I think what Juan Pablo is suggesting comes out of what we as a Board discussed in Toronto. The current model of 4 days Basic Intensive Training has a strong focus on Reality Therapy. The ratio of 40% CT and 40% RT suggests that. Even though I think many of us who work school groups adapt our examples, anecdotes and role play set ups to be relevant for the group in front of us that ratio would seem unbalanced. In the past I have had a couple of comments suggesting that teachers are not counsellors. This may well put them off the training.
So if we are going to make the training more relevant to schools or to parents or to counsellors or to prison staff, I think it would make sense to have a program that is more closely tailored to that group. Thus the suggestion that we can maintain what is currently happening ( BIT, BP, AIT, AP Certification)and add programs that are more like two days CTRT, followed by elective two day workshops.
I think relevance to participants is a key. For GQS it might be two days of CTRT followed by elective workshops such as
*Catering for Basic Needs in the classroom
*Quality Lesson Design
*Setting clear boundaries with good interpersonal relationships
*Dealing With Difficult Behaviours Through Quality Relationships
*Setting Up A Quality Classroom
*Self Evaluation in the Classroom
*Three Way Reporting
*Self Managing Students
*Quality Behaviour, Quality Learning
*Innovative Teaching Strategies
I am sure we could add many more to this list of possible workshops.
I don’t think that this is simpler or easier but would have more relevance and therefore more “buy in”.