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Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults

Tentative Timeline

Day One
Time Topic
8:30-9:00 Welcome and Context Setting
9:00-9:45 Keynote Address
9:45-10:00 Break and movement session
10:00-12:00 Counseling Skill-Building(Part One)
  • Presentation and Practice
12:00-1:00 Lunch on own
1:00-2:45 Counseling Skill-Building (Part Two)
  • Presentation and Practice
2:45-3:00 Break and movement session
3:00-4:30 Case #1: Issues and challenges in providing WM MNT in a clinical outpatient setting
4:30-5:00 Wrap up of Day One
Day Two
Time Topic
8:30-8:45 Welcome and Review
8:45-10:15 Case #2: Issues and challenges in providing WM MNT in a community-based private practice setting
10:15-10:30 Break and movement session
10:30-12:00 Case #3: Issues and challenges in providing WM MNT for patients in a bariatric surgery setting
12:00-1:00 Lunch on own
1:00-2:15 Weight Management Leadership Opportunities for RDNs and NDTRs: Now and in the Future
2:15-2:30 Break and movement session
2:30-3:30 Case #4: Issues and challenges in providing WM MNT for patients in a primary care setting
3:30-4:00 Wrap-up and Planning
4:00 Adjourn

Significant time will be devoted to counseling skills as well as cases studies addressing commonly-seen issues in providing weight management MNT in clinical, private practice, bariatric, and primary care settings. The workshop will include sessions that inspire and support personal reflection for weight management self-learning and leadership.

Transfer of Learning
After attending the workshop, learners will be encouraged to engage in self-directed continuous learning in weight management. Recommendations for resources and communities of practice for advancing personal competencies will be provided.

Click here for more information on the program.