Certification process for the Getting Ahead series

December 24, 2016 Published by

The Getting Ahead body of works has matured! Beginning in 2017 Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World will become a certified facilitator training. This training will join Getting Ahead While Getting Out and Getting Ahead in the Workplace as a certified facilitator training.

What does this mean?

Beginning in 2017 individuals participating in a Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World certified facilitator training will be asked to sign a trainer agreement as well as become part of a learning community.

Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World certified facilitator training will serve as the foundational work for:

  • Getting Ahead While Getting Out certified facilitator training
  • Getting Ahead in the Workplace certified facilitator training

Not sure of the differences among the Getting Ahead trainings? Here is information to help.

Individuals seeking certification to facilitate the Getting Ahead While Getting Out classes will register for and participate in:

  • An online or in-person Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World certified facilitator training.
  • An additional three-hour training by the authors of the curriculum (additional fee will apply).

Individuals who wish to be certified to facilitate the Getting Ahead in the Workplace class will register for and participate in:

  • An online or in-person Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World certified facilitator training.
  • An additional one-hour training by the author of the curriculum (additional fee will apply).

Need a clear picture of the distinguishing characteristics of this series? Feel free to read “Distinguishing Characteristics of Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World and the Getting Ahead Series of Books” by Phil DeVol.

What if I am already a Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World facilitator? How do I become certified?

aha! Process will offer complimentary one-hour refreshers online for current Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World facilitators. Once the refresher is completed, you will be asked to sign a facilitator agreement, and you will receive a new certificate showing you are a certified facilitator of the Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World curriculum.

Dates for the one-hour refreshers:

Friday, February 17, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

All trainings begin at 11 a.m. Central/12 p.m. Eastern.

What’s in it for you?

  • Membership in a learning community that shares best practices and lessons learned.
  • Stronger model fidelity coupled with data collection provides the basis for reports to show funders and to use in grant writing.
  • Show your professional organization that you are certified to facilitate the classes.
  • As each community offers the Getting Ahead curriculum, you join a larger movement that is changing lives and collecting data that are key to recognizing this curriculum as an evidence-based model. These evidenced-based data are valuable to you as you seek funding for future classes and grow your Bridges initiative.

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This post was written by Lynn Jackson

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