The day began with prayer which took the theme of ‘change is the key’ and concluded with the moving song, ‘Dare to Dream’. Then the main focus of the morning was the Standards of Presence, a process that enhances learning and provides the learner with guidelines for more effective integration of new ideas. The idea of the Standards of Presence is an element of the Inspired Learning Model devised by Peter J. Reding.
It offers learners a way to be involved in the co-creative process so that the learning is more easily facilitated. During the morning five Brothers (Peter, Joseph, Ian, Ackim and Bill) presented the first five dimensions of the Standards of Presence.
Following their presentation, the Brothers took some private time to reflect on how they could integrate the elements into their approach to the OP. And finally, the group shared their wisdom on the elements:
Adopting a stand for innocence
Practice a positive focus
Connect at a heart level
Claim my experience as my own