|Who are Associate Facilitators?||An Associate Facilitator is a person who is not a certified Pallium LEAP Facilitator but who can contribute to the delivery of a LEAP course in a meaningful way. An Associate Facilitator may be someone who:
Pallium Canada recommends that thematic LEAP courses (e.g. LEAP Renal, LEAP Paramedics, LEAP LTC, LEAP Heart, LEAP Lung, etc) include in the facilitation team a LEAP Facilitator (i.e. palliative care practitioner/specialist/expert) with experience working in the thematic area being covered (e.g. Renal Program or Unit). If not, then the team must include a Thematic Associate Facilitator with experience in that field. Notwithstanding, Pallium Canada highly recommends the inclusion of a Thematic Associate Facilitator in the facilitator team of a thematic LEAP course as this enhances buy-in by the target learners who see this person as a peer.
Associate Facilitators do not facilitate LEAP courses on their own. Facilitation of a thematic LEAP requires that the facilitation team must include and be led by a Pallium certified LEAP Facilitator (i.e. palliative care practitioner/specialist/expert).
In the case of LEAP Paramedics however, certified Paramedic LEAP Facilitators may lead the facilitation (only of a LEAP Paramedic course, no other) but has to have the presence of a palliative care clinician (e.g. palliative care nurse or physician in that region) who can serve as a resource person during the course or a Pallium certified LEAP facilitator
|What is an Associate Facilitator expected to do?||An Associate Facilitator is expected to:
All facilitators, including Associate Facilitators, need to participate in pre-course preparations with the facilitation team to plan the LEAP course session: e.g. identify who will lead various modules, facilitate the small groups and serve as time-keeper, etc.
|How do I become a Pallium Associate Facilitator?||