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NIATx Change Leader Academy - CLAS Standards (January 2022)

The Great Lakes ATTC offers cultural competency and process improvement training to individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.



The NIATx Change Leader AcademyCLAS Standards trains participants in the NIATx model of process improvement: a structured, team-based approach to change management. The January 2022 session focuses on the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care. Attendees will learn how to selected a culturally-focused change project, set a project aim, engage senior leaders and staff in the change process, and achieve measurable, sustainable improvements. An optional series of three monthly individual and group coaching sessions follows the two-part web-based workshop.


Participants in the virtual CLA will learn:
• The NIATx principles and how they motivate positive change though the improvement of CLAS Standards.
• How to build a change team and integrate NIATx principles at the organizational level using the CLAS framework.
• How to conduct a change project to improve specific cultural and linguistic environments within their organizations.


A certificate for 6 NAADAC continuing education hours will be emailed to participants who attend the two-part training session in full. Partial credits will not be awarded.




Both sessions will be held from 11:00 AM2:00 PM Central on the dates below. 

January 11, 2022

January 18, 2022




Alfredo Cerrato

Alfredo Cerrato is the Senior Cultural and Workforce Development Officer for the Great Lakes Addiction, Mental Health, and Prevention Technology Transfer Centers. He is also a nationally certified trainer on the National CLAS Standards and Culture: An Integral Part of Mental Health Services for Hispanic and Latino Populations. Mr. Cerrato has 25 years of international relations and development experience and specializes in cross-cultural communications, cultural dynamics, conflict resolution, and cultural process improvement topics.



Mat Roosa, LCSW-R

Mat Roosa was a founding member of NIATx and has been a NIATx coach for a wide range of projects. He works as a consultant in the areas of quality improvement, organizational development, and planning, evidence-based practice implementation. His experience includes direct clinical practice in mental health and substance use services, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and human service agency administration.


We look forward to seeing you at our training! 


Remember, to ensure all participants get the most out of these interactive virtual trainings,

we ask that everyone be prepared to do the following in every session:

Stay MutedOpen ChatTurn Camera On


Starts: Jan. 11, 2022 11:00 am
Ends: Jan. 18, 2022 2:00 pm
Registration Deadline
January 11, 2022
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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