PREPARING FOR YOUR CO.STARTERS GENERATOR TRAINING

Our team is looking forward to supporting your work in your community. In order to make sure we all make the most of our time together during the training, there are several items we want to share.

What to Expect

This in-person, half-day CO.STARTERS Generator Training equips potential facilitators with the tools needed to bring the CO.STARTERS Generator program to your community. Over the five hours, we cover:

  • The CO.STARTERS story
  • What CO.STARTERS Generator is & how it works
  • The CO.STARTERS Canvas framework
  • Good facilitation
  • Customizing the Generator program for your context

Who to Send

Select facilitators who:

  • have experience starting and executing projects
  • inspire students to take initiative
  • are willing to use community connections to point students in the right direction
  • enjoy working with groups of teens
  • are passionate about helping others succeed

Your Responsibilities for a Chattanooga-Based Generator Training

Register:

Register potential facilitators here for our next training. 

Book Travel:

You are responsible for booking travel for your facilitators. Go here for recommended hotels, special rates, and traveling to Chattanooga.

Your Responsibilities for a Community-Based Generator Training

Recruit Trainees:

First, we need you to recruit up to 15 potential facilitators for your community-based CO.STARTERS Generator Training. These participants need to attend the entire half-day training in order to be certified.

Communicate with the Training Team:

Two weeks prior to your training, you’ll need to hop on a call with your trainer to go over final details. Be ready to share the number you are expecting at the training and a little bit of information on the participants who will be in attendance.

Buy Food:

Since participants are donating their time, it’s helpful if you provide food during the training. At a minimum, plan to provide lunch and some snacks.

Select Venue & Setup Room:

It’s really important to have a comfortable room with enough space that participants and the facilitator can sit facing each other. See the diagrams below for recommended setup. It is also  important to have a whiteboard or flip chart available in the room to capture some of the ideas brought up in discussions.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out.

We want to make sure that following the training, you have all the tools needed for launching a successful and impactful program. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us here. We look forward to being with you and supporting your work!