Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Learning Opportunity: Facilitation Foundations Online Course


OPEN for Registration!
Facilitation Foundations Online Course
Feb. 3 - April 14
Noon-2:00pm MT
Facilitation Foundations is a five-session course that uses highly interactive, skill-building activities to build participant capacity to facilitate meetings and coalitions that are efficient, effective, and lead to results.

As meeting and coalition facilitators, we share responsibility for the development of the groups with which we work and progress toward outcomes. Understanding your own facilitation style leads to more effective and efficient meetings and work time, and helps groups move toward their goals.

Anticipating, preventing, and intervening during difficult facilitation situations keeps groups from derailing and halting progress. Using structured strategies to generate ideas, evaluate and select ideas, and make decisions can help a group meet their goals and take ownership of the process.

This is an introductory-level course for those whose positions call for facilitation skills, but who have not received in-depth training before.

Looking to develop any trainings? Check out our new website below and see what the Training Center has to offer!

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Job Opportunity: Forward Together Campaign Seeking Youth Engagement Specialist


The Forward Together campaign launched in September 2020 and is positively impacting the lives of youth, parents, and trusted adults across Colorado.

Everything is focused on one goal: to help young people feel more connected – to peers, parents, and other trusted adults. Research shows that youth who are connected are less likely to smoke, drink, vape, use marijuana, and have feelings of depression.
Know Someone Who is Passionate About Leading and Engaging Youth?
The Forward Together campaign is looking for a part-time Youth Engagement Specialist to support the campaign's youth engagement efforts this year!

Click here for the full description of work and contractor requirements. To apply, please email the submission elements to Laura Willetto at 
by Friday, February 4, 2022

Monday, January 24, 2022

Webinar: America Walks - New Infrastructure Dollars and How We Advocate for Walkable, Equitable Places




The infrastructure bill passed - now where does the money go, what are the rules, and how do we get it spent on the good stuff

We’re convening the experts to let you know the types of federal grant programs that cities, towns and local advocates should be looking at, and how to influence your state DOT to spend its flexible money better.




  • Beth Osborne, Transportation for America
  • Ken McLeod, League of America Bicyclists
  • Sindhu  Bharadwaj, National Association of City Transportation Officials

Moderated by Mike McGinn

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Friday, January 21, 2022

Funding Opportunity: Rural EMS Training Grant through SAMHSA

SAMHSA Announces Rural EMS Training Grant


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will be awarding grants of up to $200,000 to support the recruitment and training of EMS clinicians in rural areas, with a particular focus on addressing mental and substance use disorders. 

The deadline for applications for the Rural EMS Training Grant program is Monday, February 14, 2022.

Details about the grant program, eligibility, and how to apply can be found on the SAMHSA website.  


Thursday, January 20, 2022

Youth Opportunity: Apply for COLOR's Signature Youth Leadership Program!


LIPS (Latinas Increasing Political Strength) is Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights's (COLOR) signature youth leadership development program for young Latinas ages 16-21 across the state of Colorado, and engages participants in a vibrant community of activists. Participants engage with reproductive justice topics and develop public speaking, fundraising and community organizing skills. Our goal is to empower young women across Colorado into taking action on issues they care about. 


LIPS is more than a youth leadership development program. It combines curricular materials and resources that cover topics such as anti-oppressionreproductive justice, comprehensive sex educationadvocacy and public policygrassroots community organizingfundraising and public speaking. Envisioned as a skill-development platform for young Latina leaders, the LIPS program moves youth towards social action and active engagement as leaders.

This year, LIPS returns to a mix of in-person* in Denver and virtual meetings every other Saturday from February to April for six sessions, with additional events and opportunities throughout. Then the cohort travels to Washington, D.C.* to meet with federal legislators and advocate for issues impacting their communities.

(*in-person activities are contingent on CDC recommendations and state & federal COVID-19 public health mandates and travel regulations.) 


Join the LIPS Spring 2022 Institute! There is no COST to participating
Visit for more info and to submit an application online!

Undocumented, Black, Brown, Indigenous, Afro-Latinxs, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, persons with disabilities, and transgender and LGBTQIA+ gender expansive folks are also encouraged to apply.

Email or call (303) 393-0382 with any questions.

Applications accepted through January 28, 2022.

Drug Policy Alliance Webinar Series: Declining to Prosecute - The role of prosecutors in drug decriminalization and promoting public health

The Drug Policy Alliance is planning a 2-part virtual zoom series in February 2022 entitled "Declining to prosecute: The role of prosecutors in drug decriminalization and promoting public health" in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Fair and Just Prosecution, and the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution at John Jay College. We invite you and your networks to join us to learn about this impactful way to move towards decriminalization in various jurisdictions.

We hope that the series will:
  • Inspire current prosecutors to consider a variety of drug decriminalization measures in their control, including non-prosecution;
  • Help prosecutors who already do not prosecute drug offenses to think of ways they can do even more within their role;
  • Explain the various considerations and factors in non-prosecution of drug offenses for prosecutors; and
  • Provide the research on the public safety benefits and cost savings of drug non-prosecution.

The first panel of the series, entitled "The evidence: Why some prosecutors are declining to prosecute and what the research shows" will be held on Wednesday February 9th from 3:00-4:30 pm EST. The panel will feature State's Attorney for Baltimore, Marilyn Mosby, Miriam Krinsky (Fair and Just Prosecution), Dr. Susan Sherman (Johns Hopkins University), and Dr. Anna Harvey (New York University). They will discuss why declining to prosecute drug offenses is a necessary step forward towards a public health approach to drug use and the research evidence that supports this practice. Register:  

The second panel of the series, entitled "Declining to prosecute: A discussion with Policy Directors on how to get started" which will be held on Wednesday February 16th from 3:00-4:30 pm EST. The panel will feature District Attorney for Dekalb County Georgia, Sherry Boston, and the following Policy Directors from Prosecutor's Offices in various jurisdictions: Michael Collins (Baltimore), Jill Harris (Kings County) and Mike Lee (Philadelphia). They will discuss the nuts and bolts of non-prosecution of drug offenses and various considerations, challenges, and opportunities with this approach. Register:

All are welcome to join this event, including prosecutors, policy makers, criminal justice reform and harm reduction advocates, academics, researchers, students, media, and other interested stakeholders. There will be time for audience questions at the end of each panel