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