GPS Facilitator Training SPRING 2024

Join the GPS Facilitator Training and learn how to run trauma-informed, evidence-based, and community-tested support groups.

This is the classic training, and recommended for teams or individuals who want to learn the ins and outs of the GPS Facilitator model along with a community of trainees. Intended for those new to and experienced in support group facilitation. Upon completion, trainees are invited to join us for Certification.

Learn the GPS Group Peer Support Model in this live and recorded online training. This engaged training with our diverse Master Trainers will provide you with the map to bring evidence and trauma informed support to your community, the people you care about and the people you serve. Live practicums and opportunity to connect directly with trainers and fellow participants are part of the experience. GPS Manual is included. CEUs for social workers are available.

Date and time

May 7 · 11am – May 30 · 1:30pm CST



Training Modules

LIVE attendance to 1 opening and 1 closing practicum is REQUIRED

Opening Practicum Options: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET*

  • May 7 Opening Practicum
  • May 8 Opening Practicum
  • May 9 Opening Practicum

Training Modules: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET* — recordings of all modules will be available to registered participants —

  • May 14 Module 1: Introduction to GPS and Power of Groups
  • May 15 Module 2: Mindfulness Rest Stop
  • May 16 Module 3: Guidelines
  • May 21 Module 4: Realities & Principles
  • May 22 Module 5: Check-In & GPS Reflective Listening
  • May 23 Module 6: Reflective Listening, Weaving, Grounding & Closing

Closing Practicum Options: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET*

  • May 28 Closing Practicum
  • May 29 Closing Practicum
  • May 30 Closing Practicum

All times listed are Eastern Time (ET)

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