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CHW Supervisor Training

(Created by Community Health Workers for Community Health Workers)

Advanced, 30 hour training for CHWs currently in the supervisor role or preparing for it

June 5th– August 14th, 2023
Weekly, Monday or Tuesday* 6-8pm
Virtual in Zoom
Plus weekly self-paced assignments

Are you currently supervising Community Health Workers or are you preparing for that role?  This FREE, virtual, 30 hour training delivered by former CHWs/CHW Supervisors is for YOU!

The training gives you the tools you need to maximize your effectiveness. Experience in or deep familiarity with CHW work is necessary. 

Topics include:

  • Foundation for CHW Supervision
  • Supervision Practices
  • Restorative Practices and Conflict Resolution
  • Hiring and Onboarding CHWs
  • Building Community Partnerships
  • Keeping CHWs Safe
  • Quality Improvement & Community Health Worker Ethics
  • Sustaining Excellent Supervision
  • Addressing Systemic Racism in Supervision

Requirements: Rhode Island CCHW certified (or applying), employed in RI, currently supervising CHWs or employer plans for you to do so, reference information from a CHW with whom you have worked, and reference information from your current employer.

Schedule*: Zoom classes are over a weekly series of Monday or Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm: 6/5 Mon; 6/13 Tues; 6/19 Mon; 6/26 Mon; 7/10 Mon; 7/18 Tues; 7/24 Mon; 7/31 Mon; 8/7 Mon; 8/14 Mon.

Attendance is required at all sessions. Participants will also turn in weekly assignments of 1-2 hours/week, for a training total of 30 hours. Apply by May 25th, 2023 at 5pm.

If you have any questions about your appropriateness for this training, please email Sarah Lawrence at slawrence@ric.edu


This FREE training is funded by the Rhode Island Department of Health and is delivered by the Community Health Worker Association of RI housed at the Institute for Education in Healthcare at Rhode Island College.