Jiva Institute recently organized a dynamic two-day Multiple Natures workshop (June 27 & 28, 2011) for educational leaders from various parts of the country. Facilitated by renowned educator and Jiva Education Director, Steven Rudolph, the workshop provided educators a platform to explore the path-breaking MN theory that is making waves throughout India for helping students find ideal careers matching their personalities.
The event kicked off with a welcome ceremony, during which the participants recited a Saraswati Vandana, led by students of Jiva Public School. Each educator was then garlanded and welcomed with a customary tilak by the Jiva team.
Thanking the educators for taking time out for the workshop, President of Jiva Institute, Mr. Rishi Pal Chauhan, said, “As India inches closer to the ‘developed nation’ status, it is common to see our children moving away from their central force, which is their culture and tradition. At Jiva, our objective is to ensure that each child stays connected to his roots, irrespective of his educational or technological advancement. The whole purpose of education should be to create students of good character and discipline. Whatever the circumstances in their life, I can assure you such children will never fail.
“We have successfully used the Multiple Natures concept to deeply understand each child in our school and tailor his learning experience accordingly. I urge all educators of the country to use this concept to discover the potential in their students and play a guiding role in creating a healthy, wealthy and peaceful society.”
About 22 educators and counselors from some of the top schools of the country participated in the event. The list included DAV Public School (Amritsar), SOS Children’s Villages of India (Faridabad), Rayat International School (Ropar), Eicher School (Faridabad), KIIT World School (New Delhi), Cambridge School (Noida), Holy Heart Presidency (Amritsar), and NH Goel World School (Raipur), among others.
The program was the first-ever master class for educational leaders with Steve, the creator of MN, who has brought the concept to thousands of students, teachers and parents all over the country. In the highly interactive session, educational leaders, principals and counselors experienced the power of MN and how it can help practically bridge the gap in education—moving from the old-world paradigm of factory-based learning, to the new era of personalized learning. In the two days of the workshop, Steve demonstrated how the MN framework can be applied in a multitude of ways – career and academic guidance, counseling of parents, engaging and motivating teachers – to create a holistic learning environment that taps each child’s potential.
During the closing ceremony, each participant was given a certificate of participation along with a special gift from Jiva. The educators, on their part, were extremely pleased with the arrangements and thanked the entire Jiva team for carrying out the workshop so efficiently. They also expressed their gratitude to Steven Rudolph for giving them a deep insight into the MN concept and how it could help them in their profession. Mrs. Neera Sharma, Principal of DAV Public School, Amritsar, said, “Even though we knew a lot about MIs and MNs, this workshop has been a real eye opener on the multiple ways in which we can apply this framework in educational management. I would really like my teachers to understand this concept and use it in their teaching methodologies.”