Self-Care for Program Staff

Custom Training

Organization staff will use real issues and adapt basic steps to design their own needs assessment.

  • In this workshop you will practice basic qualitative and participatory needs assessment methods.
  • By the end of the workshop you will be able to identify and use five (5) different methods of community-based needs assessments.

  • In this workshop you will learn to use group and visualization methods to develop a community-based program that includes psychosocial (PSS) wellness components.
  • You will develop a draft document that reflects the input from community based on Participatory Research and Action (PRA) and Participatory Learning and Action (PLA).

Prerequisite for this class is the Needs Assessment Training. 

  • In this workshop you will work experientially to develop an organizational or project strategic plan.
  • Methods include Focusing, visualizations and a variety of culturally appropriate group processes.
  • When multiple members and stakeholders of a single organization are enrolled, you will come away with a strategic planning draft document.
  • If many organizations are represented, then you will have the benefit of multiple perspectives and have also learned a strategic planning procedure to take back to your organization.

About Us

We promote social change by supporting people and communities as they move towards wellness, seek inner healing, and discover creative solutions to local problems. We base our work on a deep vision of how human beings thrive when physically and emotionally safe, and are free to secure their needs and shape their communities in ways that hold meaning and significance for them. Our approach is grounded in the philosophy and experience of Community Wellness Focusing.

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