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2021 Master Trainer Session Information

Master Trainer sessions are offered by MaineHealth. All trainings in 2021 will be virtual. The Master Trainer session will provide you with information and materials to implement A Matter of Balance in your community. As a result of the training, you will become a Master Trainer prepared to:

  • Recruit and train lay leader Coaches to lead A Matter of Balance (MOB) in-person as well as A Matter of Balance Virtual (MOB-V) classes
  • Coordinate the program in your community
  • Market the program to older adults
  • Evaluate outcomes

What is the cost for a Master Trainer session?

The fee for a Master Trainer session is $2,000 per person. This includes:

  • 20 hour training over 4 days
  • License to Use the Matter of Balance Program
  • Comprehensive curriculum materials for both in person Matter of Balance (MOB) and the Matter of Balance Virtual Translation (MOB-V)
  • Master Trainer Manual  

Group training by request

MaineHealth can work with your organization to offer a training for your group to become Master Trainers. Please contact us at PFHA@mainehealth.org or 207-661-7120 to discuss the needs of your group.

Technology Requirements to Attend the Virtual Training

A laptop, desktop or large tablet with two way video and audio are required to register for the Virtual Master Trainer Training. Cameras are expected to be on during the training. If your camera is off you will not receive your Certification. Using a smart phone is allowed as a supplemental device only.

What qualities and experience do you need to become a Master Trainer?

  • Experience and interest in working with older adults
  • Knowledge about the special needs of older adults
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with group process and facilitation
  • Comfort with teaching, leading group discussion and role play
  • Willingness to learn about and support the principles and protocols of evidence-based programs
  • Enthusiasm about being a member of a team
  • Dependability
  • Ability to use audiovisual equipment (TV/DVD, overhead projector)
  • Ability to perform range-of-motion and low-level endurance exercises and to demonstrate A Matter of Balance exercises
  • Ability to carry up to 20 pounds
  • Life experience valued with an education or healthcare background a plus
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