NIATx Virtual Change Leader Academy

The Great Lakes ATTC now offers the NIATx Change Virtual Leader Academy (CLA)! 

Upcoming Sessions 

NIATx Virtual Change Leader Academy, September Series 
September 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2021
10:00–11:30am Central, all sessions

Dates times for optional follow-up coaching sessions TBD


HOme office


Participants from states in HHS Region 5 have registration priority: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, & WI

Now is the perfect time to learn the NIATx model of process improvement!  The NIATx Change Leader Academy has given thousands of organizations the tools to make real changes that improve their systems of care and enhance financial fitness. Many have used NIATx in times of urgency to rapidly assess needs, focus team plans for action, and implement changes that produce quick results. 

Learn the NIATx Model of Process Improvement 

You'll focus on enhancing the work using field-tested NIATx tools, with guidance from an expert coach. Along the way, you'll build a team prepared to manage any change that comes your way! 

Who Should Attend?

Anyone interested in leading change or improving service delivery in their organization: Senior leaders, managers, supervisors and front-line staff from behavioral healthcare, recovery services, criminal justice, and social services. The CLA provides both beginners and those with some experience in process improvement with the tools to lead change projects and teams within their organization.

Learning Objectives & Deliverables

At the end of the virtual workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Explain the NIATx principles and change model to team members and begin a change project.

2. Use four key quality improvement tools: the walk-through, flowcharting, nominal group technique, and PDSA (plan-do-study-act) rapid-cycle testing

3. Offer a standard approach to process improvement in their agency and begin to develop staff to be change leaders and engaged, change team members.

4. Participants in the NIATx Change Leader Academy–CLAS Standards will learn about the CLAS Standards, choose a standard to implement, and learn how to implement it using the NIATx approach. 


The NIATx Virtual CLA is available at no cost and is supported by funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).


• Watch NIATx On a Napkin – a three-minute overview of the NIATx Model of Process Improvement.
• Conduct a walk-through of a process you wish to improve and bring your notes to the workshop.


Contact Jeanne Pulvermacher, Great Lakes ATTC Co-Director at [email protected]