Hello. My proposal is based on offering separate certification programs for Education with CT, Counseling with CT, Leading with CT, and Personal Wellbeing with CT. I have not seen any comments about this huge change in direction. The general certification framework of basic-advanced-certification with two years practicing is maintained but with 3-day courses because the content is focusing on one of the three applications with CT framework. We are discussing monies and making it simpler but there is no discussion about the general changes I am mentioning here.
Personally, I do not agree on making things simpler and easier just to spread this around because no real certification programs out there that are valued by people and spread worldwide are simple and easy. They require hard work and are perceived as very valuable. SACS and IB certifications for schools are two that come to mind, EFQM and ISO are two other for quality organizations, LEED and CHPS are two others for environmental certifications. I will never go through a certification program that is solely based on Internet and takes 6 months just reading and sending documents. Maybe I am not the one to continue with this work if the purpose of this board is to make things easy and simple to get.
With respect to the GQS committee, I have not received WGI US revised criteria and rubric, and have not advanced in any way. I did receive three articles Bob Hoglund has published about some applications of the GQS and the Baldrige model but there is not certification or endorsement process or rubrics of any kind in those articles. My proposal about the GQS endorsement is in the same document of this discussion because I wanted to include it in the big picture of new programs offered or endorsed by WGI.