Questions about GTA MUTA programming arise with fair frequency. Common inquiries about topics from recruitment and hiring protocols to pay, clinical space and programmatic recommendations are asked in a number of forums and interest groups. Since there are a variety of methods currently in use for GTA MUTA programming and several specialty fields where this type of education is utilized, it is critical for program directors, coordinators and trainers to have access to information. As the only professional association exclusively for professionals in the field of GTA MUTA methodology, IGMA is hosting a series of panel discussions so that professionals in the field can network with colleagues, obtain information and provide support to new programs just starting up.
This Friday, April 3, 2020 at 11:00 am and this Saturday, April 4, 2020 at noon, IGMA will host a one hour Zoom Room panel discussion each day. Attending are directors of long time programs who have been involved since inception as well as directors new to the field. Both private GTA MUTA companies and educational institutions that house onsite GTA MUTA programs are invited to attend. If you would like to participate, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and IGMA administration will forward the Zoom Room logon information. Be sure to include the day you would like to attend. The panel is completely free of charge and all are welcome.
We would love to hear about how your program started, if you source your instructors out to other programs and we’d love to know what you’re proud of about the work that you are doing in the field. Also, if you have any questions about protocol, program startup, programmatic implementation or anything else, please feel free to include those questions in your email to IGMA. We will make sure we get to everyone’s questions during the panel.
We know the current situation has caused institutions to temporarily close and therefore, given the hands-on nature of this work, that most GTA MUTA programs have also been put on hold. This does however, provide opportunities for planning and restructuring as well as networking opportunities as we chart unknown courses to ride out this storm. The Board of IGMA acknowledges the bravery and dedication of each of our institution’s direct care workers and first responders and holds wishes for the safety and health of everyone as we support one another through this difficult time. We look forward to connecting with you.