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Facilitator Training

Living Well with a Disability materials are written for the use of laypersons, peers, or health professionals. Facilitator trainings familiarize facilitators with Living Well’s philosophy, goals and written materials.

In order to maintain the quality and consistency of Living Well with a Disability workshops, all facilitators must be trained through The University of Montana Rural Institute or by a Rural Institute Certified Master Trainer. Living Well helps people make healthy lifestyle choices. Its success depends upon effective facilitators who encourage healthy behavior change.

Our training program has three main components to support
successful workshop facilitation: Peer Training, Facilitator Training, and Master “Train-the-Trainer” Training. Each component fits within a framework that allows trainees to progress through the entire training program. The program’s online training tools and techniques provide an enriching distance learning opportunity.

The advantages of the online training format are:

Its flexible schedule accommodates participants’ busy professional lives.

  • It offers trainees a self-directed pace and schedule.
  • Trainees connect with peers and colleagues from very diverse areas and with unique perspectives.
  • It is more accessible than in-person training because it avoids the time and cost of travel.

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