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TRAININGS: PRO-A Recovery Leadership Series

Online Leadership Trainings

The Council on Chemical Abuse, in partnership with the SOS Berks Opioid Coalition, has scheduled upcoming online trainings as part of a leadership series. These interactive ZOOM-based trainings will be conducted by the Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations Alliance (PRO•A). PRO•A is the statewide non-profit, 501(c)(3) grassroots advocacy organization dedicated to supporting individuals in recovery and educating the public on addiction and recovery.

The trainings were created for persons in recovery and their allies.

All trainings are FREE but registration is required. Three PCB credits are offered. 

For more information, contact Marcia Goodman-Hinnershitz at


Upcoming trainings:

Leadership Skills for Peer Leaders
“Effective Leadership, Advocacy, and Mentoring – Why It is Important for Our Future”
This three-hour training is designed to engage persons in recovery in becoming active leaders and mentors for the recovery movement. The virtual training will include opportunities for participant interaction.

This training is being offered twice with registration limited to 35 participants each date.

August 12, 2020    9:00AM – NOON (Registration FULL)
REGISTER HERE for September 9, 2020    9:00AM – NOON


Sharing Our Stories: Communicating for Change
“Learning to Use Our Recovery Stories as a Force to Overcome Stigma”
This three-hour training provides persons in recovery with the following:

  • An understanding of the importance of using personal stories of recovery as a force for change
  • How to develop messaging to overcome stereotypes and stigma
  • How to become a strength-based, recovery-focused voice of hope within our families, our communities, and with policymakers and the media

This training is being offered twice with registration limited to 35 participants each date.

REGISTER HERE for August 19, 2020   9:00AM – NOON
REGISTER HERE for September 16, 2020    9:00AM – NOON

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