Facilitator Training and Support Meetings

Facilitator Training and Support Meetings

SMART Recovery for Volunteers (S4V)

Our SMART FOR VOLUNTEERS (S4V) meeting is a standard 4-point SMART Recovery meeting that provides a confidential venue for our active volunteers to support their personal recovery goals.

This meeting is held weekly on Wednesday at 9 PM Eastern.

Click HERE at the scheduled time to join the meeting.


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 meetings take place weekly on

  • Mondays at 10 pm ET 
  • Tuesdays at 1 pm ET
  • Wednesdays at 8 pm ET
  • Fridays at 6 pm ET

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 ET. 

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

Best Practices for Online Meetings

If you are seeing increased attendance in your online meetings this is the place for you! Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Noon Eastern as we talk about the best practices for managing online SMART Recovery meetings with larger numbers of participants. Topics include managing disruptions, Zoom safety features and more!

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

N3C – Support for National Facilitators

This meeting is for facilitators and co-facilitators of meetings listed as National on SMARTfinder. While this meeting will discuss large-meeting management issues, it is not intended to replace our traditional SMM meetings.

The C’s in N3C stand for:

Communication: Sharing and exchanging information relevant to national meetings and SMART; getting your feedback for immediate national meeting concerns to take back to the National Office

Collaboration: Coming together to discuss some of the unique challenges and opportunities we face in the national large meeting model and online engagement

Community: Coming together to meet and get to know each other informally

The N3C meeting will last 90 minutes and will be held twice per month.

  • 1st Monday – 1PM
  • 2nd Saturday – 1 PM
  • 3rd Tuesday – 8 PM
  • 4th Thursday – 8 PM

There is no meeting on holidays when the SMART National Office is closed.

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 and are held:

  • 1st Tuesday at 2 pm ET
  • 3rd Thursday at 12 pm ET

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 Melina Gilbert, Director of Meetings and Volunteers. These Q&A sessions are a way for you to ask questions and share feedback about all things SMART.

To join this meeting, CLICK HERE at the scheduled time

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