@c4innovates.com. 

Grievances 

If you would like to report a complaint, please email Ken Kraybill, C4 trainer, kkraybill@c4innovates.com; or C4 Managing Director, Rachel Ehly, rehly@c4innovates.com.  


C4 Innovates, Provider #1457, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education ACE program. C4 Innovates maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 10/17/2017 to 10/17/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6 hours continuing education clock hours.

C4 Innovates has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6576. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. C4 Innovates is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

This course has been approved by C4 Innovates as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #100990, C4 Innovates is responsible for all aspects of their programing.

Curriculum

  • Orientation
  • Welcome!
  • Course Overview
  • Technology Requirements
  • RingCentral Tech Support
  • Week One

    PowerPoint presentation

  • Week One: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
  • Week Two
  • Week Two: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
  • Week Three
  • Week Three: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
  • Week Four
  • Week Four: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
  • Week Five
  • Week Five: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
  • Week Six
  • Week Six: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
  • Week Seven
  • Week Seven: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
  • Week Eight
  • Week Eight: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
  • Week Nine
  • Week Nine: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
  • Week Ten
  • Week Ten: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
  • Week Eleven
  • Week Eleven: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
  • Week Twelve
  • Week Twelve: Tuesday, June 1, 2021
  • Course Follow-Up

    We are grateful that you were a part of the C4 Innovations, Learning Community for Supervisors of Peer Workers: Fall 2020 Course. We would be grateful if you are able to provide your feedback on the course by clicking the following survey monkey link and filling out the online training evaluation! 

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LYJ6P3R

    You can also find this link in the 'Course follow-up' section of the course.

    Please email SOPLC@c4innovates.com if you have any questions.

About this course

Join this learning community on “Leading with Lived Experience” to build the capacity of your peer-run or recovery community organization. The learning community will support you in living your values, achieving your organization’s mission, and incorporating strategic thinking and strong business practices in everything you do.

Like all non-profits, peer-run and recovery community organizations face challenges to organizational growth and sustainability—particularly during times of great change and competing public health priorities. At the same time, recovery values and principles provide a uniquely empowering and grounding foundation. This learning community will support you in leading with the wisdom and strength of your own recovery experience and values. It will feature practical, engaging training; curated tools and resources; small group consultation and coaching; and connections with others facing similar challenges.

Training facts

  • Date: Tuesdays, March 16 - June 1, 2021
  • Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
  • Location: Online meeting room
  • Subject:  Leading with Lived Experience: Building Capacity for Peer-run & Recovery Community Organizations
  • CE credit: 
    • ASWB: 6 hours 
    • NAADAC: 12 hours 
    • NBCC: 6 hours 
  • Practice level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Course type: Live online sessions for 60 minutes per week plus 2-4 hours per week of independent work including action planning, self-assessment, assigned readings, and individual meetings with faculty
  • Covered topics: Creating and affirming organizational mission, vision, and values; organizational culture; strategic thinking and planning; governance; leadership; talent management; racial equity; friend and fund raising

Learning objectives

The Learning Community is a professional development opportunity that will help you:

    • Develop and strengthen an organizational culture grounded in lived experience and recovery values and principles
    • Identify opportunities to advance racial equity within your organization and the communities that you serve
    • Construct and sustain the board you need and maximize your effectiveness in stewarding your organization
    • Cultivate a strong and cohesive team with shared vision and commitment to your mission
    • Integrate strategic thinking in everything you do
    • Develop near and longer-term plans to guide your organization
    • Plan for fund development and fiscal sustainability
    • Connect with other leaders facing similar challenges

Meet the Instructors 

Ariel “Air” Britt, MSW, Recovery Specialist, C4 Innovations and Senior Director, Safe Campuses at SAFE Project focuses on intervention and recovery support services, strategic planning, facilitation, and program development. She is a public speaker with a passion for community and service. In 2015, Air has the privilege of sharing her personal recovery experience at the White House. She is creator of the award-winning podcast “Beauty in the Grit.”

Valerie Gold, MPA, Director of Training and Technical Assistance Programs, C4 Innovations, has worked with and on behalf of youth, adults, and families involved with child welfare and behavioral health systems since 1995. She leads C4 Innovations’ technical assistance and training team and directs substance use, mental health, and recovery initiatives. Her approach to training and technical assistance is collaborative, strategic, results-focused, and grounded in her experience running programs, building coalitions, mentoring, and accelerating systems change.

Kristen Harper, MEd, Recovery Specialist, C4 Innovations, has spent her career creating, sustaining, and accrediting recovery high schools and helping others access recovery support services locally, nationally, and internationally. She delivers technical assistance to a wide range of community-based recovery support organizations, including secondary and postsecondary educational institutions. She was founding director of the Center for Addiction Recovery at the College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University.

Larry Robertson, MA, Senior Advisor, C4 Innovations, has more than 40 years of experience in state and local behavioral health service delivery, project management, technical assistance, and systems transformation—including more than 25 years managing large, national Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) projects. Larry provides consulting, coaching, and training on system and organizational assessments, process improvement, strategic planning, talent management, and nonprofit governance. He is on faculty at The Catholic University of America.

Training certificates

Certificates of Completion and Continuing Education Credits will be awarded to participants who attend all 6 plenary sessions, complete all required learning activities, score 80% or higher on each weekly quiz, and complete the course evaluation form and certificate request form. 6 hours of continuing education credit will be awarded upon completion of this course through ASWB and NBCC. 12 hours of continuing education credit will be awarded upon completion of this course through NAADAC. Certificates will be emailed directly to participants roughly two weeks after the completion of the final webcast.

Accommodations 

If you need accommodations for disability, please contact C4’s Managing Director, Rachel Ehly, rehly@c4innovates.com. 

Grievances 

If you would like to report a complaint, please email Ken Kraybill, C4 trainer, kkraybill@c4innovates.com; or C4 Managing Director, Rachel Ehly, rehly@c4innovates.com.  


C4 Innovates, Provider #1457, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education ACE program. C4 Innovates maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 10/17/2017 to 10/17/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6 hours continuing education clock hours.

C4 Innovates has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6576. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. C4 Innovates is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

This course has been approved by C4 Innovates as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #100990, C4 Innovates is responsible for all aspects of their programing.

Curriculum

  • Orientation
  • Welcome!
  • Course Overview
  • Technology Requirements
  • RingCentral Tech Support
  • Week One

    PowerPoint presentation

  • Week One: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
  • Week Two
  • Week Two: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
  • Week Three
  • Week Three: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
  • Week Four
  • Week Four: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
  • Week Five
  • Week Five: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
  • Week Six
  • Week Six: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
  • Week Seven
  • Week Seven: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
  • Week Eight
  • Week Eight: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
  • Week Nine
  • Week Nine: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
  • Week Ten
  • Week Ten: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
  • Week Eleven
  • Week Eleven: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
  • Week Twelve
  • Week Twelve: Tuesday, June 1, 2021
  • Course Follow-Up

    We are grateful that you were a part of the C4 Innovations, Learning Community for Supervisors of Peer Workers: Fall 2020 Course. We would be grateful if you are able to provide your feedback on the course by clicking the following survey monkey link and filling out the online training evaluation! 

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LYJ6P3R

    You can also find this link in the 'Course follow-up' section of the course.

    Please email SOPLC@c4innovates.com if you have any questions.