CPS & CPPS Community of Practice

A pink and gold sunrise with migrating birds serves as a background for announcing the January Community of Practice on "Empowered Job Seeking in Peer Support Roles" with guest facilitator Tim Saubers, WI CPS Trainer and Program Coordinator for Workforce Development with the Peer Recovery Center of Excellence. The gathering takes place on Thursday, January 20th from 1:30-3pm CST. A link to wicps.org/communities-of-practice is provided.

January 2022 CPS & CPPS Community of Practice:

“Empowered Job Seeking in Peer Support Roles” ~ January 20th, 2022 from 1:30pm-3pm CST

Guest facilitators: Tim Saubers, CPS Trainer and Program Coordinator for Workforce Development of the Peer Recovery Center of Excellence

Description:

As new and existing peer specialists seek jobs, there are so many considerations to finding the right fit for you. Come and discuss with others resume basics, as well as understanding the ins and outs of what a job description is saying to determine how find the right peer support job that aligns with your skills, passions, and values. This will be an interactive discussion that makes use of breakout rooms and activities.

Click Here to Register via Zoom for “Empowered Job Seeking in Peer Support Roles”

 

This Community of Practice is for people who can say both of the following:

1. I am a Certified Peer Specialist or Certified Parent Peer Specialist in Wisconsin.

2. I want to engage in a supportive, collaborative learning-based Community of Practice with other CPS and CPPS in Wisconsin.

Click Here for the Guidelines/Community Agreements for the CPS & CPPS Community of Practice

Empowered Job Seeking for Certified Peer Specialists (power point)
CPS Outreach Position Description – 1
CPS Outreach Position Description – 1 Peer Support Specialist Credentialed – NY – 1
Peer Recovery Support Specialist – CA – 2
Fill-in Peer Supporter – WI – 2

 

 

 

Supervisors of CPS & CPPS Community of Practice

 

January 2022 Supervisors of CPS & CPPS Community of Practice:

 

“Supporting Peer Specialist Professional Development” ~ January 27th, 2022 from 1:30pm-3pm CST

Guest facilitator: Marguerit Galindo, Peer Specialist Workforce Development Coordinator for the Wisconsin Peer Specialist Employment Initiative

Description:

Come and discuss with others how to support a vibrant team of people in peer specialist roles through employer-supported professional development. We’ll explore together what professional development can look like when oriented specifically to CPS and CPPS roles and how this can build an organizational culture of learning and growth.

 

Click Here to Register via Zoom for “Supporting Peer Specialist Professional Development”

 

 

This resulted in the Supervisors of CPS & CPPS Community of Practice, and is for people who can say both of the following:

1. I have worked as a Certified Peer Specialist, Certified Parent Peer Specialist, or in a similar peer role and have my own relevant lived experience.

2. I also supervise other Certified Peer Specialists or Certified Parent Peer Specialists in Wisconsin or am looking to develop supervisory/organizational leadership skills.

Click Here for the Guidelines/Community Agreements for the Supervisors of CPS & CPPS Community of Practice

 

Continuing Education Hours and Recordings

 

View Recordings of Past Community of Practice Gatherings (click here)

Note: Starting with Community of Practice gatherings from September 2021 and beyond, you will be able to watch the recording and fill out an evaluation link for continuing education hours (CEUs) if you do so within two weeks of the recorded community of practice date.

Accessibility Note:

Starting in August 2021, we strive to ensure each Community of Practice gathering has ASL interpretation and live captioning. If you have reasonable accommodations requests regarding our Communities of Practice, click here to submit reasonable accommodations requests at least a week before the gathering.

 

More Information

Privacy note: Community of Practice gatherings may be recorded for later on-demand viewing.

CEHs: Attendance at the CPS & CPPS Community of Practice and some Supervisors of CPS & CPPS Community of Practice gatherings and completion of post-gathering evaluations will earn you 1.5 hours of continuing education credit good for recertification purposes in Wisconsin. The evaluation will be sent to the email with which you register to attend a Community of Practice gathering.

 

Like the community of practice gatherings in Wisconsin? Want to expand your learning in a national context? Please check out the communities of practice hosted by the Peer Recovery Center of Excellence (click here), which are structured very similarly to the ones in Wisconsin.

 

This website is managed and maintained by staff at Access to Independence working on the Wisconsin Peer Specialist Employment Initiative. The words, views, and values presented herein are not necessarily representative of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

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