Program Coordinator Q&A August 2018

Welcome to the Answers part of the first Program Coordinator Q&A session! You can find the original questions thread here: https://apps.magicjudges.org/forum/topic/45253/.  From : After the not so recent changes numbers have shown that, in pretty much in every region, less recognitions are submitted through the Exemplar Program. What are the future plans for Exemplar? Did you expect that the participation would drop that much and are there plans to encourage judges to get numbers back

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Fall 2018 Program Coordinator candidates and applications

We received three applications for the open Program Coordinator position: The applicants were required to answer three questions: "1. Why should you be a Program Coordinator? Please list your past accomplishments related to the judge program that you believe have prepared you for this role." "2. What would you expect to accomplish in the role? Let us know what you think your task as PC would be." "3. How do you expect to accomplish it?" Below you can find their answers. These

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Status of the Judge Program: Spring 2018

Hello judges! It is time for another update about what has happened in the Judge Program over the past few months, and what the Program Coordinators are working on. Richmond Leadership Conference In early June, the Regional Coordinators, Program Coordinators, and a few Sphere leaders gathered in Richmond to discuss program policy, strategy and various projects. Topics included the level structure, the selection and evaluation of advanced roles, the L2 Tester and Team Lead Certifications,

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Changes to the Level 2 Tester Certification

p { text-align: justify; line-height: 26px; } In April of 2016, Judge Program Leaders unveiled a restructuring of the program. The New New World Order introduced Advanced Roles and certifications as part of the changes. Among those certifications was the Level 2 Tester (L2T) Certification. It was designed to empower Level 2 judges to assess a Level 1's readiness for the next level. Overall, L2Ts have done tremendous work. L2Ts have acted as mentors to judges and candidates that previously

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Changes to the L2 Team Leader Certification

p { text-align: justify; line-height: 26px; } In this article, we look at the history of the Team Lead Certification, some improvements that have been made, some challenges we face, and a solution to those challenges. In short: the TLC is dead, long live the TLTP! When the TLC was first created in April 2016, it was announced explicitly as Grand Prix Day 2 Team Lead Certification, and had two very clear goals: give advanced Level 2 judges something to work towards to and then grant them

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Fall 2018 Program Coordinator Application open

We are now taking applications for another Program Coordinator slot, with an 18 month term starting on October 1st, 2018. We are also looking for Level 3 judges who want to join the selection committee.  The description of the Program Coordinator role is available here. The role requires significant time investment on a weekly and sometimes daily basis. It requires wisdom, diplomacy, focus on goals, teamwork and integrity. Being selected means that you are committing to significant amounts of

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