Become a Trainer

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A U-First! Facilitator must have:

  • University degree/College Diploma in a related field and/or enrollment in the Dementia Studies certificate program
  • Minimum 3 years Health Care Sector working experience dealing with persons with dementia and/or their families including experience in best practices related to the management of mental illness and dementias
  • Knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as well as and other current education resources related to this population
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • High level presentation skills coupled with knowledge of adult educational principles; including training in a Dialogue Education™ approach
  • Completion of the one-day (6hr) U-First! Workshop
  • Experience in coaching and/or supporting staff / caregivers
  • Drivers license and access to a vehicle where required
  • Comfortable with technology, including knowledge of PowerPoint, Laptops and LCD projectors, and DVD’s.

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