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Learn more about each of our available learning collaboratives, including our latest series on environmental prevention.

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Learning collaboratives are a series of web-based trainings on a specific topic. Each series is available for $100 and provides access to live webinars during the current session and archived recordings to all completed webinars. Gain free access to learning collaboratives by purchasing an individual or campus membership.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participation in this event, please contact HECAOD at hecaod@osu.edu or call 614-292-5572.

Featured Learning Collaborative

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Join us for our upcoming learning collaborative experience focused on developing effective advocacy strategies. Strong advocacy skills can improve your ability to implement new policy, build the case for more resources, and gain administrative buy-in for new and existing programs. Led by subject matter experts, this four-part series will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to develop your own advocacy plan that can be scaled to use on campus, within your community, or even higher levels of government.

This series will also explore how best to navigate the current legislative landscape in order to achieve your specific initiatives goals. Each session will be conducted in a blended format, including webinars and open discussions.

Registration will grant up to two individuals from your campus access to the course materials.

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Live Sessions Include:

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What can I do? An Intro to Activism

October 27, 2022 at 2 – 3 p.m. ET | Presented by Steve David, Advocacy Director at The Ohio State University

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of political engagement for social workers in all practice settings.
  • Identify practice behaviors and strategies used in organizing and advocacy.
  • Identify organizations and personal networks to find opportunities to get involved around specific social work issues.
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#DoSomething: Legislative Advocacy for Impact

November 3, 2022 at 2 – 3 p.m. ET | Presented by Steve David, Advocacy Director at The Ohio State University

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand levels of government and appropriate targets for advocacy.
  • Navigate state legislative websites to track and analyze legislation.
  • Demonstrate advocacy interventions, including phone calls, letter writing and testimony.
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Put It Into Action: Strategies to Create Change on Your Campus Part I

November 9, 2022 at 2 – 3 p.m. ET | Presented by Rick Birt, President and Chief Executive Officer of SADD

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss what goes into organizing and developing a campaign.
  • Explore what it looks like to get started and how to maintain campaign momentum.
  • Explain how to evaluate the campaign climate.
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Put It Into Action: Strategies to Create Change on Your Campus Part II

November 16, 2022 at 2 – 3 p.m. ET | Presented by Rick Birt, President and Chief Executive Officer of SADD

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply newly learned skills to the development of your own campaign.
  • Create campaign goals/milestones
  • Identify how success will be defined.
  • Move through the steps of creating an advocacy plan that is custom to your specific initiative goals.
Cost: $100 | Free for HECAOD Campus and Individual Members
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HECAOD member? Log in to your member portal or contact hecaod@osu.edu for access information.

Past Learning Collaboratives

These LCs may be complete, but you can still view them!  Purchase one or all to view the archived recordings of the sessions below on our member portal.

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Environmental Prevention Learning Collaborative

Environmental Prevention with a Strategic Prevention Framework

The Role of Assessment in Environmental Prevention

Engaging Community Partners in Environmental Prevention

Interventions to Reduce Impaired Driving

Responsible Beverage Service

Evaluating Environmental Prevention Efforts

Managing From the Middle Learning Collaborative

Effectively Communicating as a Supervisor

Managing Up: How to Lead When You Aren’t the Boss

Making the Case for Prevention & Recovery with Administrators

Putting it Into Practice

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Effectively Utilizing Social Media Learning Collaborative

Strategies for Social Media Use: Implications From Theory & Research

Styling Your Brand Story

Strategically Crafting Your Digital Campaign

Engaging Your Audience & Evaluating Success

Biennial Review Learning Collaborative

Introduction to DFSCA and Biennial Review

Inventory and Assessment of Programs

Policy Review and Policy Enforcement

Annual Notification, Conclusion, and Recommendations

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Partners in Prevention Learning Collaborative

Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol: Bringing Health Promotion into the Greek Community

Engaging Parents in Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention

Engaging with Community Partners to Prevent Alcohol-Related Problems

Effective Collaboration Utilizing the Social Ecological Model in Fraternity and Sorority Life AOD Prevention Efforts

Harm Reduction Learning Collaborative

An Introduction to Harm Reduction

Community + University: Developing a Winning Team to Move Beyond the Part School Reputation

The Opiate Crisisand Implementation of Naloxone and Training on College Campus: Legal and Policy Perspectives

Naloxone on Campus?: Insight from Bridgewater State University Police Department

Change is Possible: Using a Comprehensice Approach to “Nudge” High-Risk Drinking Culture

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Cannabis Learning Collaborative Update

Evidence-Based Cannabis Prevention and Intervention Efforts for College Students

Using Health Communication Strategies to Address Cannabis Use

Cannabis Culture and Trends

What’s Up with CBD? Campus Policies and Concerns Regarding This Trending Cannabinoid

Plus All Sessions from the 2017 CLC

Cannabis and the Adolescent Brain: What Does the Evidence Say?

Not Your Parent’s Cannabis: Changing Trends in Cannabis Use

Colleges within Legalizing States: What Stays and What Must Change

Blunt Talk: Addressing the Myths of Cannabis with Collegiate Student-Athletes

Brief Interventions For Cannabis: Applying Motivational Interviewing Strategies

Cannabis Use Disorders: Using Evidence Based Interventions To Engage Students in Reducing Harmful Cannabis Use or Enter Recovery

Exploring the Changing Landscape of Cannabis Prevention and Education

Engaging Peers Learning Collaborative

An Overview of Peer Education

Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Peers

Strategies for Working Effectively with Greek-Affiliated Students: Gaining access, Getting buy-in, and Building rapport

Engaging Peers in Health Promotion and Prevention Efforts

Engaging Peers in Intervention and Recovery Supports on Campus

Award Winners and Innovators

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Prescription Drug Learning Collaborative

Why is Collegiate Prescription Drug Misuse Prevention Necessary?

The Collegian’s Medication Experience

The Opioid Epidemic

Prescription Stimulants and the College Student

Public Policy Measures Relating to Prescription Drugs on Campus

A Plan for Action and Resources for the Collegiate Community

Recovery Learning Collaborative

College Recovery Programs 101

Built to Last: Change Leadership in Higher Education

Promoting Diversity within Collegiate Recovery Programs

Multiple Perspectives on Co-Occurring Disorders in Collegiate Recovery: Implications & Strategies

Recovery Housing: What You Need To Know

What Does it Take to Have a Healthy Collegiate Recovery Program?

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