Is Facilitation Your Thing?
Course Scope and Objectives
This course focuses on the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to facilitate the EPICC Programs.
The purpose of the course is to orient potential facilitators into the philosophy and values of the EPICC program. The focus is not on the theoretical knowledge required to manage Emergency Department patient but is more steered towards the styles and methods to be used while facilitating a program.
The intended participants for this course are Registered Nurses working in the Emergency Department with an interest in facilitation of the EPICC Program. One of the key determinants of a participants success will be the ability to facilitate (guide conversation brought up by the students) rather than to instruct (tell the participants what you know and hope they remember it).
We strongly believe that you should know what you’re getting into!
There are EPICC-Mentors across the country. Mentors are charged with maintaining the quality of the program through its dissemination. This isn’t about a mentor determining if you’re a good facilitator…this is about maintaining quality and consistency across the various providers.
EPICC-Mentors will run Facilitator programs as required. The focus will always be on maintaining the quality of the program.
At this course you will be supernumerary and be mentored facilitating the program by a mentor or senior instructor.
The course is a mixture of pre-course online modules, discussions and small group case practice.
Course Length and Evaluation
The online pre-course content can take anywhere from 4-8 hours depending on the level of detail sought. The attended portion of the class is 6 hours in length. There is no written exam; however, there is an individualized evaluation process throughout the course.