The ÖGGO training course is divided into two parts, with each part ending with a change of membership status in the association.
Two recommendations from ÖGGO group dynamics training groups are required for admission to the association and hence to begin training in the role of a candidate or trainee. You can find a list of these seminars here. Referral applicants apply for membership in the association by submitting the two recommendations, a curriculum vitae and a photo to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In its next board meeting, the board of directors decides to accept the members and grant them the status of “Candidate” or “Trainee” before these new members then introduce themselves in person at the next annual general assembly.
The new member is required to complete the course steps listed below during the time served as “Candidate” or “Trainee”.
This first course step concludes with the application for an “extraordinary membership” in the association (AOM), which is verified by the training committee and submitted for approval to the general assembly.
During this time as an extraordinary member (AOM) the compulsory parts of the course (see table “AOM Compulsory Elements”) and one of the two elective parts of the course must be completed (see tables “Elective Elements” and “Elective Elements & Consultation). Trainees and trainers customise the course through the individual course agreement (priorities, specializations, etc.). This second course step concludes with the application to join the association as a Full Member. Here, too, the training committee prepares the status change, which will be voted on in the general assembly.
Completing a trainer or consultant training course within the framework of the ÖGGO programme does not mean acquiring a formal professional qualification, but rather proving that you are a competent member in the society’s extensive learning network. Full membership confirms this fact internally and externally.