To make sure we have qualified and committed MOT Coaches, it’s important that you take time to complete this questionnaire. The intention of this questionnaire is to familiarise yourself with MOT and to reflect on what it would mean to you to be a MOT Coach. In addition, we would like to hear what your motivation for this role is.
Your questionnaire will be treated confidentially by the MOT Coordinator and the MOT SA office.
The training workshop retreat for MOT Coaches involves:
- A two-day training workshop (Friday to Saturday) at Bridges Retreat Centre in Franschhoek, with a one-night sleepover.
- A complete session in front of a group of students (evaluated by a MOT representative at the campus/school where you will be a MOT Coach);
- A refresher course once a year;
- Follow-up and quality control by MOT SA and your local MOT Coordinator.
It is important for you to reflect on your role outside college/school, to ensure that your way of life is not inconsistent with the MOT’s values. In addition, you have to enjoy working with youth.
MOT’s expectations of a MOT Coach are that they:
- Take youth seriously;
- Take ownership and ensures that the whole programme is completed as described in the manuals;
- Give feedback on what works and what does not work;
- Share experiences and support other MOT Coaches to perform better;
- Contact her/his local MOT Coordinator for assistance when needed;
- Participate throughout the entire MOT training;
- Wear the MOT t-shirt when presenting a MOT session.
- Prepare for the MOT sessions.
Why MOT training?
MOT wants unique human beings, who are positive role models, with competence in presentation techniques and the MOT pedagogy.
Finding the right Coaches is a very important part of our quality control process. To make sure these Coaches influence the youth in a positive way, they will be followed up in several ways. Opportunities will be created where questions can be asked, where Coaches can strengthen one another by sharing success stories from the classroom and generally get energy and motivation by being together.
This is MOT:
MOT SA’s purpose:
To ensure that the youth of South Africa have the self-awareness, courage, resilience and life-skills to make conscious choices for them to develop to their full potential and become positive role models in their communities.
A warmer and safer environment for youth.
MOT’s core ideas (Mission):
- Empowering the youth to make conscious choices that result in them better mastering life.
- Strengthening the youth’s courage to take care of themselves and each other.
- Working at altering the youth’s attitudes, focusing on establishing sound values, choices, and belief in their own abilities.
MOT’s core assumptions
- Courage is the most important human quality.
- Human beings are fragile and vulnerable, and are the products of their upbringing and surroundings.
- Human beings are robust and resilient, and can decide their own future independent of their past.
MOT’s core values
- Courage to live
- Courage to care
- Courage to say no
Show courage – make conscious choices
MOT’s primary target group is:
- Youths between 12-35 years old
MOT’s secondary target group is:
- Parents and teachers