This 2–day course prepares individuals to become community health educators knowledgeable in HIV prevention, transmission, testing, and HIV-related statutes and policies. Individuals will learn how to effectively communicate basic HIV messages in a sensitive, non-judgmental style using different strategies for various audiences. Participants will demonstrate their knowledge and develop public speaking skills through communication exercises. Participants will also gain tools and resources that can be used in providing HIV education in group settings.
Minnesota AIDS Project coordinates a Volunteer Speakers’ Bureau, which provides certified instructors the chance to conduct HIV education in community settings such as chemical dependency treatment centers, colleges, social service agencies, and more. If you would like to become involved with this program, you must complete the 2–day HIV Instructor Training to obtain certification. Your involvement in this program is voluntary and there is no time commitment required.
Completion of the training gives attendees a certificate to attend an HIV Institute free of charge ($25 value)
Training Length: 16 hours over 2 days
Continuing Education Credits: Approved for 14 continuing education credits by the MN Board of Social Work and the MN Board of Nursing.
Cost: Individual Rate: $150 Student Rate: $110