Speaking Engagements & Group Training

Guest Lectures

We believe community education is important to achieving community wellness. Topics previously covered in the high school, college, and community member populations have included:

Opioid Misuse (What is it? Why should we care?)

Navigating the College Experience (with emphasis on science/health career goals)

Building a Career in Science/Research

Implicit Bias (biases we all share and potential influences on our professional work)

What is Prevention?

Training: Mental Health First Aid (Youth)

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a national certification program designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge/crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

Facilitated Workshops

Using Technology of Participation (ToP)® Methods, we guide stakeholders and laypersons in making collective decisions or plans. ToP methods are great tools to use to help foster collaboration in decision-making and action – among individuals, organizations or communities.

Abloom offers:

Focused Conversations

A universal framework to generate meaningful, productive dialogue around any topic.

  • Conduct purposeful, productive meetings and discussions
  • Stimulate candid feedback
  • Surface new ideas and solutions

Consensus Workshops

Infuse a group with creative energy and bring diverse opinions and perspectives into an agreement everyone can own and support.

  • Tap rational and intuitive thought processes
  • Respectfully integrate diverse ideas into a larger whole
  • Generate practical and creative solutions from multiple perspectives
  • Minimize conflict and achieve consensus

Action Planning Workshops

Quickly plan and prepare a group project for launch, and develop shared commitment to timelines, tasks, and success measures.

  • Analyze the current reality and set inspiring goals
  • Maximize group ownership and creativity
  • Craft a doable plan with clear ownership, timelines and success measures

Strategic Planning Workshops

We help groups:

  • Creatively visualize and come to agreement around their ideal future
  • Honestly confront their most stubborn blocks to success
  • Align around powerful, innovative shared intentions
  • Define measurable goals
  • Commit to accountable plans of action