For almost three years, Creating the Future has been teaching consultants and workshop leaders how to reframe their thinking, to help their clients create a healthy, vibrant future for their communities.
As we begin expanding our programs, it’s clear we are going to need additional teachers who are qualified to teach those courses. Which means it is time to fully develop the Faculty Level of the consultants curriculum.
Having qualified teachers would make so much more possible for communities around the world. The most important result in our minds comes from this observation:
Change leaders shouldn’t have to fly to conferences and far away trainings to learn how to create change. If you can learn about fundraising in your home town, you should also be able to learn how to create a healthy, vibrant future for your community – the reason you’re fundraising in the first place!
Imagine the impact if training in how to create change was as ubiquitous as grant-writing workshops! For that to happen, though, we obviously need qualified teachers.
And before we can develop the Faculty Level of our curriculum, we will need to determine what qualifications those teachers would need to have. Once we know that, figuring out what / how to teach / measure those qualifications is the easy part.
So that’s the question:
- What would we want to be sure every single one of our faculty knows?
- What experience would we want to be sure they have? What qualities would we want to be sure they possess as people?
- If you’ve participated in other train-the-trainer programs – where the organization doing the training will actually be sending those new faculty out to teach – what criteria do those orgs use for determining whether or not their faculty is qualified to teach?
- What other questions should we be asking ourselves about faculty qualifications?
Getting very excited to move forward on this huge leap forward for communities everywhere!!!