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Day 1: Cherene Caraco Keynote Presentation

Presenter: Cherene Caraco, CEO, Promise Resource Network
Title: Peer Support makes you competitive. Doing it well makes you relevant. Making mistakes makes you wiser, which basically makes me a genius.

Learning from your mistakes is the hallmark of lived experience and practical wisdom.

In this keynote, internationally acclaimed CEO and consultant Cherene Caraco shares the wisdom she has gained and the things “not to do” when including peer support in various settings and programs. She shares an overview of the current landscape of peer support on the national scene, common challenges that she has seen across the country, the biggest mistakes she made along the way to establishing a successful and highly respected peer-run non-profit, and the importance of (foolishness of not) tapping into the lived experience of the peer support workforce.

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