|Our Bookstore||The Advanced Peer Trainer Workshop (Level II)
This workshop involves participants in group leadership activities with supervised feedback and coaching.
Participants focus on the issues, skills, and practices associated with training peer trainers, improving peer training abilities, and strengthening program development. A variety of peer program models are examined.
The content of the workshop relies on participant concerns and interests and typical topics which have emerged in past workshops include:
Persons who take this workshop have considerable peer program leadership experience or considerable experience in training trainers.
Depending on participant needs an evening consulting session on a particular topic can be arranged. *There is an extra fee for those attending this evening consult.
This Advanced workshop normally is organized around these three topics:
While not required of participants, many participants continue on in the following week to act as training assistants to the Level I course participants. This option must be chosen prior to enrolment. There is an additional fee of $250.00 for this option. All participants receive daily coaching and consultation with the Level I course instructor.
Participants will be eligible to apply for national certification as Peer Helper Trainers (Level I or Level II). This certification system is based on national training standards originally developed by the Peer Counselling Project at the University of Victoria. In most cases participants in this workshop must complete a post-session, self-designed assignment in order to be eligible for Level II Certification. The content and timelines for this assignment are discussed with each participant during the course.
Participants who attend all two days of the workshop will receive a Certificate of Completion. Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit is also available through the Canadian Counselling Association.
The fee for this workshop includes all instructional costs, resource materials, nutrition breaks, and post-session assignment consultation.
This seminar will be held at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia (map and directions).
Accommodation is available at the University. Single rooms (semi-private bath) are $47.75/night, including taxes and breakfast, or $57.75 for a twin bed room; or $180/nite for a four bedroom suite; limited private accommodation is also available on the University campus at Craigdarroch House ($78.88/nite including breakfast). Call Housing Services at (250) 472-4828 for reservations. (Note: housing prices may be subject to change by June, 2012.)
For other accommodation in Victoria, including B & B's and hotels close to the workshop, call Victoria Tourism at 1-800-663-3883 or visit their website at www.tourismvictoria.com.
The University of Victoria location is about 15 minutes from downtown hotels and is easily accessible by public transportation.