The Mindfulness Based Peer Resilience Coach (Peer Coach) training model emerged from a deep need among public safety, emergency medicine, criminal justice, and other high reliability professions. Peer coaches fit seamlessly into organizational leadership rhythms toward greater readiness, resilience and performance (in all domains).
Peer Coach training 2019-2020
Timeline and Important Dates
June 18 through September 18, 2019 – Open for Applications
September 19 through September 30 – Application Review and Trainee Selection
October 10 – Deadline for Registration for Module I
December 2-4 – Module I: Residential Immersion in Oregon
November 10 – Deadline for Registration for Module II
December 9 through February 28 – Module II: Distance Learning
December 10 – Deadline for Registration for Module III
March 9 through 11 – Module III: Residential Immersion in Oregon
Once trainees are selected, they will be given instructions for registration and payment for each Module.
Application fee: $50
Module I: $2275 (Includes Tuition, Lodging, Food)
Module II: $2275
Module III: $2275 (Includes Tuition, Lodging, Food)
Total costs for program: $6875
Training program fees are non-refundable.
Immersion trainings are set up to begin Day 1 about 4pm and conclude Day 3 at about 2pm. The training site in Oregon is about 1 hour from Portland International Airport. There is no leisure time during either immersion Module; we are training, eating or sleeping. Module I and III are deliberate intensives.
Pre-Requisites for Application to the Peer Coach Training
All applications will be reviewed carefully; exceptions to the following will be considered on a case by case basis. Training faculty will consider a combination of training and experience that might be somewhat different from these requirements, if articulated skillfully in the application.
participation in a Mindful Badge Initiative Resilience Immersion Training
participation in an MBSR, mPEAK, MBAT, or MSC 6 or 8 week course
participation in a formal Mindfulness Based Training intervention (MBI) such as a formal mindfulness retreat or other training
participation in other formal mind-body training programs
Ongoing, daily, sitting mindfulness meditation practice for at least one year
Experience as a trainer in a specialty skill area
Experience as a teacher or coach
Currently employed in, or retired from, a high reliability occupation
Peer Coach Training Faculty
Richard Goerling and Pete Kirchmer.