CENTERING WORKSHOPS

We offer information and training for a range of needs from early decision-making to starting and maintaining Centering group care.

The Centering Basic Facilitation Workshop and Advanced Facilitation Workshop teach the skills necessary for conducting Centering group care and also provide solutions for common system challenges.

The Centering Information Seminar provides an overview of Centering as well as key information about readiness and the steps of implementation.

The In-House Trainer Preparation Workshop will prepare individuals to conduct Centering In-House Basic Facilitation Workshops at their own practice site.

Basic Facilitation Workshop

This is a two-day interactive facilitation training for CenteringPregnancy and CenteringParenting. You will learn the elements of providing care in a group setting, including how to engage patients in their own care, as well as facilitate group discussion of key health information and decision-making. You will receive a facilitator’s guide and patient notebook for the model you choose.*

*After you are registered we will contact you to discuss which model’s materials you will need.

As a member, you can purchase the facilitator’s guide and patient notebook for the other model in our online store.

Not a member? Contact us at info@centeringhealthcare.org to purchase these workshop materials.

Topics include:

  • Essential Elements that define Centering
  • Three components of care: Health Assessment, Interactive Learning and Community Building
  • Facilitation skills and activities
  • Handling difficult situations and conversations
  • Patient enrollment

12 Credit hours (1.2 CEUs)

Audience: Audience: Anyone from a Centering member site who plans to facilitate Centering groups. Attendees may include healthcare providers, nurses, medical assistants, health educators, social workers, health profession students and residents. If you are not part of a Centering member site and are interested in this workshop, please contact us at info@centeringhealthcare.org or 857-284-7570.

Cost: $850/ person, includes either the CenteringPregnancy or CenteringParenting facilitator guide and notebook.

Workshop Models Location Status Dates
Basic Facilitation Workshop CenteringParenting
CenteringPregnancy
The Non-Profit Center
89 South St
Boston, MA 02111
USA
Filled 03/09/17 -
03/10/17
Basic Facilitation Workshop CenteringParenting
CenteringPregnancy
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235 Northeast Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220
USA
Filled 03/16/17 -
03/17/17
Basic Facilitation Workshop CenteringParenting
CenteringPregnancy
Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council
222 South Riverside Plaza Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60606
USA
Open 04/07/17 -
04/08/17
Basic Facilitation Workshop CenteringParenting
CenteringPregnancy
Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel
5300 Riverside Drive
Cleveland, OH 44135
Open 05/11/17 -
05/12/17
Basic Facilitation Workshop CenteringParenting
CenteringPregnancy
The Non-Profit Center
89 South St
Boston, MA 02111
USA
Open 06/15/17 -
06/16/17
Basic Facilitation Workshop CenteringParenting
CenteringPregnancy
Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council
222 South Riverside Plaza Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60606
USA
Open 07/14/17 -
07/15/17
Basic Facilitation Workshop CenteringParenting
CenteringPregnancy
The Non-Profit Center
89 South St
Boston, MA 02111
USA
Open 09/14/17 -
09/15/17
Basic Facilitation Workshop CenteringParenting
CenteringPregnancy
Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council
222 South Riverside Plaza Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60606
USA
Open 10/13/17 -
10/14/17
Basic Facilitation Workshop CenteringParenting
CenteringPregnancy
The Non-Profit Center
89 South St
Boston, MA 02111
USA
Open 12/07/17 -
12/08/17

Advanced Facilitation Workshop

This is a one-day interactive learning experience that will improve your facilitation skills based on your personal experience in groups. You will build on your successes, examine the challenges and identify strategies to bring your facilitation to the next level.

You will also benefit from discussion of topics such as patient enrollment, inclusion of ancillary services, evaluation processes and other system topics.

7 Credit hours (.7 CEUs)

Audience: Anyone from a Centering member site who has attended a Basic Facilitation Workshop and has led groups. Attendees may include healthcare providers, nurses, medical assistants, health educators, social workers, health profession students and residents. If you are not part of a Centering member site and are interested in this workshop, please contact us at info@centeringhealthcare.org or 857-284-7570.

Cost: $500/ person  

Workshop Location Status Date
Advanced Facilitation Workshop Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235 Northeast Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220
USA
Open 03/18/17
Advanced Facilitation Workshop Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council
222 South Riverside Plaza Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60606
USA
Open 04/08/17
Advanced Facilitation Workshop Pueblo Community Health Center
300 Colorado Ave
Pueblo, CO 81004
Open 04/26/17
Advanced Facilitation Workshop Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel
5300 Riverside Drive
Cleveland, OH 44135
Open 05/13/17
Advanced Facilitation Workshop The Non-Profit Center
89 South St
Boston, MA 02111
USA
Open 09/16/17

In-House Trainer Preparation Workshop

This three-day interactive training will prepare individuals to conduct Centering In-House Basic Facilitation Workshops as part of a larger orientation and mentoring process.

Topics Include:

  • Understanding of the standards for model fidelity and sustainability of the Centering model
  • How to schedule and prepare for an In-House Basic Facilitation Workshop
  • How to conduct a Basic Facilitation Workshop
  • Use of Centering materials and tools for the In-House Basic Facilitation Workshop
  • Orientation plan for new hires and students who will lead or co-lead Centering groups
  • Coaching and mentoring strategies to reinforce and build facilitation skills

21.5 Credit hours (2.15 CEUs)

Audience:

Individuals attending this workshop must meet the requirements for the In-House Training agreement to become an In-House Basic Centering Facilitation Workshop Leader for their practice setting

In-House Training is available for Approved Centering practice sites only.

Attendee Requirements:

  • Completed a Centering Basic Facilitation Workshop
  • Completed a Centering Advanced Facilitation Workshop
  • Has facilitated at least six Centering group series

Cost: $1,500

For more information or to register contact Centering Healthcare Institute

Workshop Models Location Status Dates
In-House Trainer Preparation Workshop CenteringPregnancy
The Non-Profit Center
89 South St
Boston, MA 02111
USA
Open 05/11/17 -
05/13/17

Information Seminar

Changing healthcare practice from individual visits to group visits is a big undertaking. It is important to fully understand the changes and carefully consider the adjustments that will be needed for successful implementation.

This one-day seminar provides information about the Centering model of group health care and the implementation of the model into clinical practice.

Topics include:

  • Centering model overview
  • Group facilitation as a way to improve patient education and engagement
  • Clinical practice site readiness assessment for Centering
  • Implementation process and options
  • Evaluation as a tool for sustainability and outcomes measurement
  • System change needs

6.25 Credit hours (.625 CEUs)

Audience: Individuals who want to learn more about Centering, the Centering Implementation Plan and how Centering could fit with their practice and organization. Participants include: clinical practice teams, clinical agencies, advocacy organizations and funders.

It is recommended that a team of three to four individuals from a practice attend this session to understand the readiness components, implementation process and potential fit for their organization. This team should include a senior administrator, clinic manager, care provider and support staff such as a nurse or medical assistant. Other team members may include an educator, social worker or receptionist.

Cost and Planning: This seminar may be arranged for groups in your area. Typically a convener such as a health plan, large healthcare system, advocacy group or funder will host an Information Seminar as a way to promote Centering to interested practice sites. Contact CHI for information about offering a seminar.

Cost: $3,000 (for up to 25 attendees)

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