We are happy to announce an online Certified Peer Specialist training coming in June of 2021!

This online Certified Peer Specialist training is hosted by the Midstate Independent Living Choices (MILC).

Training dates: June 4th, 7th-11th, 14th-18th, 21st-25th (5pm-8pm all days)

Trainers: Cano Padilla & Tamra Oman

Determining Eligibility and Fit

The following are required to be eligible to apply to this CPS training:

  • Must self-identify as having navigated personal lived experience of mental health and/or substance use challenges
  • Must reside in Adams, Florence, Forest, Jefferson, Kenosha, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Portage, Racine, Rock, Taylor, Vilas, Walworth, or Wood County and be a Wisconsin resident
  • Must have at least a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

14-18 participants will be selected for this training. To be considered for selection, you must meet the basic eligibility requirements above, submit an application form, and complete an interview. There is no training registration cost for participants.

*The counties for this training have been expanded beyond the MILC service region to also include Jefferson, Kenosha, Racine, Rock, and Walworth counties.

Considerations

We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the role of a Certified Peer Specialist before applying. Click here to learn more about the role and work of a Certified Peer Specialist.

 

When to Apply (and Deadlines/Closing)

A button will appear below this section with the words “Click Here to Apply” at the time applications open. Click that button to access the application form for this training.

Applications Open: 12pm (noon) on Friday, April 9th, 2021

Application Deadline: 12pm (noon) on Friday, May 7th, 2021

 

Possible Early Closing of Applications:

A maximum of 50 applications will be considered. If 50 applications are received prior to the application deadline (see above), the application form will automatically close and no additional applications will be received.

 

We are happy to announce an online Certified Peer Specialist training coming in July and August of 2021!

This Indigenous Peoples community-specific training is the fourth in a series of various community-specific Certified Peer Specialist trainings this year.

A note on this community-specific training:
This training is not specific to a single tribe or nation, nor is it specific to only federally-recognized tribes and nations. Some tribes have hosted Certified Peer Specialist trainings specific to a singe nation or group of nations. The purpose of this training being more broad in scope to Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island (also known as North America) is part of the equity and justice initiatives of the Wisconsin Peer Specialist Employment Initiative, striving towards access and inclusion.

Training dates: July 30th and August 2nd-6th, 9th-13th, 16th-20th (5pm-8pm all days)

Trainers: Cano Padilla & Mike Kelly

Determining Eligibility and Fit

The following are required to be eligible to apply to this CPS training:

  • Must be Indigenous to Turtle Island (also known as North America) / Native American / American Indian / First Nations
  • Must self-identify as having navigated personal lived experience of mental health and/or substance use challenges
  • Must reside in any Wisconsin county (this training is open statewide to Indigenous communities)
  • Must have at least a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

14-18 participants will be selected for this training. To be considered for selection, you must meet the basic eligibility requirements above, submit an application form, and complete an interview. There is no training registration cost for participants.

Considerations

We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the role of a Certified Peer Specialist before applying. Click here to learn more about the role and work of a Certified Peer Specialist.

 

When to Apply (and Deadlines/Closing)

A button will appear below this section with the words “Click Here to Apply” at the time applications open. Click that button to access the application form for this training.

Applications Open: 12pm (noon) on Friday, June 4th, 2021

Application Deadline: 12pm (noon) on Friday, July 2nd, 2021

 

Possible Early Closing of Applications:

A maximum of 50 applications will be considered. If 50 applications are received prior to the application deadline (see above), the application form will automatically close and no additional applications will be received.

 

We are happy to announce an online Certified Peer Specialist training coming in June and July of 2021!

This community-specific training for those with personal lived experience of incarceration is the third in a series of various community-specific Certified Peer Specialist trainings this year.

Training dates: June 18th, 20th-24th, 27th-July 1st, 6th-8th, 11th-12th (5pm-8pm all days)

Trainers: Oliver Johnson & Tara Wilhelmi

Determining Eligibility and Fit

The following are required to be eligible to apply to this CPS training:

  • Must have personal lived experience of incarceration
  • Must self-identify as having navigated personal lived experience of mental health and/or substance use challenges
  • Must reside in any Wisconsin county (this training is open statewide to formerly incarcerated people)
  • Must have at least a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

14-18 participants will be selected for this training. To be considered for selection, you must meet the basic eligibility requirements above, submit an application form, and complete an interview. There is no training registration cost for participants.

Considerations

We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the role of a Certified Peer Specialist before applying. Click here to learn more about the role and work of a Certified Peer Specialist.

 

When to Apply (and Deadlines/Closing)

A button will appear below this section with the words “Click Here to Apply” at the time applications open. Click that button to access the application form for this training.

Applications Open: 12pm (noon) on Friday, April 23rd, 2021

Application Deadline: 12pm (noon) on Friday, May 21st, 2021

 

Possible Early Closing of Applications:

A maximum of 50 applications will be considered. If 50 applications are received prior to the application deadline (see above), the application form will automatically close and no additional applications will be received.

 

We are happy to announce an online Certified Peer Specialist training coming in July and August of 2021!

This online Certified Peer Specialist training is hosted by Access to Independence and will accept applications statewide.

Note: If you live in a county that is currently scheduled as being included for a county-specific or regional training, you are encouraged to only apply for those county-specific or regional trainings that serve residents of your county. 

Training dates: July 22nd-23rd, 26th-30th and August 2nd-6th, 9th-12th
Time: 12:30pm-3:30pm on all training dates

Trainers: Chris Richardson and Tara Wilhelmi

Determining Eligibility and Fit

The following are required to be eligible to apply to this CPS training:

  • Must self-identify as having navigated personal lived experience of mental health and/or substance use challenges
  • Must reside Wisconsin and be a Wisconsin resident
  • Must have at least a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

14-18 participants will be selected for this training. Please scroll down and read “Statewide CPS Training Application Process (revised)” for more information about how applications are considered. There is no training registration cost for participants.

Considerations

We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the role of a Certified Peer Specialist before applying. Click here to learn more about the role and work of a Certified Peer Specialist.

 

When to Apply (and Deadlines/Closing)

A button will appear below this section with the words “Click Here to Apply” at the time applications open. Click that button to access the application form for this training.

Applications Open: 12pm (noon) on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

Application Deadline: 12pm (noon) on Monday, May 31st, 2021

 

Statewide CPS Training Application Process (revised)

General, statewide, CPS trainings have reached a 50-applicant maximum extremely quickly in the past (at times in just an hour). This presented accessibility barriers related to both disability and technology access/familiarity. The following is a revised application process for these statewide CPS trainings.

This process, which includes a shorter application period, an no cap on the number of applications received, and a lottery process to determine which applications are considered by trainers, is intended to allow sufficient time for interested applicants to apply, while still honoring our trainers’ capacity in considering a maximum of 50 applicants per training. It is designed to support both accessibility and equity.

  • The application period will be five days (see “When to Apply” above).
  • There will be no cap on the number of applications received during the 5-day application period.
  • Once the application deadline passes, all applications submitted will be reviewed for basic eligibility (see “Determining Eligibility and Fit” above).
  • Applications not meeting basic eligibility will be removed from the pool of applicants.
  • If the pool of applicants that meets basic eligibility exceeds 50 total applicants, all remaining applicants will be assigned a number and enter a randomized lottery system.
  • The first 50 applicants displayed after the randomized lottery will be considered for the training, and their applications sent on to trainers for review.
  • All applicants not in the first 50 displayed will be notified that their applications will not be reviewed for this particular training and encouraged to apply for other trainings.
  • All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications will be considered within 14 days of the date applications open.

This unique application process only applies to statewide, CPS trainings not of a community-specific nature at this time. It does not apply to regional trainings, community-specific trainings, or trainings specific to a certain county or tribe.

 

We are happy to announce an online Certified Peer Specialist training coming in April of 2021!

This online Certified Peer Specialist training is funded by Libertas Marinette.

Training dates: April 5th-9th, 12th-16th, 19th-23rd, 26th (5pm-8pm all days)

Trainers: Dave Zanon and Cano Padilla

Determining Eligibility and Fit

The following are required to be eligible to apply to this CPS training:

  • Must self-identify as having navigated personal lived experience of mental health and/or substance use challenges
  • Must reside in Florence, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, or Shawano County and be a Wisconsin resident
  • Must have at least a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

14-18 participants will be selected for this training. To be considered for selection, you must meet the basic eligibility requirements above, submit an application form, and complete an interview. There is no training registration cost for participants.

Considerations

We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the role of a Certified Peer Specialist before applying. Click here to learn more about the role and work of a Certified Peer Specialist.

 

When to Apply (and Deadlines/Closing)

A button will appear below this section with the words “Click Here to Apply” at the time applications open. Click that button to access the application form for this training.

Applications Open: 12pm (noon) on Monday, February 8th, 2021

Application Deadline: 12pm (noon) on Monday, March 8th, 2021

 

Possible Early Closing of Applications:

A maximum of 50 applications will be considered. If 50 applications are received prior to the application deadline (see above), the application form will automatically close and no additional applications will be received.

 

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