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 training. Participants learn how to provide care in a group setting, engage patients to participate in their care and facilitate group discussion of key health information and decision-making.

Topics include:

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

12 Credit hours (1.2 CEUs)

Audience: Individuals from Centering member sites who plan to facilitate or co-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  

Workshop Models Location Status Dates
Basic Facilitation Workshop CenteringPregnancy
Radisson Hotel Portland Airport
6233 NE 78th Ct.
Portland, OR 97218
Open 09/11/15 -
09/12/15
Basic Facilitation Workshop CenteringParenting
CenteringPregnancy
The Non-Profit Center
89 South St
Boston, MA 02111
USA
Open 09/17/15 -
09/18/15
Basic Facilitation Workshop CenteringPregnancy
Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council
222 South Riverside Plaza Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60606
USA
Open 10/23/15 -
10/24/15
Basic Facilitation Workshop CenteringParenting
CenteringPregnancy
The Non-Profit Center
89 South St
Boston, MA 02111
USA
Open 12/03/15 -
12/04/15

Advanced Facilitation Workshop

This is a one-day interactive learning experience that allows individuals to improve their skills based on their personal experience facilitating groups. Attendees build on their successes, examine the challenges and identify strategies for greater skill and confidence in facilitation.

Attendees 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: This workshop is designed for individuals from Centering member sites who have attended a Basic Facilitation workshop and have 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 Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council
222 South Riverside Plaza Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60606
USA
Open 09/18/15
Advanced Facilitation Workshop Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council
222 South Riverside Plaza Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60606
USA
Open 04/09/16

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
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oakland Airport
66 Airport Access Road
Oakland, CA 94603
Open 11/05/15 -
11/07/15

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: $6,500 (for up to 25 attendees)

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