What Do "PEP Talk: Diabetes, Healthy Feet, and You" Workshop Leaders Do?

Workshop leaders facilitate the 2.5 hour "PEP Talk" workshop in community settings, working in pairs. Groups meet for a one-time 2.5 hour workshop. There are typically 6 to 15 participants in each workshop. Leaders follow a supporting script alongside a PowerPoint presentation developed by the Canadian Association of Wound Care to teach & model skills for Healthy Change. Workshops are interactive with group activities and supporting videos. Leaders set a positive example by being a role model for workshop participants through their own self-management and sharing their own personal stories.

Leaders learn the skills required to facilitate workshops by attending a free 1-day Leader Training course. We ask certified leaders to commit to deliver the workshop within 6 months of their training and at least once per year. Leaders must facilitate a workshop once a year to retain an active certification. They will also have the opportunity to participate in activities to promote and implement the workshop in the community.

Volunteer Peer Leader Training Requirements

  • Attend an in-person or phone interview
  • Complete the 1-day Leader's training course including practice teaching assignments
  • Attend refresher sessions as required to maintain certification
  • Where possible, we prefer that Trainees have completed the Self-Management Workshop as a participant before training as a leader
  • Complete a police reference check
  • Submit the attached "Volunteer Application Form"
  • Run an annual Workshop
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