This track presents the science underlying workplace-based prevention interventions and policies, and the methods and strategies workplaces can use to improve their environment and culture. It also provides experiential learning in planning for workplace policy changes and other substance use prevention efforts thus empowering employees to avoid substance use. It consists of the following seven courses:
Practitioners Specialty Track 3: Workplace-Based Prevention- 85Hrs.
UPC 31: The Role of the Workplace in Prevention
This course describes the role of the workplace in prevention that includes how workplaces in communities impact the local community, how workplace and workforce substance use can impact different types of workplaces, workplace cultures, structures, environments and activities that reduce the likelihood of substance use among workers and workplace characteristics that may increase the likelihood of worker substance use. It also articulates the ethical principles guiding workplace prevention.
UPC 32: Why the Workplace is an Important Setting for Prevention
This course discusses the costs of substance use among adults and how it affects local workplace, association between substance use and a variety of workplace performance and interpersonal problems and the components of a “business case for prevention” draft.
UPC 33: Key Components of Workplace Substance Use Prevention Policies
This course defines the concept of stakeholders and how to identify stakeholders in the individual organisation. It also describe how different strategies target the workplace environment, social norms and interactions,
UPC 34: Developing Effective Workplace Substance Use Prevention Policies
This course examines the application of the 12 UNODC principles to policy development in the workplace, selection criteria for stakeholders in the development of policy and programme implementation, importance of substance use prevention and policies to stakeholders and others in the workplace and community, and utilisation of the Workplace Policy Template in developing a workplace prevention policy.
UPC 35: Overview of UNODC International Standards on Drug Use Prevention
This course discusses the characteristics of and criteria for evidence-based workplace interventions as well as reviews and selects evidence-based interventions for applicability to the individual workplace.
UPC 36: Implementing and Adapting Workplace-Based Programs
This course explains the steps in the implementation process and strategies to address the barriers to implementing prevention interventions.
UPC 37: Monitoring and Evaluation as Applied to the Workplace
This course describes the importance of evaluation in the workplace, and the concept and process of process evaluation and the collaborative model of evaluation. It also outlines how to select the most appropriate evaluation design for the individual workplace.