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Lifestyle Coach Training

Scholarship Opportunity for Organizations Delivering DSMES Programming

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VCDPE’s Lifestyle Coach Training (LCT) provides Lifestyle Coaches with the knowledge, skills, and experience to effectively facilitate the National DPP Lifestyle Change Program.

All VCDPE Lifestyle Coach Trainings include:

  • Training materials, including topic-specific Resource Guides
  • Facilitation from experienced Master Trainers
  • Ongoing technical assistance and support, updating you on CDC’s newest materials
  • Small class – trainer to coach ratio (7:1) for individual attention
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Continuing professional education units

Topics Covered in the Lifestyle Coach Training 

  • The National Diabetes Prevention Program: Background and Rationale
  • Understanding the DPRP
  • What Does It Mean to be a Lifestyle Coach?
  • Planning Your First National DPP
  • Curriculum Overview
  • Challenges in the Last Six Months
  • Introduction to Supplementary Materials for the National DPP
  • Action Planning
  • Group Facilitation
  • Optimizing Behavior Change
  • Session Facilitation Practice by Coach Trainees
  • Working with Challenging Behaviors in a Group Setting
  • Review and Feedback on Food Records
  • Technical Assistance for Continued Success

Training Schedule 

  • June 2024: Virtual LCT on June 6th, 11th, 13th, and 18th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (EST)
  • August 2024: Virtual LCT on August 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (EST)
  • October 2024: Virtual LCT on October 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd from 12 noon – 2:00 pm (EST)
  • December 2024: Virtual LCT on December 3rd, 5th, 10th, and 12th from 10:00 am – 12 noon (EST)

Cost of Program

  • Virtual LCT: $599

Scholarship Opportunity for Organizations Delivering DSMES Programming

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