The Instructor’s Manual is a 180+ page manual containing suggested group formats, lesson content with discussion questions and activities for each of the twelve sessions, scripture and Catechism quotes, and a PowerPoint CD. The Instructor Packets are strongly recommended for all instructors or workshop facilitators who are providing class instruction.
An Official Instructor will receive a certificate of completion with and official instructor number.
You can also chose to run the program as Workshop Facilitators. These are are individuals who have reviewed the training DVD (provided in the Curriculum package) and are prepared to facilitate the video series. In facilitating the class it is important for facilitators to have the Instructor’s Manual and to have reviewed each session prior to that particular class. They also stop the DVD to discuss questions proposed on the videos and to facilitate the activities as indicated also on the videos.
The D.O.D.D. Training Policy
The D.O.D.D. policy regarding training Official Instructors (O.I.) and Workshop Facilitators (W.F.) are important to know for all who are interested in teaching the D.O.D.D. curriculum effectively and with support from the author of this program. These policies are for those who are considering being O.I. or W.F. and are planning to work with specific diocese, parishes, or other agencies engaged in providing relationship education to couples or individuals. These policies will give your parish/agency more credibility and flexibility in continuing to use the D.O.D.D. curriculum with regard to training requirements from D.O.D.D. and its author, or the Elizabeth’s New Life Center (The Elizabeth’s New Life Center is the parent agency of Marriage Works! Ohio and the publishing agency for the D.O.D.D. curriculum).
D.O.D.D. is committed to providing the best possible Catholic Marriage Enrichment programs possible to our customers. We believe in the value of our D.O.D.D. Instructor training model. We also realize that in these challenging economic time and environment, it is difficult for diocese and local parishes to absorb the cost of training new instructors with the large attrition in existing instructors that many may face. To help reduce this economic barrier for your agency to use our Marriage Enrichment curriculum, we have provided the opportunity for individuals or couples to be trained Workshop Facilitators of our materials within your team through training provided in our DVD series and through providing a DVD series of the author teaching the material. All dioceses, parishes or agencies that comply with the policy stated and also have trained Official Instructors on staff, will be recognized on this website as a “Qualified D.O.D.D. Agency/Parish.” The key aspects are:
Your Ability to Maintain a Trained Team. Each agency or parish must have an official D.O.D.D instructor as an active member to continue to be recognized by the D.O.D.D. website and its author as a D.O.D.D. partner agency or parish.
* Major requirements:
A. The agency or parish’s Official Instructor(s) must have attended an in person – 2 to 3 day, D.O.D.D. authorized training event. Any changes in Instructors, needs to be reported to D.O.D.D. staff by contacting us with this information.
B. The agency or parish’s Official Instructor(s) must have the ability to ensure the integrity of the delivery of the material by monitoring the activities of those they have trained to help as Workshop Facilitators.
C. Every Official Instructors (O.I.) and Workshop Facilitators (W.F.) should have their own Instructor Manual.
D. All Official Instructors should recognize that the participants in classes/workshops are strongly encouraged to have a workbook for the D.O.D.D. program.
* Minor requirement:
We strongly encourage workshop facilitators to be supervised and/or co-lead groups until both the agency/parish and the new workshop facilitators are comfortable with autonomously leading their own group.
If you have any questions about the above policy and how it can give you more flexibility to meet the goals of your efforts to help your constituents, please do not hesitate to contact us.