Instructors not answering my e mails requesting updates on their certifications, instructors not teaching on the phrase, members who are super bossy. I’ve only been there a week and its my first coordinating job. I would like to tighten things up and add/remove some classes, and i know that it will create pushback from instructors and members. I don’t want to come off as a nag from the get -go. Please, any advice will be MOST helpful.
Thank you Harris and Nancy, I so appreciate your input. More background, almost all the instructors have years of experience, but some have not kept up their certifications, and/or are a off in things like teaching on the phrase, changing lead legs, cueing clearly and timely, stuff like that, that the members are not complaining about because they are used to the teacher, and maybe don’t even know, i don’t know, but I have a real hard time following because I am used to taking classes taught on the phrase.
But that’s not a huge issue for the time being.
I have read that you cannot force an employee to get certified once they are an employee without facing possible litigation in some industry webinars and manuals.. I don’t see a clause in the employment form that said they had to be certified, so…from this point on, I will be hiring only certified
instructors, preferably NETA or ACE who are accredited. (AAFA is not any longer)
So I think that I will fill open spots with new, certified people so that as more spots open due to attrition or life changes, I can plug certified people in.
Its just a bit scary and overwhelming coming into a real fluid constantly changing situation, due to a major capital improvement of both buildings causing a lot of different logistics problems until everything is all done possibly in the spring or summer. I would like for things to be more organized and professional at that point as we are recruiting new businesses to join. ( it is a community employee recreation facility that is open only to employees of member companies, or guests who are sponsored by an employee member).
so any furthur mentoring, helpful suggestions will be MOST GRATEFULLY appreciated. Stacy