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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

    Day 1
  • Review of PCE Principles and Techniques
  • Adult Learning
  • Steps of PCE Classes
  • Explore-Offer-Practice-Explore
  • Engagement
  • Learning Styles
  • Presenting with Confidence
  • Body Language
  • Voice
  • "I Don't Know": What to Do?
  • Day 2
  • Affirming and Reflecting in Group Education
  • Challenging Situations: What to Do?
  • Misinformation
  • Negativity
  • Going Off Track
  • Open-Ended Questions
  • Pair-Share
  • Ending the Class
  • Reviewing Class Designs
  • Personalizing the Session
  • 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 (or is currently implementing) the support described below:
  • 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 Now Open

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

  • SAN DIEGO:   Thursday, February 25th AND Friday, February 26, 2016: Click here to register
  • American Red Cross
    3950 Calle Fortunada
    San Diego, CA 92123
    Shasta County Regional Training Center
    2420 Breslauer Way
    Redding, CA 96001
    State WIC Program
    3901 Lennane Drive
    Sacramento, CA 95834

    Save the Date

    Registration will open 3 months prior to each session.

    • RIVERSIDE:  Thursday, May 26th AND Friday, May 27, 2016
    • OAKLAND:  Wednesday, August 17th AND Thursday, August 18, 2016

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

    Contact Information


    State WIC PCE Trainers

    Registration Information

    Teresa Dean
    (916) 928-8778


    Last modified on: 2/12/2016 10:29 AM