The process of and many parts of the SMRC programs are based on the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.  Therefore, once a person has been trained in CDSMP, we offer cross-training programs for our other programs. Trainees interested in any of our programs must take the CDSMP or Tomando Control de su Salud Master Training first, THEN take part in a web-based cross-training that is conducted entirely online.

We offer cross-trainings for:

  • Diabetes Self-Management Program
  • Chronic Pain Self-Management Program
  • Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Program
  • Positive Self-Management Program (HIV)
  • Building Better Caregivers
  • Tomando Control de su Salud program (Spanish CDSMP)
  • Programa de Manejo Personal de la Diabetes (Spanish Diabetes Program) 
  • Workplace Chronic Disease Self-Management (Orientation for CDSMP Master Trainers and T-Trainers ONLY)

The prerequisite for is group face-to-face training for Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), or web-based update training for CDSMP. The prerequisite for Manejo Personal de la Diabetes is Tomando Control de su Salud (either group face-to-face training or web-based).

Please see our calendar for scheduled trainings, including cross-trainings.

If you are already registered for a web-based cross-training, you will receive access to training pages two weeks prior to the webinar. 


Cross Training Format and Information

What is the format for a web-based training?

You will be asked to complete and turn in pre-webinar assignments, and then attend a real time webinar facilitated by a T-Trainer. A group of 10-20 participants will meet through the webinar for up to 3 hours at a pre-set date and time.

How do I access the pre-webinar activities?

All cross-trainings require that you spend time reviewing training videos (with the exception of the Workplace CDSMP orientation) and completing training assignments before the webinar. Depending on the program, homework for the webinar can take up to 5 hours to complete. After you have registered you will receive further instructions on how to access the training activities and videos, via the trainer portal. 

How do I access the webinar?

SMRC will send you an invitation via email to access the webinar. This email will contain the dates and times as well as any other instructions that you will need. 

The Tomando Control de su Salud and Programa de Manejo Personal de la Diabetes webinars are conducted in Spanish. Master Trainers wishing to be cross-trained in the Spanish programs must speak, write, and read Spanish fluently.

Do I need to have previous experience with web-based trainings?

No previous experience is required. However, if this is your first time participating in web-based trainings we recommend you schedule plenty of time to read and follow all pre-webinar instructions.

How do I register for cross-training?

A link to the calendar of trainings and the registration form is found on the menu on the right. The registration site will open in a new window. Information about the specific cross trainings can be found at the registration site.

Who can attend the web-based trainings?

Our web-based trainings are designed primarily for Master Trainers. However, Leaders may participate only on a space-available basis, with the exception of the Workplace Chronic Disease Self-Management. 

What if I know someone else that wants to attend?

In order to get credit for attending a cross-training, each trainee needs to register for the training separately. Send them the link to this page.

Once I am cross-trained, can I cross-train CDSMP Leaders using the web format?

No. Only SMRC trainers can conduct web-based cross-trainings. Cross-training Leaders must be done in groups face-to-face using a cross-training manual provided in the cross-training.