Trainer of Trainers Institute for Authorization (ToT-IA)

The purpose of the Training of Trainer Institute for Authorization (ToT-IA) is to help individuals from diverse professional disciplines to become authorized in one or more of the COBI® Trauma-Responsive and Resilience-Building Modules. Authorization begins with the Core Module 100 but apprentices may become authorized in modules beyond the Core 100. Once accepted, apprentices are guided to learn and develop in 3 key areas:  

As an authorized trainer there are three key competencies that are required to become authorized by COBI™:

  1. Content Knowledge

  2. Trauma Responsive Trainer Strategies

  • Create safety

  • Build nurturing responsive relationships

  • Create safety

  • Predictable and safe environments for learning

  • Self-regulation strategies

  • Keeping participants in the Window of Tolerance

3. Communication of the Content Knowledge in Training

  • Answering questions

  • Articulating a concept for clarity

  • Learning through engagement

  • Telling stories

  • Small group discussion

  • Large group discussion

  • Use of examples that are relevant to the content and the audience

Apprentices participate in: 

  • Training of Trainer (ToT) Meetings: During ToT meetings, apprentices observe a master trainer, learn targeted content, and practice facilitating the content in a training format called Observe, Learn and Practice.

  • Community of Practice (CoP) Meetings:  During CoP meetings, apprentices are pre-assigned reading and come prepared to have reflective conversations about the reading assignments and the application of the concepts to practice.


Going Deeper for Authorized Trainers

Authorized COBI Trainers