What is one of the most important things for a researcher?
Researchers need to attend an authorized training and be certified. Additionally, recertification is needed—EA training is not forever. Recalibration is needed at least 1 time after you have been certified, especially if it has been more than a couple of years. So, if you have put it off due to the pandemic or other reasons, now is a great time to connect with us on this. There are some very easy, yet useful ways to get to that higher level. Researchers should not be altering the EA System without prior permission and an author on a paper should be EA certified so that s/he can guide the writing about it. See EA Basic section for what should be reported in a publication.
What is one of the most important things for a practitioner?
Researchers need to attend an authorized training and be certified. Same as for researchers, except that practitioners are making important decisions on a daily basis, and the gravity of their decisions suggests that ongoing consultations would be of great use. Building that into one’s professional work is recommended. Just going through EA Basic does not provide the depth that ongoing consultations can provide—this can be done as a whole agency to decrease time and cost. 1 1/2 hr consultation once a year can go along way, especially if it is in a group setting.