National Coalition Institute

Beyond the National Coalition Academy

Beyond the National Coalition Academy provides an opportunity to learn how to become a successful coalition and foster relationships with other coalitions around the country. This comprehensive training provides all the tools, resources and information coalitions need to build a successful drug-free community!

The NCA is just the beginning! Now what?

How do you take the year-long training, products and information back to your community effectively? The answer is: Beyond the NCA!

The Beyond the NCA project is designed to help with transferring the knowledge, skills and abilities learned during the NCA to the entire community the coalition serves!

Here’s how to get started:

• View the Beyond the NCA webinar recording and PowerPoint
• Sign-up for the Beyond the NCA program
• Participate in the roadmap outlined below to grow your coalition’s efforts

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Beyond the NCA Roadmap Steps

Beyond National Coalition Academy (NCA) Roadmap - National Coalition Institute

Step 1 – Help coalition plan through long-term proactive support (self-assessment)

• Consider the current state of the community and the challenges that exist within it
• Discuss the National Coalition Academy experience and how/if the information learned was shared with the coalition
• Establish a specific goal or two for the upcoming year that supports the Drug-Free Communities grant’s overall community objectives
• Determine immediate next steps to achieve the goal(s)
• Accountability through ongoing communication, arrange a follow-up call to discuss progress

Step 2 – Support coalition movements toward implementation efforts

• Discuss the overall work of the coalition and implementation of plans
• Review coalition progress toward goal(s) and identify community changes that may require goal modification
• Encourage the entire coalition’s involvement in achieving the goal(s), specifically how work is transferred back to the coalition
• Explore resources/information from Coalition Development Support (CDS) team to assist the coalition in moving goals forward
• Establish next steps to goal achievement
• Accountability through ongoing communication, arrange a follow-up call to discuss progress and accomplishments

Step 3 – Determine progress of coalition implementation efforts and additional support required

• Discuss the overall work of the coalition and implementation of plans
• Analyze coalition progress toward goals and community changes made to meet goal(s)
• Explore additional resources/information from the CDS team to assist the coalition in goal(s) fulfillment
• Discuss increased coalition capacity and training transfer of work back to the coalition and the entire community
• Review the coalition goal(s), determine if they are still on track for completion
• Accountability through ongoing communication, arrange a follow-up call to discuss progress, accomplishments and potential for success

Step 4 – Coalition efficacy, discuss future efforts to determine support required

Check-in regarding goal(s) completion and effectiveness of coalition development
• Review goal(s) accomplishment or not, if not, what were the barriers, if yes, discuss successes
• Map out continuous efforts to accomplish goal(s)
• Discuss additional training opportunities available if additional assistance would further strengthen the coalition
structure/work
• Ongoing support and training available

Step 5 – Coalition success and recognition –Blue-Ribbon application
Follow-up with CDS to share outcomes
• Ongoing work with CDS team
• Map out continuous efforts to accomplish future goals
• Achieve outcomes in your community and tell your story
• Complete Annual Survey of Coalitions (open Apply for Blue Ribbon recognition)