ATI Sponsors are ATI Teaching Members who have been nominated and elected by the membership. ATI Sponsors have had extensive experience in teaching the Alexander Technique in a variety of responsible roles, such as:
- Directors of Alexander Technique training programs;
- Senior faculty on Alexander Technique teacher training courses; and/or
- Training teachers and extensive experience in private practice, or in Educational institution faculty positions.
Every ATI Sponsor holds an ATI Teaching Certificate. ATI Sponsors are diverse in nationality, background and training, yet work to the criteria set out by ATI to evaluate teachers of the Alexander work.
Procedure to become an ATI Sponsor
ATI Sponsors are elected by vote of the membership each year at the ATI Annual Conference. ATI members who wish to become an ATI Sponsor should be members in good standing, must have been an ATI Certified Teacher for at least three (3) years, and should be three (3) ATI members in good standing. The application is available to all ATI members to review prior to the voting at the Annual Conference. ATI believes that transparency enriches the ATI Certification. The ATI membership has approved these requirements and recommendations to qualify as an ATI Sponsor in 2007/2008. ATI Sponsor nomination guidelines.
In the ATI Sponsorship Application, the nominee provides the following:
- details about his or her experience;
- the procedure he or she intends to use to explore the Candidate’s skills, referring to the “ATI Criteria of Evaluating the Competence of Teachers;” and
- describes fully why he or she wants to be an ATI Sponsor.
Please note: FULLY completed Sponsorship Application, with Nominator Forms, should be received by the ATI Office no later than August 1 of the year in which the applicant wishes to be voted on to become an ATI Sponsor. Applications received after that date will be considered for election at the next year’s Annual Conference.
Once elected at an Annual Conference, all ATI Sponsors are elected for a term of five (5) years. At the end of his or her term, each ATI Sponsor must stand for re-election, which requires that the ATI Sponsor complete a questionnaire, in which they provide detailed information about his or her work certifying applicants during that previous five (5) year period.