NIATx Coach Academy

The training is designed to develop NIATx coaches.  In a 2013 National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) study of different approaches to technical assistance, coaching was shown to be the most important element in supporting NIATx improvement projects.  This training follows lessons learned from the application of Lean and Six Sigma models.  A thorough grounding in theory is coupled with practice during and after the two days.  Hence, this proposal pairs newly trained coaches with those who have completed a Change Leader Academy allowing for direct practice with NIATx Coaching.  Coaches receive ongoing training and mentoring to further develop skills in conflict resolution strategies, knowledge of organizational politics and change.  Coaches will be asked to provide coaching to 1-3 Change Leaders, and where possible to attend a day-long Change Leader Academy in March as well as a day-long wrap up for Coaches and the New Change Leaders

Due to space limitations we will be giving priority to those with prior NIATx training and experience.  For questions regarding the content and applicability of the training please email regarding your interest in this training to         


  • Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify the principal concepts of process improvement
  • Understand the strategies used for organizing, running and sustaining an organizational improvement effort.
  • Understand the roles of executive sponsor, change leader, and the formation of a change team.
  • Understand and gain practice in the role of coaching, including dynamics with an organization’s team.
Todd Molfenter, Ph.D. and Tommie Ann Bower, M.A.
Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 8:30am to Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 3:00pm
Attendance Mode: 
In Person
Business Operations
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center
1657 Worcester Rd.
Framingham, MA 01701
Sponsored by BSAS: 
Contact Information
Gina Colon
AdCare Educational Institute