What is a ST and How to Become One?
A Senior Trainer (ST) is a individual who conducts regional instructor practice sessions, assists and works with Master Trainers (MTs) in all matters relating to Tai Chi for Health programs, maintains communications with a group of instructors and continues to upgrade the skills of the those instructors.
What are the requirements to become a Senior Trainer (ST)?
NB In special circumstances a candidate may be accepted into the ST program if he/she demonstrates skills, interests and attributes that contribute to the growth and strength of the Tai Chi for Health programs.
How to become a Senior Trainer?
Responsibilities of STs:
- Arrange and conduct regional gatherings to upgrade skills for instructors.
- Assist MTs and contribute to the Tai Chi for Health programs to the best of their ability and availability.
- Have regular training with the nominating MT at suitable intervals (to be determined between ST and nominating MT).
The tenure for an ST is related to his or her nominating MT. During that period they will be updated and mentored by their nominating MT. However the ST must be currently qualified in the required Tai Chi for Health forms and abide by the rules and ethical code. If the nominating MT is no longer available or suitable, The ST may apply to the Director, Dr Lam for a change of MT.
Benefits of STs:
- Able to contribute more to the programs
- Be recognized as a significant contributor to the Tai Chi for Health program/s.
- Have an opportunity to train with the nominating MT and possibly other MTs and Dr Lam.
- Entitled to 20% tuition fee only discount at Dr Lam’s workshop.
- The experience gained from having been a ST will provide a good foundation for those wishing to be eventually considered for MT.