The Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky (CLIK) is a 4-week intensive leadership development training program offered in Hazard, KY by the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health, the Kentucky Office of Rural Health, and the UK CCTS Community Engagement and Research Program.
The Institute is designed to enhance research and capacity-building competencies in community leaders, senior staff, directors and administrators. There are up to 12 positions available for the 2019 class.
- CLIK Applications Due :Date
RFA Release Date: November 12, 2018
Applications due: December 18, 2018
Applicants Notified: January 18, 2019
Save the Required Training Dates (tentative): March 18, March 19, March 26, April 1 and April 9, 2019
Save the Required Six-Month Project Update Meeting: Fall 2019 (date to be announced)
Save the Required Graduation Date: Spring 2020 (date to be announced)
The Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky (CLIK) is a 4-week intensive leadership development training program offered in Hazard, KY by the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health, the Kentucky Office of Rural Health, and the UK CCTS Community Engagement and Research Program. The Institute is designed to enhance research and capacity-building competencies in community leaders, senior staff, directors and administrators. There are up to 12 positions available for the 2019 class.
The overall goal of the program is to assist leaders affiliated with organizations that engage and empower communities to reduce health disparities, leverage funding and learn how to use data to improve services and programs.
The program is designed to provide participants opportunities to:
- Participate in thought-provoking and interactive training activities.
- Improve their skills in grant writing, public speaking and presentations, finding and using data collected on local communities, creating databases, using a web-based data system, developing good surveys, making sure their programs are using techniques that work, and assessing whether programs are working (evaluation).
- Gain a broader perspective of community health issues.
- Address problems that affect the health of the community by implementing a project selected by the participant. A mentor will work in partnership with the CLIK participant.
- Improve their abilities to partner with community or academic organizations to improve health in the community.
- Network among community organizations in Kentucky, particularly Appalachian Kentucky.
- Enhance their leadership skills.
- Become highly motivated community leaders who are better prepared to participate in community research projects.
- Receive deserved recognition and prestige as a community leader making contributions to improve health in Kentucky, particularly Appalachian Kentucky.
Who Should Apply?
Community and organizational leaders, administrators, directors and other key program staff should apply.
Each participant’s organization will receive a $2500 grant for their participation in this competitive program and completion of their proposed project. The participant’s organization must have 501c3 status or a designated lead fiscal agency (health agency or non-profit) to receive and manage the grant award. Grantees will be required to complete the following paperwork with the UK CCTS:
- Invoice on agency/coalition letterhead for payment
- W-9 Tax Form on behalf of the agency
- A University of Kentucky Independent Contract (IC) Form
Priority will be given to leaders from Appalachian Counties in Kentucky. In addition, priority will be given to applicants who propose projects consistent with the UK CCTS Community Engagement Program’s areas of interest including:
- Cancer prevention (e.g., nutrition, physical activity, smoking cessation)
- Reducing obesity and sedentary lifestyle
- Chronic disease (diabetes, cardiovascular disease) prevention or management
- Substance abuse prevention and treatment
To accomplish the goals of the Institute, the full participation of each individual selected is necessary. To successfully complete the Institute, participants must:
1) Attend all training sessions and present their project during the graduation session. Those who miss any sessions will be asked to withdraw from the program and the grant will not be awarded. We anticipate that CLIK will be a highly competitive program, so we ask you to carefully consider your commitment, as there are limited slots.
2) Develop and implement a project to ensure that there is a “real world deliverable” that builds organizational and community capacity. Examples of projects and a budget are provided in the FAQ document.
3) Provide a brief 6-month and 1-year progress report for the project.
Upon completion of the program, leaders will have increased competencies in community research that allow them to access and leverage the funding needed to build capacity in their programs and organizations. The long-term goal is to improve community research capacity to address health disparities in communities, particularly in Appalachian Kentucky.
Participants will present their projects during the Annual UK CCTS Spring Conference 2019, in Lexington, KY, where they will also be recognized as graduates of the Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky.
Training Location & Schedule
Training sessions will take place at the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health, in Hazard, KY, on March 18, March 19, March 26, April 1 and April 9. Following the training dates, mentoring and technical assistance will be available throughout the year as participants’ projects are implemented and completed. Meals and snacks will be provided during training hours. Participants will be encouraged to work on their individual projects, network and meet with mentors during the breakfast and lunch sessions. Please review the list of tentative training dates to make certain that we can expect your full participation should you be selected.
- CLIK Orientation
Advanced Public Speaking Workshop
Monday, March 18, 2019, 1:00 – 5:30 pm
- Program Evaluation, Data Analysis,
Survey Development, Human Subjects Protection,
Accessing and Mining Public Datasets, & Data Visualization
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Quality Improvement, Ensuring Evidence-Based Practice,
& Assessing Community Health Needs
Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Designing and Implementing a Solid Budget
& Grant Proposal Writing
Monday, April 1, 2019, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Project Presentations and Celebration Lunch
Tuesday, April 9, 2018, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Mid-point Meeting and Project Updates
Fall 2019, date and time to be announced
- Graduation and Project Presentations
UK CCTS Spring Conference 2020
Lexington, KY, date to be announced
(*Please note session topics and dates are subject to change)
For questions regarding this training program, please contact Beth Bowling at firstname.lastname@example.org or (606)-439-3557 ext. 83545.