We Support Performance Improvement FacilitatorsWe specialize in training and certifying individuals who guide collaborative improvement working across groups and/or organizations. TIFPI is adept at navigating the intersection of P-21 with workforce development across all sectors. We recognize that this type of facilitation requires complex interpersonal skills as well as an effective toolkit. The work performed by these professionals requires the types of skills employers define as both high value and hard to find. These include collaboration, complex communication, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, and the ability to work effectively with diverse audiences. Our training and certification provide evidence to employers of improvement facilitator’s proficiency in these important skills. Our participants develop portfolios demonstrating the connection between their facilitation efforts and targeted performance improvement. Participants may choose from two training and certification tracts-school improvement (K-12) or performance improvement (in all sectors).
School ImprovementSchool improvement facilitation is a core competency of education leaders, academic coaches, and state-assigned school improvement specialists. Educators who are tasked with turning around struggling schools or who are transforming good schools to meet 21st Century challenges need support and professional learning that will help them successfully facilitate the improvement process. We are committed to the success of educators and their students. We use performance-based approaches to professional learning and facilitation that reduce time to competency in the skills needed to accelerate school turnaround and transformation. Regardless of the improvement model a school is implementing, our proven processes and evidence-based development programs help schools identify and address the factors that impact progress and sustainability. Our trademarked approach helps those who guide turnaround to effectively facilitate systemic, sustainable school improvement.
Our research led to the identification of ten key practices to facilitating sustainable improvement and transformation. These key practices became the national Certified School Improvement Specialist™ standards, and the basis for the national, evidence-based CSIS™ job certification. The CSIS™ standards are the basis for the evidence-based Institute LAUNCH!™ Learning and Performance Experience for education leaders and other school improvement facilitators.