Since 1994, the National School Reform Faculty has created and refined more than 200 protocols and activities to use in Critical Friends Group® communities, classrooms, meetings, and beyond. Each one is designed to help you arrive at a specific desired outcome, efficiently and effectively. Our oldest, “original” protocols* are available to you as downloadable PDF files through the open-access list provided below. If you know the name of the protocol or activity you wish to use, scroll down the list to find it by its title.
If you have an active regular membership or coaches’ membership, you have access to the extended Protocol Libraries which provide updated and refined protocols, activities, and additional resources with focused search options and distinct categories, as well as protocol/activity overviews and definers.
Our Open-Access Materials list
*Disclaimer: Open-Access or “original” materials (with the old logo) were largely written in the 1990s and early 2000s and reflect cultural norms of the time. As such, please be aware that outdated conventions occur in these texts, such as the use of “him/her” and “s/he” as opposed to “they/them”. We have long since modified our protocols and activities to make them easier to understand and use for people new to the work. We also began using they/them as singular pronouns throughout our work. (You may read about the pronouns transition in this 2013 edition of our newsletter.)
For these reasons, we encourage you to purchase an Annual Membership in the NSRF to have access to newer materials. We also encourage you to enroll in CFG Coaches’ Training to attain access to all of the updated materials and to develop a more thorough, experiential understanding. We have plans to update our open access materials in the near future.
Anyone can purchase a regular annual membership to gain access to an extended library of protocols and activities, including some of the most updated! You can purchase the Annual Membership in our Store. Be sure to log in!
If you have a paid regular annual membership, the link below is for you! We offer you a large library with new filter and search tools. It may take a few seconds to load.
As a trained CFG Coach with a paid coaches membership you have access to our entire list of protocols and activities, including all of the most updated as well as those complex protocols that you trained well for. If you are in fact a certified CFG Coach but need to purchase/update your coaches membership, you can do this through our Store. Be sure to log in first with your coaches status so you can view the product! If do you have a paid coaches membership, the library linked below is for you! If you would like to BECOME A CFG Coach, check out our upcoming Open Trainings.
We offer our coaches a complete library with new filter and search tools. It may take a few seconds to load.