GWRRA ensures all its members who provide education to other members meet a certain standard. This is done through the Goldwing University program.
The training curriculum focuses on leadership skills while understanding knowledge is an enabler of those skills. Though some of the training deals specifically with skills needed in a GWRRA leadership position, other training deals with life skills and member orientation topics which will enhance the member’s life both within and outside of GWRRA. In general, our training is designed to reach visual, verbal, and kinetic learners; our goal is “something for everyone”. It is the intent to deliver training in a professional manner and to ensure training is a fun learning experience for all participants.
Certification is done through the Instructor Trainer Certification Program and is conducted usually on a regional level. In May, 2017, Region J sponsored an ITCP course in Calgary. Members attended from Saskatoon Edmonton and Calgary and were certified as Goldwing University Instructors. As well, Region J Director Susan Premech was certified as an ITCP Instructor Trainer..the first in Canada. At right she is congratulated by GWRRA Director of Training Clara Bolt.
GWRRA also provides an Officer Certification Program which is available to all members to provide information on the structure, policies and programs of GWRRA. Its main objective is to assist officers in the following responsibilities: Finances, Membership Enhancement. Rider Ed, Teambuilding, Conflict Resolution, and Goal Setting, to name a few. Also in May 2017, 10 members of Chapter AB-A and one from AB-L in Lethbridge successfully took the course. In addition, Susan Premech and Chapter AB-A Rider Education Coordinator Roger Matas were certified as OCP instructors.