Certificate in SSEHV
This is the first of seven units to be presented in three modules by the ISSEA as the Certificate course in SSEHV: This certificate follows the guidelines of the education committee of the Sathya Sai World Foundation. This first foundation unit (part of module 1 of the certificate) is different from the rest of the certificate course, in that it has been developed to be taken by any member of the Sathya Sai International Organisation (SSIO) or other interested people, irrespective of whether they wish to complete the rest of the course or not. The remaining units and modules will be undertaken only by those wanting to take SSEHV into the wider community in any number of ways. This first unit of the first module provides an in-depth look into the life and teachings of Sathya Sai Baba – something all members of the SSIO, as well as anyone else wanting to know more about Sathya Sai Baba, will want to do.
The unit is woven around the 30 episode series produced by Radio Sai for Sathya Sai Baba's 85th Birthday. These can be viewed on the Radio Sai website, or be ordered from the Australian Publications Committee as a seven disc DVD set for your TV DVD player.
The unit is structured into nine lessons; in an STP-style facilitated discussion format, each lesson discussion lasting an hour and a half. It is suggested that group sizes should be between five and nine (seven is probably the ideal for interaction and learning). The group can decide where and when to meet, perhaps once a month in the evening or at a weekend, but some may prefer to meet every week, or to have several sessions over a weekend - just ensure adequate time to watch the required episodes of the video series.
For members of the SSIO in remote and isolated areas, and those that can't get five people together, ISSEA is happy to offer this unit in either a self-paced way, with participants sending in assessment sheets at the end of each lesson to get the next lesson; or meeting with others using Skype. Please contact us to discuss options.
For those organising regular groups, please discuss with Roger Packham, or your local ISSEA chapter contact, who you plan to use as a facilitator, and if you need help in finding a facilitator.