There are more than 400 Living Well Leaders and more than 70 Master Trainers in Oregon.
All Leaders and Master Trainers must complete a full 4-day training to become certified as a Leader. Participants must attend the full training and facilitate a program to become a Leader.
Two trained Leaders are required to lead chronic disease self-management programs. It is strongly recommended that Leaders are individuals living with a chronic condition, and at least one individual be a peer or lay Leader, rather than a health or social service professional. It is also very helpful if Leaders have attended a chronic disease self-management program as a participant prior to being trained.
What organizational commitment is required?
Since two trained Leaders are required to lead programs, it is recommended that organizational teams sent to a 4-day Leader training would include 2-4 individuals, with at least one paid staff person who can handle program promotion and logistics, in addition to leader programs, and one peer or lay volunteer.
Organizations sending participants to a Leader training are committing to the initial 4 days of training, plus the time for coordinating and providing at least 2 six-week community programs within the following 12 months. Potential costs include participant books and program licensing.
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Find a Leader Training
Leader training for Living Well is available regularly in Oregon. There are also opportunities to receive Leader training for Tomando Control de su Salud and for the Positive Self-Management Program for HIV.
Upcoming Leader Trainings (pdf)
The majority of Leader trainings are currently offered through several Training Centers throughout the state, although some organizations offer their own Leader trainings.
Leader Training application form
To apply for an upcoming leader training, complete the form below and submit to the organization offering the training.
Leader Training Application (pdf)
Leader Training Application (Spanish) (pdf)
Leader Training resources
These leader training manual inserts outline the importance of the Oregon Living Well Network, data collection and fidelity when offering the program. Master Trainers are strongly encouraged to review these documents when conducing a Living Well leader training.
Oregon Living Well training manual documents (pdf)
The Talking Points for Master Trainers help walk Master Trainers through how to present the information on the Oregon Living Well Network, data collection and fidelity when offering the program.
Talking Points for Master Trainers (pdf)