NIATx Change Leader Academy for Prevention Specialists

10:00am - February 24, 2022 thru 11:30am - March 17, 2022 | Timezone: US/Central
Great Lakes PTTC
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The NIATx Virtual Change Leader Academy (VCLA) is the new web-based version of the popular NIATx Change Leader Academy (CLA). The CLA has given thousands of behavioral health, recovery, and prevention organizations the tools to make real changes that improve their services and work systems. This interactive, expert-led program includes four weekly 90-minute learning sessions. Optional, individual or change team coaching is available to participants who complete the CLA. This training is offered at no cost and is supported by funding from SAMHSA.  Learn more about NIATx


Four 90-minute training sessions

1 of 4: Feb. 24, 2022

2 of 4: Mar. 3, 2022

3 of 4: Mar. 10, 2022

4 of 4: Mar. 17, 2022




Participants in the virtual CLA for prevention practitioners will learn:

  • The NIATx principles and how they motivate positive change.
  • How to build a change team and integrate NIATx principles at the organizational level.
  • How to conduct a change project to improve a specific process within their organizations.





Erin Ficker

Erin Ficker, CPRS, MPAff serves as a prevention manager for the Great Lakes PTTC and has extensive experience working with community-based prevention providers.  She also has experience in quality and process improvement coaching and training.


Scott Gatzke


Scott Gatzke is Director of Dissemination for the Great Lakes PTTC. He is a NIATx trainer/coach with over 25 years of experience in process design and quality improvement in manufacturing, healthcare and non-profit organizations.




Participants who attend all four sessions in full will be eligible to receive 6 NAADAC Continuing Education hours.


The Great Lakes PTTC offers this training for Prevention Specialists in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, AND WI. This training is offered in response to a need identified by stakeholders in our region.