NEW YORK CHAPTER PEER GROUPS
Peer Groups -- A Unique Benefit of TTN membershipOverview:
Peer Groups, the heart of the TTN experience –are created by and for members to explore issues of mutual interest in informal, interactive settings. They encourage members to discover new bonds and new opportunities. Peer groups focus on an amazing array of enthusiasm and interests related to enriching this period in our lives. Membership in Peer Groups is an important benefit of your TTN annual membership. The New York City Chapter has a vibrant and enormous peer group scene. In 2012 there are over 77 ACTIVE Peer Groups here! At the end of this Peer Group page you will find the names of ALL of our current groups.
New Transition Peer Groups are Always forming!! Click on this link
The Peer Group Committee puts out a call many times of the year to start new Transition Peer Groups. When a new group is being started it will be announced in advance here on this page, in our bi-monthly Peer Group email blast and at various TTN events ... please contact Diane Levine (email@example.com) if you are interested in getting into one of these new groups as it is forming. This is a wonderful way for you to become actively involved in TTN’s NYC chapter. An experienced TTN member will act as an orientation leader for the first two or three sessions of this new group so the group gets a solid beginning. At the 3rd meeting the group will choose a name for itself, and the members of the group will take over the running of the group. A general transition group is for members who want to articulate, define, think through and manage change in their lives. It may be leaving full-time work, dealing with post-employment issues or other major next-stage issues, such as use of time, new identity, separation from professional colleagues, making new friends, risk-taking, etc. Although participants can provide some support to a member confronting a crisis, Peer Groups are not "therapy groups" and cannot substitute for professional help. Some of our “Transition” peer groups have met for years and adapt as their members lives change.
“New Groups in Formation (Activity and Special Interest Groups)” Click on this link
There are groups that are just getting off the ground that are looking for members. Contact the person whose information is listed at the end of the group’s description. If you cannot find a Peer Group that suits your needs or interests and are willing to take the lead in forming a new group, please contact Diane Levine (firstname.lastname@example.org). Diane will help you take your idea and turn it into a new Peer Group. We will publicize your group here on our website and in our newsletter. We will help you at the beginning of the process. To create a new group, submit a brief description of the group, its purpose and prospective meeting times, as well as your name and email address as the contact person of this new group and email the information to Diane. Remember, current TTN membership is a prerequisite for creation of and participation in any Peer Group.
We also have “Existing Peer Groups” that might be looking for a few new members. Click on this link
Contact Diane Levine (email@example.com). She will contact the group on your behalf. Special Interest Peer Groups (Link below) are topic or activity oriented. They bring together members who share similar interests, activities or goals. These groups are as varied as our members who form them. Among them are: book groups, travel groups, discussion groups, writers groups, business groups, singles groups, dining groups, fitness groups and chorus groups.
We also list Peer Groups that are currently “filled.”
These are groups that have their full component of members at this time. They are listed so you can see how many active groups we have in NYC!
Privacy Policies: Anything that occurs within a Peer group is private, including the email membership list. In addition, Peer group lists are not to be used for soliciting for personal or business purposes -- such as blogs, workshops or non-TTN events -- that are unrelated to the peer group, unless there is prior agreement. Members may, on occasion, send emails to a few people who may be interested in specific events. These are not general mailings, and there is no objection to them, although we hope TTN members will keep these to a minimum.
Members—If you had sent an email inquiring about Peer Groups – the contact person listed was unable to respond since the holidays. The NYC Steering Committee is aware that a back up of emails have developed. Please be patient, we will responding to all shortly.
Diane Levine co-chair of the Steering Committee. firstname.lastname@example.org