JNF shined this weekend at the 1st Annual Facilitators and Administrators workshop. Twenty four JNF ambassadors came together for a three day workshop packed with informational, educational and engaging sessions designed to increase the overall knowledge and involvement of our Support Group leaders and hospital partners.
The Joe Niekro Foundation Support Groups and Facebook online forums provide an invaluable resource for brain aneurysm and AVM patients, caregivers and families in the community. Strong facilitation is essential for the sustainability of a support group and the motivational seminar provided the framework to empower our facilitators to be the best leaders they can be.
The group began the weekend with a personal tour of the Microvention Plant where they were able to learn about the latest advancements within the Endovascular industry and had a hands opportunity to witness the coils, stents and flow diverters in the making. Microventions’ founder, Rob Greene wowed the group with a lunch discussion on The History of Coils, while the entire office welcomed JNF to their facilities. Outside of the Microvention tour, the group enjoyed discussions on the various ways to make their group one of the strongest in the country.
Between ice breakers and One Minute Limit challenges, the group shared their successes and learned all that is available to them through the Joe Niekro Foundation™.
The weekend was truly an opportunity of a lifetime and we are so grateful. Thanks to all who participated and made it such a memorable time together.