Top 5 Reasons It’s Awesome to be an Approved Trainer or RBPD Specialist
Trainers & RBPD Specialists | October 23, 2018
Earlier this month our Professional Support Specialist, Nicky and our Operations Coordinator, Tara traveled to beautiful Brainerd, MN for the Worlds of Wisdom Trainer & RBPD Summit hosted by Child Care Aware of Minnesota. While the drive from Madison, WI to Brainerd, MN took seven hours, the fall foliage, Mille Lacs Lake, and road-side stops offered a variety of fun sights to see!
For those of you who don’t know, the Worlds of Wisdom Trainer & RBPD Summit is an annual event open to Trainers and/or Relationship-Based Professional Development (RBPD) Specialists. Those interested in becoming a Trainer and/or RBPD Specialist are also welcome! Many attendees look forward to this awesome event each year. The event serves as an invaluable opportunity for those who work in the ECCE (Early Childhood Care and Education) professional development community. Trainers and RBPD Specialists from all over the great state of Minnesota come together to share in friendship, knowledge, skills, and collaboration.
It’s no secret, we are lucky to have such an amazing group of Trainers and RBPD Specialists who provide quality learning experiences to so many providers. Nicky and Tara were thrilled to place names with faces and make personal connections during the Achieve hosted Social Hour. The social hour allowed time for the group to gather for refreshments, snacks, raffles, and mingling. Many attendees took time to share why they are so passionate about serving as leaders in the ECCE professional development community.
Below are a few of the top reasons:
- Inspire action.
- Have you ever left a training feeling refreshed and excited about what you are going to take back and implement? Trainer Kimberly Giles enjoys “inspiring educators to apply their learning.”
- Connect with like-minded people.
- Trainer Pat Gentz said her favorite thing about being an approved trainer is having “opportunities to connect with other people who are as passionate about kids and families” as she is. Sometimes it can be difficult for our friends and family to understand the challenges we face working in the early childhood care and education field. Trainings can provide a great space for us to meet others and discuss these challenges.
- Share your knowledge.
- Some trainers have a special niche or subject matter they teach. Others have taken Train the Trainer (TOT) courses to become qualified to provide trainings. Trainer Linda Armas says she became a trainer to share her “Routines Rule!”
- Improve quality care.
- “I want to help support early childhood educators to achieve best practices. I want to be the person I wish I had during my 15 years in business,” said Trainer and RBPD specialist Joyce McQuiston.
- Live out your purpose.
- Becoming a Trainer or RBPD Specialist provides an opportunity for those passionate about childcare and education to take a different approach to fulfilling their mission. For some, they have worked in the field for years and have chosen a new method for living out their purpose as a Trainer or RBPD Specialist. Their knowledge and guidance positively impact the lives of children as well as those who directly care and educate them.
Are you an approved Trainer or RBPD Specialist? Why did you decide to train, coach, mentor, or consult? How would you encourage others who are considering becoming an approved Trainer or RBPD Specialist? Join the conversation on the Achieve Facebook Page.