Criteria for Selecting Participants in the Opening Doors Apprentice Program
The design and theoretical approach of Opening Doors workshops requires that facilitators have the ability to be engaged in an ongoing process of learning and personal development. The following list of skills and attributes will assist in determining an applicant’s ability to sustain and be successful in this kind of developmental process.
Before being considered the applicant must have attended an Opening Doorsworkshop and expressed interest in becoming a facilitator.
It is important that individuals self-select as a part of an application process that includes interviews. Our Master Trainers will assist administrative teams to develop an internal selection process to meet your system’s needs.
Apprentice program participation is most successful when it is an identified portion of the individual’s work plan. In addition to program participation, it is best if the person has workplace opportunities to apply new learning.
“The Opening Doors Program was selected as a model for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) due in great part to how well it addresses the construct of oppression theory and the subsequent cycle of oppression. The training… serves to best address the long-term systemic change process. Personally, I have found no better tool to accomplish this level of understanding on these issues than Opening Doors.”
Harvey Lineberry, II
Assistant Dean for Personnel, CALS, North Carolina State University