What is a Peer Leader?
One of the most unique things about the Women’s Center for Wellness (WCW) is Peer Leadership. Unlike most other gatherings we encounter in life, WCW groups and events are not created to be a hierarchy, where one or more people are “experts” on a topic and impart knowledge on others.
WCW groups and events are led by women just like you who have ideas, inspiration, questions and doubts. They choose to lead a group to explore a topic of interest to them in hopes that they will create a time and place for like-minded women to explore the issue or idea and find some answers of their own.
The Peer Leader is part of the group and, while she prepares the material and questions, she also sits in the circle and answers the questions along with all participants. Peer Leaders are “just women” who have taken WCW Peer Leadership training that opened them to the exciting opportunities and important techniques that make this model of sharing work.
An important component of Peer Leadership training are the WCW Guidelines, the blueprint for the way a WCW group is run. These guidelines help to make WCW unique and inviting.
WCW has graduated more than 30 women as Peer Leaders during its history. Some of these women have used their skills to lead WCW groups. Others have chosen to use these skills to enhance their family or professional lives. If you are interested in more information on Peer Leadership Training or would like to be put on a list to be notified when trainings take place, please call 508-473-4244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.