Do You Have What It Takes?
Do you have what it takes to be
an AUTHORISED TRAINER of The Decider Skills?
The Decider Skills are proving to be a flexible and
adaptable model. Evidence based and effective. Memorable and made easy
to use, creative, fun and interactive. The demand for the skills is
increasing in health, education, voluntary, business and the third sector.
We are now looking for additional AUTHORISED TRAINERS:
Qualified, Experienced, Passionate teams of two to
train other professionals in The Decider Skills and The Decider Life Skills.
The Decider is our 'baby'. We are looking for trusted,
enthusiastic teams of two trainers who are committed to delivering our
training at a high standard and who are prepared to evidence their
commitment to us and The Decider.
We welcome approaches from teams of two special
professionals to become The Decider AUTHORISED TRAINERS. You will be
handpicked - by us.
Please only contact us if you fulfil the
Qualifications and Key
- To deliver the 32 skills of The Decider Skills - you must
BOTH have a
core mental health profession (nursing, social work, occupational
therapy, psychology, psychiatry, psychological therapy) and subsequent
training in CBT and/or DBT to be able to teach other mental health
- To deliver the 12 skills of The Decider Life Skills - you must
a relevant professional qualification (and/or evidence of extensive
experience) - to be able to teach other professionals. Teachers
are particularly welcome to apply.
- You must BOTH have attended a 2 day Decider Skills
workshop facilitated by Michelle and Carol
- You must BOTH have facilitated a minimu of 3
- You must provide evidence of outcome measures (qualitative and
quantitive) from those 3 client/student groups (You are then able to talk
from an experienced professional perspective; giving authentic, relevant
examples are important. You need to be credible and respected
within your organisation, profession or local area).
- You need to be self motivated, flexible, enthusiastic and willing to travel
(making own arrangements as required) and negotiate
with commissioners of training.
- You must BOTH be enthusiastic, experienced
professionals who can deliver The Decider Skills with fun, enthusiasm
and passion. (the same style as Michelle and Carol)
- You must be willing to provide a video of a workshop (for review and
constructive comment) within 12 months
Before going any further - here are some things to think about...
There is a BIG difference between teaching clients/students to use
the skills, to actually becoming
AUTHORISED TRAINERS and
facilitating workshops/training for professional staff.
If you are the AUTHORISED
TRAINER, you really have
to know your stuff. This includes a sound knowledge of CBT and/or DBT
and the ability to talk with good authority about the evidence base which
sits beneath each skill. We have worked hard to make the skills easy
to understand and to learn. So while on the surface they seem simple,
the evidence base underpinning each one is complex.
AUTHORISED TRAINER of professionals - that
knowledge base, skills, expererience and experience of running groups for
complex clients is vital.
Professionals learning the skills have to be absolutely confident in
the model and that the people training them know what they are talking
about. Professionals can ask difficult questions and an
AUTHORISED TRAINER will quickly lose confidence and credibility if they cannot answer
them fully or manage the workshop effectively.
Some people 'think' they can deliver training to groups of staff.
Actually doing it is a different matter... it's hard work and not as easy as
it appears. Be honest with yourself - are you really able to do this?
CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION
If we think you have the potential to be an authorised trainer,
we will invite you to attend an interview day with us in a private meeting
room at Gatwick Airport in November/December 2017.
You will be responsible for your own travel costs and accommodation etc.
We will provide lunch and refreshments on the day.
The day will involve:
- A discussion - we want to get to know you!
- A detailed explanation of how to present a trainers workshop
- We will provide you with a USB stick which will include
- We will provde a specific Trainers Resource Pack
- We will provide practical financial information
- We will give you any further information required