Want to be the Change You’d Like to See? Become a Feldenkrais training program organizer!
If you are visiting this page, you are a person with a vision. You are looking for new opportunities for expanding your income potential as well as your personal growth. Whether you are a budding entrepreneur, a practitioner desiring more learning opportunities or an experienced organizer, you thrive on meeting interesting people and challenges, gathering the resources needed to do a task, and solving problems big and small.
Organizing a Feldenkrais Professional Training Program can be a rewarding business as well as a powerful learning opportunity, connecting you with world class Trainers and a student body that shares your passions.
You do not have to be an Educational Director, a Trainer or even a Practitioner, to be the organizer of a Feldenkrais Professional Training Program! The training organizer brings together and coordinates all the people and resources needed. That can include partners, associates and others you choose to work with you.
You can learn everything you need to know to get started by checking out the International Training Accreditation Guidelines. There is a lot of technical information there. If you have questions about these guidelines or the application process, you can ask the North American Training Accreditation Board (NATAB).
What kind of experience do I need to organize a training program?
Prior experience organizing workshops, advanced trainings, conferences or other large events, would be useful. If you have no experience, connecting with a colleague who understands event planning would be a good first step.
Why should I be interested in organizing a training program?
Perhaps you simply want to see the Feldenkrais Method® grow. Or you’d love to participate in another training while generating an income. Maybe you have a vision for a new or alternative approach to the training. The possibilities are endless. As Moshe Feldenkrais said “Our only limitation is our belief that it is so.”
Who can organize a training program?
As was said above, anyone can organize a training program! The Training Organizer can be one or more individuals, or a company or corporation.
The Organizer is the owner of the training program, and has overall legal and financial responsibility. The Organizer also contracts with the educational and administrative staff for the training program.
How do I apply for accreditation?
Training programs in North, Central and South America are accredited by NATAB, following International Training Accreditation Guidelines. Read them first and when you are ready, Contact [email protected] for the current application guidelines.
(For programs in other areas, please visit AusTAB, EuroTAB and DTAB websites.
You can either submit a complete proposal, or use Administrative and Educational “standing protocols” to reduce application fees, by getting one-time approval of some parts of the application that can be used again for future applications:
- Accreditation Application WITH Standing Protocols (Recommended).
- Administrative Standing Protocol Application (ASP – prepared by the Organizer) $350 one-time fee
- Educational Standing Protocol Application (ESP – prepared by the Educational Director. Most Educational Directors in US and Canada already have approved ESP’s on file.) $350 one-time fee
- Accreditation Application (prepared by the Organizer) $250 for each application
- Accreditation Application WITHOUT Standing Protocols, for a fee of $950. The full $950 fee will also apply to any future programs.
How long does the application approval process take?
Usually one to three months.
What are the key tasks involved in setting up a training program?
- Find an Educational Director
- Develop a PR strategy that includes advertising, websites, etc.
- Choose your training program staff.
- Find a venue and choose your dates
- Develop a budget.
- Find out what permits and licenses are required in your area
- Work with the Educational Director to prepare the training accreditation application that needs to be provided to and approved by the NATAB.
- Manage the trainee application process
What are the organizer’s responsibilities during the training program?
- Assure that all accreditation requirements are met, including reporting and payment of fees
- Oversee performance of Educational Director and staff
- Oversee finances, logistics, and communications
- Maintain and support long-term relationships with trainees
Where can I learn more about these different tasks?
One of the best ways to learn more, is to talk directly with someone who has experience organizing a Feldenkrais training program.
Some of the requirements can vary significantly from state to state, and from country to country, so you will need to look into the specific requirements for the jurisdiction where you are thinking of setting up a training program.
You can help propel the Feldenkrais Method towards greater recognition, offer people an opportunity for learning and growth, develop your business and entrepreneurial skills, and profit from this enterprise. NATAB welcomes your inquiries and FGNA is excited to support your venture. Please don’t hesitate to contact NATAB with your questions.