The CCP Path to Becoming a Council Trainer engages an extensive 8-Step process, involving Council Trainings, real-world experience, internship and deep dialogue with a mentor, selected from the network of veteran CCP Council Trainers. The process is summarized here and can be perused in greater detail by clicking the link to the PDF document below.
Trainers Path Outline:
Step 1: Choosing a Mentor & Writing Letter of Intention
-Applicant chooses a CCP-affiliated mentor-trainer.
-Applicant writes a letter of intention and submits to mentor for approval.
Step 2: Mentor Agreement, Training Plan Development and TMC Approval
-Mentor agrees to the relationship.
-Mentor and trainer-in-training applicant develop a plan to fulfill all steps on the path.
-Mentor submits the plan to the CCP Trainers Mentoring Circle for approval.
-TMC gives approval or asks that the plan be revised.
Step 3: Ongoing Facilitation Experience
-Trainer-in-training gains facilitation experience and completes all three levels of council training.
-Mentor and trainer-in-training discuss these experiences and feedback from participants and council trainers.
Step 4: Training Internship
-Mentor arranges for the trainer-in-training to intern at a CT1.
-Mentor solicits feedback from the CT1 trainers as well as participants’ written feedback, discusses this with the trainer-in-training, and determines whether another internship is necessary or desirable.
Step 5: Program Initiation & Guidance
-Trainer-in-training initiates a program or sustains a circle that serves her or his community and seeks mentor’s guidance in its implementation. (Note: This step can occur concurrently with steps 3-4.)
Step 6: Council Training Co-Leadership
-Trainer-in-training co-leads a CT1.
-If, in the view of the mentor and the training co-leader, this experience has been successful, this becomes part of the trainer-in-training’s “graduation,” and is communicated in writing to the TMC.
-The TMC reviews the entire process with the trainer-in-training and the mentor. If the TMC determines that additional experiences are needed before completion, this information is communicated to the trainer-in-training and the mentor.
Step 7: Completion and Celebration
-If the TMC determines that all requirements have been met, this information is communicated to the trainer-in-training and the mentor.
-The TMC issues a Trainer’s Credential.
-The new trainer is celebrated at a Gathering of Council Leaders.
Step 8: Affiliation (Optional membership in the TOF/CCP Trainers Circle)
-The Credentialed Trainer may choose affiliation with the TOF/CCP Trainers Circle.
For more information, please click on link below to the PDF document.