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Do you want to make a difference in your membership organization? Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) is the leading authority on equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT), having established and continuing to add to and refine the standards used by the entire industry. As a volunteer contributing to one of more than 25 program committees that are working on issues ranging from the welfare of the horse to the technical issues associated in working with individuals with special needs, there is a place for a diversity of skills and talents to be deployed on the industry’s behalf.
The content experts working on PATH Intl.’s many initiatives and programs are its volunteers. The work of the association is done largely on conference calls, in face-to-face meetings and email and phone call exchanges that occur daily among and between more than 200 active and hard-working PATH Intl. volunteers.
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Interested individuals need to meet the following criteria:
- PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Level Riding Instructor or higher in good standing
- PATH Intl. Registered On-Site Faculty/Evaluator (Lead, Associate, or Apprentice)
- Individuals must be able to attend scheduled conference calls and communicate with the committee chair and members in a timely manner
- Responsibilities and activities vary but generally require 15 hours a month and accessibility to email is a must
- Attendance at the PATH Intl. National Conference and participation in the committee forums and Evaluator Update is a must
- Members must accept the responsibility of tasks and provide valuable information to the committee in a timely fashion
- Strong western background is a plus!
The two-year term would begin January 1, 2013.
The PATH Intl. Riding Instructor Certification Subcommittee is responsible for the development, implementation, and supervision of programs that train and assess personnel who provide riding instruction to individuals with disabilities.
Responsibilities of the Subcommittee
· Work closely with the PATH Intl. staff
· Periodically review and update materials for the Registered On-Site Workshop curriculum
· Review and update materials for all levels of certification
· Offer periodic opportunities to train Evaluators for On-Site certification workshops and certifications
· Develop and periodically review training materials for Evaluators to carry out the work of the Subcommittee
· Ensure that the Certification Oversight Committee is kept informed of subcommittee decisions
· Provide material to Oversight Committee for the Instructor Voice three times a year
· Interact with the PATH Intl.-Approved Training Courses and provide updated materials as needed
· Take part in the Instructor Forum & Evaluator Update at the annual PATH Intl. Conference
· Consider and respond to appeals of examination results
· Consider and respond to requests for exceptions and accommodations to the On-Site certification testing requirements
Subcommittee Membership Requirements:
· Must be a PATH Intl. Advanced or Master Riding Instructor
· Must have successfully completed a PATH Intl. Riding Instructor Evaluator Training
· Must have access to email
· Must work effectively as part of a team and adhere to deadlines
· Must maintain individual PATH Intl. membership and meet certification requirements
· Ability to travel to specified meetings at PATH Intl.’s expense
· Ability to attend the National annual conference at own expense
Removal from Subcommittee
Members of the Riding Instructor Certification Subcommittee can be removed from the Committee for failure to adhere to the PATH Intl. Evaluator/ Code of Ethics in addition to inability to meet the above requirements.