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Needs Assessment Training Series #3: Using Data to Refine Program Strategies and Secure Funding

November 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

The third and final training for the three-part webinar series on assessments will again build off of the 2nd training on data collection, organization, and interpretation. This webinar will again go into step-by-step detail of how to prioritize the assessment information and how to begin to utilize this information for initial planning for refining and improving programs as well as how this type of information can help organizations to secure funding.

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Download the handout packet HERE →

This session is part of the Needs Assessment Training Series. To learn more and view the past sessions, click here.


CE Total: No continuing education credits available.
Target Audience: 
Counselors, Social workers, Bereavement support professionals
Instructional Level:
Basic – This best describes a topic or issue that the prospective audience is encountering for the first time in a meaningful way.
 Live Interactive Webinar



By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Increase knowledge and skills of how to engage in reviewing data to determine priorities to address the needs that the data revealed.
  2. Increase knowledge and skills of how to utilize data and priorities to support initial planning for refining and improving programs.
  3. Increase knowledge and skills of how to utilize data and priorities to support information development to secure future funding.
  4. Increase knowledge and skills of how to engage in data review and prioritization, and how to utilize data findings and priorities to support initial planning for refining and improving programs, and information development to support efforts to secure future funding.


Speaker Bio:

Ailala Kay (she/her), MA, is OMNI’s Director of Learning and Development. Ms. Kay has been with OMNI since 2004 and has overseen the provision of learning and development-focused projects, such as training, technical assistance, coaching, evaluation, and facilitation services to multiple state and local government agencies, foundations, and non-profits. Ms. Kay brings particular expertise in the design and delivery of trainings and facilitations focused on areas of needs assessment, strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation processes while supporting groups to optimize their efficiency, cohesion, collaboration, and decision-making. She is a certified performance coach, trainer of Prevention Ethics and Substance Abuse Specialist Trainer (SAPST) training, and is also certified in Effective Facilitator Strategies, Keys to Sustainability (CAPT), and Communities that Care, and is a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) facilitator. Ms. Kay is also a staff adjunct for the University of Oklahoma Master of Prevention Science degree program.

Ona Crow (she/her), CPSII, MSW, is a Senior Learning and Development Manager and has been with OMNI for 5 years.  She brings over 15 years of experience in both direct service and project/program management with diverse populations. She values the power of community in creating systemic transformation to solve complex problems and sees strong relationships as the foundation of this work. Ona brings high-level expertise and experience in developing and delivering training grounded in adult-learning theory and interactive, and  equitable approaches. Ona brings an embodied, authentic, and joyful presence to training and facilitation. She is an expert at designing effective, engaging, and customized training processes that center equity, as well as customizing the process of knowledge and skill building to meet the unique needs of each organization or group she is working with.


Refund/cancellation policy: If you need to cancel your registration, please contact Megan Lopez at or at (432) 288-4688. Please note that no refunds will be given.

To request accessibility accommodations: The National Alliance for Children’s Grief is committed to providing universal access to all our events. Please contact Megan Lopez at or at (432) 288-4688 to request disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.


November 14, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
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