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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
 
Peace be with you.
The following module of the Foundational Catechesis Course is now open for registration :

HURRY REGISTER NOW !

FCC03* Enact Virtues Education in Your Prayer Space

*Formerly known as The Five Strategies of the Virtues Project

# of Sessions : Four (4)

Dates
:

SAT | 15 JAN 2022
Session 1: 9.15am - 12.00 pm
Session 2: 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm

SUN | 16 JAN 2022 
Session 3: 10.00am - 12.00 pm
Session 4:  3.00 pm - 5.00 pm

MODE: Blended (Online and Self Directed Learning)

  • Before the weekend: spend at least 1 hour exploring the pre-reads
  • During the weekend: spend about 1 hour after each session on readings/personal reflections
COURSE DESCRIPTION
The Virtues Project™ is a global initiative to inspire the practice of virtues in everyday life and is being used to transform families, schools, businesses and organizations in over 120 countries.

This 2-day formation aims to empower catechists and parents to encourage those in their care to live more authentic and meaningful lives by creating safe, caring and learning communities.

It will cover the following 5 strategies:
  • Speak the Language of the Virtues
  • Recognize Teachable Moments
  • Set Clear Boundaries
  • Honour the Spirit
  • Offer the Art of Spiritual Companioning™
COURSE PURPOSE
  • Invite participants to experience how the 5 strategies can positively impact their prayer space as well as their personal lives
  • Inspire participants to live the virtues and encourage them to bring out the best in those they encounter
  • Replace shaming and negative language with positive and life-giving guidance
  • Set clear boundaries that are simple, clear and measurable to create a climate of respect and peace
  • Find ways to facilitate reflection and create beauty and awe
  • Support and mentor the young people when they face moral dilemmas or need to resolve conflict
TRAINER/S
Ms Tan Li-Cheng Nicola-Jeanne

Tan Li-Cheng Nicola-Jeanne, graduated with a honours degree in Psychology and began her career in the logistics industry.  In 2004, after almost 14 years in the corporate world, she decided to venture into Early Childhood Education completing diplomas in Preschool Education and Montessori Studies.  She embarked on her “second career” at Cherrybrook Kindergarten as a teacher and eventually served in the capacity of Principal.  Realising the importance of the parents’ role in bringing up children of good character, she completed a Diploma in Family Education and was later certified as a Virtues Project facilitator.  Since 2016, she has been playing a more consultative role in the kindergarten and spends her time running Virtues Workshops and serving with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) and Couple Mentor Journey (CMJ) at St Mary of the Angels.
 
Li-Cheng is passionate about the value of virtues education, especially in the formative years.  She firmly believes that the virtues are gifts that are within each of us, and our goal is to strive to bring them out in our children, in the people we encounter and most of all in ourselves.
Ms Annabelle Tay
 
Annabelle has served in the Ministry of Education for more than 10 years. She has taught in both co-ed and girls schools, and has reviewed and formulated education policies at MOE HQ.
 
In 2012, Annabelle became involved in The Virtues Project after attending the Facilitators Workshop conducted by Mojgan Tosif. Since then, she has led in the implementation of the 5 Strategies at CHIJ Our Lady Queen of Peace and uses them daily in her life.
 
In addition, Annabelle also finds joyfulness and purposefulness in her role as a Master Facilitator from The Virtues Project International, assisting local and overseas schools to implement The Virtues Project in their curriculum. She believes that every subject offers an opportunity for educators to build character and awaken the virtues in our children.
 
In recent years, Annabelle also spends her time with the Catholic community and the Special Needs community to inspire families to practise the virtues in their everyday life; to raise children of compassion and integrity in a safe and caring environment. Annabelle is thankful for these opportunities to be of service and continues to pray for certitude to guide her in her journey forward.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
  • Catechetical Coordinators
  • Level Coordinators for Children and/or Youth
  • Catechists
  • Assistant catechists, facilitators, volunteers working with children and/or youth
SUGGESTED REFERENCE MATERIAL
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Registration Closes

Wednesday, 12 January 2022, 12.00pm

Enact Virtues Education in Your Prayer Space is one of three modules for the Foundational Catechesis Course (FCC), the recommended foundational requirements for all catechists, including Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS), home-based and special needs catechists.
 
The other two modules are
  • Introduction to Catechetical Pedagogy & Catechetical Methods and
  • Learning to Listen and Facilitate  

Yours in Christ,

Office for Catechesis

 

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