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selfmgmt@uvic.ca
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Become a Program Leader

Self-management programs are led by peer leaders, many living with chronic conditions themselves.
 
 
 
 
 
Who should become a Leader?
Adults 19 years and older who are interested in supporting people with chronic conditions.
 
Leader attributes:
  • non-judgmental and open to new ideas
  • responsible, respected and trustworthy
  • committed towards helping others
  • willing to listen, learn new skills and be a healthy role model
  • committed to the philosophy of the program.
 
What are the Benefits of Becoming a Leader?
You will:
  • learn facilitation skills
  • learn techniques and strategies you can use in your own life
  • share in other people’s success.
 
Is it difficult to be a Leader?
You are provided with thorough training and ongoing support from a Program Coordinator. Leaders do not need to be a health professional to deliver these programs.
 
Leaders receive ongoing education and skills training, as well as a regular newsletter. To view a sample newsletter, click here.
 
 
What is required to become a Leader?
Training requirements include:
  • Complete and submit the Application form
  • Participate in a personal telephone interview to assess suitability
  • Complete the training (2 to 4 days depending on program)
Trainings are interactive and fun, and are provided at no cost.
 
Please note: Trainings may be postponed or cancelled if a minimum number of people do not pre-register.
 
Click here to apply online or click here to viewing our training schedule.