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Using NIATx to Strengthen Your Workforce: NIATx Change Leader Academy for RHRP

***You only need to register once to participate in sessions 6-10***



The CLA trains both beginners and those with some experience in process improvement in the NIATx model of process improvement: a structured, team-based approach to change management for organizations large and small. Attendees learn how to select a change project, set a project aim, engage senior leaders and staff in the change process, and achieve measurable, sustainable improvements.


Learning Objectives

Participants will learn how to:

  • Explain the NIATx principles and change model to team members and begin a change project.
  • Use four, key quality improvement tools - the walk-through; flowcharting; the nominal group technique; and Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) rapid cycle testing.
  • Commit to carrying out a change project in their organization with one NIATx coaching call and three peer learning follow-up calls.
  • Offer a standard approach to process improvement in their agency and begin to develop staff to be change leaders and engaged, change team members.




All sessions in this series will take place virtually from 3:00 PM–4:00 PM CT / 4:00 PM–5:00 PM ET. Please visit the RHRP series landing page for more information and registration for all sessions in this series.


***You only need to register once to participate in sessions 6-10***

  • Session 6 - June 1: Learning Collaborative Kick-off & Introduction to the NIATx Change Leader Academy
  • Session 7 - June 8: NIATx Change Leader Academy for RHRP
  • Session 8 - June 15: NIATx Change Leader Academy for RHRP
  • Session 9 - June 22: NIATx Change Leader Academy for RHRP
  • Session 10 - June 29: NIATx Change Leader Academy for RHRP




Those who fully attend all 13 hours of the RHRP series will be eligible to receive a total of 13 NAADAC continuing education (CE) hours. NAADAC CE certificates will be sent to qualifying participants via email within 1-2 weeks after the conclusion of the training.

  • Participants who fully attend each of the 5 foundational sessions of the RHRP series will be eligible to receive 1 NAADAC CE hour per session. (Sessions: April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18)

  • Participants who fully attend all 5 sessions of the RHRP Change Leader Academy will be eligible to receive 5 NAADAC CE hours. No partial credit will be awarded. (Sessions: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)

  • Participants who fully attend all 10 sessions of the RHRP series will be offered the opportunity to participate in an additional 3 hours of free one-on-one organizational coaching with Mat Roosa that will be tailored to your team and/or agency. Those who participate in these virtual coaching sessions will be eligible to receive 3 NAADAC CE hours. No partial credit will be awarded.




Trainer, Mat Roosa

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.







Trainer, Isa Velez EnchevarriaIsa Vélez is a Puerto Rican clinical psychologist. She is the Ohio State Project Manager for the Great Lakes Addiction, Mental Health, and Prevention Technology Transfer Centers managed by the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During her pre-doctoral internship at Children’s Institute in Los Angeles, CA, she obtained a certification as Interpersonal Psychotherapy Clinician. She was trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Therapy. In addition, she provides telehealth services to culturally diverse population in Massachusetts and Puerto Rico. Her clinical work has focused on culturally tailored and trauma-informed services to the Latinx community and other ethnic/racial minorities.






The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for 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.

Starts: Jun. 1, 2023 3:00 pm
Ends: Jun. 29, 2023 4:00 pm
Registration Deadline
June 1, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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