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Program Sustainability: Assessment Tools & Planning Strategies

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Registration deadline: June 5th

This workshop will be conducted via a virtual Zoom meeting online format and Canvas. Access to a computer/laptop with internet access is required. Please contact Professional Development with any questions.

15 CEUs/CPH units - (7.5 live, 7.5 self-paced)
The term "sustainability" – and the importance of sustainability - is often referenced regarding human services work.  But it's often not clear what kind of sustainability is meant and what program leaders can do to improve the sustainability of the vital services they provide. This course introduces participants to a holistic Program Sustainability framework with eight domains:

  • Environmental Support
  • Funding Stability
  • Partnerships
  • Organizational Capacity
  • Evaluation
  • Program Adaptation
  • Communications
  • Strategic Planning
Evidence shows that each of these dimensions is critical to public health and social service programs' long term capacity to operate and deliver on their missions.

Participants will build their understanding of the framework, use the Program Sustainability Assessment Tool to assess a program of interest, and learn strategies for using the tool in group/organizational settings. Assessment results will be used to identify program strengths and determine key strategic areas for action. Participants will leverage this information to build a program sustainability action plan.

Workshop will consist of daily live Zoom webinars from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m., and additional course material in Canvas.

Class size is limited to 25.
$650 General admission**

**Available discount class code may be entered during check out for the following:
SI001 - $450 Non-profit/government employees (1st Summer Institute class)
SI002 - $400 Non-profit/government employees (Additional Summer Institute classes)

This class will include both degree-seeking graduate students and practicing professionals. Individuals registering through Professional Development will receive continuing education units - but not academic credit - for the class.

Class Details

5 Sessions
Daily - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Online Webinar

MultipleInstructor :
1.Kim Prewitt2.Caron Bacon 

CEUs : 15

General Admission: 


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/22/2020 - 6/26/2020 Daily - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM St. Louis, Online Webinar  Map Caron Bacon  ; Kim Prewitt