Effective Group Facilitation Skills for Prevention Professionals


During this 3-hour, interactive training, participants will learn effective group facilitation skills to use during their substance misuse prevention work. Participants will learn how to identify the stages of group development, along with practical communication skills. Time will be spent learning a preventionist’s role in group decision-making, as well as learning to apply interventions during activities in prevention settings.


Participants must be on camera with a working microphone in order to receive a certificate of participation for this training. This training will not be available as a recording.




After completion of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Define facilitation in prevention settings
  • Identify the stages of group development
  • Understand practical communication skills while learning a preventionist’s role in group decision-making
  • Apply interventions during activities in prevention settings
  • Describe a five-step structured experience process
  • Recognize facilitation techniques to engage and manage participation
  • Identify appropriate strategies to manage training groups and meetings




Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training. 




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Raylette Johnson

Raylette is skilled at developing and implementing culturally sensitive community-based programs and training/technical assistance services. She is active in the community and is particularly interested in working with organizations serving inner-city youth and young adults. In 2015, Raylette joined The TTJ Group, LLC as the Chief Operating Officer to service organizations in specialized training, organization and economic development, and technical assistance. Raylette co-founded SheRay’s & Associates, LLC in Los Angeles, California. SheRay’s currently operates out of many States throughout the United States

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Tasha Wilkerson 

Tasha Wilkerson holds an MA in Training and Instructional Design and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Preventionist with over 29 years as a professional trainer and community activist. Tasha has a broad knowledge of organizing, coalition building, and staff capacity building. Tasha has focused her efforts on strategic planning and community capacity building for many years, spending many hours working with adults and faith leaders to help build a safer community.



The Great Lakes A/MH/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.

Starts: Aug. 24, 2023 10:00 am
Ends: Aug. 24, 2023 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline
August 24, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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