On November 18, Responder Life introduced its Peer Mentoring workshop series to 26 trainees from several state and local agencies in Portland. The workshops are a cornerstone of RL’s new Leadership Center program, which will proactively provide training in order to develop resiliency in trainees before trauma takes place. The workshops were lead by Responder Life executive director Trey Doty, who also serves professionally as a college instructor, life coach, and Chaplain with the FBI. Participating agencies included the Oregon State Police Officers Association (OSPOA), the Oregon Department of Corrections, Portland and Beaverton Police departments, and the Clackamas County Department of Emergency Communication.
Responder Life developed the Peer Mentoring series of workshops uniquely for first responders. It includes a “life planning” segment offered to Fortune 100 organizations by Building Champions, a professional coaching firm. Twenty-six trainees from state and local agencies gave the initial session high marks, saying it was “very applicable to their real-life circumstances”. The remaining sessions of the workshop are scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2015. To learn more about the peer mentoring or other trainings offered by Responder Life, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.