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WILLOW Classroom Training

The 4-day WILLOW training has been adapted to address High Impact Prevention (HIP) and includes participation in a 3-hour Pre-Course webinar prior to attending the Training of Facilitators (TOF) course. Prerequisites for the WILLOW TOF include:

  • Provide evidence of small group facilitation.
  • Provide evidence of certification in HIV 101.
  • Completed pre-implementation worksheets.
  • Provide a facilitation team that includes a trained (HIV 101 and group facilitation) peer facilitator (a woman living with HIV).
  • Documented attendance at the WILLOW TOF Pre-Course.

WILLOW classroom trainings are typically conducted over a four-day period.

During the classroom training, you will participate in the following:

  • Present pre-implementation findings (must bring to the TOF).
  • Overview of WILLOW-HIP.
  • Discuss key components of the intervention.
  • Observe activities as they are modeled.
  • Participate in a fish bowl exercise.
  • Practice presenting activities from the different sessions.
  • Conduct a teach-back of one assigned activity.
  • Participate in an individual conference with a trainer.
  • Schedule a capacity building assistance (CBA) request.

How to request a training

If you are a health department, clinic or community-based organization that would like to request a training in your jurisdiction, please email with "Training Request: [intervention/strategy title]" in the subject line. Please explain when and where you are requesting the training, and provide your complete contact information. A DLH Training Manager will email you for more information. Please be advised that we may not be able to fulfill your request. CDC approves each training request and assigns the trainers. 

HIP Project Contact Info:    Phone: 1-(866) 532-9565 or (240) 645-1756    E-mail:
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