Local & Simulcast Workshop Package 

Offered March 26-27 and May 14-15

Improve the positive impact and accelerate the pace of progress for your community’s coalition addressing the opioid crisis

Experience the power and value of a high-impact workshop delivered live in your community where dozens of community stakeholders can come together and participate in a mix of cutting-edge training and interactive work sessions that utilize state-of-the-art tools and resources.  This workshop will accelerate collective action among current (and new) partners and enhance the sharing of resources and ideas with peers around the country.

This two-day workshop delivers delivers a mix of nationally-simulcast training sessions with interactive local sessions. The training will be broadcast via live feed by Bill Barberg, a leading national author, consultant, and speaker

The local breakout sessions give different people options to focus on topics they are most interested in by getting hands-on experience with new techniques and tools to enhance current strategies or to learn about new, low-cost, no-cost and self-funding options to strengthen their community’s response to the opioid crisis. Additionally, participants will break into small collaborative working groups to develop low-cost, actionable strategies that can be put into action immediately.

What Makes This Workshop Unique

Instead of just repeating facts about the problem, the focus is on:

  • Practical details for enhancing community teamwork and harnessing underutilized community assets to support existing efforts
  • Speeding the adoption of low-cost, no-cost and self-funding innovations to expand the overall community response to the opioid crisis
  • Using the new “Opioid Coalition Resource Hub” as a free, valuable tool to leverage work done by others around the country
  • Learning the latest strategies for addressing fast-moving challenges like fentanyl and fake pills
  • Using cutting-edge on-line tools to manage, measure, and communicate both plans and progress of Collective Impact efforts
  • Understanding innovative ways to get the money and resources your coalition needs

We make it EASY for you

A local sponsor takes the lead as the local host. 

Who could host?

  • Local College, University, or High School 
  • Law enforcement organizations
  • Local health department
  • Community anti-drug coalition 
  • Mayor's office
  • Local Faith community
  • Philanthropic organization 

The local host has the responsibilities of putting on the event, but we provide all of the resources necessary to succeed. 

We Provide: 

  • A customized website for your community's event
  • Email and social media templates for promotion
  • Pre-workshop materials sent to participants
  • Training for the local facilitators
  • All documents needed for breakout groups
  • And, of course, the live broadcast! 

The local host is responsible for:

  • Recruiting both active coalition members and people from sectors that could help strengthen the coalition (such as from faith communities, employers, civic groups, local government leaders, or local colleges or universities). The workshop is designed for a diverse group of 20 to 80 people who are motivated to help the community address the opioid crisis.
  • Securing a space that has a suitable meeting room for the general training presentations and smaller rooms for the break-out sessions.  At certain points during the two days, the workshop has 3 or 4 parallel break-out sessions on different topics.  The rooms should have a good Internet connection, projector and a sound system for Web-conference calling.  
  • Providing 2-4 people who will help facilitate some structured small group sessions (after free coaching from the InsightFormation team).
  • Printing out materials to be used during the workshop by participants.
  • Having a post-Workshop Web-conference call with the appropriate community leaders and InsightFormation, Inc. consultants to provide feedback and explore next steps.

National Solutions for Local Coalitions

What is included: 

Pre-Workshop Materials

Simulcast Training Sessions by Bill Barberg 

Workshop Topics Include:

  • Introduction to the comprehensive Framework, & Resource Hub
  • Eight Innovative Ways to Get Resources
  • Supercharge Your Coalition Using Teamwork Enhancement, Acceleration, & Management (T.E.A.M) 
  • Maintaining a Cadence of Action with the T.E.A.M Process
  • Six Practical Steps for Implementing Population Health Strategies (from Bill's highly-acclaimed chapter and e-Book)
  • Ways to collaborate with peers around the country working on the same strategies

Structured and Facilitated (locally or remotely) Small Group Sessions: 

  • Exploring specific topics in the Opioid Coalition Resource Hub 
  • Practical steps on expanding collaboration with new partners
  • Mini-T.E.A.M. workshop sessions on selected topics 
  • Work session on structuring new or improved strategies to manage & sustain actions 

Optional Deep-Dive Web-Conference Call Discussions:

  • There will be four time slots for remote "Breakout Sessions" to get deeper into specific topics and how to engage the community in accelerated and expanded implementation. 
  • Sessions will be offered multiple times to give more options to participants.
  • Offered at the end of the Day 1 Workshop and before Day 2 Workshop to accommodate different time zones and schedules 

Who should attend?

  • Local philanthropic organizations
  • Law enforcement and corrections/parole leaders/staff
  • Human resources staff from area employers
  • Local media
  • Recovery and rehabilitation providers 
  • People with lived experience in the recovery community
  • Parents and families of those affected by opioids
  • Everyone who wants to help end the devastating effects of opioids in their community.
  • Leaders and members of community opioid or anti-drug Coalitions
  • Healthcare systems working on substance abuse/opioids
  • Faith community leaders and volunteers
  • Recent retirees wanting to impact their community 
  • Community health center leaders or staff
  • Mental and behavioral health providers 
  • Community non-profit organizations
  • Chamber of Commerce or business organization leaders


The total workshop fee is $2,000 per community. This covers workshops with up to 80 attendees. Collaboration is key. Once the fee is paid, community attendees from many sectors can be invited to attend for free.The cost can be covered either by organizational sponsors, through individual participant fees/donations, or a combination of both. 

Individual Participation: If you would like to participate, but your community may not gather large enough participation or funds for a full local event, individuals can register for $95 per person. Individuals will be able to participate in small group discussions via webcast with others around the country. 

About the Instructor 

Bill Barberg

  • Globally recognized expert in Strategy Management, Collective Impact, and the Balanced Scorecard Methodology
  • Author of the highly-acclaimed chapter, "Implementing Population Health Strategies" in the new book, "Solving Population Health Problems through Collaboration" (Routledge, 2017) 
  • Highly sought speaker for organizations, communities, and coalitions striving to address issues that no one organization can address alone
  • Creator of the Opioid Coalition Resource Hub, Bill is well versed on the current research, programs, and solutions communities have put in place to address the opioid crisis. He understands the complex relationship between community leaders' desire for evidence-based practices and the community's need for new, innovative solutions. 


Frequently Asked Questions:  

Q: We already have successful opioid prevention and recovery programs in my community. Why would we need this? 

A: Participants will learn valuable, low-cost ways to make existing efforts more effective, reach more people and have a greater impact.  This workshop will bring new tools, technologies and suggestions for improved teamwork that can help your coalition have even more impact.


Q: Can I still attend if my community doesn't have the funds for an event? 

A: Yes.  Click the button below to register.  We can work with you to find a local host and pull together the funds to have a local event, but if that has not been solidified two weeks before the workshop, you can pay $95 and participate remotely.


Q: Are these solutions evidence-based?

A: Some.  Much of the focus is on advancing progress in strategies that are backed by good evidence (such as increasing safe storage of prescription drugs) by creatively engaging a broader group of community partners in getting things done.  In other cases, the workshop will introduce innovative techniques and technologies that have shown promise, so communities can have a broader set of tools to address complex, multi-faceted challenges.  The problems are evolving so fast and so many innovations are emerging that there is not time to wait for interventions that may eventually be included in rigorous studies.  The workshop will show how to connect with others via the Opioid Coalition Resource Hub to share insights on what is working and what is not.  This should help speed the development of more evidence-based solutions and promising innovations.


Q: What if I do not do opioid-specific work? How would I help? 

A: Nearly every person or organization in a community can play some contributing role to help address some part of a comprehensive strategy to address this complex crisis.  This workshop will show a variety of creative ways to harness and align many different types of organizations and individuals to contribute to community teamwork and success.


Q: What is a simulcast and how does it work? 

A: Each local space will be set up with an Internet connection, projector, screen and speakers in a main meeting room plus in two break-out session rooms.  Training sessions will be transmitted over the Internet via video and Web-conferencing technology so all the communities can simultaneously view and hear the presentations with a mix of live video and projected slides or documents.  

If you, or your community, would be interested in hosting this event, click the "We're interested!" button below to begin the registration process (no fee at this time!) and our team will get in touch with you shortly with more information.


Please email karalyn.krull@insightformation.com if you have any questions.