Train-the-CHW Trainer Workshop

Register now to get started training Community Health Workers (or join the waiting list to be notified of the next workshop).

What is Train-the-CHW Trainer?...

The ONLY workshop of it's kind, "Train-the-CHW Trainer” provides a deep dive into the CHW profession and a broad introduction to the role of the CHW Trainer. This workshop will give you a step-by-step blueprint to help you get started training CHWs. Leave equipped with an arsenal of information and actionable next steps for getting started training Community Health Workers.

Who should attend? Anyone starting or scaling a CHW Program and needs to train Community Health Workers. This includes Community Health Workers, CHW Supervisors, CHW Program Managers, and CHW Instructors. (Instructors from other backgrounds are also encouraged to attend). 

Why should you attend?...

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are individuals trained to provide basic health services and education to members of their communities. They typically live and work in the same communities as the people they serve which can help build trust and increase access to healthcare services for marginalized and underserved populations.

According to BLS.gov, there are approximately 60,000 CHWs currently employed in the workforce. This number growing by leaps and bounds because of the crucial roles CHWs served during the COVID-19 response, as well as the financial backing of major public health organizations commmited to ensuring that more people are trained and hired as CHWs.

Here are 6 reasons why you should attend the Train-the-CHW Trainer Workshop

 1.You’re not familiar with the CHW workforce, but you want to be.
2.You want to train CHWs, but you have no idea where to start.
3.You’re launching or scaling a CHW program in the near future.
4.Your state doesn’t require trainer certification, but you would like to deepen your skills as a CHW trainer.
5. You want to expand your organization's capacity by becoming a Master CHW Trainer.
6. You know an excellent professional development opportunity when you see one!

Here’s What You’ll Learn 

Workshop Topics

CHW History and Overview of Profession
• Role, Competencies, & Responsibilities
• Scope of Practice & Limitations
• Career Pathways
• Job Outlook and Workforce Trends
• Certification and Training
• Role of the CHW Trainer
• Strategies for engaging Adult Learners
• Instructional methods
• An introduction to Curriculum Development and Lesson Planning
• An introduction to Learner Evaluation
• Accreditation and CE Reporting
• Considerations for getting started  


Get our 100-page Train-the-CHW Trainer Workbook mailed to you prior to the workshop!

Ready to get started?

Train-the-CHW Trainer is the ONLY workshop of it's kind. Register now to get started training Community Health Workers (or join the waiting list to be notified of the next workshop).

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Words of praise from past attendees

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"The training was amazing. I am a visual learner w/ADD. If the training doesn't keep me engaged, I will start to do other things. This training kept me excited about the next thing, and the next thing. The facilitator did an amazing job at interacting with the group, and teaching.

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K.M.
Workshop Participant

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"I was very impressed with the scope and completeness of your outline and guidelines for curriculum development. I came to the workshop to see that and to see if you touch on learner engagement. That is my passion as you so powerfully point out is essential to identify. I have never heard it discussed and honored so specifically in curriculum planning and development. I loved it! Thank you."

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E.B.
Workshop Participant

Meet Your Instructor

Known as “The Trainer’s Trainer”, Quisha Umemba is the CEO of Umemba Health LLC. She is a subject matter expert in public health and population health strategies that support workforce development and organizational performance, and she sought out for her expertise in clinical subject matters. Boasting multiple certifications and an impressive work history, Quisha has developed, implemented, and overseen numerous health initiatives and community collaborations throughout her 20+ years of experience. A nurse with a public health background, Quisha has a multifaceted, blended expertise that enables her to design uniquely specialized curricula and training programs with multi-level interventions. The result of her training programs is a multidimensional skillset that learners are immediately able to apply to the real world, improving public health and changing lives one person at a time.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Yes! Umemba Health is a Texas DSHS-approved provider of CHW and CHW Instructor certification and continuing education. (Certificate #64, Expiration 3/2025). Our courses and trainings may also qualify for Category II CECH for Certified Health Education Specialists and towards AAMA continuing education hours for Medical Assistants.

The LIVE workshop provides an opportunity for you to ask questions in real time and get answers addressing your unique situation. You will also have more time with the facilitator as the workshop is 4 hours long and the online course is 2.5 hours long. The LIVE workshop is interactive and allows the opportunity for you to practice certain skills with guided direction. There is no opportunity to do this with the online course.

No. This course is meant to provide a framework for getting started with training CHWs. Starting a CHW Training Academy is a much larger endeavor, but we can assist you with that process. Please email us for a 1:1 consultation at [email protected] or attend the next Start Your CHW Training Academy Workshop.

Great question! After this workshop, you will be confident with the next steps you need to take to get started training Community Health Workers! You will have a better understanding of the CHW profession. You will have the knowledge necessary to ceate engaging and effective training sessions that can help your participants learn and apply new skills.

The UHA CHW Instructor Certification Course is a 16-week online course for those wishing to become Certified CHW Instructors. The Train-the-CHW-Trainer workshop is a continuing education/professional development opportunity for those that don't necessarily need or want to be certified as a CHW Instructor. The ideal participant wants to train CHWs in the CHW core competencies⁣, may be launching a CHW Training Program in the near future, may be considering adding CHW Training to their already established allied health institution, or may have been grandfathered in as a CHW Instructor but had no formal training⁣.

English proficiency (written and spoken), laptop or computer, reliable high-speed internet/WIFI, webcam, and willingness to commit to the entire 4- hour workshop.

Ask your employer! Get the support you need from your employer to participate in continuing education and professional development opportunities offered by Umemba Health. Download the Ask Your Employer Toolkit which includes an employee justification letter template, an organizational capabilities statement, a CHW Services flyer, and the UHA Student Catalog. Use only what you need!

All courses and workshops are offered in English only at this time.

Yes, group rates are available for 10 or more participants. Please email [email protected] for more information or use the contact us tab to get in touch.

Ready to get started?

Register now to get started training Community Health Workers (or join the waiting list to be notified of the next workshop).