The TIFF Network is the organisation of people dedicated to promoting Functional Fluency in organisations, groups and individuals and to the provision of TIFF as a tool for personal development. There are networks in the UK, Germany and The Netherlands. The Fluent Self CIC, a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, is responsible for the organisation and support of the TIFF Networks with the help of Coordinators in Germany and Holland.
The company regulates the licensing training for TIFF Providers, giving them, and other professionals, inspiration, encouragement and marketing support to enhance their work to spread the use of Functional Fluency for the benefit of clients in a wide variety of contexts.TIFF Providers
There are all sorts of TIFF providers, for instance: coaches, managers, consultants, trainers, counsellors, psychotherapists, teachers, social workers etc. They may work independently, within a business context, in local government or public service institutions. They use TIFF for the personal development aspect of their work. For people who work with people, personal development is synonymous with professional development, at whatever level of responsibility they operate. In some cases, the organisation invests in training a member of its own staff as a TIFF Provider, so that the benefits of in-house induction and ongoing positive appraisal processes can be consistently available. Read about an example.
TIFF Provider and Fluent Self Associate members all enjoy both peer support and supervision within a cooperative and collaborative partnership of encouragement and inspiration based on the Functional Fluency philosophy and principles and the use of the model.
There are regular meetings, including for quality assurance, and the ongoing sharing of creative ideas for developing, improving and using TIFF. Advanced training for experienced TIFF Providers is available and introductory workshops about Functional Fluency are promoted.Becoming a TIFF Provider
Prospective TIFF Providers undertake a thorough and flexible training process to become licensed to use TIFF as part of their professional practice. The training is itself a valuable CPD process for participants; an opportunity for personal and professional reflection.
In addition to their respective qualifications as professionals in their own field, participants complete appropriate study of transactional analysis, demonstrate proficiency in counselling skills and meet the TIFF Licensing Criteria.TIFF licensing criteria
To become a TIFF Provider, licensed to use TIFF professionally, practitioners need to be well prepared so that they understand fully how the TIFF instrument works, what its potential is and how to make best use of it on behalf of their clients or staff members.
Click for a summary of the “Criteria for Becoming a TIFF Provider”.
Click to read about what it means to "Become a TIFF Provider".
Click to read the "TIFF Values and Intentions Statement".The TIFF Licensing Process
Training takes place in open or in-house groups of between five and ten people over a period of four to six months. The personal contact of group support and challenge is a key part of the training. The process consists of a variety of activities including:
- Completion of TIFF with individual feedback and ongoing use of the experience as part of the group work.
- Input in the form of workshops, seminars and tutorials.
- Using TIFF with “practice clients”.
- Supervision to prepare for delivering TIFF and for debriefing.
- Case studies, experiential exercises and discussion.
These activities form ten elements of study organised into five modules or 'stages'. There is some flexibility in the timing and organisation of the elements to suit particular groups or individuals. A TIFF Licence is granted at the discretion of the Course Leader(s), in consultation with The Director for Professional Practice of The Fluent Self CIC, when the Criteria have been suitably met by the individual.