If you don’t dream dreams, then your dreams will never come true.
The first few days here are consumed with setting up camp in Kathmandu. grocery shopping, getting a Nepali phone number ( which happens to be 980 10 96822) and starting to meet people in person. You can only do so much with email. ( oh and by the way, if you wanna call me from USA you add 011 977 to the number above). I love my location at Shalom Guest House.
The goal: train 500 people with our 3-day course. By comparison, I trained 190 in 2011. This time I have a team with me and will rely on assistance from people who took the training in 2011. So, it’s not as if I am doing it all myself. Amanda Giles, RN from Edmonton Canada is the other main videshi. She and I spent some time going over the teaching approach. We will “tag-team” just about all of the classroom portions – picking up where each other leaves off. This will be incredibly helpful as one person will not need to “perform” on stage the whole time. I will do a future blog to highlight the main members of the teaching team.
Mega-code is a big part of this
Of course, the course is more than just lecture, and there are others who will help with the mega-code portion. when you are doing guided small group simulated scenarios, we want to minimize the passive time, so with more small-group megacode leaders each subgroup gets more hands-on time.
To make the plan into reality, some ciphering is required. If each session is 30 participants, then we need 17 sessions. I now have eight confirmed sessions, but haven’t announced some of them because there are logistical issues remaining. There are six more in the pipeline – details not confirmed. I have to lay it out in a calendar to visualize. We will be doing back-to-back-to-back sessions for some periods in June and July. we will also be making a “road trip” to the Terai.
Be patient for just a little while longer
we are still negotiating with a variety of host agencies for additional sessions. Within a week or so I will post the list of training sessions on this page and the FaceBook page and it will include the registration process.