Resilience is the capacity to adapt well when faced with adversity using available resources. Assessing resources and strengthening the skills needed to manage adversity helps build resilience. Enhanced resilience can be beneficial in coping with challenges at home and work. WeCanPROSPER Resilience Training (WRT) offers participants the opportunity to enhance their resilience. If you have completed WRT and are interested in becoming a trained facilitator to share the content you learned with others in your community then this is the training for you. The Facilitator Training will be virtual via Zoom and broken up over 4 days. 

  • Day 1 of training is about 3 hours and will cover most of the training information. On this day, you will also be assigned a co-facilitator for subsequent training dates.  
  • Day 2 will preferably be a week later and will last about 30 minutes. On day 2, you will begin planning a WRT session as a facilitator and have an opportunity to ask additional questions.  
  • Day 3 of training will be a 2.5-hour WRT session during which you will co-facilitate with a fellow trainee to a group of participants.  
  • Day 4 will be a reversal of roles with your co-facilitator for another WRT session to familiarize yourselves with the full presentation. 

Once you are trained, you can facilitate WRT sessions either virtually or in-person. We will have a Basecamp course available for you to access WRT content, templates, links, additional resources, and a community of learning.

Cost: Free

Contact: Michelle McDowell,, 573-882-5919

WeCanPROSPER Resilience Training (WRT) is presented in collaboration with the Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute at Iowa State University.

Funding for WeCanPROSPER Resilience Training (WRT) is supported through the Rural Health Safety and Education grant.

Section 502 (i) of Title V of the Rural Development Act of 1972, as amended (7 U.S.C. 2662) provides funds to NIFA to provide grant to foster quality of life in rural communities by providing the essential knowledge necessary for successful programs of rural development, improving coordination among Federal agencies, other levels of government, and institutions and private organizations in rural areas, and developing and disseminating information about rural conditions.