Communities of Practice are
groups of peers who share a concern or a passion for something they do and
learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.
Research suggests that learning
is the main reason Communities of Practice (CoP) are established. Social learning
and thinking together are key concepts in a CoP. The collaborative learning
process of ‘thinking together’ is one of the most meaningful elements of a CoP
and what makes it work. Thinking together is conceptualised as people
sharing knowledge through mutually guiding each other through their
understandings of the same problems in their area of shared interest.
TCI Trainers Community of Practice
This group is for the purpose of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) Trainers of all current certifications - standard, schools and families - to learn further about the System, Concepts and Skills of TCI through a collaborative learning process. This group is available to current TCI Trainers with any level of certification, across all editions of the course.
Participating in a virtual Community of Practice (CoP) specifically tailored for TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) trainers offers numerous benefits. Here are the advantages of being part of such a virtual community:
- National reach: Virtual CoPs enable trainers from around the country to connect, collaborate, and share experiences. This broadens perspectives and allows you to learn from a diverse range of professionals.
- Accessibility: Virtual CoPs are accessible from anywhere with an internet connection, making it easier for trainers to participate regardless of their geographical location. This eliminates travel constraints and facilitates participation.
- Knowledge exchange: Members of a virtual CoP can share their insights, strategies, and lessons learned in real-time. This dynamic exchange of knowledge can lead to rapid learning and improvement in TCI training practices.
- Stay current: TCI is an evolving field, and staying current with the latest trends, research, and best practices is essential. Virtual CoPs provide an efficient way to access up-to-date information and insights.
- Professional growth: Active participation in a virtual CoP can contribute to your professional growth and visibility within the TCI training community.
- Peer support: TCI training can be emotionally and professionally demanding. Virtual CoPs offer a platform for trainers to seek advice, share concerns, and receive emotional support from peers who understand the unique challenges of the field.
Four times a year, Tact hosts a virtual gathering for TCI Trainers. These can be registered for via the course booking link. Sessions run for an hour, and include:
- Connection with other trainers
- Input from researchers, experts and peers
- Application discussion
- Questions and feedback
We can best learn from each other through constructive and insightful discussions with open dialogue.
The LinkedIn "TCI Trainers Community of Practice - Australia & New Zealand" group is for trainers to connect, ask questions and share resources. A Community of Practice is a group of individuals who share a common interest or profession and come together to learn from one another, share experiences, and collectively improve their knowledge and skills. Here are some of the benefits of joining the LinkedIn group:
- Networking opportunities: LinkedIn groups provide a platform to connect with like-minded professionals in your field. By joining a TCI trainers CoP group, you can expand your professional network and establish connections with colleagues who share your interests and goals.
- Knowledge sharing: CoP groups are excellent places to exchange ideas, best practices, and valuable insights related to TCI training. Members can share their experiences, case studies, and innovative teaching techniques, which can enhance your own training methods.
- Continuous learning: TCI is a field that constantly evolves, and staying updated is crucial. Being part of a CoP group ensures that you have access to the latest trends, research, and developments in TCI training. This ongoing learning can help you improve your training programs.
- Problem solving: If you encounter challenges or obstacles in your TCI training work, the group can serve as a resource for problem-solving. Members can offer advice, suggestions, and solutions based on their experiences.
- Professional development: Being part of a CoP group can contribute to your professional growth. You can participate in discussions, ask questions, and learn from more experienced trainers, which can help you develop new skills and knowledge.
- Access to resources: Members of the group often share valuable resources such as training materials, templates and articles.
- Peer support: Training in crisis intervention can be emotionally demanding. Having a supportive community of fellow trainers can provide a safe space to discuss challenges, seek emotional support, and find encouragement from those who understand the unique aspects of the field
In summary, joining a LinkedIn group focused on a Community of Practice for TCI trainers offers opportunities for networking, learning, problem-solving, and staying up-to-date with industry trends, ultimately helping you become a more effective and informed TCI trainer.
Certified Trainers can request to join the LinkedIn Group here.
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