My coworker, Harmony, and I had the wonderful opportunity to fly to Atlanta in May to the Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC) at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health.
What were we doing at Emory? We were picked to attend the two-day Master Trainer Select Program for the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Meeting the list of eligibility criteria that included already being a Lifestyle Coach with direct experience leading the year-long program, we were selected along with other qualified national candidates from a variety of organizations.
What does being a Master Trainer Select mean? The training we attended is for organizations who want to be able to increase their capacity and sustainability in implementing the National Diabetes Prevention Program while maintaining a high standard of quality assurance. We can now provide in-person Lifestyle Coach Training for the National Diabetes Prevention Program within our organization and network.
What did we learn? Over the two training days, we learned what we needed to do to be an effective Master Trainer Select along with having to demonstrate specific competencies. We studied the Lifestyle Change Program Guiding Principles and went over the DTTAC training materials. As a Master Trainer Select, we will participate in ongoing quality assurance managed by DTTAC.
This was a great learning experience for us as we discovered many tools and techniques that can be implemented in the future. We enjoyed the opportunity of meeting other professionals from around the country and look forward to rolling out this evidence-based program as Master Trainers.
If you have any questions about the National Diabetes Prevention Program or any other programs that PTI has to offer, please send us an email or give us a call.
Have a wonderful summer! ~Carla Irvin, RN, BSN