Advanced Training


Advanced training opportunities for DPP Lifestyle Coaches.  Each course/topic is a stand alone training suitable for anyone who wishes to improve skills relating to group facilitation/coaching.  Each training was created in response to needs and interests expressed by both existing coaches and CDC desire for continuous quality improvement. Trained coaches are expected to complete at least 2 hours of advanced training each year.

6 Week Open Heart NeuroMeditation Training

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  • This CE course is approved by ICHWC for 12 continuing education units (CEP #100095).
  • 12 CHES/MCHES cech

Open Heart NeuroMeditation® style is an umbrella term for the cultivation of positive feelings towards others and self, Sometimes referred to loving kindness, by generating positive feeling such as gratitude, compassion, generosity and joy.

This training will promote self-care by cultivating kind and loving feelings toward family, friends and even others in distant locations who may be in need of your positive thoughts.

According to the Neuromeditation Institute, Open Heart practices activate regions of the brain involved in sustaining attention, synthesizing communication between thoughts and feelings, increasing accurate empathy, and cultivating body-based emotional feelings. These practices can help with mood concerns, resentment, perspective taking, and unresolved grief.

After completing this training, you will be able to:

  • Define the open-heart meditation style
  • Demonstrate a new/enhanced approach to self-care
  • Discuss how you might choose to integrate open-heart meditation into your trainings

Motivational Interviewing

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  • This CE course is approved by ICHWC for 15 continuing education units (CEP #100095).
  • 15 CHES/MCHES and CDR ceu/cech

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, client-centered counseling style for helping people make good decisions and healthy behavior change. MI works by eliciting clients’ own internal motivation and resolving ambivalence within a collaborative working relationship. MI is a tool used by successful DPP Lifestyle Coaches and other health care professionals to foster learning and healthy lifestyle decisions.

This 100% online, approximate 6 week, 12 module training is designed for people with little or no experience with MI as well as for those wishing to improve their MI skills. Each week’s lessons include a brief post-test and exercises to complete. There will be 4 live, online practice sessions schedule throughout the training to reinforce learning.

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Cultural Competency

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Cultural Competency is a developmental process defined as a set of values, principles, behaviors, attitudes, and policies that enable health professionals to work effectively across racial, ethnic, and linguistically diverse groups.

This CE course is approved by ICHWC for 1 continuing education units (CEP #100095).

Learning Objectives:

  • After completing this presentation, you will be able to:
  • Define cultural competence and linguistic competence.
  • Identify racial and ethnic groups disproportionately affected by diabetes.
  • Describe cultural influences on health and health-related outcomes.
  • Identify barriers to culturally competent care.
  • Describe strategies for achieving cultural competence for educators teaching about diabetes prevention.



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