What’s still to come?
Over the course of the pilot we were in conversation about what components of the association would be staircased in over time. Some of this was about lightening the load in the early days of the association, but it was also about needing to build the necessary infrastructure to support certain components. Some of these included:
- Practice requirements such as supervision, competency based training (eg COE, bicultural practice) and ongoing professional development
- Annual review
- Mapping qualification pathways
- Building a restorative culture
- Regional membership intakes
- Membership and resolution processes in Te Reo
- Champions training
- Organisation Partner membership
The Champions programme was started with COE train the trainers, but will expand to include restorative facilitators, Rainbow competency trainers, and any other competency based trainings that may become part of the association. The Champions programme and looking at ways to build up the necessary infrastructure to include requiring supervision as a requirement of membership will be an important part of the next stages of development. In the online survey 90% of respondents strongly agreed or agreed that these practice requirements should be part of the association and 80% felt this needed to happen as soon as possible.
Conversations about a Korowai Tupu Organisation Partner membership option to support a place for volunteers and students are underway.
After launch we will continue to talk with networks around the country about ways we can work together. Networks are going to be key in the capacity development for competency training requirements and in the development of regional intakes - and this work will need to be driven by networks to reflect local needs and capacity.