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Refresher Training

Upcoming Web-Based
Refresher Trainings


For Master Trainers & T-Trainers

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For Leaders

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Stanford offers a refresher training curriculum for Leaders of any Stanford self-management programs, including Chronic Disease Self-Management, Diabetes Self-Management, Chronic Pain Self-Management, Positive Self-Management (HIV), and Cancer Thriving and Surviving Programs. The training is designed for those Leaders who have been performing well, but have not facilitated a workshop within the time required to maintain active status. The refresher training reviews the important processes in the programs (brainstorming, feedback, making an action plan, paraphrasing, etc.).

Leaders may take a Refresher Training facilitated by Master Trainers or T-Trainers locally or, if that is not available, online through Stanford. Online Leader Refresher Training will be offered starting in late summer 2016.

Master Trainers and T-Trainers must attend a 1-hour orientation webinar before conducting a small group, in-person Leader Refresher training. Dates and a registration link for Master Trainers and T-Trainers are on the menu at right. The cost is $50 per trainer.

CRITERIA FOR TAKING MASTER TRAINER OR T-TRAINER REFRESHER ORIENTATION Active Master Trainers and T-Trainers must have submitted their 2015 Trainer's Annual Report.

CRITERIA FOR TAKING A LEADER REFRESHER TRAINING: Leaders who have been unable to facilitate a community workshop within the past 12 months to maintain their active status. Refresher training cannot be used during the first 12 months after completion of the 4-day Leader training, nor can a Refresher training be used two years in a row.

What is the format for a web-based training?

Master Trainers and T-Trainers will be asked to view videos and read the training manual, and then submit a form confirming that they did so. This should take about two hours. The orientation webinar will be approximately an hour. After the orientation webinar, Master Trainers and T-Trainers may facilitate small-group Leader Refresher trainings.

Leader trainees will be asked to complete pre-webinar homework which can take up to 4 hours, and attend 1 real time webinar with up to 25 other trainees. Trainees will meet together at the webinar meeting for up to 3 hours.

How do I access the pre-webinar activities?

The training requires that you spend time reviewing training videos and completing training assignments before the webinar. All training activities and videos can be found on the website. After you have registered, you will receive a username and password to access the training site about 2 weeks prior to the webinar. The pre-webinar assignment will be due two business days before the webinar.

How do I access the webinar?

We will send you webinar instructions when we send access to the training site. This email attachment will contain the date and time as well as the other instructions that you will need. There is also a webinar instruction form that you can download from the training site.

How do I register for Refresher training?

A link to the registration form is on the menu on the right side of this page.

What if I know someone else that wants to attend?

In order to get credit for attending the training, each person needs to register separately for the training. Send them the link to this page.

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