National Learning Community

Training the Next Generation of the HIV Prevention Workforce

Are you an HIV prevention program manager at a CDC funded 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
  • A virtual, cohort-based Creative Problem-Solving Intensive
  • Access to an exclusive online community of peers, coaches, and mentors in the HIV prevention workforce

Self-Paced Short Courses

  • Every short course takes less than an hour and can be completed in the office, at home, or on-the-go
  • Interactive multimedia content features expert faculty from across the country
  • Foundational and supplemental courses in three core competencies: Managing People, Managing Programs, and Managing Organizations
  • Specialized completion certificates that can be listed on CV/resumes and posted on LinkedIn profiles
  • 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.

Click here to learn more about the Short Courses and Creative Problem-Solving Intensive

National Learning Community Eligibility

Applicants should

  • Be managers at an HIV prevention and response community based organizations or agencies
  • Have programmatic oversight over at least one HIV program
  • 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 Accelerator.


The Learning Community is FREE to managers at any agency directly funded by CDC.


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:

  • Moodle: Our online learning management platform
  • Slack: A collaborative communication application
  • Zoom: An Online conference and webinar provider

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

Meet Your Faculty

Jamila Shipp
Managing Director at
Capacity for Health
Ben Cabangun
Vice President of Program Administration and Operations at San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Adrian Neil
Program Manager
at AIDS United
Bolivar Nieto
Director of Operations for Hands United, at the Latino Commission on AIDS
Michael Terry Everett HS
Michael Everett
Chief Executive Officer at Intimacy & Colour LLC
Dana Williams
Dana Williams
Co-Founder and Executive Director
The Community Wellness Project
Jacobi Hunter-Wright
Jacobi Hunter-Wright
Program Manager at AIDS United
Melanie Graham
Chief Talent and Culture Officer at San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Jacob Smith Yang
Director of Human Resources and
Administration at Advancing
Justice–Asian Law Caucus
Kelly Stevens
Kelly Stevens
Senior Program Manager
at AIDS United
Miguel Bujanda
Executive Director at REACH LA
Alicia Downes
Senior Program Manager
at AIDS United
Robin Pearce
Robin Pearce
Public Health Consultant and Content Advisor to Capacity for Health
Tatyana Moaton
Senior Capacity Building Specialist at San Francisco Community Health Center
Craig Austin Wingate
Management Associate at Alameda County Public Health Department and founder at CAW Consultancy
Maria Carmel Martens
Senior Consultant and Trainer at County of Alameda, Trainer and Education Center


Capacity for Health is committed to making our services accessible to individuals with disabilities. All of our services meet or exceed the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d), as amended in 1998.

If you have questions about compliance, accommodations, or requests, please contact our Experience Assistant, Lenaya Kimball ([email protected]).

Capacity Building Assistance
for High-Impact HIV Prevention

Capacity for Health is one of 17 organizations awarded a grant under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new program, PS19-1904: Capacity Building Assistance for High-Impact HIV Prevention Program Integration. The program supports the federal initiative, Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America. Capacity for Health is Component 3 of the CBA Provider Network funded under this program.