The 4-day Self-Management leader training program will expose you to a new and empowering approach to self-management for those living with chronic conditions. Taking the training will allow you to be eligible to lead workshops in your community with another peer leader who is most likely living with a chronic condition. You will develop skills to support self-management in the patients with whom you interact.
No, it is not difficult to be a leader. Leaders will have thorough training, and receive ongoing support from the Program Coordinator as needed. As far as the course material is concerned, the Leaders Manual gives exact instruction and tips in a user-friendly structure. You do not need to be a health professional to lead this course.
Leader refresher courses are scheduled from time to time. They are an opportunity to share experiences, ask questions and practice leader skills.
Leaders are provided with ongoing support and opportunities for education.
Leaders must successfully complete a 4-day Leader Training Workshop. If feasible, we ask certified leaders to commit to deliver the six-week course at least twice in the following year but must be able to run an annual course at a minimum. They will also have the opportunity to participate in activities to promote and implement the course in the community.
As a leader, you will have the satisfying task of integrating the contents of the program and learning group facilitation skills that can be transferred to other areas of your life. Most importantly, you will watch people affected by chronic conditions successfully manage their health conditions by using the skills and tools that you have shared with them.
This program made me aware that there is a common denominator for many health conditions. As a result of this class I feel better prepared to help myself and reach my goals