Last week, WYA North America (NA) concluded its summer 2019 Training of Trainers (TOT) program. The program trained an international cohort of five top performing WYA Certified Training Program certified members from WYA’s NA, LA, Europe, and AP regions. The members who underwent the training were Gerard DeAngelis (USA), Joel Arzaga (the Philippines), Bruno Sosa (Paraguay), Blanca Fernández (Spain), and Gabrielle Silberman (USA). The NA Regional Director selected two of the NA region’s highest performing CTP certified members. Additionally, these members were selected based on their strong commitment and dedication to WYA’s mission and work.
This summer 2019 TOT event was the second TOT training NA held since the TOT international launch last year. WYA Headquarters developed the program in response to the rising number of CTP applications worldwide. The TOT aims to equip WYA regional staff to better integrate the CTP within their regions and involve a higher percentage of interested and qualified CTP candidates. The NA Regional Director is confident the summer 2019 TOT training will certainly respond to the CTP needs and interest within NA. She is excited to see these members continue to carry out WYA’s mission in this new capacity as trainers and also engage more NA members in WYA’s mission. Congratulations to all five newly certified TOT members!