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Intentional Peer Support Training (Mon-Fri)

May 13 May 17

Join your trainers, Cindy Hadge, Liz Mombourquette and Sasha Dunbar for this 5-day Core Intentional Peer Support (IPS) training. Intentional Peer Support provides a powerful framework for creating transformative relationships where both people learn and grow together. IPS is used across the world in community, peer support, and human services settings, and is a tool for community development with broad appeal to people from all walks of life.

During the Core Training, participants learn to:

  • Seek ways to connect, become aware of disconnects, and work to reconnect
  • Explore how we have “come to know what we know”
  • Strive for mutuality in relationships
  • Stay curious, question assumptions and own judgements and opinions
  • Open up new ways of listening
  • Use experience to relate and build trust
  • Name and negotiate power in relationships
  • Approach crisis as an opportunity to grow
  • Focus on the quality of relationships instead of fixing one another
  • Share risk and responsibility
  • Pay attention to the impact of clinical and labeling language
  • Understand how trauma affects lives
  • Keep the energy in relationships moving towards what we want
  • Understand peer support in the context of social change and social justice

You can learn more about Intentional Peer Support at www.intentionalpeersupport.org.

This training will take place in-person:

Monday, May 13th ~ 9am-5pm

Tuesday, May 14th ~ 9am-5pm

Wednesday, May 15th ~ 9am-5pm

Thursday, May 16th ~ 9am-5pm

Friday, May 17th ~ 9am-5pm

All five training days will run from 9AM to 5PM with a full hour for lunch. Coffee and tea will be provided. Admission price will cover space rental, training manual, and compensation for the trainers. Admission price does not include lodging or meals.

Accessibility Notes

Physical Access

  • More information will be added here once location is confirmed.
  • Please contact info@wildfloweralliance.org with any accommodation requests or questions.


  • Participants are expected to uphold the Wildflower Alliance Defining Principles
  • This training is highly interactive, and includes small group discussion. Participants will be asked to make a short presentation to the larger group towards the end of the training.


  • Masks will be encouraged, not required.

1080 Riverdale St
West Springfield, MA 01089 United States
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