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Certified Provider Training

Complete the GNO© Certified Provider Training to disseminate the manualized social skills program in your community. We are planning to host this training in person in strict adherence to all CDC guidelines. However, in the event it is not safe to host in person, we will offer the training virtually via Zoom.

We will offer the Girls Night Out (GNO©) Certified Provider Training at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) on the following dates.

Training will be held March 2-4, 2022 & September 14-16, 2022 

GNO Certified Provider Brochure

Overview of multi-day, onsite training:

DAY 1: 9:00am-4:45pm
GNO© model and rationale, designing your group, curriculum and materials, example strategies and sessions

DAY 2: 9:00am-3:00pm
Facilitator roles and responsibilities, example sessions and practice, planning for your group
5:15pm-8:15pm Attend a "live" GNO© session in the community

DAY 3: 9:30am-3:30pm
Example sessions, practice facilitation, establishing community partnerships, pulling it all together, lessons learned, post training activities)

Contact information

Nicole K Crump, MPA
Administrative Assistant
Department of Pediatrics - Division of Developmental & Behavioral Sciences
University of Kansas Medical Center

Completed GNO© Certified Provider Training

  • Completed GNO© pilot group, including weekly phone consultations with our team
  • Access to GNO©-Teen manual and supplemental materials / training modules.
  • Disseminate GNO©-teen skills group and community events as Certified GNO© provider in your community.
  • Persons with a degree in the field of psychology, social work, special education, speech & language or a related field, including but not limited to: B.C.B.A., M.S.W., L.C.S.W., S.L.P., Ph.D., Psy.D.
  • Professionals with experience implementing behavioral supports and interventions for individuals with autism and related developmental disabilities.
  • GNO© program manual and training handbook
  • My GNO© Planner (single copy - additional copies for skills group participants purchased through website)
  • Access to all supplemental modules and materials to recruit and train facilitators at your site
  • Access to video clips depicting key skills and settings
  • Templates and examples from our evidence-based curriculum for a 12-week skills group
  • Data collection and interpretation strategies to evaluate individual and group outcomes
  • Practice implementing strategies and building individualized supports
  • Support to conduct GNO© within your community, including weekly phone consultations
  • Upon completion of requirements, recognition as Certified GNO© Provider.
  • Small group-based instruction
  • Review curriculum and related materials
  • Discuss strategies to aid recruitment of participants, peers, and community partners
  • Role play GNO© session activities
  • "Live" in-session practice facilitating activities
  • Attend a GNO© session in our community
  • Set goals and begin plans to conduct a GNO© group in your community
  • Opportunities for Discussion and Questions
  • Connect and collaborate with other professionals


  • At your site, have completed GNO© Certified Provider Training
  • Completed GNO© pilot group, with weekly phone consultations
  • Attend all GNO© skills group sessions, including training and supervision of facilitators


  • Supervised (within all GNO© sessions) by the lead provider at your site
  • Complete facilitator training sessions and/or modules
  • Assist GNO© Certified Provider to facilitate GNO© sessions

Please complete the online GNO© Certified Provider Training registration form to begin registration now. We will then send you a confirmation email and payment information.

  • Credit/debit card on the GNO© Store page
  • Check or invoice by your business or institution

Training will take place primarily at the Center for Child Health and Development (CCHD) at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. Training will include one evening session in the community, the location of which will vary by training date.

Business casual attire is appropriate for onsite training. Casual attire is acceptable for evening sessions in the community.

Yes, we do not coordinate travel plans. The medical center is conveniently located in midtown, near many vibrant neighborhoods with excellent accommodations. Popular areas to stay include Westport, the Crossroads Arts District, the Country Club Plaza, and downtown. Each area boasts great dining, lodging, and shopping. There are many excellent restaurants and shops near the medical center along 39th Street.

School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
Mail Stop 4004
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-6338