Program Development: An Ongoing Endeavour
Maximum Capacity continues to expand in order to meet ongoing demands for brain fog programming. Despite recently having trained 3 new fantastic program leaders in Montreal at the end of May for Hope and Cope and Cedars CanSupport, I found myself back in the 3-day, intense, ‘training game’ last week. Meeting in Toronto, Montreal’s Hope and Cope and Ottawa’s Maplesoft Centre each sent 1 additional program leader for training. Both centres now have 2 new great program leaders that will hopefully help to alleviate wait lists and improve the cognitive functioning of their members.
We are also excited about new program delivery modifications we are testing out through the months of June, July and August. At Maplesoft in Ottawa, in order to maximize Kitty’s skilled leadership before she leaves for Manila, Philippines, Kitty is currently running the Brain Fog program two sessions per week for four weeks as opposed to the regular paradigm of one session per week for 8 weeks. While we are sad to see Kitty go, we are excited for the many wonderful adventures she shall soon be embarking upon. And of course, we look forward to hearing her comments regarding the modification to our program in terms of pace of delivery and member comments.
In addition, we are thrilled to have four sites (possibly five) participating in our pilot run of the Brain Fog program to be delivered via video-conference technology. Starting July 9 the Brain Fog program will be delivered to multiple sites at once. While we don’t expect this program model could ever replace our face-to-face format, we are hoping it will be a viable method for providing Brain Fog programming to rural regions and individuals who do not have easy access to the cancer support centres where our programs are currently running. Stayed tuned for updates on these two exciting new program delivery methods.
Posted by Heather, June 26, 2012