SDSU Extension will host a Better Choices, Better Health Chronic Disease Lay Leader Training on September 6, 7, 13, and 14 at the SDSU Extension Sioux Falls Regional Center (2001 E. Eighth St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103).
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.
- 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.
Sponsored Trainee Registration is $250, Volunteer Trainee is Free. The deadline to apply is August 31, 2018.
Contact Megan Jacobson, SDSU Extension Nutrition Field Specialist for more information.
**As a volunteer not sponsored by an employer or organization, we ask that you complete the SDSU Volunteer Work Agreement and agree to a background check by SDSU. The SDSU Volunteer Work Agreement will be sent to you after your application has been submitted.
**If you are sponsored by your employer/organization to attend the training and become a certified Lay Leader for BCBH, your sponsoring employer/organization will need to sign the BCBH Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which will be sent to your after your application has been submitted.