All of the other SMRC programs are based on the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.  Therefore, once a person has been trained in CDSMP, we offer cross-training programs for our other programs. Trainees interested in any of our programs must first take Master or Leader training for the CDSMP or Tomando Control de su Salud, THEN they may take part in a web-based cross-training that is conducted entirely online.

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We offer cross-trainings for:

The prerequisite for these cross-trainings is to have received in-person or virtual training for Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), or web-based update training for CDSMP if already trained in CDSMP. The prerequisite for Manejo personal de la diabetes is to have received either in-person or virtual/web-based training in Tomando control de su salud.

The Tomando control de su salud and Programa de manejo personal de la diabetes trainings are conducted in Spanish. Master Trainers and Leaders wishing to be cross-trained in the Spanish programs must speak, write, and read Spanish fluently.

Please see our calendar for scheduled trainings, including cross-trainings.

If you are already registered for a web-based cross-training, you will receive access to training pages two weeks prior to the webinar.

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What is the format for a web-based training?

You will be asked to complete and submit pre-webinar assignments, and then attend a real time webinar facilitated by a Trainer. A group of 10-20 participants will meet through the webinar for up to 3 hours at a pre-set date and time.

How do I access the pre-webinar activities?

Cross-trainings require that you spend time on the training website reviewing materials such as manuals and videos and completing training assignments and a test before the webinar. Depending on the program, homework for the webinar can take up to 5 hours to complete. After you have registered you will receive further instructions on how to access the training activities via the trainer portal.

How do I access the webinar?

You can join the webinar by clicking a link on your training website.

Do I need to have previous experience with web-based trainings?

No previous experience is required! However, make sure to allow yourself plenty of time to complete your homework and learn about Zoom.

Who can attend the web-based trainings?

Our web-based trainings are designed primarily for Master Trainers. However, Leaders may participate only on a space-available basis. Therefore they must first register to a waitlist for the training they wish to take.

What if I know someone else that wants to attend?

To receive credit for attending a cross-training, each trainee must register for the training separately. Send them the link to this page.

Once I am cross-trained, can I cross-train CDSMP Leaders using the web format?

Yes, if you are a Master Trainer or T-Trainer who has received your certification to train Leaders using a virtual platform then you may conduct Leader cross-trainings virtually as well as in face-to-face groups using an SMRC cross-training manual.


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