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Bette BlanceBette Blance
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I think the proposal is really important as a starting point. Thank you for beginning this task. I would like to comment on some specifics that might be considered.

Instead of the word lecture ( Page 1) could we use the term the program committee suggested – Seminars. Also on that same point are we considering the Take Charge committee suggestion that it be 8% of income after expenses rather than a single amount.

The same for the Take Charge of Your Life amount. In some countries putting a charge of 10.00 per participant would be too much. If people are charging, they pay, if not they do it for free as a tribute.

Unsure of the terminology applied CT for Teaching Adults? Would need more explanation of this title.

I love the idea of working with larger groups. I like the downloadable certificates numbered. This would solve a lot of problems in purchasing hard copies and having the names printed on them.

In B on page 2 I would like to see Basic Practicum hours of 10 hours face to face reviewed. Does this mean face to face electronically or physically. This is fine for an organisation where people can be together and can pay for a BP supervisor to visit. Working with schools is easier than putting together groups for an open training. What about the woman in Iran who has no one to run a practicum or the man in central Australia who can’t get to a practicum face to face meeting because of distance. Are we being exclusive rather than inclusive? Could we include platforms such as WIZIQ or GoToMeeting as face to face.

I love the research component, but I am unsure of the exam. Have always avoided using exams when I was a university lecturer.

Seems that the three day courses are being suggested. Is that what we thought as a Board?

I like the idea of stand alone workshops. Lots of opportunities for innovative, relevant and useful workshops that will be aimed at application of the theory.

In the outline of the GQS I would suggest that part of the practicum is replaced by in-class collegial coaching. This powerful tool has the potential to energise, and bring about significant change in practice. This could become part of an action research focus and data collection process.

I like the formalisation of the accreditation process for GQS endorsement, and also the idea of a GQS organisation.

Perhaps the ideas of the GQS could be expanded to become the GQO Glasser Quality Organisation and aimed at the business world.

Thank you Juan Pablo and Jean for the thought that has been given to this very necessary step forward.

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