For Team: Journey of FSS Coach

This is a brief guideline on your possible journey with us.

You will start from…

(!) Attend Forest School Singapore Training
– Attend one of the modular FSS training with us

~~~Objective: Familiarize yourself with our Coordination and System. 

After your First FSS Training, you will be invited to…

(1) Join the Volunteer Coach Team
– You will have access to Forest School Singapore materials.
– You will be added to our V-Coach communication channels.
– You will be coordinated to undergo TWO voluntary Attachments

~~~Objective: Familiarize yourself with our Coordination and System. 

During the TWO Attachment, you will be

(2) Learning on-the-ground
– You will experience first-hand what it is like in a Forest School session.
– You will shadow the coaches and learn the responsibilities of being a coach

~~~Objective: Familiarize yourself with the Forest School ways in Practice

After the TWO Attachment, you will be

(3) Welcome to continue with us
– You will continue to be deployed in various session that which you can and want, based on availability.
– You will be supporting the Forest School community as a Volunteer Coach.

*** However, if you wish to not continue as a Volunteer Coach, you are welcome to exit the group and channels of Forest School Singapore as well. No offense taken.

~~~Objective: Familiarize yourself with the Forest School ways in Theory & Approach

<<Based on the involvement, contribution and availability in the core team, we will promote VOLUNTEER coaches to CORE coaches periodically. The promotion will be discussed and mutually agreed between all of us>>

What is it like…

(4) Becoming a Core Coach
– You will sign a one-year part-time contract with us, that renews yearly.
– You will have access to Forest School Singapore’s plannings and media.
– You will be added to our C-Coach communication channels.
– You will undergo a on-boarding video call with our managers.
– You will be equipped with:

~~~Objective: Support Forest School programs Safely

Initial uncertainty will direct you to… 

(5) Growing as a Coach (Guidelines & Milestones)

– You are accountable to the documentation of your sessions.
– You deliver the briefings and debriefs of your sessions.
– You communicate with parents about our sessions.

– You made at least one mistake as a coach in your sessions.
– You take initiative to find out what you don’t know.

– You are able to step back, to allow children to resolve on their own.
– You are able to flow with the sessions, with less struggle of control.
– You are able to be patient with the events in your sessions.

~~~Objective: Lead Forest School programs Confidently

The new found confidence will help you explore…

(6) Evolving as a Leader (Guidelines & Milestones)

– You are able to see your reflection in your sessions.
– You find the flaws and vulnerability in your sessions.
– You act on resolution with a contextual understanding.

– You see a change in your usage of words and actions
– You find a higher realization and awareness of yourself.
– You are aware of the changes in you environment.

– You will be able to confidently guide other coaches in Forest School ways.
– You are able to influence and affect your own community with the FS ways.
– You find trust in your subconscious abilities and wisdom.

~~~Objective: Guide your community Authentically with Wisdom

All good things come to an end,…

(7) Exit the Forest, Enter the Milky Way
– You will be ready to leave the Forest School Singapore community at this stage, as you would have attain a point where your “Journey of FSS Coach” would need you to chart down another path for your growth. Forest School Singapore’s door will always be open for you.

~~~Objective: Leave Forest School Singapore with Generous Beautifully

With that, the journey of FSS coach at Forest School Singapore will adjourn till life calls for it.

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