What are the rules of BRIDGE?

The rules of BRIDGE are designed to ensure the integrity and quality of BRIDGE and must be adhered to in the conduct of any BRIDGE Program.

It’s important for BRIDGE facilitators and implementers to know and abide by the BRIDGE rules.

The continued success of BRIDGE is reliant on the cooperation and commitment of the BRIDGE community to abide by the rules and spirit of BRIDGE.

Rules of BRIDGE

1. All BRIDGE activities must be approved by the BRIDGE Partners

Approval is obtained through the BRIDGE Portal. Therefore, BRIDGE implementers must request approval from the BRIDGE Secretariat for BRIDGE activities as soon as they can legitimately do so.

2. BRIDGE workshops must be conducted by accredited facilitators

The BRIDGE facilitation process has been designed to ensure that facilitators have an adequate understanding of the BRIDGE content and methodologies and have the appropriate skill level. This is to ensure quality of outcomes and consistency of approach in the delivery of BRIDGE training.

3. BRIDGE implementers must acknowledge the BRIDGE Partners

Part of the strength and credibility of BRIDGE comes from the Partnership, therefore it is important to give due recognition. Whilst BRIDGE is free, it is as a result of considerable time, effort and expense of the Partners.

4. Copyright of the BRIDGE materials must be respected

In this context, it must be emphasised that the translation of materials does not change the underlying intellectual property.

5. Any translations of BRIDGE materials must be approved by and shared with the BRIDGE Partners

Approval is obtained through the BRIDGE Portal. Therefore, BRIDGE implementers must seek approval from the BRIDGE Secretariat before commencing translation work and then share the final translated BRIDGE materials with the BRIDGE Secretariat.

6. BRIDGE facilitators and implementers must provide additional activities and resources, translations, evaluations and program reports to the BRIDGE Partners via the BRIDGE Portal.

This supports and strengthens the BRIDGE community and ensures that lessons are learned, and that the curriculum is improved on an ongoing basis.

When is it BRIDGE?

The BRIDGE methodology and curriculum is sometimes used to conduct meetings, conferences or other gatherings, however, the use of the BRIDGE methodology alone does not make it BRIDGE.

A training workshop is BRIDGE when all of the following apply:

  • the workshop is conducted by accredited BRIDGE facilitators
  • the BRIDGE methodology principles are followed, and
  • the workshop is conducted in compliance with the rules of BRIDGE.

When is it not BRIDGE?

A training workshop is not BRIDGE when the:

  • rules of BRIDGE are not followed
  • BRIDGE curriculum is used by non-accredited facilitators.
  • Integrity of the curriculum methodology is not maintained.

BRIDGE facilitators and implementers who do not abide by the rules of BRIDGE will be warned. Facilitators who continue to transgress, will have their accreditation status as BRIDGE facilitators removed (which includes their access to the BRIDGE curriculum), and will not be permitted to facilitate any activities under the name of BRIDGE. Implementers who continue to transgress, will not be permitted to run BRIDGE again.