Training the next generation of the HIV prevention workforce

Are you an HIV prevention program manager at a community-based organization?

Grow with us.

The National Learning Community for HIV CBO Leadership is a distance-based learning program that will strengthen the next generation of leaders at community-based organizations. We will provide you with a tailored learning experience that will empower you to manage the people, programs, and organizations that will End the HIV Epidemic in the U.S.

At-a-glance benefits

A catalogue of self-paced short courses designed by and for CBO HIV prevention program managers.

An exclusive online community of peers, coaches, and mentors in the HIV prevention workforce.

A virtual, cohort-based creative problem-solving intensive.

Self-Paced Short Courses

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Every short course takes less than an hour and can be completed in the office, at home, or on-the-go.
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Interactive multimedia content features expert faculty from across the country.
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Foundational and supplemental courses in three core competencies: Managing People, Managing Programs, and Managing Organizations.
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Specialized completion certificates that can be listed on CV/resumes and posted on LinkedIn profiles.
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Upon completion of the foundational courses, you will earn a Certificate in HIV Program Foundations and be eligible to participate in the Creative Problem-Solving Intensive

Creative Problem-Solving Intensive

In this six-week program, you will be matched with a cohort of managers from across the country to learn and practice methods to accelerate organizational change.

In weekly 60-minute video conference sessions, you will collaborate with HIV program capacity building experts, designers, mentors, and coaches to design solutions to challenges facing your agencies.

Graduates from the Creative Problem-Solving Intensive will earn an Advanced Certificate in HIV Program Innovation.

Check out a program teaser

Orientation Courses >>

Learn how to use our learning management system (LMS) and pickup some tools and tips for learning online.

Learn about the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) campaign in the U.S. and the competencies managers need to the end the HIV epidemic!

 

Foundational Courses >>

Orientation Course Outline

Introduction to LMS

Faculty: Donovan Ramos
Learn the advantages of the learning management system (LMS), and how to engage with the interface.

Introduction to Learning Online

Faculty: Donovan Ramos
Learn best practices for learning in an online environment and the basic tools of the Slack app, a free online communication tool.

EHE for CBO Managers

Faculty: Dr. Michael Terry Everett, Jacobi Hunter-Wright, Adrian Neil Jr, Jamila Shipp
Learn about Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE), following the four pillars established by Health and Human Services: Diagnose, Treat, Prevent, and Respond. Learn to align your practices to contribute to EHE.

Core Competencies of Management

Faculty: Jamila Shipp, Dana Williams
A foundational tool to build capacity in the core competencies of managing people, programs, and organizations needed to fulfill your agency’s vision and mission.

Foundational Course Outline

Managing People

Talent Acquisition

Faculty: Bolivar Nieto
Learn the concepts and techniques to effectively and efficiently explain job positions, design job descriptions, and engage in the processes of talent recruitment and selection.

Building Staff Capacity

Faculty: Bolivar Nieto
Learn fundamental management and supervision concepts, techniques, habits, and tools that will help assess your management style, determine the best management and supervision techniques to use with staff, and build a customized management and supervision system to develop the professional development capacity of staff.

From Intention to Retention: Strategies for Engaging and Retaining Your Staff

Faculty: Dr. Michael Terry Everett
Introductory course on the manager’s role in supporting staff retention and preventing high turnover among community-based organization (CBO) staff within the HIV workforce.

Managing Programs

Bridging the Gap: Collaborations and Partnerships

Faculty: Adrian Neil Jr.
Learn the importance of collaborations and partnerships in order to help ensure the success of HIV programs. Think about innovative ways to develop new and existing partnerships. Review the components of a mutually beneficial partnership.

Achieving Your Program Deliverables

Faculty: Melanie Graham
An introduction on how SMART goals, logic models, work plans, and data-informed planning are necessary to achieving program deliverables. Learn how these tools can help to communicate progress and results to their team, community, and funders.

Reaching Your Priority Population

Faculty: Miguel Bujanda
Learn how to identify hard-to-reach populations and develop a targeted recruitment strategy through a six-question approach and segmentation to reach these populations.

Managing Organizations

Working with Stakeholders

Faculty: Melanie Graham
Learn how to identify key stakeholders and their interests and create a plan for engaging stakeholders.

Busting the Nonprofit Budget Mystique

Faculty: Jacob Yang-Smith
Build confidence working on the financial and budget components of program management.

Organizational Culture

Faculty: Dr. Michael Terry Everett
Learn to develop HIV workforce managers’ skills and help them understand concepts and mindsets that foster organizational sustainability.

To see an extensive list of courses, descriptions, and subject matter expert, download our course listing.

National Learning Community Eligibility

Requirements

All you is need access to a computer with an up-to-date modern browser and a reliable internet connection. Participants in the Creative Problem-Solving Intensive will also need a webcam.

You’ll use the following online application as tools:

You don’t need prior experience with any of these, but a willingness to learn will take you far!

Our online learning management platform

A collaborative communication application

An online conference and webinar provider

Applicants should

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Be managers at an HIV prevention and response community based organizations or agencies.

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Have programmatic oversight over at least one HIV program.

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Supervise at least one staff member.

When you earn the Certificate in HIV Program Excellence, you will be eligible to participate in the Creative Problem-Solving Intensive.

Program cost

The Learning Community is FREE to managers at any agency.

Our Mission

Community-based organizations are the change makers of HIV prevention, care, and treatment. How far can we scale our impact? Let's find out together.

Our Staff

C4H has trained 1300+ and co-designed with 120+ community-based organizations and health departments to make waves of change in their communities.

Health Equity

Equity, Sustainability, Cultural Competency, and Social Determinants

Health Equity aims to enable better opportunities for organizations and public health professionals to respond to racial, health, and structural disparities at the local level.

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National Learning Community

Training the next generation of the HIV prevention workforce

The National Learning Community for HIV CBO Leadership is a distance-based learning program that will strengthen the next generation of leaders at community-based organizations. Learn more here

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Creative Problem-Solving Intensive

In this six-week program, you will be matched with a cohort of CDC-funded CBO managers from across the country to learn and practice methods to accelerate organizational change.

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View the 2022 Course Outline

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Meet the Faculty

C4H has trained 1300+ and co-designed with 120+ community-based organizations and health departments to build creative solutions and make waves of change in their communities.

EHE Video & Podcast Series

As the U.S. continues to respond to COVID-19, increased investments in the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative are vital to regain momentum, advance innovation, and achieve health equity.

FAQ's

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Outside Resources

Capacity for Health is a capacity building assistance (CBA) provider and have many resources available.