Self-management programs are led by peer leaders, many living with chronic conditions themselves.
Who should become a leader?
Adults 19 years and older who have attended a Take Charge program in the past. Leaders can be health care professionals, caregivers, family members, community volunteers, educators, anyone who is interested in supporting people with a chronic health conditions to better manage their symptoms.
Non-judgmental and open to new ideas
Responsible, respected and trustworthy
Committed towards helping others
Willing to listen, learn new skills and be a healthy role model
Committed to the philosophy of the program
What are the benefits of becoming a leader?
Learn facilitation skills
Learn techniques and strategies you can use in your own life
Share in other people's success
What is involved with the training?
You must attend a leader training workshop, which is 4 days in length
Once you complete the 4 day training, you will receive a Leader Trainer Certificate
You must be willing to deliver your first workshop with in the first 6 months after your training date.
Training is free
Training workshops are interactive and fun.
Am I on my own when delivering a program?
Workshops are delivered with 2 leaders. You will be partnered with a more experienced leader until you are comfortable.
All registration, materials and evaluations are handled by the Waterloo Wellington Self- Management team
Still interested and willing to attend a peer leader training?