Do you want to make a difference in the lives of older adults?

Are you already working in the aging industry as an Activities Director, Social Worker, Caregiver, Volunteer, or in some other capacity?

CircleTalk™ Leader Training:


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Next Virtual Training:  10/11 – 11/1/22

Virtual Learning – 6 Modules, 1-2 hours per week over 4 Weeks

As a CircleTalk™ Leader, you will become trained to implement the CircleTalk™ Curriculum. This is available as an eBook or printed book, your preference. Our live, scheduled coaching meetings will give you an opportunity to get questions answered and participate in practice activities and view demonstrations of facilitation techniques.

Course Content:

  • Orientation to the CircleTalk™ Leader Course.
  • Module #1: Why social isolation is a widespread epidemic and how CircleTalk™ combats social isolation.
  • Module #2: The “Safety Framework” for building healthy groups, both virtual and face to face.
  • Module #3: Understanding leader presence, maximizing participation and engaging adults with mild cognitive challenges. Learn unique strategies for hosting and leading CircleTalk™ groups on virtual and face-to-face platforms.
  • Module #4: The importance of the CircleTalk™ Curriculum design in facilitating meaningful conversations and getting circles started.
  • Module #5: Integrate learning and graduation!

What you get as a course participant:

  • Weekly presentations and CircleTalk™ demonstration videos.
  • 3 live coaching calls with CircleTalk™ Master Trainers for questions, practice and skill development.
  • The CircleTalk™ Action Guide—an invaluable tool for you far beyond the end of the course—will guide you through course Modules. At the beginning of each module, you will need to download and print the Action Guide for that module to easily follow along with tutorials and videos.
  • CircleTalk™ Curriculum, the first of three curriculum sets available to trained leaders. Each curriculum set contains 12 chapters with Circle descriptions, non-repeating activities and discussion themes.
  • A Leader “Kit” with supportive materials and activity props.
  • Two 30-minute consulting/coaching meetings – CircleTalk™ Master Trainers will support you to successfully start and sustain CircleTalk™ in any setting.

Tuition: $495 – Ask about our Scholarships.Register

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“CircleTalk™ is bridging the gap between isolated residents and providing an outlet to enjoy each other. The residents who have joined have learned about one another. They are no longer just faces in the dining room; they are friends. Thank you so much for this program. It is worthwhile.”
– Jennifer, Director of Resident Enrichment

“My group is going great and we all look forward to getting together every week! I have about 10 residents, male and female, ranging in age from 70-92. We were just going to do 8 weeks but everyone seems to be enjoying it so we are extending it. I think they are learning more and more about each other in a way they wouldn’t if they weren’t part of the group.”
– Lynn, Director of Sales and Marketing

“I learned a great deal about the process, others and myself— always such a meaningful endeavor!”
– Mary, MSW

“Based on a well-developed curriculum, the training was experiential, informative, and inspirational. It prepared me for facilitating my first circle, which was highlighted by the participants enthusiasm and appreciation for CircleTalk™.”
– Ronnie Rosenbaum

“I just completed my first CircleTalk™ group and it went fabulously. The weekly meetings were the highlight of my work week!”
– Amelia, Senior Services Support Specialist

“I want you to know that I am so proud of the work you and yours are doing.”
– Bruce, Volunteer CircleTalk™ Leader

“I wanted to share with you what a WONDERFUL meeting I led yesterday!! Our group is connected in so many new ways in and out of CircleTalk™! I notice that they now spontaneously gather and connect in small conversation areas throughout the assisted living community. These are new and real relationships forming and a gift to all and such gratifying work as a leader!”
– Anonymous

“Really fluid training and loved the design of the CircleTalk™ method. Great day!”
– Anonymous

“Dear Deb, I need to hurry up and get additional weeks of CircleTalk™ curriculum to continue our wonderful group. They are loving it, and so am I! Thanks so much.”
– Anonymous