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Living and Working Well with a Disability Facilitators: Register today for Peer-to-Peer Call #2!

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Register today for the next Living & Working Well with a Disability Facilitator Peer-to-Peer Series Call! Registration link is below.

Mark your calendars— the second Peer-to-Peer Series conference call for Living and Working Well with a Disability Facilitators is scheduled for June 28, 2018, at 11 a.m. MT. The call topic is implementation, recruitment, and sustainability. These calls are free and open to any Living and Working Well facilitators, though registration is preferred.

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Living & Working Well Facilitator Peer-to-Peer Series

Second call topic: implementation, recruitment, and sustainability.

A one-hour national conference call to bring together facilitators so we can share knowledge, experiences, and ideas!
June 28, 2018; 11 a.m. MT (10 a.m. Pacific, 12 p.m. Central, 1 p.m. Eastern)

Conference line 1-800-832-0736

Room number (enter when prompted): 7785002

To register, follow this link:

Register for the Peer-to-Peer Series Call #2

Curious to know more about what facilitators shared in the first Peer-to-Peer Series call? We’ve put together a “FAQ: Facilitator-Answered Questions” handout to highlight some of the gems of wisdom shared on Call #1, which was held on April 26, 2018. The topic was managing group dynamics. View a PDF and text-only version of the document by following the links below:

These documents are also available to all Living and Working Well with a Disability Facilitators on the Facilitator Tips page of the Living and Working Well program website.

The Living Well and Working Well with a Disability programs are evidence-based, peer-led health promotion workshops provided by organizations that serve people with disabilities. RTC:Rural provides training and certification for Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and other organizations to conduct the workshops. Both programs are based on the Independent Living philosophy, which recognizes that individual choice and self-determination are essential components of living independently in the community.

Since Living Well and Working Well began offering program training and implementation, over 1,600 facilitators have been trained in 47 states, in turn serving over 13,000 adults with disabilities. To learn more about the development of Living and Working Well, visit the RTC:Rural website project pages here:

Interested in becoming a Living or Working Well with a Disability facilitator or provider? Visit the Living & Working Well with a Disability website or email livingwell@ruralinstitute.umt.edu for more information, resources, or to be added to the Living and Working Well listserv.

“We’re here to help each other live better with our disabilities:” First Living/Working Well Facilitator Peer-to-Peer Series Call a Success

A circle of clip art people surrounds the Living and Working Well with a Disability logo, Peer-to-Peer Series written underneath. RTC:Rural’s new Peer-to-Peer Series call for Living Well and Working Well with a Disability Facilitators was held on April 26, 2018. Twenty-six participants joined the conference call and shared their experiences, challenges, and successes as facilitators. The topic of the first call was managing group dynamics.

“A key difference between facilitating and teaching is that as a facilitator, you are not placing yourself in the position of expert or leader,” said RTC:Rural Training Associate Maggie Lawrence, who organized the call. “Facilitators help to guide the session and keep on track, but the control of the curriculum is given to the group. This means that the workshop sessions are heavy on discussion and peer support, and therefore each group can have a different feel and different dynamics.” Continue reading

RTC:Rural starts new Living & Working Well Facilitator Peer-to-Peer Series

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RTC:Rural Presents: Living & Working Well Facilitator Peer-to-Peer Series. First call topic: Managing Group Dynamics. A one-hour national conference call to bring together facilitators so we can share knowledge, experiences, and ideas! April 26, 2018. 11 a.m. MT.

Beginning on April 26, RTC:Rural is hosting a new Peer-to-Peer Series for Living and Working Well with a Disability facilitators. These one-hour conference calls are open to all facilitators who are involved in these programs, and there is no cost to participate.

“I started the series because there is so much rich knowledge and experience in this community of facilitators, but there are not very many ways for people in this community to connect and share that knowledge,” said Maggie Lawrence, RTC:Rural Training Associate, who trains Living & Working Well facilitators and provides technical assistance for the Living & Working Well programs. “I see this call series as a platform for facilitators to share experiences, stories, skills, questions, successes, and challenges; everyone is an expert, and everyone is a learner.” Continue reading