Training and Development
Sevaks can participate in Training and Development programmes in Shrimad Rajchandra Divinetouch (SRD).
Teachers' Training Programmes
SRD has been successfully conducting various Teachers’ Training Programmes (TTPs) for its growing initiatives, Magictouch, Arhat Touch and Spiritualtouch. Sevaks from all over the world participate in these training programmes to gain deeper knowledge into the specific curriculum, principles and ideals of the programme. The purpose of these TTPs is to build confidence within the sevaks and make them effective facilitators in passing on the rituals, culture and morals from the lives of various saints shared in Magictouch, the tenets of Jainism shared in Arhat Touch and the important life lessons taught in Spiritualtouch. In turn, the sevaks learn to recognise their own strengths, which help them in their seva and in their everyday life. Please see the information below for an in depth view of the curriculum and philosophies imparted during the TTP programmes.
Didis learn about the Magictouch curriculum, and how it is best imparted through various exciting and educational methodologies. The didis learn how to impart a Lesson Plan (LP) in the correct manner, by looking at an LP from each term.
In order to connect with the children of Magictouch, didis are taught about stress management, how to motivate themselves and others, conflict resolution, child development and psychology. They are also trained in maintaining good body language and in improving their speaking skills.
To further strengthen their seva, didis also learn about the ABCs of Seva and details about Magictouch and the duties required by their role, in depth.
Finally, didis also learn how to improve class delivery and connection with each child through various class methodologies taught in the TTP. A few examples include, Voice Modulation, Worksheet Time, Connection Time, Class Control, the 3 Prathnas, Using a PowerPoint Presentation, Mock Time and much more!
Didis will learn about the Arhat Touch curriculum, and how to adapt their skills in imparting this knowledge in the best way. Examples of the curriculum didis will learn are, Panch Parmeshthi, Tirths, The Five Kalyanaks, the Jain Aum, Jiva Vichar and much much more.
To aid delivery and overall skills management, didis will learn a variety of management techniques. A few examples of these include, Introduction to Arhat Touch, the ABCs of Seva, the Office Bearers duty, the Standard Operating Procedure and Teamwork, to name a few.
Finally, didis will learn how to improve class delivery and connection with each child through various class methodologies taught in the TTP. A few examples include: Voice Modulation, Worksheet Time, Connection Time, Class Control, the 3 Prathnas, using a PowerPoint Presentation, Mock Time and much more!
Practical application of each part of the Magictouch and Arhat Touch curriculum is experienced in the three days of the TTP, by focusing on topics such as team spirit; importance of planning; balance in seva, sadhana, family; harmony and discipline; conflict resolution and voice modulation - to name a few!
Many of us are unaware of the true depth of various cultures and traditions and our very own Jainism, its rituals and its meaning; and these TTPs aim to act as a means by which the didis can understand, connect and practise what is to be taught, before they can share it with the innocent children.
Working with teenagers and young adults demands in-depth knowledge. Workshop based training sessions are conducted where facilitators undergo intense professional training in each area of the curriculum and personal study and self reflection, thus ensuring that they are prepared to deliver the workshops.
Facilitators take part in a unique 'Train the Trainer' programme, to ensure that they have a strong foundation in conducting successful and highly engaging sessions and workshops. Here, they gain necessary skills such as how to build a rapport, create a charged environment and engage the audience in a multi-faceted and ingenious way using topics such as 'Engagement strategies for enhanced learning', 'Presentation Skills-Voice and Body Language', and much more.
These sessions also educate teachers on how to choose the right formats of delivery to stimulate the mind and create a dynamic and charged learning environment.
Subsequently, content or topic based training is also conducted in various disciplines ranging from time management to anger management and from concentration to goal setting, and much more.
This training consists of both classroom as well as a personal contemplative scrutiny of studies on Shrimad Rajchandraji's life and works. Facilitators use their personal study to help develop a connection between the life of Shrimad Rajchandraji and the life of a teenager today. The sessions prepare the facilitators to facilitate the study with the young adults in a stimulating manner for a personal and reflective study in context of contemporary life.