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Upcoming 2023 TOTs
TRAINING DATES

This year, become a certified TACT2 or TBM Staff Trainer

The most cost-effective way to certify your staff is by training a small team of your most experienced people as TACT2 trainers.  

 

Training of Trainers (ToT).  It requires four very intensive days to be certified as a full TACT2 trainer (two days for verbal skills only).  By the time your candidates complete our ToT, they will have:

(1)  An in-depth understanding of TACT2's trauma-informed content;

(2)  Solid skills in safe physical intervention techniques; and

(3) Significant practice with successful teaching/coaching strategies for both.

 

COVID-19 (updated 6.10.23).  The threat of COVID-19 infection has thankfully waned, but we believe that it is wise to be cautious when people are indoors and in close contact. Therefore, if conditions warrant, all attendees at TACT2 Trainings of Trainers (ToT) must be willing to take a rapid antigen self-test (provided) before the training begins. Those who test positive (or are clearly symptomatic) will be rescheduled or receive a full refund or credit.

To learn more about what makes TACT2 different, and about the process of becoming a TACT2 Staff Trainer, visit our FAQ page.

Sphere on Spiral Stairs

Training of NEW Trainers:

Download Registration Form for your training below!  Note that trainings are typically limited to only 16 registrants to be certain every participant has individualized attention. 

March 6-9, 2023 in Easton, PA    (Completed)

8:30AM - 4:30PM daily

Colonial Intermediate Unit 20

6 Danforth Drive, Easton, PA  18045

March 7-10, 2023 in Landover, MD   (Completed)

8:30AM - 4:30PM daily

Foundation School

855 Brightseat Road, Suite 855 , Landover, MD 20785 

June 26-29, 2023 in Easton, PA  (Completed)

8:30AM - 4:30PM daily

Colonial Intermediate Unit 20

6 Danforth Drive, Easton, PA  18045

August 7-10, 2023 in Baltimore, MD  CLOSED

8:30AM - 4:30PM daily

Best Western BWI

6755 Dorsey Rd., Elkridge, MD 21075

August 7-10, 2023 in Beaver, PA  (FULL) 

8:30AM - 4:30PM daily

New Horizon School

128 Friendship Circle, Beaver, PA 15009

August 21-24, 2023 in Des Moines, IA (6 openings)

8:30AM - 4:30PM daily

Orchard Place

925 Porter Ave., Des Moines, IA 50315

Oct 31 - Nov 3, 2023 in Archbald, PA  (6 openings)

8:30AM - 4:30PM daily

NEIU Admin Building

1200 Line Street, Archbald, PA 18403

Nov 6-9, 2023 in Easton, PA  (6 openings)

8:30AM - 4:30PM daily

Colonial Intermediate Unit 20

6 Danforth Drive, Easton, PA  18045

Full verbal + physical certification (4 days)  = $1295/person, including all materials. 

Verbal-only certification (2 days) = $895/person, including all materials.

Reduced rates available for group of 5+ from same agency.

Contact SBParese@aol.com for information about on-site training.

Recertification of Existing Trainers:

May 18, 2023 in Easton, PA  (Completed)

8:30AM - 3:30PM

Colonial Intermediate Unit 20

6 Danforth Drive, Easton, PA  18045

June 7, 2023 in Easton, PA   (Completed)

8:30AM - 3:30PM

Colonial Intermediate Unit 20

6 Danforth Drive, Easton, PA  18045

June 23, 2023 in Des Moines, IA  (Completed)

8:30AM - 3:30PM daily

Orchard Place

925 Porter Ave., Des Moines, IA 50315

August 11, 2023 in Baltimore, MD  (Completed)

8:30AM - 3:30PM daily

Best Western BWI

6755 Dorsey Rd., Elkridge, MD 21075

August 24, 2023 in Norristown, PA (Completed)

8:30AM - 3:30PM

Norristown ASD

401 N Whitehall Rd, Norristown, PA 19403 

September 1, 2023 in Clarion, PA (Completed)

8:30AM - 3:30PM daily

Clarion School District

219 Liberty St., Clarion, PA 16214

October 4, 2023 in Swiftwater, PA 

8:30AM - 3:30PM daily

Pocono Mountain School District

208 Campus Drive, Swiftwater, PA 18370

Full Trainer Recertification (6 hours)  = $250/person, including all materials. 

Verbal-only Recertification (3 hours) = $200/person, including all materials.

  Interested in an on-site Training of Trainers? Contact Dr. Parese (sbparese@aol.com) for a proposal.  

More about Training of Trainers

Trainer Prerequisites.  Trainer candidates need not be accomplished public speakers or athletes but should be comfortable in front of peers, have a strong understanding of basic psychology and active listening, and be in reasonably good physical condition.   Prior training in TACT2 or TBM is very helpful, but not required. We strongly recommend a training team of two or more, especially when teaching physical skills, and choosing candidates with at least 2 years in the field.

 

After completing the Training of Trainers with author Dr. Steve Parese or one of his highly qualified Master Trainers, your Staff Trainers will be fully prepared to certify others in Basic TACT2 or TBM. They will have a solid grasp of the program's core content and techniques, more skill in adult-friendly instruction, and the ability to test both verbal and physical competencies.

To learn more about what makes TACT2 different, and about the process of becoming a TACT2 Staff Trainer, visit our FAQ page.

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