The Board of Directors of Collaborative Practice Toronto continues to work diligently to provide opportunities for training and education for its members.
CPT recognizes that a basic training or two is not enough to support you as an effective collaborative professional, and that we learn best from one another and from sharing our experiences.
Commencing January 2016, existing members of CPT will be required to complete not fewer than six accredited hours of continuing education and training per year on a self-reporting basis in order to renew their CPT membership. That means that in 2015 CPT members need to have completed 6 hours of training in order to renew their membership in 2016.
The following activities qualify for annual CPT credits:
Offered by CPT:
- Dinner Event (with speaker/presentation) – 1 hour (per dinner)
- Workshop – 6 Hours (Full Day) / 3 Hours (Half Day)
- Lunch and Learn – 1 hour (each)
- Small Practice Group Meeting (with educational component) – 1 hour (each)
- Mentoring (mentor or mentee) – 1 hour (per year)
Note: Local presenters and trainers receive double hours
Offered Outside of CPT:
- Interest-Based Negotiation Training – 6 Hours (Full Day) / 3 Hours (Half Day)
- Communication Skills Training – 6 Hours (Full Day) / 3 Hours (Half Day)
- Advanced Mediation or Facilitative Conflict Resolution Training – 6 Hours (Full Day) / 3 Hours (Half Day)
The impetus for this initiative was the feedback we received from our members when a survey was sent out last year to canvas this issue and many others in preparation for the retreat we hosted with the former President of the IACP, Catherine Conner in November of 2013. Those who responded overwhelming supported the requirement for continuing collaborative training for all members of CPT. We have listened and we hope you agree that this will strengthen us as a group and result in better service and skills for our clients and community.
Chair of CPT