Facilitation

the act of making easier or helping bring about

Applying the Framework

Kim Brown, TurnKey KB & Associates, LLC (TurnKey) president and owner, has facilitated training for many programs over the years. Ms. Brown believes that at its core the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) is the premier framework for problem solving. The framework is a data-driven, dynamic process that is geared toward a team approach which integrates well with the TurnKey method and philosophy.

SPF was created by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)1as a comprehensive guide to plan, implement, and evaluate prevention problems specifically for Substance abuse and misuse. However, we believe the power of this framework can be applied to create specific, measurable actions for any challenge or goal for both business and community.

Explore the SPF

Strategic Prevention Framework

The steps of the SPF include:

  • Step 1: Assess Needs
    What is the problem, and how can I learn more?
  • Step 2: Build Capacity
    What do I have to work with?
  • Step 3: Plan
    What should I do and how should I do it?
  • Step 4: Implement
    How can I put my plan into action?
  • Step 5: Evaluate 
    Is my plan succeeding?

The SPF also includes two guiding principles:

  • Cultural competence:
     The ability to interact effectively with members of diverse population
  • Sustainability:
    The process of achieving and maintaining long-term results

TurnKey Method

No matter what the end goal, this process must foster an environment that promotes a healthy exchange of ideas. To be successful in the decision-making process, all the stakeholders need to participate. TurnKey utilizes the Technology of Participation (ToP)® facilitation method. This is a method proven to get the kind of results you need "..to generate ownership, create clear goals, open lines of communication, broaden perspectives, and inspire people to adapt to their changing environment."2

"We need to get all the voices back in the room," Kim Brown, President and Owner of the TurnKey KB & Associates, LLC (TurnKey) group, says.

You never know who may be silently sitting on your next great idea.

Training Facilitation By Subject

Conducting Comprehensive Community Assessments
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This workshop is designed to reduce the overwhelming‟ factor of conducting comprehensive assessments. Participants will learn why comprehensive community assessments are essential for effective community-level planning and programming; how to get started and who should be involved; how to create and obtain buy-in; where to look for existing data; understanding “your” role in the assessment process; developing a three to five year plan of action to address results; and producing the assessment report and disseminating results to diverse audiences.

Key Learning Objectives:
  • Be able to identify potential collaborators
  • Be able to identify sources of qualitative and quantitative data
  • Be able to clarify roles for implementation (collection, analysis, facilitation & dissemination)
  • Consider cultural and demographic issues
  • Be able to develop a framework for evaluating success


Lead & Seed Youth Leadership Development
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The Lead & Seed program is a two phase process. Phase I (the 2-day training) provides the knowledge and tools to youth, their adult advisors and community stakeholders to fix and change their environment in terms of the prevention and reduction of drug use. Phase II (the action phase) is the time frame following the training whereby action plans generated during the training are implemented. The purpose of this training is to present youth, adult advisors and community stakeholders with research-based perspectives and theories on leadership qualities, methods and strategies that will prepare them to become “change agents” in the prevention and reduction of teen use of drugs and alcohol in their own local communities. The mission for youth leaders is to initiate several small, local changes in policies, practices and procedures along a continuum of action that will ultimately result in “population level” behavioral change where the youth live, work and play. The program goal for the youth is to prepare them to serve as community leaders so they can help facilitate community-level change. The Lead & Seed process is also designed to provide an opportunity for youth growth in social, emotional, educational and civic developmental areas.

Key Learning Objectives:
  • Create a tentative logic model and detailed action plan that links back to the logic model.
  • Prepare youth and adults to execute with fidelity, their logic model and action plan goals during the Phase II implementation phase.
  • Prepare youth for regular committee meetings
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Mental Health First Aid
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Promoting Proven Practices and Processes for Sustainable Community-Level Outcomes
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This workshop is designed to reduce the "overwhelming" factor of conducting comprehensive community assessments in building and/or increasing capacity within respective communities. The Bolman & Deal (2008) Four-Frame Model will be introduced to provide a framework for addressing the structural, human resources, political and symbolic elements that will foster participants’ understanding of "things to consider" in coalition and strategic plan development, establishment and sustainability. The back drop for the workshop will be based on the evidence-based Strategic Prevention Framework. ***This is a two-day workshop combining the topics of Needs Assessment, Coalition Building, Strategic Planning.***

Key Learning Objectives:
  • Identify or review the essential components of effective coalition models, to include the following: clearly defined roles, membership diversity and engagement, documentation of lessons learned and celebration and recognition of resources and successes.
  • Increase understanding of conducting a comprehensive community assessment, such as, effectively analyzing and prioritizing collected data, producing the assessment report and disseminating results to diverse audiences to create buy-in for chosen strategies.
  • Increase familiarity with the strategic planning process using assessment results.
  • Identify resources (human and economic) for successful deployment and implementation of each community-specific strategic plan.
  • Discuss potential barriers and modifications.
  • Use provided tools to participate in a mock strategic planning session that will foster a clearer understanding of defining and aligning local mission, goals and objectives.


Strategic Planning
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This one-day workshop is designed to introduce and familiarize participants with the essential components of a strategic planning process. Building on necessary pre-preparation processes, such as comprehensive assessment, capacity building, problem analysis exercises and logic model development, participants will have the opportunity to participate in a mock strategic process that will foster a clearer understanding of defining and aligning vision, mission, goals and objectives with effective strategies; determine resources (human and economic) for successful deployment and implementation; discuss barriers and modifications and determine how to develop a action plan for measuring and documenting progress. ***It is strongly recommended that attendees have previous experience with conducting assessment and/or attended the “Using A.C.E. (Assessment, Capacity & Evaluation) to Build Strong Communities” workshop.

Key Learning Objectives:
  • Have a clearer understanding of the strategic planning process
  • Have a clearer understanding of “who” should be involved in developing the plan
  • Have a clearer understanding of how to choose evidence-based strategies
  • Consider cultural and demographic issues
  • Have a strategic planning template that can be used with individual projects


Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training
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This 4-day workshop offered by The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Office of Behavioral Health and Wellness Service is designed to help practitioners develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement effective, data-driven prevention that reduces behavioral health disparities and improves wellness. The workshop content is grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework. It is appropriate for prevention practitioners, as well as professionals working in related fields.
This 4-day training addresses the following topics:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Institute of Medicine's Continuum of Care
  • Public Health Approach
  • Risk and Protective Factors
  • Developmental Perspective
  • Application of SAMHSA's Strategic Prevention Framework: Assessment, Capacity, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
  • Cultural Competence and Sustainability
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Using A.C.E. (Assessment, Capacity & Evaluation) to Build Strong Communities
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This workshop is designed to reduce the 'overwhelming' factor of conducting comprehensive community assessments using the coalition model. It will first focus on the benefits of coalitions; different types of coalitions and coalition structures; identification of the essential components for effectiveness, such as leadership, governance and management structures, clearly defined roles, building membership diversity and engagement, training, communication, resources and establishing evaluation procedure for determining and documenting improvements needed and celebration of successes. The Bolman & Deal (2008) Four-Frame Model will be introduced to provide a framework for addressing the structural, human resources, political and symbolic elements that will foster participants' understanding of "things to consider" in coalition development, establishment and determining sustainability.
Secondly, the workshop will focus on comprehensive community assessments and why they are essential for effective community-level planning, programming and sustainability; how to get started and who should be involved; how to create and obtain buy-in; where to look for existing data; understanding "your" role in the assessment process; effectively analyzing and prioritizing data; producing the assessment report and disseminating results to diverse audiences; developing a logic model and plan of action for addressing assessment results.

Key Learning Objectives:
  • Have a clearer understanding of coalitions and their purpose
  • Identify potential collaborators
  • Identify key components of coalition structure and key roles
  • Identify sources of qualitative and quantitative data
  • Clarify roles for implementation (collection, analysis, facilitation & dissemination)
  • Use the Bolman & Deal (2008) Four-Frame Model as a framework for coalition development
  • Consider cultural and demographic issues
  • Develop a framework for evaluating success


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Citations

  1. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - www.samhsa.gov

  2. Technology of Participation (ToP)® - ToP Facilitation Methods