Building Your Coalition Through Effective Leadership

The Great Lakes PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.




This 3-hour interactive training will focus on putting leadership skills into action to increase the effectiveness of your prevention coalition. Skills such as facilitation, recruitment, and building strong partnerships are key to leading a well-functioning, successful coalition. This training will explore the different ways that leaders work with their coalitions, provide an opportunity to practice leadership skills and to hear from successful coalition leaders. The training will be led by Great Lakes PTTC Prevention Manager, Erin Ficker.  Erin will be joined by experienced coalition leaders from the Great Lakes region who will share their experiences and insight on coalition leadership.




  • Describe key characteristics of effective coalition leaders
  • Describe types of roles for coalition leaders
  • Practice leadership skills in small groups
  • Learn from experienced successful coalition leaders




Erin Ficker

Erin Ficker, MPAff, CSPS

For more than 16 years, Erin Ficker has worked in substance use prevention supporting communities to use evidence-based strategies and data driven process in substance abuse prevention planning and implementation. Erin serves as a prevention manager for the Great Lakes PTTC, and she works with community level prevention practitioners and schools to develop, implement, evaluate, and sustain prevention interventions. 



Starts: Apr. 14, 2022 1:00 pm
Ends: Apr. 14, 2022 4:00 pm
Registration Deadline
April 14, 2022
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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