The Instructor Training Course is a leadership course that shapes a society. The training process enables the development and empowerment of the participant’s personal strengths and constitutes a catalyst for growth, maturing, as well as for realizing and fulfilling personal abilities.
The course provides a wide range of educational activities based on the values of leadership, giving, friendship, tolerance, responsibility and more. It exposes the youth to a wide range of social activities and shapes the next generation of leaders, while imparting practical skills and practical tools for training others.
Opening activity: introductions, managing expectations, team building exercises, discussing the differences between a counselor, tutor, teacher, educator, and leader as well as what each brings to the table.
Identity – who am I and when? When can I be who I want to be and when can I not? What type of instructor do I want to be?
Distinguishing between identity and how others perceive me: what is ‘identity?’ Giving identity a form, the history and meaning of the word, and creating a personal and group business card.
The human mosaic – the group as a social melting pot.
Providing the tools and skills necessary for self-management in the immediate environment of today’s busy youth.
On equality and acceptance of the other.
Emphasising the importance of equality and its effect on self-image, motivation and the path to success.
Personal and group leadership
Gaining the ability to examine the characteristics of different types of leadership – experience and dealing with challenges. Identify your personal characteristics as a leader. (Workshops)
Listening and communication – discussing the differences of listening (Hakshava) and hearing (Shmiya) – the meanings and practical takeaways.
Interpersonal and group communication. Workshops and activities regarding body language experiences – nonverbal communications.
How to communicate with people and accomplish mutual goals?
Interpersonal communication has a central role in our lives when it comes to sending and receiving messages from anyone and everyone we interact with.
Teamwork as a central part of an instructor’s work.
Workshops on developing teamwork and cooperation skills and how to motivate a team for excellence.
Vision and core values as shapers of society. Discussing responsibility, involvement and commitment.
Understanding the meaning of social, educational, and cultural values. Diving into the meaning between man and himself (personal), between man and society (group and community level) and between person and place (national level). Defining the ‘basket of personal values’ – through both personal and group workshops.
Volunteering and giving.
Instructing – is it an obligation or a right? Community volunteering by choice.
Reviewing the factors and causes that motivate one to give back to the community. What motivates me to be involved and to influence? Social status, sense of belonging, self-fulfillment, fulfilling my potential, etc.
Defining social conflicts and gaining the abilities necessary to manage such conflict and bridge differences through responsibility and proper respect to those around you, thereby empowering them.
Skills for training others.
Building a system of action, goals and objectives, time management, working with a group, workshops and practical assignments. Acquiring actionable tools for training other through experience, criticism and feedback.
Conversation techniques, managing discussions, workshops, and ODT exercises.
Gaining a wide variety of methods to convey messages through developing improvisational skills and adapting to the environment or context.
Training guide and summary.
Emphasizing the transition from participant to instructor. Hands on instructor training, video filming, analysis and feedback. Hands on experience through training while learning to provide feedback to yourself and to others.
"There is someone to talk to”
The debate course is a key to the world of interpersonal communication, while looking into the world of the youth and conducting a discussion about what is really important.
תקשורת – סגנון והשפעותיו.
The principles of giving a speech.
Learning the basics of public speaking.
How to build a persuasive speech.
Defining the contents of a speech.
Reading body language as an important tool for understanding messages.
Developing arguments and explanations.
Tools for dealing with interruptions and questions in the midst of a speech.
Tools for effective feedback.
Developing a constructive conversation.
Acquiring capabilities for persuasion and influencing others.
Dealing with opposing opinions.
Techniques for presenting arguments effectively.
Single and group debate competitions.
And other interesting and useful topics!
What is debating?
A debate is an intellectual “sport” in the world of interpersonal communication which combines listening and speaking, managing discussions, expanding influential reach and the ability to persuade others. During the course, students will be able to communicate messages in different ways, both through personal experiences and examination of personal skills by trained staff.
Accepting the other
Providing the tools and skills necessary for self-management in light of the youth of today’s environment: alcohol as a tool to mask identity – understanding that making the right decision is the key to becoming a leader.
The human mosaic
Providing the tools and skills necessary for self-management in light of the youth of today’s environment.
Equality and acceptance of the other
Exploring the meaning of equality and comparing yourself to others and their impact on self-image, motivation and the path to success.
Listening and communication.
Official identity (Israeli ID card - Teudat Zehut) and self-identity
Receiving a Teudat Zehut (Israeli ID card) is an exciting and important event for the youth of today. Many of them do not appreciate what an Israeli ID card means and they especially do not know how to define their personal identity. This workshop is held for 10th grade students before they travel to receive their ID cards in Jerusalem. The workshop consists of 3 practical sessions to help formulate the personal identity of each youth.
Identity: ‘Who’ am and ‘what’ am I?
The difference between my genetic characteristics which define who I am and which are outside my ability to change them vs what I am as determined by the actions I have taken in my life, how I can control what I will be, and how the “what” finally affects the “who.” First impressions, the ability to transmit a message, effective communication, and preparing a personal teudat zehut.
Identity: beyond ‘who’ I am ‘what I am’ to ‘what we are’
The importance of the group for defining identity, the influence of the group on the individual, the difference between listening and hearing, the importance of having pride in your unit and designing an image, the preparation of a group teudat zehut that characterizes the group from their point of view.
Effective communications and presenting identity.
Debate as a tool for effective communication, branding and hasbarah (spokesperson and public relations) in the world of digital media and social media, our teudat zehut in the mirror of the world, and the brand of the State of Israel.
The last workshop will focus on designing a “new teudat zehut.”
Pre-army preparation course.
Business card: a good soldier is a good person: a pre-army preparation course allows every individual student to develop and fortify their unique strengths before they draft. The course creates an environment for students to mature and bring about their true abilities. It emphasises the distinction between free choice from a desire to contribute to your country and a mandatory action that is dictated by law. This frames an individual’s army service as an experience that shapes their lives as an adult in their greater community.
Pre-army preparation course.
The human mosaic: the army as a social melting pot.
Providing the tools and skills necessary for self-management in my immediate environment within the greater army environment. (The army as a social melting pot, stereotypes, and accepting the other)
The soldier as a leader.
Acquiring the skills and abilities necessary for leadership in the army.
Vision and values.
Understanding what a value is, defining our personal values, defining the vision, formulating it and creating a foundation for it to grow. Acquiring the skills needed to shape the vision and understanding where your ‘red lines’ are.
Volunteering and giving.
Checking the motivationals aspects of serving in the army. What motivations and reasons do I have to serve? Social status, sense of belonging, self-fulfillment, realizing my abilities, etc. Mapping desires and motivations and increasing awareness of the importance of giving of yourself for personal development and personal empowerment as well as building strong foundations for creating a better society.
Interpersonal communication has a central role in our lives in communicating and receiving messages from those we communicate with.
The preparatory course will lead the young adult to success in their army draft which will open up the best and most interesting service options for drafting soldiers.