Start leading PTC classes in your community. PTC is a train-the-trainer model program with a detailed, scripted curriculum. Our goal is to build capacity to replicate the evidence-based 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 offer the 6-week class for caregivers in your community, you must become a trained PTC Class Leader. Class Leaders will be 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.
“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 required to become a Powerful Tools For Caregivers Class Leader?
A co-leader with whom to teach the 6-week caregiver class
Group facilitation skills
A sponsoring organization Experience working with family caregivers
Agree to the terms outlined in the Class Leader Certification Agreement form. Download form here.
What is the time commitment for Powerful Tools For Caregivers Class Leaders?
The Class Leader training is two full days plus travel time.
PTC Class Leaders will teach at least two caregiver class series within the first year.
What are some ways organizations can support a PTC Class Leader?
Sponsor staff time and travel expenses to attend the two-day PTC Class Leader training.
Provide staff time to co-lead the caregiver classes. Provide administrative support such as marketing of the classes, class registration, and purchasing copies of The Caregiver Helpbook.
Provide space for the classes.
What does the training program include?
Video and audio resources,
The Caregiver Helpbook, companion book to the class
Leader certification fee
Networking connections with other trained Class Leaders
Intensive and interactive training provided by a team of certified Master Trainers.
What does the training cost?
The cost of a two-day 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.
Master Trainers: If you have scheduled a training, fill out the Class Leader Training Confirmation form HERE and email to the national PTC office
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 program.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a national program 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 the two-day Class Leader training and train 8 – 16 new Class Leaders.
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 teleconference Master training
Pay the $250.00 Master Trainer training fee (an invoice will be sent following the training)
Trainings are offered multiple times throughout the year and it is only necessary to attend one 90-minute training.