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IHEC Continuing Education & Professional Development

IHEC offers several on-site professional development workshops, program training, 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


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Calendar of Events

Upcoming Trainings

"The Role of Prevention in Addressing Opioid Overdose" by Dave Closson
October 23rd at Lake Land College from 9am - 4pm 

Prevention plays a critical role in addressing the nation's opioid crisis yet engaging in efforts to prevent opioid overdose specifically may be new territory for many prevention practitioners. Click here to learn more about this training!

Register here. 



Upcoming Webinars

"Digging in Your Data" by  Kathleen Anderson Ratcliff
October 31st, 2018 at 10am CST

Have you received a long, complex survey report from your campus ’ administration of the CORE Survey, flipped through it and gotten immediately overwhelmed? Or simply filed it away on an electronic shelf somewhere, with the hopes to eventually tackle it and make sense of it? If this sounds even remotely like your campus, join us for this webinar as we break down how you can use the CORE data to drive your decision making and turning your 100 page report into something easier to understand and use!

We ’ll highlight some of the key features of the report, including key data indicators to pay attention to, how to align data with potential (or existing) strategies, and how to utilize the CORE data for evaluation purposes. Click here to learn more about this training!

Register here.


"What Happens When They Turn 21? Addressing Over-service of Alcohol" by  Sheila Nesbitt
November 13, 2018 at 2pm CST

Campuses often have strong efforts to prevent underage drinking among college students, but what happens when they turn 21? This webinar will describe two promising strategies to address over-service of alcohol in retail settings.

POLD seeks to identify the location where a person last consumed alcohol when they are involved in an alcohol-related incident (DUI, assaults, and other offenses). Through identifying problem trends, law enforcement has been able to direct patrols and work with retailers to address serving practices and eventually reduce alcohol-related incidents in the community. In conjunction with POLD, conducting observations of retail establishments to identify serving practices and provide feedback to retailers can help promote responsible service and reduce over-service of alcohol. Learn how a local coalition along with law enforcement worked together to implement strategies to address over service. Click here to learn more about this training!

Register here.


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