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Become a Facilitator

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in becoming a program facilitator to offer a healthy aging program in your community!

To learn more about becoming a WIHA Program Facilitator, including requirements and qualifications, please select the program you’re interested in from the list below. Required orientation videos and application links are within the dropdown menus.

Please note: Facilitators must be associated with a Program Provider (For Wisconsin-based facilitators) or License Holder (For non-Wisconsin-based facilitators). To learn more about what Program Providers are or how to become a Program Provider, see here. To learn more about becoming a License Holder, see here.

Facilitator Training Information by Program

Diabetes Prevention Program

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Lifestyle Coach. Although DPP is not a WIHA program, we proudly promote DPP. Follow the steps below to learn more about DPP and how to become a Lifestyle Coach.

Step 1:
>Visit the DPP page to learn more about the program.

Step 2:
>Watch Part 1: What It Means to Be a Lifestyle Coach: Preparing for Program Success
>Watch Part 2: What It Means to Be a Lifestyle Coach: Program Components

Step 3:
>Contact Pam Geis to learn more and for next steps.

Pam Geis

National DPP State Quality Specialist
Chronic Disease Prevention Program | State of Wisconsin, Division of Public Health
(262) 573.3983
Geis.Pamela@gmail.com 
www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/chronic-disease.htm
www.DiabetesLocal.org

Healthy Living with Chronic Pain

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Healthy Living with Chronic Pain (HLCP) program leader. We’re committed to both training and supporting leaders, so count on us to answer questions and provide technical assistance before, during, and after your training. Follow the steps below to learn more about HLCP and register for an upcoming leader training.

Step 1:
> Visit the HLCP page to learn more about the program.

Step 2:
> Ensure you are connected to a program provider (within Wisconsin) or license holder (outside Wisconsin).

Step 3:
>Learn More About Becoming a HLCP Leader

Step 4:
> View the mandatory HLCP Orientation Video to learn more about who we are, the program, leader qualifications and expectations, as well as support provided and instructions for applying. We recommend that you view the webinar with someone from your program provider organization. 

Step 5:
Fill out the appropriate application:
> HLCP Leader Training Application – for those who new to SMRC programs or those who have let their certification lapse.
> HLCP Cross Training Application – for those already trained in another SMRC program.
> HLCP UPDATE Training Application – 2022 only. To learn about the new curriculum.

Step 6:
> Add the training dates to your calendar and await approval of your application.

Healthy Living with Diabetes

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Healthy Living with Diabetes (HLWD) program leader. We’re committed to both training and supporting leaders, so count on us to answer questions and provide technical assistance before, during, and after your training.

Step 1:
> Visit the HWLD page to learn more about the program.

Step 2:
> Ensure you are connected to a program provider (within Wisconsin) or license holder (outside Wisconsin).

Step 3:
> Learn More About Becoming a HLWD Leader

Step 4:
> View the mandatory HLWD Orientation Video to learn more about who we are, the program, leader qualifications and expectations, as well as support provided and instructions for applying. We recommend that you view the webinar with someone from your program provider organization. 

Step 5:
Fill out the appropriate application:
> HLWD Leader Training Application for those new to SMRC programs or who have let their certification lapse
> HLWD Cross Training Application for those already trained in another SMRC program

Step 6:
> Add the training dates to your calendar and await approval of your application.

Vivir Saludable con Diabetes

Gracias por su interés en convertirse líder del programa Vivir Saludable con Diabetes. Estamos comprometidos a entrenar y apoyar a líderes, así que cuente con nosotros. Contestaremos sus preguntas y brindaremos asistencia técnica antes, durante y después del entrenamiento.

Primera:
> Visita la página web de Vivir Saludable con Diabetes para aprender más

Segundo:
> Asegúrese de estar conectado con un proveedor del programa (dentro de Wisconsin) o titular de la licencia (fuera de Wisconsin).

Tercero:
Aprenda más sobre cómo convertirse en líder

Cuarta:
> Mire el video obligatorio Vivir Orientation Video (en inglés) para aprender más acerca de quiénes somos, el programa, las cualidades del líder y las expectativas, así como también el apoyo brindado e instrucciones para inscribirse. Recomendamos que mire el seminario que está en la red con alguien de su organización patrocinadora

Quinto:
Llena la solicitud
> Vivir Leader Training Application

Sexto
:
>Agrega las fechas a su calendario y espera la aprobación de su solicitud.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Living Well with Chronic Conditions (LW) program leader. We’re committed to both training and supporting leaders, so count on us to answer questions and provide technical assistance before, during, and after your training.

Step 1:
> Visit the LW page to learn more about the program.

Step 2:
> Ensure you are connected to a program provider (within Wisconsin) or license holder (outside Wisconsin).

Step 3:
Learn More About Becoming a LW Leader

Step 4:
> View the mandatory LW Orientation Video to learn more about who we are, the program, leader qualifications and expectations, as well as support provided and instructions for applying. We recommend that you view the webinar with someone from your program provider organization. 

Step 5:
Fill out the application
> LW Leader Training Application

Step 6:
> Add the training dates to your calendar and await approval of your application.

Tomando Control de su Salud

Gracias por su interés en convertirse líder del programa Vivir Saludable con Diabetes. Estamos comprometidos a entrenar y apoyar a líderes, así que cuente con nosotros. Contestaremos sus preguntas y brindaremos asistencia técnica antes, durante y después del entrenamiento.

Primero:
> Visita la página web de Tomando Control de su Salud para aprender más

Segundo:
> Asegúrese de estar conectado con un proveedor del programa (dentro de Wisconsin) o titular de la licencia (fuera de Wisconsin).

Tercero:
> Aprenda más sobre cómo convertirse en líder

Cuarto:
> Mire el video obligatorio Tomando Orientation Video (en inglés) para aprender más acerca de quiénes somos, el programa, las cualidades del líder y las expectativas, así como también el apoyo brindado e instrucciones para inscribirse. Recomendamos que mire el seminario que está en la red con alguien de su organización patrocinadora

Quinto:
Llena la solicitud
>Tomando Leader Training Application

Sexto:
>Agrega las fechas a su calendario y espera la aprobación de su solicitud.

Mind Over Matter: Healthy Bowels, Healthy Bladder

Thank you for your interest in becoming a MOM program facilitator. We’re committed to both training and supporting facilitators, so count on us to answer questions and provide technical assistance before, during, and after your training.

Step 1:
>Visit the MOM page to learn more about the program.

Step 2:
> Ensure you are connected to a program provider (within Wisconsin) or license holder (outside Wisconsin).

Step 3:
>View the mandatory MOM Orientation Video to learn more about who we are, the program, facilitator qualifications and expectations, as well as support provided and instructions for applying. We recommend that you view the webinar with someone from your program provider organization. 

Step 4:
>Download the MOM Implementation Guide to find out what it takes to implement MOM in a community setting.

Step 5:
Fill out the application:
>MOM Facilitator Training Application

Step 6:
>Add the training dates to your calendar and await approval of your application.

Physical Activity for Lifelong Success

Thank you for your interest in becoming a PALS program leader. We’re committed to both training and supporting leaders, so count on us to answer questions and provide technical assistance before, during, and after your training.
 
Step 1:
> Visit the PALS page to learn more about the program.

Step 2:
> Ensure you are connected to a program provider (within Wisconsin) or license holder (outside Wisconsin).

Step 3:
>View the mandatory PALS Orientation Video to learn more about who we are, the program, facilitator qualifications and expectations, as well as support provided and instructions for applying. We recommend that you view the webinar with someone from your program provider organization.

Step 4:
>Download the PALS Implementation Guide to find out what it takes to implement PALS in a community setting.

Step 5:
Fill out the application:
>PALS Leader Training Application

Step 6:
> Add the training dates to your calendar and await approval of your application.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Thank you for your interest in becoming a PTC program leader. We’re committed to both training and supporting leaders, so count on us to answer questions and provide technical assistance before, during, and after your training.

Step 1:
> Visit the PTC page to learn more about the program.

Step 2:
>View the mandatory PTC Orientation Video to learn more about who we are, the program, facilitator qualifications and expectations, as well as support provided and instructions for applying. We recommend that you view the webinar with someone from your program provider organization. 

Step 3:
>Download the PTC Implementation Toolkit to find out what it takes to implement PTC in a community setting.

Step 4:
Fill out the application
>PTC Leader Training Application

Step 5:
> Add the training dates to your calendar and await approval of your application.

Stand Up and Move More

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Stand Up program facilitator. We’re committed to both training and supporting facilitators, so count on us to answer questions and provide technical assistance before, during, and after your training.

Step 1:
> Visit the Stand Up page to learn more about the program.

Step 2:
> Ensure you are connected to a program provider (within Wisconsin) or license holder (outside Wisconsin).

Step 3:
>View the mandatory Stand Up Orientation Video to learn more about who we are, the program, facilitator qualifications and expectations, as well as support provided and instructions for applying. We recommend that you view the webinar with someone from your program provider organization. 

Step 4:
>Download the Stand Up Implementation Guide to find out what it takes to implement Stand Up in a community setting.

Step 5:
Fill out the application:
>Stand Up Facilitator Training Application

Step 6:
> Add the training dates to your calendar and await approval of your application.

Stepping On

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Stepping On program facilitator. We’re committed to both training and supporting facilitators, so count on us to answer questions and provide technical assistance before, during, and after your training.

Step 1:
> Visit the Stepping On page to learn more about the program.

Step 2:
> Ensure you are connected to a program provider (within Wisconsin) or license holder (outside Wisconsin).

Step 3:
Learn More About Becoming a Stepping On Facilitator

Step 4:

> View the mandatory Stepping On Orientation Video to learn more about who we are, the program, facilitator qualifications and expectations, as well as support provided and instructions for applying. We recommend that you view the webinar with someone from your program provider organization. 

Step 5:
>Download the Stepping On Implementation Guide to find out what it takes to implement Stepping On in a community setting.

Step 6:

Fill out the appropriate application:
>Stepping On Facilitator Application – For those wishing to become trained to facilitate the Stepping On program. View the VIRTUAL training agenda or the IN-PERSON training agenda. 
>Stepping On CROSS TRAINING Application – For current facilitators interested in facilitating virtual workshops.
>Stepping On Master Trainer Application – For current facilitators who wish to become trained as a master trainer to provide the Stepping On facilitator training to others. Must meet master trainer criteria. See application for details.

Step 7:
> Add the training dates to your calendar and await approval of your application.

Pisando Fuerte

Gracias por su interés en convertirse líder del programa Pisando Fuerte. Estamos comprometidos a entrenar y apoyar a líderes, así que cuente con nosotros. Contestaremos sus preguntas y brindaremos asistencia técnica antes, durante y después del entrenamiento.

Primera:
> Visita la página web de Pisando Fuerte para aprender más

Segundo:
> Asegúrese de estar conectado con un proveedor del programa (dentro de Wisconsin) o titular de la licencia (fuera de Wisconsin).

Tercero:
>Aprenda más sobre cómo convertirse en líder (en inglés)

Cuarta:
>Mire el video obligatorio Pisando Fuerte Orientation Video (en inglés) para aprender más acerca de quiénes somos, el programa, las cualidades del líder y las expectativas, así como también el apoyo brindado e instrucciones para inscribirse. Recomendamos que mire el seminario que está en la red con alguien de su organización patrocinadora

Quinto:
>Descargue la Guía de implementación de Pisando Fuerte (esta guía es la para Stepping On pero es similar) para averiguar qué se necesita para implementar Stepping On en un entorno comunitario

Sexto:
Llena la solicitud
>Pisando Fuerte Leader Training Application

Séptimo
:
>Agrega las fechas a su calendario y espera la aprobación de su solicitud.

Walk with Ease

Thank you for your interest in becoming a WWE program facilitator. We’re committed to both training and supporting facilitators, so count on us to answer questions and provide technical assistance before, during, and after your training.

The process for becoming a WWE program leader is a bit different than other WIHA programs. The leader training is offered through the arthritis foundation and is entirely online. To become a WWE leader, follow these steps:

STEP 1: Visit the WWE page to learn more about the program.
STEP 2: Learn about Walk with Ease Responsibilities.
STEP 3: Complete the 3-hour online training. Register for Online Leader Training. WIHA has developed a guidebook to assist in working through the leader training. You may download that here
STEP 4: Register with WIHA as a WWE leader. It’s important that you register with WIHA after you’ve completed your leader training to ensure that you have access to all program support and resources. Register as WWE leader with WIHA
STEP 5: View the WIHA’s WWE guidebook for steps to take after your trained.