Getting Ready for Sustainability Planning an Enhanced Prevention Learning Series

Enhanced Prevention Learning Series (EPLS): 
Getting Ready for Sustainability Planning


Series Description

This seven-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 trainer 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 discussion.



Prevention practitioners, coalition coordinators, and allied partners working to prevent substance misuse in communities and tribes located in Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center HHS Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Prevention professionals interested in this course but who work outside of Region 10 are encouraged to contact their region’s PTTC to learn what opportunities for similar courses are available to them.



Session 1 - January 20, 2022              
Session 2 - January 27, 2022  
Session 3 - February 03, 2022
Session 4 - February 10, 2022
Session 5 - February 17, 2022
Session 6 - February 24, 2022
Session 7 - March 3, 2022



11:00 am - 12:30 pm Alaska
12:00 pm - 01:30 pm Pacific
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm Mountain



Dodie 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. 


Michelle Frye-Spray MS CPS, leverages her knowledge of prevention science with over 25 years of prevention-related experiences to design and deliver engaging and impactful training and technical assistance. Her skills include coaching prevention practitioners to integrate prevention science into practices and interventions worth sustaining. is a Project Manager at the University of Reno, CASAT. Michelle has delivered prevention services in primary to post-secondary educational settings, facilitated the development of coalitions in rural/frontier communities, and trained state, local and tribal prevention practitioners in prevention science. Michelle is Workforce Development Project Manager at the University of Reno, CASAT where she manages the Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center services. 



Participant Commitments and Expectations

  • View a 20-minute video on Zoom if unfamiliar with the technology, complete the Session 1 prep packet prior to the first session on Thursday, January 20, 2022
  • Attend each of the seven (1.5 hour) sessions in series 
  • Complete up to an hour of independent learning activities between each session
  • Use a web-camera and have the 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/improve skills.


Continuing Education

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.


Registration Details

Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this registration opportunity to others.

Space is limited. Enroll now!

Register for the Enhanced Prevention Learning Series: 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 Michelle Frye-Spray ([email protected]).

Starts: Jan. 20, 2022 12:00 pm
Ends: Jan. 20, 2022 1:30 pm
Registration Deadline
January 20, 2022
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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