Facilitator Training and Support Meetings

Facilitator Training and Support Meetings

Ongoing Training and Support: SMART Meeting Management (SMM):

If you are interested in furthering your skills in managing your meetings or more smoothly handling any challenges you might encounter; this discussion meeting is for you. Learn how to balance boundary setting (to “Do SMART Recovery”) with creating an accepting environment in which participants meaningfully discuss issues. You will hear how others deal with this ongoing balancing act and what they have found helpful through experience. You will learn how to be assertive on behalf of the group (that is, how to be “authoritative”), and how to deal with common challenges such as AA bashing, moderation advocacy, etc. Discussions may also include tool presentation and application, or new tools as they are developed.

These SMM sessions take place weekly on

  • Mondays at 10 PM EST
  • Wednesdays at 8 PM EST
  • Fridays at 6 PM EST.

To join this meeting, CLICK HERE at the scheduled time

Ongoing Training and Support: Family & Friends Focused SMART Meeting Management (SMM):

Realizing that Family & Friends meetings bring their own unique challenges, we have created this focused SMM meeting to help further your skills to more smoothly handle challenges you may encounter.

This SMM session will take place on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 12 PM EST. 

To join the meeting, CLICK HERE at the scheduled time.

Training Role Play Meetings 

This meeting is divided into two parts, starting out with “SMART Recovery in Action”, being an interactive role-play where a scenario is presented for discussion and the application of the SMART Recovery tools. The focus of the role-play is on how you’ll utilize the SMART tools and apply what you’re learning to help and support the person presenting the issue.

After the role-play exercise, the remaining portion of the meeting will focus on “Leading an Authoritative SMART Recovery Meeting”, being an open discussion and Q&A session where we’ll discuss and address any questions and concerns you may have in moving forward with your SMART meeting plans. NOTE: To gain the most benefit from your attendance at the “Get SMART FAST” meeting, it is suggested that you’ve completed Segments 1 – 8 of the Facilitator training prior to joining us.

Each “Get SMART FAST” meeting is scheduled for 60-minutes, taking place on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time and again on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. We hope to see you there

To join this meeting, CLICK HERE at the scheduled time

Q&A With Volunteer Support Staff 

Please join us on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 12:00 p.m. ET, to meet with Volunteer Support Department members: Melina Gilbert, Volunteer Support Manager, Molly Princic, SROL Support Manager, and Tim Burton, Volunteer Support Specialist. These Q&A sessions are a way for you to meet members of SMART Recovery’s Volunteer Support Department to ask questions and share feedback about all things SMART.

To join this meeting, CLICK HERE at the scheduled time

SMART Recovery for Volunteers (S4V)

Our SMART FOR VOLUNTEERS (S4V) meetings provide a Confidential venue to specifically offer support for our SMART volunteers only. If you, as a volunteer, have an issue, topic or concern regarding your personal growth, goals or recovery, this meeting can offer a safe space to brainstorm and give and receive input from your volunteer peers. This group meets on Wednesdays 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Eastern. Please email [email protected] for zoom link.

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