Community-Based Participatory Research

Community-Based Participatory Research

A Holistic and Immersive Community Research Methods Training

Community-based research–that is, research that is conducted inside of unique, geographically-defined communities–is at its peak potential when it’s strategically and inclusively designed, and when a strong emphasis is placed on both empirical outcomes as well as research design and data collection processes. CHUM’s two-day Equitable Research Design Training is tethered around the values of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) in teaching participants the fundamental aspects of doing collaborative, community-engaged research with historically marginalized and hidden populations; research with these communities that is, first and foremost, equitable and community-guided, but also methodologically sound, actionable, and impact-oriented. Thinking about research as a ”continuum,” this training stresses the importance of expectation-setting and relationship-building with communities.

On each day of this two-day training, our experienced facilitators focus on instilling the five core aspects of CBPR and equitable research design, including: 1) Creating an inclusive, responsible, and action-oriented research framework; 2) Developing rigorous and purposeful surveys, interviews, and focus groups; 3) Ethically and collaboratively collecting data; 4) Defining and measuring program successes (and failures); and 5) Thoroughly, clearly, and responsively disseminating research results to stakeholders and the public. All of these skills will be emphasized in an IRB and HIPAA-compliant lens that is uniquely tailored to the research requirements of the participants. Upon completion of our training, you will have a deep sense of the theoretical, technical, and applied skills necessary to begin to conduct substantive, methodologically rich, and equity-driven research with a culturally diverse population of individuals. In addition, participants will be given an Equitable Research Design Training Certificate and may be eligible for Continuing Education credits.

Who’s this for?

Academics (staff, faculty, and students at educational and research institutions), clinicians, human resources professionals, community organizations, businesses, policymakers


In-person; also available via videoconferencing (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.).

Length of Training

We offer this training in durations of 4 hours, 6 hours, 8 hours, 10 hours, 12 hours, 14 hours, and 16 hours. The longer the training, the more extensive and immersive the training is, You also may opt for an optional “refresher” training six months later to help revisit and reinforce key training concepts  | “Train the Trainer” also available

Training Cost

To maintain the integrity of our content, we are independently funded and operated based on fees that we receive from our trainees. The cost of the training is dependent on the nonprofit/for-profit status of the individual or organization and the size of their training group (if applicable). Please inquire below when you are ready to begin.

Ready to begin?

Click here to schedule an informational overview of our Community-Based Participatory Research Training!