Happy TCOM Day to all and Happy Ground Hog Day as well. Ground Hog Day is a great time to celebrate the TCOM (Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management) work that we do. We think of Ground Hog Day as the official holiday of TCOM for three main reasons.
- It is a holiday based on using data to inform decision making.
- Like the movie of the same name, TCOM involves doing the same thing over and over again until we get it right.
- It is a holiday where nobody stops working–just like in TCOM, we are always striving to be helpful and effective.
So, enjoy International TCOM Day. We wish you all the best and hope that your outcomes are always positive and your aspirations are achievable.
Ways to celebrate International TCOM Day:
- Subscribe to the TCOM YouTube Channel
- The TCOM Channel hosts videos that vary from “What is TCOM?“, to themes that explore good rules of thumb for TCOM (Heuristic of the Month).
- We also share past conference presentations where the TCOM Collaborative has presented their work, and we have invited researchers to share their data on the TCOM tools (Research Briefs).
- Get started on your Recertification in the TCOM Tools
- Those who use the TCOM Tools (CANS, ANSA, FAST, SSIT, CAT, RISE) know they must certify (normally every year) in order to keep using the tools. Users will recertify on the TCOM Training platform.
- If you have questions on how to certify or how to start your recertification, you can view our TCOM Training FAQ page or videos.
- Submit your Proposal to Present at the Annual TCOM Conference
- We would love for you to share your voice and work at the annual TCOM Conference. A great way to share your work is through presenting at the 2022 TCOM Conference this year, which will take place in New Orleans, September 21 – 23, 2022.
- Call for Proposals will remain open until February 28, 2022. You may submit your proposal using our Call for Proposal form here.
- Remember the TCOM Guiding Principles
- All assessments and interventions should be culturally responsive and respectful.
- People should have voice and choice with regard to participating in any assessments and interventions.
- All interventions should be personalized, respectful and have demonstrable value to the people they serve.
- Collaborative processes, inclusive of children and families, should be used for all decisions at all levels of the system.
- Consensus on action is the primary outcome of collaborative processes.
- Information about the people served and their personal change should always inform decision making at all levels of the system.
- All of our work should be accomplished with respect of the earth and our impact on it.