Instructional Program Courses

ISSE-USA offers a program of study for individuals and groups interested in understanding and implementing Sathya Sai Education in Human Values (SSEHV), a deeply conceived, carefully crafted program of holistic character development designed to develop and nurture one’s innate goodness. . Course I: Comprehensive experiential introduction to the philosophy, process, and methods of Sathya Sai Education for those wishing to bring SSEHV into the community, schools or workplace. Course I Requirements: *Full attendance *Post-Course-Narrative *Fieldwork (the practical application of Course I) Course II: Advanced experiential instruction for those who have SSEHV programs in the community, schools or workplace settings. Course II Requirements: *Successful completion of Course 1 *Full attendance *Fieldwork (the practical application of Course 1) Course III: Further instructional course for those who teach or intend to teach in ISSE-USA affiliated Partnership Schools. The ISSE-USA also offers specialized workshops; please view Workshops for details. (Has the word Workshops linked to that page)

Course Schedule:

Austin, TX - January 2018 Chicago, Illinois - April 12 - 15th, 2018 Seattle, Washington - October Columbus Day 5-82018 Courses are help from 8: 00 AM – 5 PM.

Mission

The mission of the ISSE-USA is to enhance and extend an applied understanding of the universal human values. The Institute brings SSEHV to communities, workplaces, and schools, with an emphasis on the experience of human values and a focus on the use of the Five Teaching Techniques of SSEHV, along with other compatible strategies. We provide training, technical assistance, and support to those who wish to bring SSEHV to their communities, workplaces, or schools, including to community workers, educators, educators-in-training, students, and parents. The Institute also provides technical assistance for professional activities that encourage community agencies, state and local education agencies, and institutions of higher education to promote and implement human values education along with their existing program curricula.

Goals

Consistent with its mission, the aims and functions of the ISSE-USA are to:

• Provide training in the promulgation of SSEHV, focusing on the use of the Five Teaching Techniques and other compatible strategies;

• Establish SSEHV Community Programs and Partnership Schools;

• Promote and support character development;

• Serve as a training and support center for community workers, educators, educators-in-training, students, and parents;

• Conduct research on the impact of those involved in the process of delivering and receiving the SSEHV program;

• Create publications to support SSEHV programs;

• Provide professional oversight, guidance, and technical assistance to SSEHV Community Programs and Partnership Schools.

Core Philosophy


  • SSEHV is based on the philosophy of Educare, which is derived from the Latin term “Educaré.” “Educaré” means to draw out, or elicit, that which is within.

  • With an emphasis on character and personal transformation from the inside-out, SSEHV inspires humans to transform themselves by encouraging a confident and compassionate attitude towards all people and all forms of life, while inspiring and providing the practical skills that are needed to be successful in one’s personal, school, professional, family, and community life.

  • Successful implementation of SSEHV requires dedicated teachers who exemplify the Human Values in their lives, and a safe, compassionate, peaceful, and supportive learning environment.

  • SSEHV rests on the five universal Human Values of Truth, Right Action, Peace, Love, and Non-violence, along with a wide range of associated sub-values. These values are elicited through SSEHV lessons designed to impact the developmental domains inherent in all humans.
  • The Five Human Values:

    • Truth: The Highest Truth is absolute, changeless in the past, present, and future, true at all times and in all places. Truth is not relative, changing according to our perceptions and circumstances. Truth manifests as being truthful, honest, and sincere, acting with integrity according to the dictates of our conscience.

    • Right Action: True Right Action is speaking and acting on the truth that emerges from the heart, the source of human conscience and human values. When we engage in right action, we treat others the way we wish to be treated, with respect, kindness, compassion, with an understanding and appreciation of the unity of all life.

    • Peace: Absolute Peace manifests as inner mental calm, and the ability to maintain equanimity in all situations. When we feel peaceful within ourselves we will naturally feel peaceful towards others.

    • Non-Violence: Avoiding causing harm to anyone or anything in our thoughts, words, and deeds. Non-Violence allows us to appreciate diversity, cultivate tolerance, and recognize the unity of all beings and respect for all life.

    • Love: The highest Love is selfless Love. It is Love that is unconditional, without attachment, not expecting anything in return. All actions emanate from the heart. Love is the force behind the other Human Values, and our actions:

Instructional Program Courses

  ISSE-USA offers a program of study for individuals and groups interested in understanding and implementing Sathya Sai Education in Human Values (SSEHV), a deeply conceived, carefully crafted program of holistic character development designed to develop and nurture one’s innate goodness.   The Institute’s Instructional Programs are comprised of three courses:   Course I:  Comprehensive experiential introduction to the philosophy, process, and methods of Sathya Sai Education for those wishing to bring SSEHV into the community, schools or workplace.
  • Full attendance
  • A post course narrative
  • Field Work – practical application of Course I
  Course II: Advanced experiential instruction for those who have SSEHV programs in the community, schools or workplace settings.
  • Successful Completion of Course I
  • Full attendance
  • Field Work – practical application of Course II
    Course III: Further instructional course for those who teach or intend to teach in ISSE-USA affiliated Partnership Schools.   The ISSE-USA also offers specialized workshops; please view Workshops for details. (Has the word Workshops linked to that page) Hyperlink  

“Love in Speech is Truth; Love in Action is Right Action; Love in Thought is Peace; Love in Understanding is Non-Violence.”

– Sathya Sai Baba