Trainings & Webinars
CYAN’s College Project is able to provide training to advocates working with a college or university on a variety of tobacco-related topics. If you are interested in CYAN facilitating a training for your group or organization, please do not hesitate to contact us. We provide training on an assortment of topics including but not limited to the topics listed below.
The following is a partial list of trainings that we’ve conducted in the past. For full training agendas and details, please contact us. We can also tailor a training specifically for your needs.
Strategic Planning Session: Using the Midwest Academy Strategy Chart, CYAN staff can come to your campus and conduct a 4-hour strategy session with policy supporters on campus to strategize and plan a policy campaign targeting campus decision-makers and helping your team work through the complex shared governance process.
Student Advocate Training: CYAN staff can come to your campus, or conduct a webinar, for clubs, public health students, nursing students and other student advocates on campus. This 1-2 hour training will include: the problem of tobacco, the benefits of a tobacco-free policy, and how to get started to make your campus tobacco-free.
Policy Implementation Best Practices: This 1 hour training can be provided in person or via webinar to campus taskforces. The training will cover the importance of preparing a campus community for the change, the major tasks associated with the launch of a new policy, and successes and challenges that other California campuses have faced with policy implementation.
Enforcement Options Pros and Cons: This 1-hour training can be provided in person or via webinar to campus administration or taskforces. The training covers stories from other campuses that have tried a variety of approaches to increase policy compliance and the pros and cons of each.
Policy Ambassador Program Training for Staff: Policy Ambassador Programs are becoming increasing popular as a way to increase compliance without the use of citations. This 2-hour training can be provided in person or via webinar to campus staff or student leaders that will be coordinating a Policy Ambassador Program on campus.
Policy Ambassador Program Training for Students: This 2-hour training can be provided in person or via webinar to student ambassadors on campus. The training will cover nicotine addiction, the stages of change model, and how to approach policy violators on campus. This training includes practical applications and role-play.
Data Collection Options: This 1-hour training can be provided in person or via webinar to campus staff and students. The training covers each of the data collection options below and some the pros and cons of each.
Quit Services on Campus: This one half to one full day training offers the following sessions: tobacco use rates and trends among young adults in California, best practices in offering tobacco treatment on campus, and pharmacotherapy for tobacco treatment. This training is for campus health care providers and administration.
CYAN’s College Project staff is committed to providing technical assistance and support to individuals, coalitions, and organizations advocating for tobacco-free colleges and universities. We offer a variety of services to support local and statewide advocacy efforts including but not limited to the following:
- One-on-one support (in person or by phone)
- Staff, Task Force, Coalition and/or Club trainings
- Strategic planning for policy campaigns
- Provide support for drafting tobacco-free policies
- Presentation development
- Materials development
Online Training Series
COUGH Cessation Student Advocates Training
COUGH Cessation Student Advocates Training is an online, self-paced training series of six webinars, approximately 30 minutes each. This training series was developed for college students who are interested in learning more about how they can help improve tobacco cessation services on their campus and act as a tobacco cessation advocate.
Student Veterans and Tobacco Cessation
Student Veterans and Tobacco Cessation is a webinar series is designed for college health professionals interested in providing tobacco cessation services to Student Veterans. This training is offered online, in a self-paced series of three webinars. A brief, pre-record introduction to the series provides an overview of the webinar series. The first session on Military Basics is offered as PowerPoint slides and is designed to provide background information on military communities. Sessions two and three are pre-recorded webinars varying in length from approximately 30 minutes to 45 minutes.