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Program Sustainability: Assessment Tools & Planning Strategies

 
Registration deadline: June 5th

This workshop will be conducted via a virtual Zoom meeting online format and Canvas. Access to a computer/laptop with internet access is required. Please contact Professional Development with any questions.

15 CEUs/CPH units - (7.5 live, 7.5 self-paced)

Caren Bacon, MPH
Project Coordinator, Center for Public Health Systems Science

Kim Prewitt
Project Coordinator, Center for Public Health Systems Science

The term "sustainability" – and the importance of sustainability - is often referenced regarding human services work.  But it's often not clear what kind of sustainability is meant and what program leaders can do to improve the sustainability of the vital services they provide. This course introduces participants to a holistic Program Sustainability framework with eight domains:

  • Environmental Support
  • Funding Stability
  • Partnerships
  • Organizational Capacity
  • Evaluation
  • Program Adaptation
  • Communications
  • Strategic Planning
Evidence shows that each of these dimensions is critical to public health and social service programs' long term capacity to operate and deliver on their missions. 

Participants will build their understanding of the framework, use the Program Sustainability Assessment Tool to assess a program of interest, and learn strategies for using the tool in group/organizational settings. Assessment results will be used to identify program strengths and determine key strategic areas for action. Participants will leverage this information to build a program sustainability action plan.

Workshop will consist of daily live Zoom webinars from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m., and additional course material in Canvas.

Class size is limited to 25.

$650 General admission
$450 Non-profit/government employees (1st Summer Institute class)
$400 Non-profit/government employees (Additional Summer Institute classes)

This class will include both degree-seeking graduate students and practicing professionals. Individuals registering through Professional Development will receive continuing education units - but not academic credit - for the class.

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About the Instructors:

Gary Parker.jpgCaren Bacon is a Project Coordinator in the Center for Public Health Systems Science at Washington University in St. Louis. She facilitates workshops and webinars on sustainability assessment and planning, and provides technical assistance and training for sustaintool.org. Her research interests also include evaluation and health policy.



Atia Thurman1.jpgKim Prewitt coordinates the Sustainability Project for the Center for Public Health Systems Science at Washington University in St. Louis. She has facilitated workshops and webinars for public health and social service programs throughout the United States on how to assess and plan for sustainability. She also works with groups to administer the Program Sustainability Assessment Tool, collects and analyzes data related to sustainability planning and assessment, and provides technical assistance and training for sustaintool.org.


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