As the Manitoba Provincial Coordinator and a RentSmart Educator, I continue to do outreach and attend Resource fairs to promote and advertise RentSmart.
Since 2017, as an educator I have personally prepared and facilitated 40 courses. With two of these RSC courses being completed by end of summer.
RentSmart Certificate Courses 23
RentSmart Basics Courses 17
Registered participants 469
Attended participants 396
RentSmart Graduates – 189
RentSmart letters of completion 123
Also, in Manitoba we have hosted 3 RentSmart Educator sessions as well and have graduated 44 participants, one being from BC.
As I reflect back on all the facilitations I have completed, each and every one has been different. I have had as many as 2 to 25 participants and one thing I have learned is to be adaptable. Every participant learns in a different way. I began facilitating this curriculum by the book and trying to follow what I was taught, and I then realized the more I facilitated, I would change things around, add additional activities, or just sit down and have conversations.
For educators who have not coordinated or facilitated a course yet, I can tell you it is a lot of fun. Meeting new people, sharing the knowledge and resources you have to offer, is very fulfilling.
Courses for RentSmart Basics and Certificate are started and more being planned. Some of our educators have already setup their first course for their organizations and will be facilitating them in the coming months.
An educator call was hosted and facilitated on the changes of the website and the recording of the webinar is available now.