OMA Hybrid Facilitator Training

The hybrid training covers the same contents as the fully in-person training. In this format, about 2/3 of the material, or about 12-15 hours, will be covered online. You can complete this online portion of the training at your own pace within a 4 week timeframe. This will be followed by an in-person practicum offered at different dates and locations. You must complete both the online training and the in-person practicum to become a certified OMA Facilitator.

All training sessions are open to anyone.

Online Training contents

  • Interactive instruction on the why, what, and how of implementing the award-winning, evidence-based Scripps OMA program.
  • OMA activity design principles to create failure-free art projects for people with dementia.
  • Evidence base of OMA’s impact on people with dementia and student volunteers.

In-person Practicum Outline: Day 1 from 2-6 pm (Registration opens at 1:30 pm); Day 2 from 8 am – 4 pm.

  • Practicum #1: Observe OMA session and serve as an OMA volunteer, work 1-1 with residents who have dementia with reflection and feedback session
  • Practicum #2: Art-making sampler: Create 4 OMA projects
  • Practicum #3: Conduct an OMA session on your own with reflection and feedback session
  • Closing ceremony and certificates

Training Locations


Richmond, VA

St Louis, MO


Calgary, AB

Contact an OMA Facility
Please feel free to contact the administrators listed below that have implemented OMA in their facility below.