ProAct Instructor Certification Protocols

Fast Track ProAct Instructor Certification
Available only in 2017 and to previously certified NCI Instructors

Requirements for Certification
  • Successful completion of one of the 2 Fast Track Instructor classes offered in November, 2017
  • A score of 100% on the written test
  • Demonstration of competence on of all core and core plus physical techniques except for the skills section designated to be taught only by Instructor Trainers and upon request of a specific RHA unit or program site
  • Successful completion of three observed/coached ProAct Part A classes
  • Optional – Successful completion of 1 – 3 observed/coached ProAct Part B classes
  • Optional – Observation of 1 or more ProAct classes taught by an Instructor Trainer
  • Optional – Participation in the ProAct Instructor Guide Training
  • Completion of all assignments provided by the Instructor Trainer

ProAct Instructor Certification 
Available in 2018
  • Successful completion of a ProAct participant class including Part A and Part B, Core and Core Plus
  • A score of 100% on the written test
  • Demonstration of competence and physical ability on all core and core plus physical techniques except for the skills section designated to be taught only by Instructor Trainers and upon request of a specific RHA unit or program site
  • Participation in the ProAct Instructor Guide Training
  • Observation of 1 or more ProAct classes taught by an Instructor Trainer or Instructor
  • Successful completion of at least 3 observed/coached ProAct Part A and Part B classes
  • Completion of all assignments provided by the Instructor Trainer
  • Provisional certification can be granted to instructors in BH settings for a duration of not more than 6 months, while they complete observations of Core and Core Plus.

Instructor-Trainer Coaching Protocol
  1. Make initial contact with the Instructor-in-Training (IIT) 
    1. Review the Coaching process
    2. Confirm the first class date (if one has been set  for observation)
    3. Ensure that the IIT has all materials (Parts A and B Workbooks, Instructor Guide and PowerPoint files, Instructor Notes File)
    4. Send a follow up email to confirm content of the call; attach files if they don’t have them.
  2. Make assignment and schedule follow up phone call
    1. Advise that a minimum of 2 hours of independent ProAct materials reading and studying must be scheduled prior to the call
    2. Assignments for the Instructor in Training:  
      1. Read all materials completely
      2. Identify any areas or topics of concern (Instructor Trainer will assist/support learning through discussion, providing references, etc.)
      3. Practice teaching challenging sections (recruit a volunteer audience or do this independently)
    3. Instructor Trainer and ITT to have at least one coaching call or face to face meeting to check in on progress prior to first observation
    4. If more support is needed prior to teaching, Instructor in Training to schedule opportunities to observe ProAct classes taught by other Instructors or Instructor Trainers
    5. Instructor Trainer and Instructor in Training to schedule classes for coaching/observation, in cooperation with the RHA NEO scheduler
  3. Pre-Class (Coaching/Observation) Conversation (Instructor Trainer Notes)
    1. Ask ITT to ensure that all materials/equipment are available: laptop and projector, slides loaded, PowerPoint handouts, Instructor Notes, Tests and Key, Class Roster
    2. Ask how the ITT wants to be supported; offer options and come to an agreement about how you will work together.  Your plan can range from co-teaching the first class to your observing quietly and only interjecting if the ITT asks or you feel you must add to or correct content being taught.
    3. Explain the Coaching/Observation Feedback tool and let the ITT know that you will share feedback verbally at the end of the day and send the completed tool and next assignments soon after the class.
  4. Observation/Coaching (Instructor Trainer Notes)
    1. Using the Feedback form, make careful notes regarding the teaching of each unit and the quality of the teaching experience.  Identify all topics/slides the ITT covers well or needs to continue studying/practicing.
    2. Ask the ITT to share observations of his/her teaching experience and to identify topics of need.  Share your observations, both positive and areas of needed improvement.
    3. Offer resources, explanation, and assignments to support knowledge gain in areas of need.  Consider assigning sections of ProAct Participant Work books or Instructor Guide for review and study. Document assignments/suggestions on the Feedback Form.
    4. Suggest additional ProAct observations of entire or partial classes if needed.
    5. Share the Feedback/Coaching Form with the ITT and send to Erika Odom to upload to file.
    6. Schedule the next observation. Continue until at least 3 observations have occurred and the ITT has demonstrated competence.  
    7. Ensure that the person  receives his/her ProAct Instructor Certificate and copy is filed with  the Instructor’s supervisor and/or HR.

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