BECOME A SHARE THE KEYS FACILITATOR
What is a Facilitator?
A facilitator is someone who helps people understand their common objectives and assists them in achieving their goals to reach a desired outcome.
A Share the Keys facilitator does this, with the specific intention of helping parents and teens in the Graduated Driver Licensing process, to understand the risks involved and how to avoid them. Facilitators also provide them with information, experiences and resources to keep their families safe.
If you’re interested in becoming a Share the Keys facilitator, please register below to join our amazing team!
Share the Keys (STK) facilitator training is an engaging and interactive professional development workshop that provides participants with the tools and resources needed to effectively deliver and administer a successful STK orientation. Training workshops are conducted throughout the state and include a comprehensive review of the research and theories used to build the evidence-based content and delivery style of the program. All participants who successfully complete the training will become certified Share the Keys facilitators and receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
To become a Share the Keys Facilitator, you must attend a 6-hour Share the Keys Training Program. You also must present at least one program with one of our Certified Instructors prior to hosting your own Share the Keys program.
It is also a good idea to attend another Share the Keys program, to see the program in action, and better understand how the program is managed.
FACILITATOR TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
Registration for facilitator training is provided on a first come first-served basis. Trainings may be held simultaneously in the North & South regions of the state at locations approved by Dr. Knezek and NJDHTS throughout the school year.
In order to effectively serve participants, class sizes for facilitator are limited to no more than 24 registrants. Cancellation of classes with a minimal number of registrants is determined by Dr. Knezek as needed. Any additionally scheduled training days and their locations are authorized by Dr. Knezek
Cancellations based on emergent circumstances, such as weather or other safety related issues, are determined by Dr. Knezek. Trainees will be notified of class cancellations by their Regional Instructors as soon as possible.
Prospective Facilitators must attend the approved six-hour “Kean University Share the Keys Facilitator” training class in order to become a presenter of the program and receive continued educational units (CEU’s).
Facilitator trainees will also receive a “Certificate of Attendance” upon completing initial training. A formal “Certificate of Completion” will be issued from Kean University upon successful completion of a STK presentation based on the evaluation of a regional instructor.
Facilitators are expected to be familiar with the course curriculum, materials, and resources and proficient in their delivery. They should also remain current with all authorized updates and incorporate them into their presentation of the program.
Facilitators should also be familiar with each presentation slide, the concepts being presented and delivery style.
Facilitators are expected to present the program based on the official training program, use the facilitator guide and adhere to the content, interaction and delivery style of the program.
Facilitators may not substitute their own adaptations or modifications to the STK presentations without authorization from Dr. Claudia Knezek.
Facilitators should interact with their regional Instructor coordinators on a regular basis, complete resource request forms and submit surveys and contact cards.
(Note: STK resource guide requests should be based on the number of families not participants and made at least 30 days in advance to be fulfilled)
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SHARE THE KEYS…
"Share the Keys" is one of the most comprehensive training program for parents that are about to have a new teen driver.
In my opinion the 'Share the Keys' program will save lives of teen drivers by educating not only teen drivers themselves, but just as importantly the parents and guardians who have the greatest impact on enforcing safe driving on a daily basis. The program emphasizes parents and guardians setting good examples for their children as well as encouraging them to have open dialogue and taking responsibility for their teenagers when they hand them a set of keys.
The SHARE THE KEYS program could very well be the most IMPORTANT assembly program attended by high school students and their parents.
From a teacher's perspective...Research is telling us STK is a proven winner for parents (involvement lessens crashes). STK is also an effective GDL teaching tool for new driver education teachers and law enforcement. Parents depend on driver education teachers to be a resource for the GDL. STK provides clarity for safe teen driving behaviors.
As a law enforcement officer instructing the Share the Keys program, I see considerable value in reaching young drivers, and their parents, as the new driver is at the highest risk for becoming involved in a crash in the first two years of their driving experience. The resources and supportive data provided during the 90 minute presentation, give the audience the tools they need to successfully adopt safe driving behaviors.
The statistics for teen crashes in New Jersey are staggering. Share the Keys bridges the gap by imparting the serious nature of responsible driving to teens while reminding parents that driving education doesn’t stop once you hand them the keys.
The Share the Keys program has been incredibly successful as well as helpful to all who have attended. The feedback from the parents as well as the new drivers has been extremely positive. EVERY new driver should attend.
Share the Keys finds that perfect balance between teaching teens safe driving habits while reminding parents driving education doesn’t stop once you hand them the keys. The continued responsibility of educating teen drivers still rests with involved parents.
Share the Keys plays an important part in educating new drivers and their parents on how to be a safe driver. It focuses on, developing proper driving practices and close parental involvement. After all, there is nothing more important than keeping our teens alive.