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

Note: At this time we are not offering continuing education hours certificates for viewing recordings of past gatherings.

Supervisors of CPS & CPPS Community of Practice

In the first few gatherings of the CPS & CPPS Community of Practice (see below), a need and desire was expressed for a Community of Practice specifically for those providing supervision to CPS or CPPS.

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.

May 2021 Supervisors’ of CPS & CPPS Community of Practice ~ “Creating and Supporting Peer Support Culture on Teams”

Thursday, May 20th, 2021 from 1:30pm-3pm CDT

Facilitators: Brittyn Calyx of the Wisconsin Peer Specialist Employment Initiative will be joined by guest facilitators, Matthew R. Federici, M.S. & Katie Wilson of the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery

Register to Attend on May 20th via Zoom (click here)


CPS & CPPS Community of Practice

In March of 2020, we launched a Certified Peer Specialist and Certified Parent Peer Specialist Community of Practice monthly gathering. This was a gathering created with the intention of supporting CPS and CPPS from across Wisconsin in learning, sharing, practicing, and growing together.

So far, we have discussed a wide range of topics that support a dynamic workforce of intentional and engaged CPS and CPPS. We hope to continue offering this space to improve professional peer support and parent peer support services in Wisconsin and to connect as a workforce.

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.

May & June 2021 CPS & CPPS Community of Practice ~ “OARS Communication Skills” (two-part)

Thursday, May 27th, 2021 from 1:30pm-3pm CDT
Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 from 1:30pm-3pm CDT

Guest Facilitator: Scott Caldwell, WI Department of Health Services

Please join us for this two-part CPS & CPPS Community of Practice topic as we learn about OARS Communications Skills.

Register to Attend Part 1 on May 27th via Zoom (click here)

Register to Attend Part 2 on June 15th via Zoom (click here)


Click Here for a Schedule of Upcoming CPS/CPPS Community of Practice Gatherings


More Information

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

CEHs: Attendance at the 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.

CEHs are not offered for participation in the Supervisors of CPS & CPPS Community of Practice.


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