BECOME A TMI -TRAINED FACILITATOR

 Two Pathways To Become a TMI-Trained Facilitator

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Are you Interested in facilitating beginner Mussar programs in your organization

Yesod is a great way to begin. Yesod qualifies you to lead Mussar programs in your organization and possibly, some basic TMI courses. 

Are you interested in facilitating TMI courses in your organization?

Manchim is for you, although you may want to begin with Yesod. 

The Mussar Institute trains experienced, capable facilitators in the specific ways and traditions of Mussar. These traditional skills are essential for all TMI courses. In this sensitive, compensated leadership role, the facilitator helps students of all ages engage in personal development and growth through Mussar learning and practice.

YESOD is a 6-session foundational training in the basics of Mussar facilitation and is open to leaders with group facilitation experience. Successful graduates facilitate TMI programs in their organizations, and from time to time, for The Mussar Institute.

MANCHIM is a 10-week intensive plus a practicum during which you will facilitate your own course. On request, we will offer Manchim to a cohort of rabbis.

THE TMI FACILITATOR NETWORK supports the professional development of all TMI facilitators, providing meaningful opportunities to meet other TMI facilitators and grow spiritually. This is where you'll meet your friends and colleagues. LEARN MORE

 

YESOD

Runs: Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. ET

Dates: 5/4, 5/11, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15

Yesod is an introductory, six-session program that trains facilitators to lead TMI programs for organizations and some beginning TMI courses.

You will interact on a deep level with other trainees in a small and intimate va’ad. You will study and practice two foundational middot that illustrate Mussar insight and methods: trust/bitachon and honor/kavod. 

Yesod is for you if you have general facilitation skills and a foundation in Mussar teachings and practices. You should be aware of your own characteristics, emotions, and feelings and how that might impact your leadership.

Yesod Graduates Receive: A certificate from The Mussar Institute and a one-year membership in the Facilitator Network.

Prerequisites

  • Completion of one va'ad-based course or the equivalent experience of Mussar study
  • A committed and ongoing personal Mussar practice that includes regular study in a course or independently
  • Previous experience as a member of a Mussar va’ad

Tuition

  • Application Fee: $25. Non-refundable plus $325 for the program. Payment in full of $350 must be made prior to the start.
  • For those who receive notice of acceptance into the program, details will be provided on how to make the tuition payment.

Get Started

  1. Submit the Basic Interest in Yesod form.
  2. You'll receive (1) a reference form and (2) a more in-depth application form. Please submit these and your resume to info@mussarinstitute.org.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for your completed application to be processed and a decision to be delivered to you by email. This is a selective process.

 

 

MANCHIM

Runs: TBD

Dates: TBD - based on cohort

Manchim is for Jewish individuals who possess a sincere desire to engage deeply in their own Mussar work and to help others on their spiritual path. It is for people who are interested in facilitating TMI courses and programs, and who are flexible, curious and patient.

Manchim will require up to four hours per week of study and meeting activities, including participation in your va’ad  and meeting with your chevruta.  You will write reports and post on the course site.

As part of Manchim, you will lead a pilot group while continuing to meet with your Manchim va'ad and chevruta. Personal coaching is available on an as-needed basis.

Manchim Graduate Receive: A certificate from The Mussar Institute and a one-year membership in the Facilitator Network.

Prerequisites

  • Completion of at least two va'ad-based Mussar courses or the equivalent experience of Mussar study
  • A committed and ongoing personal Mussar practice that includes regular study in a course or independently
  • Previous experience as a member of a Mussar va’ad
Tuition
  • Application Fee: $25. Non-refundable plus $475 for the program. Payment in full of $500 must be made prior to the start.
  • For those who receive notice of acceptance into the program, details will be provided on how to make the tuition payment.

Get Started

  1. Submit the Manchim basic application.
  2. You'll receive (1) a reference form and (2) a more in-depth application form. Please submit these and your resume to info@mussarinstitute.org.
  3. Engage in an interview with the Manchim leader.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for your completed application to be processed and a decision to be delivered to you by email. This is a selective process.

Start Date: The next training cohort will begin as soon as a program fills, and due to the personal nature of the training, groups are intentionally small.

Harvey Winokur

Harvey Winokur

 

Rabbi Winokur is a native of New York. He received his B.A. from SUNY at Buffalo, and his M.A. and Ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Kehillat Chaim, a Reform congregation in Roswell, Georgia, which he founded in 1982. Rabbi Winokur is a Facilitator/Trainer for Prepare-Enrich, an organization that administers premarital/marital needs assessments, a certified Spiritual Director, and a Trainer-Facilitator for The Mussar Institute.

 

 

 

 

Nancy Weiss (2)

Nancy Weiss

 

Nancy Weiss, LCSW, is a depth psychotherapist, spiritual director, and Mussar facilitator dedicated to helping others discover unique pathways to their soul’s expression. She facilitates local and online Mussar groups and is a member of TMI’s Facilitator Development Council. As Coordinator of Manchim, the Facilitator Training Program for The Mussar Institute, she was privileged to work closely with Alan to create the current Manchim curriculum. Nancy collaborated with two Mussar practitioners to create a deck of 90 Mussar cards titled, “Lights of Mussar™ Cards for Creating a Balanced Life.” A collage artist, poet, and SoulCollage® facilitator, Nancy guides people in bringing an expressive voice to the Mussar traits and spiritual principles. Her collage art appears in Midrashic Mirrors, which illustrates the richness of creating art to reflect the essence of each Torah portion.