Creating Online Peer Groups

Course Title: Creating Online Peer Groups

Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery has been a leader in peer support training for both evidence-based practices and crucial networking of peers in the workforce since 2003. Over the last 6 years we have taken our practices online leading evidence-based groups, support groups, providing technical assistance, and providing one-on-one support. The Copeland Center offers both synchronized and asynchronized opportunities for peers to enhance their skills and stay connected. Based on our experience both as facilitators and in the online environment, we are now offering online courses to support peer group facilitators.

Description: Run by experienced online facilitators, this course brings you through both the technology skills necessary to set up and run online groups and provides you the added facilitation skills necessary to translate the skills we rely on for in-person engagement to an online environment. It's both the how-to's and the why's of online relationship building including check-ins, debriefs, and wellness-oriented activities to support empowering groups while being physically distant.

Timeframe: Two 1.5-hour Sessions

Learning Objectives:

  • Practice the technical skills to schedule, set up, and utilize online video conferencing platform.
  • Name at least 3 best practices for facilitating engaging online peer support groups.
  • List at least 5 questions that captivate the attention of group members and encourage self-reflection and empowerment.

Timeframe: Two 1.5-hours Sessions

Are you interested in attending this course? Sign up here.