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Apr 15

4-Day Chronic Disease Lay Leader Training @ Pierre

Wednesday, April 15 - Thursday, April 23

Better Choices, Better Health and SDSU Extension will host a training on April 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 8 AM CDT at SDSU Extension Pierre Regional Center (412 W. Missouri, Pierre, SD 57501).

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.

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.

Online Registration

Register online using the form below by April 15, 2020. For more information, contact Lori Oster, SDSU Extension Better Choices, Better Health SD Program Coordinator.