Thursday, 18 March 2010

Formation and training

I wonder if formation and leadership training are the same and can hence be dealt with in the same manner and module. It is said that to train a bull I should know how to train a bull, I do not have to be a bull. But does formation really take place in the same manner? Unless the formees see in living flesh and bone a person whom they ought to become, it will be like teaching to swim in a classroom. At least they need to envision a person or helped to envision a person in whom the ideals proposed are lived to perfection.

And I have a feeling that's the difference between formation and training: the latter swears by ideals and the former by ideals as embodied in a person!

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