Four or five years ago I discovered the Zoom platform, and before that, Skype had revolutionised the way I was working. I had been conducting supervision and coaching online with Skype since 2008, but Zoom gave me the flexibility I was looking for when running online workshops.
I ran a series of workshops for a Polish group I was running at the time. It was a little tricky to setting into the dynamics of the process of being online with a group, working through a translator and settling my nerves around the technology, but it worked fine.
IN 2016 Iaunched TA Tribe. My intention is to make TA training and supervision accessible to all who want it for their professional and personal development. One of the great joys of my TA journey has been the opportunity to visit a range of countries whether that be to run programmes or workshops at conferences. I have trained in cultures as diverse at that found in St Petersburg to that found in Nashville, USA. I recognise this as a privilege and also recognise that many are not able to travel as widely, be that for mobility, caring responsibilities or financial constraints.
These days of course, we are also painfully aware of climate change issues. Working online is people and planet-friendly!
And then along came Covid 19.
The obvious approach for me was to convert my TA training to an online offer. And it is interesting, as I am sure you have also noticed, that out of crisis comes creativity - which brings about change, and in many ways, change for the better. 2020 is a year of change for me and through 2021 I will consolidate that change.
The online Tribe programme for those new to TA or for those wishing to brush up on their theory is now available for 2020/21 and starts with the academic year in September.
Tribe Advanced Practitioners group (TAPs) also starts in September, and is a monthly, two-day workshop at Diploma level for those preparing for CTA or DTA Diploma qualifications.
I am looking forward to working with new people, forming a new group and welcome you to TA Tribe!