Can I join the TEPP Facilitator Training without taking a workshop first?
I have a really specific reason for not bringing anyone into the Facilitators Training who hasn’t taken a workshop. The first week (of three) that we’re together presupposes that experience, and doesn’t revisit it. All the practices we undertake in that week are practices that underpin the work – practices that enabled me to develop it, but aren’t part of the weekend. At the end of the week participants receive a Facilitators Manual with all the exercises from the weekend workshop described in it, and are expected to work with them in the interim until we next get together. Again, that work presupposes an experience of the weekend.
If I’m able to participate in the first training session but unable to do the second, would I have an opportunity to complete the final two training sessions another year?
Switching between training sessions gets tricky for a couple of reasons. The groups really do deeply come together in a deep and supportive way, and it’s not always easy to introduce a fresh face. As well, the number of participants is limited to 16, so unless someone dropped out, there might not be a spot. That having been said, it’s something we have done, and would be willing consider doing another time if all the circumstances were right.