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Skills for Health Promotion--Introductory-Level Workshops from The Health Communication Unit

These introductory-level workshops cover the basics of THCU's recommended step models.  In each workshop, we begin with an overview of key concepts and terms,

  • then briefly address the "why" and "how" of each step,
  • then bring the most challenging steps to life through interactive exercises and small group discussions,
  • then discuss "on the job" challenges identified by participants, and to close,
  • identify quality sources of more information, tools and personalized consultation services.

We recommend these sessions for

  • Anyone new to health promotion seeking definitions, tools, resources and organized approaches to practice.
  • Front line staff that need to choose, plan, implement and evaluate programs and services.
  • Managers or team leaders who train or advise staff about theory and evidence-informed processes.

Participants may enroll in day one, day two, or both sessions:

  • Day One:  Planning Health Promotion Programs (AM) and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs (PM)
  • Day Two: Influencing Policy Change and Development(AM), Developing Health Communication Activities (PM)

This set of workshops will be offered:                                     

  • November 12th and 13th, 2008 in Sault Ste Marie, SSM Holiday Inn on the Waterfront
  • December 1st and 2nd, 2008 in Whitby, Carruthers Creek Golf & Country Club
  • January 14th and 15th, 2009 in Brantford, Brant Park Inn

Thanks to a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion, we are able to offer all THCU workshops and services for free to people working with Ontario-focused health promotion initiatives.

To register, please visit http://www.thcu.ca/workshops/registration.cfm.  Don't wait! Limited spaces are available.