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Your Toolbox - PCE for Group Education: Principles, Techniques, and Steps for Group Education


This training will help attendees learn to use PCE group education designs to lead effective classes.  The focus includes understanding principles and practices used in PCE classes, and how to personalize their session while following a class outline.  This training builds on the PCE-related knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired from “Your Toolbox:  PCE for Individual Education”.

Intended Audience

  • Any staff providing group education
  • Frontline supervisors
  • Nutrition Education Coordinators
  • Training Coordinators
  • Other administrative positions that help support education
  • Agenda

  • Principles, techniques, and steps of PCE for Group vs. Individual Education
  • How to apply PCE principles to Group Education:
  • Collaboration
  • Strength-based approach
  • How to apply PCE techniques to Group Education:
  • Asking Permission
  • Open-Ended Questions
  • Affirmation
  • Reflection
  • Explore/Offer/Explore
  • Learning styles - Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic
  • Safety for learners and teachers

  • PCE facilitation techniques:
  • Pair-share
  • Silence
  • Presentation skills:
  • Feeling confident
  • Effective voice
  • Effective body language
  • Using PCE to deal with challenging situations:
  • Saying "I don't know"
  • Someone disagrees with the educator
  • The conversation gets off track
  • How to identify PCE elements in existing class designs (attendees will be asked to bring a design from their agency)
  • How to personalize the class and give feedback to the class designer
  • Prerequisites

        For attendees:
  • “Your Toolbox:  PCE for Individual Education”  OR
  • Training similar to the one listed above, such as Motivational Interviewing training
  •     For agencies sending attendees:
         To support educators who lead PCE group sessions, agencies need to have several factors in place. 
         This workshop is appropriate for educators whose agency offers the support described below (or is currently implementing these factors):
  • Class designs (lesson plans) that use PCE principles and techniques
  • Opportunities for educators to (1) prepare for the class (includes reviewing the design, becoming familiar with the content and techniques, and practicing the class), (2) give feedback to staff who design classes, and (3) improve their group education skills, such as ongoing training and observation. 
  • Registration

         All sessions are 2 consecutive days; 9am - 4pm each day.

    NOTE: Because the registration form includes a self-assessment, attendees should complete their own form (rather than have another person complete it for them).

    • RIVERSIDE:  Wednesday, November 5 AND Thursday, November 6, 2014 - FULL
    The Sherman Building
    3900 Sherman Drive
    Riverside, CA 92503

    Contact Information



    Registration Information

    Teresa Dean
    (916) 928-8778


    Last modified on: 10/8/2014 4:43 PM