TYRO Curriculum

TYRO: (Latin, n): an apprentice, novice, or young warrior, someone learning something new, or founding father.

Our TYRO programs offer individuals a clear picture of what responsibility looks like, and how they can achieve success within themselves and their own family.


TYRO, the company's flagship suite of programs, was created and is based on the Tijerina family's personal experience with welfare and incarceration. It is comprised of three components:


  • TYRO Dads
  • Couple Communication®
  • TYRO Job Ethics Training (JET)


TYRO is a holistic, multi-faceted character-building program, designed to strengthen individuals and families. The word TYRO is Latin, meaning novice, apprentice, or someone learning something new. It teaches participants how to overcome destructive generational cycles of poverty, incarceration, and dependency.


TYRO Dads is designed to combat the root issues inherent in destructive or self-serving behavior patterns, through cognitive restructuring and positive role-modeling. In this course, individuals are taught and encouraged to begin taking responsibility for their actions and to act with honor and integrity.  Additionally, the TYRO Dads coursework provides people with a healthy model for becoming a responsible citizen and family member. Those who successfully complete the TYRO Dads course earn the title of "TYRO," as they now stand as warriors for themselves and their families.


Individuals who successfully complete this course also have the ability to join a TYRO Alumni Community (TAC), a mentoring network that promotes accountability and positive behavior. The TYRO Dads course is foundational to all other courses we offer, by instilling the attitudes and character qualities that are required for successful relationships within families, and that are necessary for success in the workplace.


After completing TYRO Dads, participants may join with their spouse/significant other in Couple Communication, which focuses on strengthening relationships. This program also helps TYROs manage other relationships in their lives, such as those with employers. TYRO Job Ethics Training (JET) teaches TYROs how to be successful at work, and provides crossover skills designed to make them valuable employees.

TYRO Dads

TYRO Dads teaches men what it means to be responsible fathers, effectively creating men worth following.


TYRO, the company's flagship suite of programs, was created and is based on the Tijerina family's per­sonal experience with welfare and incarceration. It is comprised of three components: TYRO Dads, Couple Communication®, and TYRO Job Ethics Training (JET).


TYRO is a holistic, multi-faceted character-building program, designed to strengthen individuals and families. The word TYRO is Latin, meaning novice, apprentice, or someone learning something new. It teaches participants how to overcome destructive generational cycles of poverty, incarceration, and dependency.


TYRO Dads is designed to combat the root issues inherent in destructive or self-serving behavior patterns, through cognitive restructuring and pos­itive role-modeling. In this course, individuals are taught and encouraged to begin taking responsibility for their actions and to act with honor and integrity. Additionally, the TYRO Dads coursework provides people with a healthy model for becoming a respon­sible citizen and family member. Those who success­fully complete the TYRO Dads course earn the title of "TYRO," as they now stand as warriors for them­selves and their families.

Couple Communication

In Couple Communication, you and your partner learn 11 practical and effective talking and listening skills for better decision-making, conflict resolution, and anger management. Whether gained through pre-marriage preparation, marriage education, or counseling, these interpersonal tools help you build a more satisfying and fulfilling collaborative relationship.

 

Couple Communication I

This award-winning program helps you understand yourself and connect with your partner better. You learn 11 skills and other processes to communicate effectively about day-to-day events and important issues.

Couple Communication II

This advanced program extends the use of skills taught in COUPLE COMMUNICATION I into processes for you to continue building a collaborative relationship. It includes managing your own, and responding to your partner's, anger more effectively.

For more information on ordering Couple Communication materials, becoming an instructor or finding an instructor in your area, please visit couplecommunication.com.

TYRO Job Ethics Training (JET)


TYRO Job Ethics Training (JET) teaches TYROs how to be successful at work, and provides crossover skills designed to make them valuable employees.

The overall theme of the course is to help you recognize moral right and wrong in the context of everyday living.


Each lesson in this course is balanced between short descriptions of the ideas being presented followed by exercises that viscerally demonstrate the concepts through physical and mental exercises.


Ron & Catherine Tijerina

Founders of The RIDGE Project


Ron and Catherine Tijerina are true catalysts for change. They are authors, nationally‐renowned speakers and Founders of The RIDGE Project and TYRO Support Services. Their inspirational book, High Five - Love Never Fails, is available on amazon. Order yours today.

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