Respecting Choices® First Steps ACP

Date & Time Location Registration
12/5/2018 - 8:30 AM Conference Room D (In the Professional Center, south side of the building)

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To assist participants in learning effective communication and interview skills for person-centered ACP facilitation.

Intended Audience

Healthcare providers (nurses, all levels of social workers, health educators, and physicians), clergy, and others involved in providing ACP facilitation.

Education Outcomes

  1. Identify interview skills for facilitating FS conversations with healthy adults.
  2. Identify interview skills for facilitating FS for adults with chronic illness.
  3. Create strategies to communicate the plan, including the completion of an advance directive document.
  4. Examine the ACP Facilitator’s role in implementing 3 key systems for ACP effectiveness.
  5. Demonstrate beginning competency in facilitating FS conversations through role-play activities.

Initial Certification Requirements

  • Completion of the FS ACP Facilitator Certification Online Curriculum (Modules 1-4) (additional information will be emailed to you on the pre-curriculum closer to your class date)
  • Completion of the FS ACP Facilitator Certification classroom training (8-hour classroom instruction)


$120 - UnityPoint Health employees
$140 - Non-UnityPoint Health employee

*Deadline for Registration is November 1, 2018.

For additional information please contact Jennifer Delagardelle at

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