Opportunity Details

Health & Wellness
People with Health-based Concerns

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Chronic Disease Lay Leader Training

Become a Better Choices, Better Health© SD Lay Leader to help people better manage their chronic conditions and lead healthier lives. No healthcare or teaching experience is required. In fact, many leaders have a chronic disease themselves and have attended the workshops as a participant.

Training Dates

  • September 6, 2018; 8 AM - 4:30 PM CDT
  • September 7, 2018; 8 AM - 4:30 PM CDT
  • September 13, 2018; 8 AM - 4:30 PM CDT
  • September 14, 2018; 8 AM - 4:30 PM CDT

Why become a leader?

  • To teach people skills that can make a difference in how they live their lives
  • To work with other facilitators in your community
  • To learn proven methods to apply to other areas of your practice/life
  • To improve leadership, teaching, and group facilitation skills

Here’s what’s involved in the training

  • To become a Lay Leader you will attend a 4 day training session and agree to a minimum two-year commitment.
  • You’ll receive a leader manual and complete training activities identical to those taught to workshop attendees.
  • You’ll learn how to implement and administrate the program and complete a set of practice teaching assignments.
  • All materials, handouts, supplies, and lunch/refreshments for the 4 days of training will be provided.
  • Lay Leaders often register in pairs since all workshops are co-facilitated by 2 leaders. It is best to have 2–3 trainees for a smaller community or town.

Post-training requirements

  • As a Lay Leader, you must co-lead a workshop within 6 months of completing leader training and commit to facilitate a minimum of one full workshop each year.
  • You must attend refresher sessions periodically to maintain certification.

Click Here to Register for the Training.

For more information contact Lori at Lori.Oster@sdstate.edu or 605-782-3290.

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