Training of Trainers, A programme on Training approaches and methods
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 | 5:47:00 PM
A non-profit organisation established in 1983 creating
large scale sustainable livelihoods
Capacity Building Series (2007- 08)
Training of Trainers
A programme on Training Approaches and Methods
(February 27-29, 2008)
As the external environment,
and the economy, change, the Development Sector today is also undergoing rapid
changes, to cope with these external changes. This in turn requires regular
training and re-training of staff of development organisations. Added to this
is the greater turnover of staff in development organisations, which means that
almost every month new staff need to be appointed and trained. Such training
cannot be carried out by external faculty alone, but needs at least a few short
programmes in-house, to be conducted often by the senior staff. However, a
major challenge is in developing the right skills and approach among the staff,
to make training effective. It is important that even if staff themselves do
not conduct the training, they need to be aware of relevant methodologies, so
that they can assess the effectiveness of the training independently.
The training programme will be
conducted to meet the following objectives:
CSO senior staff and resource persons learn effective training techniques.
help in conducting an appropriate training Needs Analysis as a pre-training
activity, to ensure that training content is relevant and appropriate.
This module has been designed as a participatory
programme that would build-upon the experiential knowledge of participants. The
methods will use the Adult Learning Cycle as the basis for the training, with
interactive group sessions and exercises.
communication as a primary tool for training
affecting training effectiveness - AURA (Attention, Understanding, Retention,
exercises and games for training
of training - Training Needs Analysis, setting objectives and detailed design
At the end of the three day programme, the
participants are expected to have
an awareness of the Adult learning Cycle Approach
relevant techniques for training using the Adult Learning Cycle
the process of conducting a Training Needs Analysis on an annual basis
use of the techniques in a training situation
This programme is designed
for Development Professionals from NGOs, academic institutions, CSR
Professionals, officers from Central and State governments, and international development
organizations who are involved in capacity building and training.
The training will be for a
period of 3 days which will essentially consist of:
Class room sessions
A guided tour to the development
models within TARAgram campus
An evening out to visit the Orchha temples and
INR 10,000 per participant
for Indian Participants
INR 18,000 (450 USD) for
To be sure of participation,
we request you to send the nomination form (enclosed below) and the course fee
(non-refundable) by 20th February, 2008.
The confirmation is made
after the payment and the seats are reserved on First Come First Serve basis.
Indian participants to make
payment through Demand Draft drawn in favour of Development Alternatives payable at Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh The address
for sending the Demand Draft is -
1087, Civil Lines
Ph.-+91 510 2911368
participants may please send the fees through wire transfer. The details of the wire transfer will be
sent to each selected trainee once we get their nomination form.
The training will be held
in TARAgram, Appropriate Technology Centre, Orchha, Madhya Pradesh. TARAgram is
a campus set in the rural environment of Orchha. It is a centre which showcases
the Livelihood models developed by DA in the field of appropriate technology,
Participants to the
training will be provided a guided tour of the campus which will enrich the learnings
from the class room sessions.
Tips of getting to TARAgram
coming by train should take a ticket till Jhansi (UP) Railway station. From
there, TARAgram is 9 kms away. There will be a pick up facility based on the
information provided on the arrival time.
Other Useful Tips
The Training fee covers the following:
Leisure trip to the famous OrchhaTemples and Fort
The participants can arrive one day before the training date and leave on last
day of the training by a train which leaves around
The participants will be expected to book and reserve their tickets. The
training fee does not include the travel expenses.
4. DA reserves the right to
withhold the fee for administrative and other costs for cancellations prior to
the start of a course. A suitably qualified replacement may attend the course
in place of the registered person. DA also reserves the right to cancel a
course if too few participants have registered.
Interested participants who are unable attend this Training on the given dates
due to prior engagements can let us know of their interest. We will keep you
informed when the same training is conducted again.
Route map - how to get to TARAgram from Jhansi Railway Station
Mr. Bhat has completed his B. Tech (Hons) from I.I.T.,
Kharagpur, India. He has been involved in designing and conducting
Training for the community as well as the Civil Society Organizations. He has strong workshop moderation and group
facilitation skills which makes him impart effective training. His clients in
the past years have included UNDP, UNCTAD, WTO and Economic Commission of
Africa, African Centre for Women and others. He has been with the development
sector for the past 16 years. He has also completed a number of short term
courses on different aspects of development, team work and motivation, and has
been involved strongly in entrepreneurship development and training of trainers
across the country.
Enquiries and Suggestions
If you have any queries or
suggestions for the training or nominations, please contact the following: