Trainings

At Medical Ambassadors International we believe that development work should be community-owned. We promote this core principle by training workers in a very specific development philosophy known as Community Health Evangelism (CHE) which focuses on transforming lives both physically and spiritually.
We offer various types of training:

Vision Seminars – for those interested in learning more about CHE before jumping in! (2 days)

TOT-S – covers CHE foundations and topics relevant to those who go on short term mission trips, but who do not start or manage CHE programs overseas. For North American audiences. (5 days consecutively or over two weekends)

TOT-1 – covers CHE foundational principles and how to begin to organize CHE programs. (5 days)

TOT-2 – focuses on developing teaching materials, methods, and curriculum. (5 days)

TOT-3 – emphasis on evaluation, project expansion, multiplication, and project management. (5 days)

Women’s Cycle of Life Training – curriculum designed to walk with women as they recognize their value through God’s eyes - physically, spiritually, and relationally. It includes women’s health issues – from adolescence to childbearing to menopause. Relational issues concerning marriage, mothers-in-law, forgiveness, abuse, and much more are addressed from a biblical viewpoint. This training is a valuable addition to a CHE TOT-1.

Internships – an immersive experience that provides a combination of classroom learning and hands-on experience with CHE programs. For those who have completed at least a TOT-1 (some parts of the world require TOT-2 and -3 as well). (4-5 weeks)

Contact us if you are interested in hosting a training at your church or organization!

TOT Role Play
Two TOT participants during a lesson introduction role play. Scroll to learn more about our Participatory Learning Style.

CHE Curriculum Search Engine by MAI

- Search all of the available Community Health Evangelism (CHE) curriculum, including lessons, picture booklets, etc.
- Download CHE lessons.
- Stay up-to-date with revised or newly written lessons. The CHE Curriculum Search Engine will be updated twice yearly when the new DVD of lessons becomes available.

Training Schedule

North America

Contact info@med-amb.org
 
Date: 11-09-2017 through 11-11-2017 Course: Training of Trainers 1 Location: Orlando, Florida email web
 
Neighborhood Transformation Trainings: Visit: neighborhoodtransformation.net

Meso America

South America/Caribbean

Southeast Asia/West Pacific

Contact info@med-amb.org
 
Date: 10-09-2017 through 10-13-2017 Course: Training of Trainers I Location: Chiangmai, Thailand email web
 
Date: 10-16-2017 through 10-20-2017 Course: Training of Trainers II Location: Chiangmai, Thailand email web
 
Date: 10-23-2017 through 10-27-2017 Course: Training of Trainers III Location: Chiangmai, Thailand email web

South Asia

Sub-Saharan Africa

Contact info@med-amb.org
 

Central Eurasia

Europe

East Asia/Middle East


Resources

MLT GreenMultiplying Light and Truth
By Stan Rowland - A book that examines the underlying philosophies, principles, training curricula, and materials for establishing a community-based development program which is integrated into an aggressive evangelism and discipleship ministry.
Multiplying Light and Truth is available for purchase in additional languages. Visit our Resource section for a complete listing.
CHE Lesson Plan Drive: This flash drive provides the materials that trainers will need as they implement a CHE program. It contains more than 10,000 documents including lesson plans, health stories, Bible storying, picture books, teaching aids, surveys, and tools for monitoring and evaluation. As you are trained and mentored by experienced trainers, you will learn to use these materials to hold Vision Seminars and Trainings of Trainers (TOTs), enter the community, train CHEs and the committee, and monitor and evaluate your progress. Topics include everything from Agriculture to Women's Cycle of Life. There are new lesson plans on a whole range of topics such as Neighborhood Transformation (Urban CHE), HIV, Tropical Diseases, Bible Storying, Healthy Aging, Disabilities, Children's CHE, Health Promotion, and much more. Prerequsite: Completion of Training of Trainers I (TOT I).
CHE Lesson Curriculum is available for purchase in English and additional languages. Visit our Resource section for a complete listing.

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Participatory Learning Style

From the beginning, CHE adopted the LePSAS teaching style to use in the training classes. All CHE lessons are developed around this participatory approach, which focuses on the learner, not the teacher.
LePSAS stands for:
Learner-Centered – Focus on the learner, not the teacher. Problem-Posing – Present a single problem in a simple way that starts discussion. Self-Discovery – Through guided dialogue learners reach the "aha" moment. Action-Oriented – All learning is turned into action/application. Spirit-Guided – Teaching is under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and always includes sharing of his eternal truths.
The facilitator is there to involve the trainee in the learning process. In the field, CHE trainers need to facilitate learning, starting where the participants are and building on what they know instead of traditional teaching which tells people what we think they need to know.
One method for introducing this type of learning is “starters.”  “Starters” are skits which pose a problem without giving any answers. Often the larger group is broken into smaller groups for discussion questions. Then each small group reports back what they have discovered.
The vital role of the facilitator is to draw out information as well as to give input (knowledge) that is not elicited from the students.
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CONTACT:
Medical Ambassadors International
PO Box 1302 Salida, CA 95368
Phone: (888) 403-0600
Website: MedicalAmbassadors.org
Email: info@med-amb.org