The 2015 CHSC Training was held on September 15th-17th in Portland, OR at the Crowne Plaza Downtown

The Center for Health and Safety Culture at Montana State University hosted a newly developed training on our updated approach which is based on the latest research and builds on the existing Positive Community Norms framework. The new framework embraces a cultural approach, is grounded in the latest science, and includes positive norms to improving health and safety.

Jay Otto and Katie Dively trained 60 professionals on the new Positive Culture Framework designed to serve communities and organizations in their efforts to improve health and safety. The 2.5 day training held in Portland, Oregon hosted attendees from Canada, Palau, and thirteen states across the nation.  The Positive Culture Framework training uses a seven step process grounded in social ecology and the complex relationships between individuals and their social environment, and seeks to cultivate transformation within these cultures using an approach that grows healthy values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors.

The training covered our revised process and initiated the development of your skills in three critical areas: leadership, communication and the integration of effective strategies. Participants left with specific next steps for implementing this process for transforming culture to achieve community health and safety goals.

We have updated our training to be more interactive and enhanced our materials to better support your learning. These trainings are an excellent opportunity for you to engage with others doing similar work across the country and begin your journey towards cultivating a culture that supports improved health and safety.

We will post the next training dates and location soon!

Cost of the CHSC 2015 Training- $675 per person which included registration, materials, breakfast, and afternoon snacks.

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