Facilitator Training for Finding Meaning and Hope

Facilitator Training

Support Family Caregivers

Whether you are a healthcare or social services professional, support group leader, caregiver advocate, book club facilitator, or a caregiver ready to support others, the Meaning & Hope Institute is here to provide you with the training and guidance needed to prepare you for your journey as a Finding Meaning and Hope facilitator.

About Finding Meaning and Hope

Finding Meaning and Hope is a powerful program designed to support family caregivers of individuals with dementia and is based on the eye-opening book, Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope While Coping with Stress and Grief, by Pauline Boss, PhD. Developed by Duet: Partners In Health & Aging in 2016, this 10-part discussion series is led by trained facilitators who help caregivers to navigate topics like ambiguous loss; stress, coping, and resiliency; and the psychological family in a way that connects to their own journeys. Watch the video trailer below to learn more about Finding Meaning and Hope.

We heard over and over again that the time spent in the group and what they learned was what got them through each week. I can say that most weeks it was just what I needed too, to keep giving and guiding.

Finding Meaning and Hope Facilitator

How to become a facilitator in 3 steps:

1) If you’re interested in becoming a trained facilitator for Finding Meaning and Hope, please complete this self-assessment. A team member from the Meaning and Hope Institute will reach out to you shortly.

If you are caring for someone with dementia and would like to attend a Finding Meaning and Hope series, click here.

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2) Sign up with the Meaning and Hope Institute Team and attend a half-day facilitator training in 2024. Upcoming Facilitator Training dates virtually are below:

Tuesday, January 23, 2024
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Arizona Time)
Friday, May 10, 2024
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Arizona Time)
Tuesday, September 10, 2024
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Arizona Time)
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Arizona Time)
Thursday, July 11, 2024
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Arizona Time)
Friday, November 15, 2024
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Arizona Time)

3) Complete an hour certification meeting with the Meaning and Hope Institute team.

Frequently Asked Questions

New Facilitator Bundle (Save over 20%)**

Virtual Cost: $660 $520| In-Person: $705 $565

This includes Training & Certification, Facilitator Guide, and First Year’s Program & Portal Fee.


Annual Program & Portal Fee (Per Agency/Organization) 

$300 | Includes Program Support (Discussion series, coaching, and facilitator/alumni support) and Online Portal (Resource library, data reporting/access, & tech. support)

  • This is required for first year facilitators. Access for up to 5 facilitators.


In-Person Facilitator Training & Certification 

$250 | Includes training and certification valid for 3 years


Virtual Facilitator Training & Certification

$200 | Includes training and certification valid for 3 years


Facilitator Guide Materials

$155 | Available in English or Spanish and includes materials for first session


Personalized and Group Trainings (On Request)

Availability determined on case-by-case basis. Call (602) 274-5022 to discuss group discount opportunities.



**Scholarships may be available through generous funding provided by Jim & Mary Lou Bessette and the Dementia Caregiver Alliance, who are dedicated to supporting family caregivers across diverse communities. Prices may be subjected to change.**

All virtual trainings are held on Zoom from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Arizona Time).

  • January 23, 2024
  • March 20, 2024
  • May 10, 2024
  • July 11, 2024
  • September 10, 2024
  • November 15, 2024

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For more information, contact the Meaning and Hope Institute at meaningandhope@duetaz.org or (602) 274-5022.

Questions? Call Ami Becker at (602) 274-5022, ext.132 or email at meaningandhope@duetaz.org