All Leader trainings are conducted by two certified Master Trainers (those who train
Leaders) in good standing. Trainings include Workshop Activities and Training
- Workshop activities are identical to activities in the program taught to people with
chronic diseases when the program is offered to the community. Ideally, Leader trainees
are living with a chronic condition themselves or caregivers to someone with a chronic
condition. During workshop activities, trainees are asked to act as themselves living with
a chronic disease, and to experience the activities just as anyone would when they attend
a workshop sessions in their communities. They are encouraged to ask questions as
participants with chronic conditions would.
- Training activities are designed to review and discuss the workshop activities. During
training activities, trainees can be themselves (trainees) and ask questions about training,
implementation and administration of the program.
- Assuming this double role may be confusing for some trainees. It may take a day or two
until it becomes a normal occurrence. If and when needed, trainers will remind or clarify
this for the group.
- Self-Management Leader trainings are not of the “Sit and Listen” type. Trainings are
interactive and dynamic. Trainees are expected to participate actively during training.
Because training is intense, trainees should not plan to do any other work during the days
of training. Some people may feel overwhelmed by the amount of information given to
them and the participation requirements.
All SMRC Self-Management programs rest conceptually on Albert Bandura’s Social
Learning Theory, most particularly in the self-efficacy construct. In addition, Stanford
programs are based on or aligned with concepts of self-management, community-based
health education, community health workers and an empowerment philosophy. All of the
Stanford self-management programs are evidence-based meaning they have been evaluated
in randomized trials, and have shown to improve health behaviors and health outcomes.
IS THIS TRAINING FOR ME?
- I believe that people have the right to receive information and to make their own
decisions (even if they are not perfect decisions), particularly on health issues.
- I see myself as a facilitator of a process for people who want to self-manage their
- I am comfortable with public speaking
- I am comfortable with being evaluated in front of a group
- I welcome constructive feedback
- I am aware that training is intensive and will require physical and mental energy
- I like interactive trainings over “sit and listen” types of trainings
If you checked all of the above questions as being true for you, the chances that you would
like, enjoy and do well in SMRC trainings are fairly high.
Register by: Nov 27, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Space is limited.
Phone: (805) 981‐6657
Phone: (805) 388‐1952 Ext. 133