Getting Ready for Sustainability Planning, an Enhanced Prevention Learning Series


Series Overview:

This 7-week distance learning series offers an interactive experience for participants to explore how to develop a sustainability plan. Sustainability planning is an intentional process of looking critically at your current prevention infrastructure, strategic planning process, and strategies to sustain meaningful prevention outcomes beyond current funding. Additional steps in sustainability planning include priority setting, resource and feasibility analysis, communication planning, and resource and grant development.

The facilitator will demonstrate how to use a set of tools to facilitate sustainability planning with community partners and will coach participants to set actionable steps and timelines to complete a plan over the next year. The distance learning series will include skill-based learning opportunities, individual and group activities, reading assignments, and group discussions.



Community, tribal, jurisdiction, and state-level substance misuse prevention practitioners and allied health partners located in the Pacific Southwest region, including American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Republic of Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau.



Dodi Swope, M.Ed. LMFT has over 35 years of experience across the continuum of behavioral health prevention, intervention and treatment. Dodi began her career as an early childhood educator specializing in learning and mental health disorders. After receiving her master's degree in education/counseling psychology, Dodi engaged in clinical practice that included community and school-based treatment for individuals, families and groups. Seeing the stubborn cycles of behavioral health challenges in families, Dodi sought broader impact. With a focus on prevention and positive youth development, she worked on community and system level change. For twenty plus years she has supported prevention strategies at community, region, state and national levels through her work as a training and technical assistance specialist with Education Development Center. Dodi coordinates two community coalitions in her local community, one focused on helping middle school aged girls thrive and the other on early childhood development and wellbeing. Dodi also teaches a graduate level course at Clark University on Grant Writing for Community Developers. She maintains an independent community public health consulting practice from her home in Worcester, Massachusetts.



Participant Commitments:

  • Commit to attend seven sessions of training, for 1.5 hours on scheduled series days/times.
  • View a 20-minute zoom video tutorial prior to the first session on Tuesday, August 9.
  • Use a web-camera and have appropriate technology to join the online videoconferencing platform (i.e., internet connection, built-in or USB webcam, laptop/tablet, built-in/USB/Bluetooth speakers & microphone).
  • Actively engage and be on camera 90% of the time during each session, since this is not a webinar series and active participation is essential to gain or improve skills.
  • Complete up to an hour of independent learning activities between each session.


Dates and Times:

States & American Samoa:
Tuesdays: August 9, 16, 23, 30 & September 6, 13, 20, 2022
03:00 pm – 04:30 pm Pacific (Including Arizona
12:00 pm – 01:30 pm Hawaii
11:00 am – 12:30 pm American Samoa

Pacific Jurisdictions:
Wednesdays: August 10, 17, 24, 31, & September 7, 14, 21, 2022
10:00 am – 11:30 am Republic of the Marshal Islands
09:00 am – 10:30 am Pohnpei and Kosrae
08:00 am – 09:30 am Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap
07:00 am – 08:30 am Republic of Palau
(View in your time zone, here)


Certificates of Attendance:

Participants who complete all 7 sessions will receive a certificate of attendance for 16 contact hours. No partial credit is given for this course. Participants will need to confirm with their certification board to determine if these certification hours are accepted towards their specific certification requirements.

To help make engagement more comfortable, we limit the number of people who can enroll in EPLS. If you cannot commit to joining all 7 sessions, please defer this opportunity to others on our waiting list.


Register Here:

EPLS: Getting Ready for Sustainability Planning


Cost is Free!



Contact Karen Totten ([email protected]) for any questions related to registration. For all other questions, please contact Britany Wiele ([email protected]).

Starts: Aug. 9, 2022 3:00 pm
Ends: Aug. 9, 2022 4:30 pm
Registration Deadline
August 8, 2022
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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