Global Training Program

The Global Training Program has two objectives:

  • Build training skills in current Drug Demand Reduction experts and current trainers from around the world. This skill development will be based on adult learning theory and will assist experts to deliver engaging, applicable and sustainable learning.
  • Ensure a consistent level of substantive drug demand reduction knowledge, including but not limited to prevention of drug use and treatment of drug use disorders, related International Standards on Drug Use Prevention and, International Standards for Treatment of Drug Use Disorders, and all other aspects on the scientifically based continuum of care.

Trainers who successfully complete the vetting process will be recognized as Global Trainers in their specific area of expertise, on the ISSUP website and be available to ISSUP, UNODC, Colombo Plan, the Organization of American States, and other international organizations that conduct training around the world.

Interested applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • Demonstrate substantive expertise in drug demand reduction. Academic credentials, certifications or other professional credentials will be considered an asset.
  • Show a minimum of 5 years professional work in the field of drug demand reduction. Education may be considered in lieu of experience. Recommendations from supervisors, colleagues, IO staffs will be considered an asset.
  • Confirm recent DDR training experience. Documented experience such as training reports as a UTC, UPC, CHILD, GROW, TREATNET, PROCCER, or other DDR training will be considered an asset.
  • Confirmation of willingness to conduct future training. Written supervisor support is an asset.
  • Confirmation of willingness to continue ongoing engagement as a Global Trainer by posting training opportunities and training outcomes on the ISSUP website. Prior postings on the website or demonstration of prior ISSUP participation will be an asset.

Participants must be fluent in English. No translation will be provided for this session. A separate screening process will be conducted for Spanish-only speakers in the future.

This training has been postponed.  New dates will be shared as soon as they are available.

Only ISSUP Members can join the Global Training Program.  Please log in or become a member to apply.