Start leading PTC classes in your community. PTC is a train-the-facilitator program with a detailed, scripted curriculum that builds on The Caregiver Helpbook. If you would like to offer the 6-week class for caregivers in your community, you must become a licensed PTC Class Leader.
Licensed Class Leaders are fully prepared to team-teach Powerful Tools for Caregivers to groups of 8 – 15 family caregivers. The PTC class curriculum is currently available in English, French, Korean, and Spanish. The class is delivered either in-person or virtually.
“It never ceases to amaze me how transforming this course is – the dramatic change in the demeanor of the participants from the first to the sixth class.”
-PTC Class Leader from CA
What is needed to become a Powerful Tools For Caregivers Class Leader?
Group facilitation skills
A sponsoring organization
Experience working with family caregivers
A co-leader with whom to teach the 6-week caregiver class (optional)
Networking connections with other licensed Class Leaders
Intensive and interactive training provided by a team of certified Master Trainers.
What does the training cost?
The cost of a leader training varies depending on the level of support from a local sponsor location and their actual costs. Organizations may only charge trainees for cost recovery. Email or call the registration contact on the training schedule.
“I am a retired Geriatric Nurse Practitioner with 50 years in health care and I have learned that the training and resultant change which caregivers experience through Powerful Tools far exceeds any caregiver training which I have participated in over the years.”
-PTC Class Leader from PA
Class Leader Training Schedule
More than 50 Class Leader trainings each year occur throughout the year around the country. This schedule is updated regularly. Check the training schedule here or email the national PTC office at [email protected]
Another option is to arrange to have PTC send Master Trainers to your area to train 8-16 class leaders.
Training cost varies depending on the level of support from local training sponsor organization.
If you plan to teach Powerful Tools for Caregivers in a country outside the United States or in another language, contact the PTC office so we can assist your organization in disseminating the PTC program.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is sustained by extensive collaborations with community-based organizations. PTC is a train-the-trainer model program with a detailed, scripted, curriculum. Our goal is to build capacity to replicate the program through affordable Class Leader and Master Trainer trainings. Increasing the number of classes available makes it possible for more caregivers to benefit from the proven outcomes of the PTC program. If you would like to have the ability to train PTC Class Leaders, you must become a Master Trainer. Once you are a Master Trainer, you and your co-trainer can plan either the two-day in-person Class Leader training or the virtual 5-day (3 hours per day) Class Leader training.
To become a PTC Master Trainer, a trained PTC Class Leader must:
Complete a minimum of 4 PTC 6-week classes, with one of the series conducted within the year prior to Master Training.
Plan to conduct a PTC Class Leader training within 6 months following the Master Training
Have a trained PTC Master Trainer with whom to work
Obtain written support of a sponsor organization willing to support the Master Trainer in coordinating a PTC Class Leader training
Complete the virtual Master Trainer training
Pay the $250.00 Master Trainer training fee
Trainings are offered multiple times throughout the year and it is only necessary to attend one, 120-minute training. Fee: $250