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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


Thursday, June 11, 2015 ~ 10:00am to 4:00pm

"Using Logic Models to Develop and Assess Health Education and Promotion Programming"

Presented by Dr. Eric Davidson, Director of IHEC, Eastern Illinois University

Student Affairs Practitioners and Substance Abuse Professionals are being called to demonstrate that program efforts affect learning, personal growth and behavior change. 

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Webinars Webinar Attendance Policy


June 17, 2015 at 11:00 AM CDT

"Characteristics and Components of Effective Prevention Programming"

Presented by Dr. Eric Davidson, Director of IHEC, Eastern Illinois University


Prevention professionals typically have very little in their budget (or none!) to use for substance abuse prevention programming. Often preventionists wear other hats within their organization, too, leaving very little time for planning. The result is often a program or event that might seem impactful for a short period, but does not lead to a permanent behavior change. That's why it is so important to get the biggest bang for your buck. Effective prevention practices require solid groundwork and planning, and utilizing these best practices can illicit big changes over time. This webinar will discuss the common mistakes program planners make, and take you through the steps for identifying programs that will best meet the needs of your campus and community. 



June 24, 2015 at 1:00 PM CDT 

"Health Messages that Support Motives for Not Drinking Among Abstainers & Drinkers"

presented by Robyn Priest, MA, Boston College


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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