THE ROLE OF MIND EDUCATION IN IYF
International Youth Fellowship is celebrating its 27th year of helping young people become leaders, but IYF Founder Pastor Ock Soo Park has spent the past 55+ years counseling people of all walks of life and of all sorts of circumstances, helping them to discover hope in the midst of hardship and despair.
Mind Education is a distillation of all this global experience–a unique curriculum that both uncovers the “world of the heart” that we all possess, and helps us tap into our potential to change the world starting with ourselves.
Mind Lectures are currently offered through IYF branches in over 80 countries. These sessions lay the foundation of all IYF programming, whether during IYF events (education) or for IYF volunteering opportunities (training for dispatch).
About Navigating the Heart: Who is Dragging You?
Get decades of counseling and outreach experience boiled down into one practical guide for understanding and developing the “world of the heart.” Navigating the Heart is filled with case studies, practical advice, and important lessons on how to think deeper and live fuller.
This publication is currently used as a textbook in high schools, colleges, and trade schools, and is a hand book for parents, educators, and professionals in charge of developing their staff members.
MIND EDUCATION AROUND THE WORLD
National governments, agencies, and NGOs alike have since adopted Mind Education programming to train several types of cohorts:
> College students
> High school and university-level instructors
> Correctional facility staff members
> Government officials and workers
> Church pastors and leaders
> Parents who struggle to control the children in their care.
Several Mind Education programs are either accredited or in the process of accreditation with several national agencies in Africa, Southwest Asia, and South America.
FORMATS AND TOPICS
> Keynote speech-style lectures from IYF leadership
> Third-party guest talks and seminars
> EQ-focused leadership coursework
> Real-world case studies
> Group projects called “Mind Presentations”
> Hack-a-thons for high school and college students
> Individual and group counseling sessions
> Parent-child workshops
> Inservice training for teachers and government officials
> Correctional facility outreach (inmates and staff members)
> Tailored lectures for substance abuse and addiction
> Bible studies by topic and church growth strategy
FORMATS AND TOPICS
Watch the promotional video of the 2018 IYF World Education Leaders Forum, where Mind Education takes center