Be A Group Leader
Are you interested in becoming a Group Leader and providing support to Lead Instructors and students in the Nutritional Therapy Practitioner or Nutritional Therapy Consultant training programs? Are you passionate about the work you do as an NTP or NTC and want to help others succeed? If that sounds like you, please consider applying to be a Group Leader for the next academic cycle.
Becoming a Group Leader
Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a prospective Group Leader (“GL”) in one of the NTA’s Winter 2017 classes. GLs play an extremely important role in the classroom:
- They provide invaluable support to Instruction Teams.
- They help students better learn the curriculum. NTP GLs are especially important for helping NTP students master the Functional Evaluation through one-on-one, hands-on help.
- They help proctor the practical midterm and final examination in NTP classes, freeing up more classroom time for learning.
Group Leading is a volunteer position, but accepted GL applicants who meet the attendance requirements receive the following benefits:
- 24 CEUs for NTP GLs or 10 CEUs for NTC GLs
- NTA Annual Conference Discounts
- 1 year free of NTA Membership + Nutri-Q
- Free Group Leader T-Shirt
- Free Curriculum Review
Application Due Date
To be considered as a Group Leader in one of the Winter 2017 classes, please return your signed and completed application packet no later than:
5 pm Pacific, Friday, January 27, 2017
Please return the completed forms via email, fax, or post. We do not accept photos of application forms or links to online storage (e.g. Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.).
Nutritional Therapy Association
PO Box 354
Olympia, WA 98507
Selection Process & Timeline
- Group Leader participation is reserved for graduates with passion for the NTA mission, deep knowledge of the curriculum, strong Functional Evaluation skills (NTP GLs), and a willingness to put student needs first.
- Selection of Group Leaders is solely at the discretion of each venue’s Lead Instructor (not the NTA). Instructors may request an interview with potential Group Leaders and reserve the right to consult the NTP’s or NTC’s former instruction team.
- The number of Group Leaders selected for each class is based on the number of enrolled students, with an ideal ratio of one Group Leader per each student pair.
- If selected as a Group Leader, you will be notified by the Lead Instructor near the beginning of class.
Program Dates & Attendance Requirements
The Winter 2017 NTP and NTC programs begins on February 13, 2017, and ends on November 30, 2017.
To receive full Group Leader benefits, volunteers must attend all days of the workshops (10 days for NTP GLs and 3 days for NTC GLs). See the NTP Classes and NTC Classes pages for specific workshop dates and locations.
Group Leader Roles & Requirements
In order to maintain the integrity of the NTA, provide an effective educational environment for all classroom participants, and ensure student safety, GLs are expected to adhere to the following standards of conduct. Please carefully review each criterion below.
- The primary role of GLs is to help students learn the core NTA curriculum.
- GLs should limit questions to Lead Instructors during class to prioritize student learning time.
- To be considered as an NTP GL, applicants must be actively practicing their Functional Evaluation (“FE”) skills.
- GLs must review all relevant curriculum, reading, videos, FE points (NTP only), etc. prior to each workshop.
- GLs must arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of each class on each day of the workshop.
- GLs must commit to the same attendance policy as students.
- If unable to attend a workshop, GLs should inform the Lead Instructor as early as possible.
- GLs must attend all days of the workshops to receive full GL benefits (10 days for NTP classes and 3 days for NTC classes).
- NTP GLs should bring all necessary FE equipment (stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, etc.)
- If bringing a test kit, NTP GLs must use only professional grade supplements to ensure ingredient safety.
- NTP GLs must always ask for permission to touch before demonstrating FE points.
- GLs must always keep all information shared during Client-Practitioner / Client-Consultant exercises strictly confidential.
- GLs should escalate student questions, concerns, or frustrations to Lead Instructors when appropriate.
- GLs must attend all scheduled training days, study sessions, Q & A calls, etc.
- GLs are prohibited from teaching or discussing clinical skills outside of the NTP or NTC scope of practice.
- GLs are prohibited from promoting any products or services to students.
- GLs are prohibited from sharing or selling student contact information with any outside parties.
- GLs should sit among students during class to provide direct assistance to students.
- GLs should be on task at all times, not using smartphones or chatting with other GLs.
- GL performance will be reviewed by Instruction Teams and students after each workshop.
To apply to be a Group Leader, please fill out and return the appropriate application below:
NTP Group Leader Application Form
You must already be an NTP graduate to apply as an NTP Group Leader.
NTC Group Leader Application
You must already be an NTC or NTP graduate to apply as an NTC Group Leader.