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. 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

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 your community or coalition is not able to 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 Implementing Population Health Strategies and Improving Collective Impact so communities can harness their existing resources to address complex social challenges like the opioid crisis.
  • Author of the chapter, "Implementing Population Health Strategies" in the new highly-acclaimed book, "Solving Population Health Problems through Collaboration" (Routledge, 2017)
  • Experienced speaker for organizations, communities, and coalitions striving to address complex  issues
  • As the guiding force behind the the Opioid Coalition Resource Hub, Bill is well versed on the current research, programs, and solutions communities have successfully implemented to address the opioid crisis, balancing the need for evidence-based practices and the desire for 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.  


Please email if you have any questions.