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Past Webinars

Elevating Consumer Voices

Although all planning councils/planning bodies (PC/PB) have consumer members, the extent to which their voice is given equal weight to other membership categories varies. This webinar focused on the importance of building consumer leadership skills and provided strategies and best practices to help ensure and amplify consumer input into PC/PB activities. The webinar featured presenters from the Atlanta and San Francisco EMAs sharing their strategies for engaging and elevating consumers’ voices. Presenters discussed training approaches to build consumers’ capacity to participate in and lead PC/PB activities.  View archived webinar materials

Making Room at the Table: Recruiting, Retaining, and Engaging Youth and Young Adults

The membership of Planning Council and Planning Bodies are intended to be reflective of the people affected by HIV in their community. This webinar focused on improving reflectiveness and representation by working to build up youth and young adult involvement in PC/PBs. Attendees strengthened their understanding of the value of a multi-generational PC/PB and identified strategies to recruit, retain, and meaningfully engage youth and young adults in PC/PB activities. The webinar included strategies that can be used to build multi-generational harmony in PC/PB operations. View archived webinar materials

Using Data for Decision Making: Part 1

This is the first webinar (May 23, 2019) in a two-part series on Using Data for Decision Making. Both webinars presented strategies that planning councils/planning bodies (PC/PBs) can use to gather, analyze, and incorporate data into their RWHAP HIV planning activities. The first webinar focused on introducing data types, sources, terminology, and strategies for PC/PB members to analyze the comprehensiveness and quality of data.
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Using Data for Decision Making: Part 2

This is the second webinar (May 30, 2019) in a two-part series on Using Data for Decision Making. This webinar discussed how data can be used to carry out PC/PB legislative responsibilities and offer perspectives from PC/PB members on how to balance the roles of advocate and planner. Presenters introduced methods to creatively  present data in accessible formats. View archived webinar materials

Setting the Foundation for a Good Relationship between PC/PB and RWHAP Recipient

The webinar (April 16, 2019) helped PC/PBs and RWHAP recipients identify points of tension and select appropriate approaches to manage and work through those points of tension. The webinar also explored how “positive tension” can be beneficial and present strategies to respond to tension in a constructive manner. Presenters from Los Angeles EMA and Memphis TGA shared real-life examples of pressure points and successful management of tension that have enabled them to build positive working relationships between the PC/PB and the Recipient. 
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Recruitment and Retention of New Members

This webinar (January 16, 2019) focused on strategies to improve recruitment and retention of new PC/PB members. Speakers provided insights into the legislatively required membership categories, presented a recommended process for bringing on new members, and shared best and promising practices such as establishing consumer trust and effective, ongoing orientation throughout the year. Members of the Detroit EMA and Bergen-Passaic TGA PC/PBs discussed their general approaches to recruitment and retention of new members, challenges they have faced, and their most effective strategies to overcome challenges and build a strong, effective PC/PB. View archived webinar materials

Priority Setting and Resource Allocation

This webinar (July 17, 2018) focused on the priority setting and resource allocation (PSRA) process that Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part A planning councils/planning bodies need to engage in every year. Presenters bean with an overview of priority setting and resource allocation, with particular attention to the legislative requirements for allocation of funds. Presenters then explained the steps involved in PSRA, and discussed key factors planning councils/planning bodies should consider when making PSRA decisions. View archived webinar materials

Conducting RWHAP Part A Planning Council/Planning Body Needs Assessments

This webinar (May 8, 2018), Conducting RWHAP Part A Planning Council/Planning Body Needs Assessments focused on the needs assessment process that Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part A planning councils/planning bodies need to engage in every year. Presenters discussed the timing and importance of regularly collecting needs assessment data, and provided an overview of the data collection process. Presenters also provided a case study on consumer leadership of the needs assessment process.
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Building Strong Planning Councils/Planning Bodies Part II: Tools and Strategies for Building and Maintaining Strong Relationships

This webinar (February 28, 2018) focused on the relationships between planning councils/planning bodies and other essential programs including, the RWHAP Part A recipient, Chief Executive Officer’s Board/Supervisory Office, Administrative Agency, community members living with HIV, providers of RWHAP Part A services, and HRSA HAB. Presenters shared strategies to strengthen coordination and communication between these entities and improve the community’s capacity to provide high-quality services to PLWH. Presenters described ideal relationships between these entities, helped organizations identify pressure points and causes of conflict, and provided an overview of strategies to navigate group dynamics to overcome conflicts and challenges. Presenters also shared resources to support effective collaboration.
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Building Strong Planning Councils/Planning Bodies Part I: Roles and Responsibilities

This webinar (February 21, 2018) focused on the duties and roles of PC/PB membership, planning council support staff, and RWHAP Part A Recipient. Presenters shared strategies to help all parties  understand and operate within the boundaries and limitations of their roles and responsibilities, with an emphasis on effective communication as a strategy for successful collaboration between entities. 
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