A Learning Community on Peer Leadership

The CAFÉ TA Center recently completed its first  learning community, which explored the topic of peer leadership, and how people with mental health conditions can turn their lived experience into positive change in their communities.

What’s a “learning community”? It’s an opportunity for a small group of people to come together to learn about and discuss a specific issue in an ongoing interactive experience that allows for communal learning, sharing of best practices, and dynamic conversation.

This, our first learning community, was all about peer leadership. The four-session series was facilitated by Robyn Priest of Robyn Priest Live Your Truth.

Each learning community meeting included a short presentation from a guest speaker, followed by a significant question and answer period.

Session one featured Janie Gullickson, Executive Director of the Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon, session 2 hosted Julia Hoeppner from Peer Connections Manitoba, the third session included Cherene Caraco from Promise Resource Network, and the final a session featured Roz Hayes from the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network.

Recordings from all five sessions are now available.

Session 1 with Janie

Session 2 with Julia

Session 3 with Cherene

Session 4 with Roz

We’re excited about hosting additional learning communities soon! If there’s a topic you would like to see addressed, let us know!