The IHEART Academy

The IHEART Academy is an institution of special learning dedicated to furthering the IHEART vision: helping young people uncover their innate resilience, wellbeing and mental health.  Our goal is to train a core of outstanding, highly qualified, capable and confident individuals who will ensure that the IHEART Programme is delivered with maximal impact, effectiveness and success to our target beneficiaries.

The Academy consists of a learning progression of 3 levels, each one representing a different tier of knowledge of the IHEART Framework which builds towards an increasing depth of enquiry, insight, skill and practical experience.

Facilitator Training Dates

Closing date for applications Nov 8th

Training schedule:
4 One 2 Ones – Weekly throughout November (online)
5 Webinars – Weekly throughout December (online)
4 Day Intensive Training – 9 – 12thJan (in person)
2 Practicum days – TBC (in person)

Closing date for applications Nov 29th 

Training schedule:
4 One 2 Ones – Weekly throughout December (online)
5 Webinars – Weekly throughout January (online)
4 Day Intensive Training – 9 – 12th Feb (in person)
2 Practicum days – 15th &  16th March (in person)

Closing date for applications Oct 31st

Training schedule:
4 One 2 Ones – Weekly throughout November (online)
5 Webinars – Weekly throughout January (online)
5 Day Intensive Training – 17th– 21stFeb (in person)
2 Practicum days – TBC

Only available to those that have completed Level 1.
Closing date for applications Dec 30th.

Training schedule:

Module 1: Deepening of Understanding Seminar Days (to be attended in person)

  • Monday 6th January 2020
  • Monday 20th January 2020
  • Monday 3rd February 2020

3 x one-to-one mentoring sessions to be arranged directly with your mentor

Attendance at weekly group supervision sessions (date and time tbc)

Module 2: Classroom Management Practicum Days (to be attended in person)

  • Monday 17th February 2020
  • Monday 2nd March 2020
  • Monday 23rd March 2020

Module 3: Programme Delivery Experience: bringing the essence of the curriculum to life inside the classroom

Dates tbc

Please contact jeremy@iheartprinciples.com for programme outline or call the office on 0208 912 1216.

Apply by Mar 1st2020

Training schedule:
4 One 2 Ones – Weekly throughout March (online)
5 Webinars – Weekly throughout April (online)
4 Day Intensive Training – 17th– 20stMay (in person)
2 Practicum days – 21/22 June (in person)

Application dates, schedule and timings are still being confirmed for Easter Break.
Please email jeremy@iheartprinciples.com to register your interest.

Training Level Framework

The IHEART facilitator training is for:

  • Anyone who is passionate and committed to uncovering resilience in young people and working with them in schools and group settings

After completing this level of training, you will have:

  • Developed the knowledge and skills to deliver IHEART to groups of young people
  • Gained a strong understanding of the core principles behind the IHEART approach
  • Explored in depth the content of the 14-session IHEART curriculum
  • Learned the practice of curriculum delivery

What’s involved:

Module 1: Introduction to the IHEART Principles

  • 4 x 1-hour one-to-one sessions introducing the philosophy and foundational principles behind our approach

Module 2: Exploration of the Principles as a Paradigm

  • 5 x 90-minute weekly group webinars with supporting coursework and self-assessment questions

Module 3: The IHEART Curriculum in depth

  • 4 x workshop days – an in-depth exploration of all 14 curriculum sessions plus the fundamentals of classroom management

Module 4: Practicum Delivery

  • 2 x workshop days – hands-on practice in curriculum delivery through teaching to your peers/the IHEART faculty, followed by debriefing, feedback and assessment (approximately 1 month after Phase 3) 

How long is the training:

  • Approximately 12 weeks in total from beginning of Phase 1 to end of Phase 4 (dependent on exact scheduling of sessions)

What you receive:

  • Facilitator certification allowing you to teach the IHEART curriculum to young people aged 10-18 in group settings such as schools, youth groups, community activities, home groups, and parent & teenager/children programmes
  • Full hard copy curriculum
  • Access to the IHEART Online Resource Portal (IRP) including all video clips, animation videos, lesson plans and slides
  • Listing of your profile on the IHEART website
  • Access to and permission to use IHEART marketing materials and logo 

Where you could progress to:

  • Continue to Level 2, Advanced Facilitator Certification, Classroom Experience

The IHEART advanced facilitator training is for:

Facilitators who…

  • Have successfully completed Academy Level 1 – Facilitator Certification
  • Have completed post course self-assessment and received faculty assessments of practicum delivery
  • Are highly motivated to deepen their knowledge and self-insight of the IHEART approach
  • Would now like to develop their expertise in school classroom delivery

After completing this level of training, you will have:

  • Developed the advanced classroom and delivery skills to most effectively teach the IHEART curriculum in schools
  • Gained invaluable practical classroom experience by observing and participating in actual programme delivery
  • Received hands-on, real time support, coaching, one-to-one mentoring and feedback
  • Benefitted from significant teaching of classroom management practise and theory

What’s involved:

*For those attending London training days and in-school programmes delivered by the IHEART team within the London area

Module 1: Deepening of Understanding

  • 3 x in-person seminar days
  • 3 x one-to-one mentoring sessions
  • Attendance at weekly group supervision sessions

Module 2: Classroom Management

  • 3 x in-person practicum days – developing confidence and skills in classroom management though ongoing practice of curriculum delivery

Module 3: Programme Delivery Experience: bringing the essence of the curriculum to life inside the classroom

  • Classroom observation of one full IHEART programme including planning, preparation, debrief, feedback and assessment with delivery team
  • Co-delivery through supporting a full programme alongside a senior member of the IHEART team
  • Feedback and mentoring from a senior IHEART Facilitator
  • Assessment interview at conclusion of programme with a senior Academy faculty member

How long is the course:

Approximately 4 months in total (depending on timing of classroom delivery opportunities)

What you receive:

  • Advanced Facilitator Certification to deliver IHEART in schools and universities/higher education
  • Recommendation by IHEART as an Advanced Facilitator when programmes arise
  • Opportunities to gain hands-on practical classroom experience plus guided one-to-one mentoring and input from senior IHEART faculty

Where you could progress to:

Eligibility to continue to Level 3, Train the Trainer

*Subject to passing assessment criteria and being invited for an interview

Contact us for more information including programme fee

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The IHEART advanced facilitator training VIRTUAL TRACK

*For those unable to participate/attend our in-person track based in London

What’s involved:

Module 1: Deepening of Understanding

  • 3 x virtual seminar days
  • 3 x one-to-one mentoring sessions via Zoom
  • Virtual attendance at weekly group supervision sessions

Module 2: Classroom Management

  • 2 x virtual practicum days – developing confidence and skills in classroom management

Module 3: Programme Delivery Experience: bringing the essence of the curriculum to life inside the classroom

  • Observe entire programme delivery by IHEART senior team via recorded classroom sessions
  • Delivery by trainee facilitator of at least 2 full IHEART programmes
  • 4 x one-to-one mentoring sessions – reviewing classroom delivery and receiving feedback
  • Assessment interview at conclusion of programme with a senior academy faculty member

How long is the training for:

Approximately 4 months in total (depending on timing of classroom delivery opportunities)

What you receive:

  • Advanced Facilitator Certification to deliver IHEART in schools
  • Recommendation by IHEART as an Advanced Facilitator when programmes arise
  • Opportunities to gain hands-on practical classroom experience plus guided one-to-one mentoring and input from senior IHEART faculty

Where you can progress to:

Eligibility to continue to Level 3, Train the Trainer

*Subject to passing assessment criteria and being invited for an interview

Training of School Teachers Certification

This highly advanced, in-depth programme enables you, upon completion, to train school teachers to deliver the IHEART curriculum. This level is open only for people that have completed levels 1 and 2. Upon completion, you will be engaged as a partner in the growth and development of IHEART wherever you are in the world.

Please contact us for more information

“The IHEART programme is one of deep substance with a high quality of presentation that I have not previously seen in the field. The trainers are clearly masters of their craft. Throughout the training, Terry and Zia spoke of “making it our own”. It is inspiration in the moment that often has the most impact, so having a guiding framework that can then be filled with our spirit, is simply a beautiful and effective way to teach.”

Christine Higgins, Founder of Inspired Storm

“I am super impressed by what the creative process has led to in the form of the IHEART Curriculum. It provides us facilitators and practitioners with a resource of the highest possible quality for working with young people in educational settings. My favourite aspects are the identification of clear learning objectives, a language designed to engage our youth living in a technologically advanced world, and pointers around the art of sharing this understanding to whole groups of young people for maximum impact.”

Denise Holland
Former Scotland national netball coach and founder of Class Performance – Excellence Within

“Wow! I have just completed a 3 day IHEART Facilitator Training at the Innate Health Centre. The programme was professionally presented with detailed teaching aids and thoroughly explained modules. The premises were immaculate and everyone there was helpful and welcoming. It was a pleasure to immerse myself in the company of like-minded people and learn so much from great trainers. This was probably the most thoroughly prepared and presented course I have attended, offering exceptional value and quality.”

Camille Juliff

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