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Training > Self-Management Programs Workshop Leader

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs (CDSMEP) include five programs, each in English and Spanish. They are:

All are peer-led education programs that are six weeks in length and can be offered in a variety of community settings. Sessions are led by two certified Workshop Leaders, at least one of whom has a chronic health condition.

A Workshop Leader can be someone who:

  • Has successfully completed a CDSMP workshop and wants to share the program with others;
  • Has a chronic health condition or is caring for someone who has a chronic health condition;
  • Serves adults, including those with disabilities, who have chronic health condition; and
  • Is nonjudgmental, a good listener and feels comfortable talking before groups.

Each Workshop Leader is trained to facilitate CDSMP or Tomando Control de su Salud, then may opt to become cross-trained in additional self-management programs that are available.

Individuals interested in becoming a certified Workshop Leader must attend and successfully complete a four-day certification training facilitated by two certified Master Trainers. Cross-training involves an additional one-day training. Each trainee receives a detailed Leader’s manual, a copy of the workshop’s textbook and audio CDs.

Leader Agreement & Expectations

  • Agree to attend and satisfactorily complete all four (4) days of the CDSMP certification training, no exceptions.
  • Agree to facilitate a workshop (consists of sic weekly 2/1-hour sessions) within three (3) months of being trained to achieve full certification status.
  • Agree to deliver the programs exactly as detailed in the Leader manual as required by the Self-Management Resource Center.
  • Agree to facilitate at least one (1) workshop every year to remain certified.
  • Agree to collect and report attendance of participants and participant information health status surveys, and other required data.

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