become a signo professional

Become a Signo Professional

All Signo Professionals need to become a member at one of several levels. The membership fee then serves as the annual professional fee. It is the membership level and not the designation that entitles the member to recieve discount. The exception to this is that the Distinguished Membership Level is reserved for a Certified or Master Signo Professional and offers among the highest discount rates.

Affiliate Signo Professional (A1SP)

Rights and responsibilities for A1SP:

  • Use the professional email address along with their name: YourName@SignoPro.co (instead of having to use a generic name, for example Name-Coach@yahoo.com (which, as far as branding is concerned, is unprofessional).
  • Hold active membership
  • Subscribe to a basic statement of ethics
  • Already derive income from or intend to (such as students) derive income from your services occupation, your practice. In other words the intention is not to do it on a part time basis. The exception to this is if your are directly involved in promoting your discipline (in research, academics and so on)
  • Sign terms and conditions related to material used of the SignoPro mark
  • The affiliate level is open to any services ‘profession’ where the knowledge or skills have a direct bearing on the betterment of the client, on human dynamics, self actualisation, overall health and so on. (Please ask if you are unsure. Alternatively we have partner firms who can assist you in the same way we do with services professions)

Associate Signo Professional (A2SP)

Rights and responsibilities for A2SP:

  • Use the professional email address along with their name: YourName@SignoPro.co (instead of having to use a generic name, for example Name-Coach@yahoo.com (which, as far as branding is concerned, is unprofessional).
  • Hold active membership
  • Subscribe to a basic statement of ethics
  • Already derive income from or intend to (such as students) derive income from your services occupation. (In other words the intention is not to do it on a part time basis).
  • Sign terms and conditions related to material used of the SignoPro mark
  • The affiliate level is open to any services ‘profession’ where the knowledge or skills have a direct bearing on the betterment of the client, on human dynamics, actualisation, overall health and so on. (Please ask if you are unsure. Alternatively we have partner firms who can assist you in the same way we do with services professions)

In addition to the above the A2SP designation requires:

  • Completion of an online short course.
  • Sign a statement to in principle underwrite certain collaborative practices ideas (although not necessarily be a practitioner of the ideas). Some include, empowering, non-reductionist, positive communication, and a collaborative orientation.
  • The designation has to be accompanied by an entry for a specific profession or category that the person is already part of (or by exception, is still to become part of): Doctors, Lawyers, Coaches, Psychologists. (The exception pertains to Recognition of Prior Learning processes for certain categories that we can help you with: Such as for facilitators and coaches.
  • Being able to use the full set of corporate stationary of the SignoPro mark.
A typical designation inscription for associates would list the profession whereas with certification it would also involve a particular practitioner perspective.
An inscription for professions who associate with Signo:
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Associate Signo professional

Legal Professions

ATTORNEY

2016-2017

  • Family Law
  • Mediation

Certified Signo Professional (CSP)

Rights and responsibilities for CSP:

In addition to the above:

  • Some form of registration, and active membership at your occupation’s regulatory body. OR certified with Signo as a Collaborative and related Practitioner.
  • Licensing to practice in your occupation, if so required by your occupation. OR certified with Signo as a Collaborative and related Practitioner.
  • (Again, the designation will be accompanied by a specific entry for you occupation or in a particular category).

Note: With the CSP designation you either fall under the auspices of your occupation or have followed a Signo internal process towards becoming a ‘practitioner.’

The wording will depend on your designation, profession and category inscription:

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Certified Signo professional

Collaborative Practitioner

ATTORNEY

2016-2017

  • Labour Law
  • Mediation
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Certified Signo professional

Collaborative Practitioner

2016-2017

  • Area of Facilitation
  • Area of Coaching
  • Area of Counseling
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Certified Signo professional

IMAGO Practitioner

2016-2017

  • Area of Facilitation
  • Area of Coaching
  • Area of Counseling

Important notes on what we can and can not do:

 

Master Signo Professional (MSP)

Rights and responsibilities for MSP:

The MSP designation involves everything of the CSP designation but there are more requirements although all of the below do not have to be fulfilled. We’ll update these soon. It typically involves:

  • Substantially added practice hours and experience
  • Recognition is given to whether you are actively advancing your field, for instance as a researcher, lecturer and so on (which could imply less hours in practice).
  • Developing a public portfolio
  • Extensive ethics (or intentional customisation based on your practitioner framework’s science)
  • At least an honours degree or significant RPL portfolio with testimonies and so on.
  • Some good-will component, community or pro-bono work.
  • Having to maintain your designation status
  • Notable good governing structures (client communication channels, transparency, contracts)
  • Active subdomain website with Signo where we promote, showcase and make available your portfolio
  • (We can help with all of these, but you’ll have to have them on this level in some form or another).
An inscription for a master practitioner:
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Master Signo professional

Collaborative Practitioner

2016-2017

  • Area of Facilitation
  • Area of Coaching
  • Area of Counseling
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