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Continuing Education and Professional Development

IHEC offers several on-site professional development workshops, program trainings, and webinars throughout the year. Our events are free to all 2- and 4-year colleges and universities in Illinois. We welcome other organizations to participate for a nominal fee.

NOTE: All participants must read the attendance policies below and agree to our terms prior to registering.


"They help the professional in AOD prevention to KNOW what they need to know, and they provide quality training to help the professional to meet their goals. All of this is provided with little or no cost to the professional. Low cost and high quality! It doesn’t get better than that anywhere!"
Debra Disney, MSEd, LCPC
Methodist College of UnityPoint Health

Workshops & Events Event Attendance Policy


April 17, 2015 - "Encouraging Healthier Behavior by Focusing on Environmental and Intrapersonal Factors"

Presenter: Rodney Roosevelt, Ph.D., Director of Life Assessment and Motivation Project (LAMP)

Workshop will be held at Heartland Community College, Normal, IL.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., doors open at 8:30 a.m.

Registration is Open


This workshop will examine intrapersonal and environmental contributors to undergraduate behaviors. Behaviors are conceived as falling along a range from less healthy to more healthy. Using data collected in a nationwide survey of fraternity men, the impact of Basic Psychological needs, behavioral traits, and personal aspirations on a range of behaviors will be examined. Behaviors addressed include: drinking, drug use, academics, public service, hazing, and sexual activity. Emphasis will be on altering environmental cues and norms to encourage healthier functioning. Participants will have the opportunity to develop specific take-home plans to implement within their organization.

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May 5, 2015, at 9 - 10:30 a.m. CDT

"Health Messages that Support Motives for not Drinking Among Abstainers and Drinkers"

Presented by Robyn Priest, Boston College, and Kimberley Timpf, EverFi

While many students choose to drink, more and more students are interested in experiencing college life that is much less - or not at all - dependent on alcohol. Traditional prevention efforts often consider the needs of these groups separately. But research has identified that they share similar motives for not drinking: concern for their health. What are the implications for traditional prevention? This session will explore that question, hearing how one campus eliminated their AOD prevention office, creating a health promotion program to address concerns shared by all students.


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