There are three units of training that are introduced over time as teams organize and become focused on program selection and implementation.
All PROSPER-related trainings are conducted by Network Team Trainers at Iowa State University. Trainings can be tailored to meet the needs of each State Partnership, but generally include core content that maps onto the developmental phase of Community Teams. If you are interested in discussing training options, click on the "CONTACT" link at the top right of the page and someone from the Network Team will get back to you.
The following provides a brief overview of each training:
- Unit 1 (in Year 1) focuses on initial organization and participants’ roles as teams are formed and learn about the PROSPER Model. This two-day training also includes time with the state team to help them develop a long-term plan for full model implementation over the next 2-3 years. This two-day training costs $5,500 (including handbooks at $150/person), plus travel expenses for one trainer.
- Unit 2 (in Year 1) builds on the first training and teaches participants about selecting and implementing a family-focused program. This 1-day event explains the program options and helps team members identify the program that will best meet the needs of their community. It also allows time for teams to develop an implementation timeline and plan. This training costs $4,000 (including handbooks at $100/person), plus travel.
- Unit 3 (in Year 2) is similar to Unit 2 in time and cost but focuses on the selection and implementation of the school-based program. Since the program to be used in the school is primarily the decision of the school involved, the remainder of the workshop time is spent on team development, including sustainability planning.
Training Certification Process
Once a state has been implementing PROSPER and established the required infrastructure, the PROSPER Network Team will work with states to bring new team members on-board without going through the three units in a formal setting. This process involves the State Partnership Coordinator working virtually with Network trainers to train new implementation team members.
In addition, a train the trainers’ model is currently under development by the PROSPER Network Organization.