Presentation on theme: "1 Designing a training programme Module 6 Sessions 9&10."— Presentation transcript:
1 Designing a training programme Module 6 Sessions 9&10
2 Overview In previous sessions … Communication/facilitation; Presentations; Preparing a session Now we move on to… Designing a coherent programme of sessions that is relevant for the intended audience: logistics of preparing/running a training course the objectives and content of the course. the role of a Training Needs Assessment Opportunity to restructure No-name Training Course or plan short training course from scratch.
3 Learning objectives Know all the steps involved in the development of a training programme Be able to (i) identify the objectives of a training programme and (ii) match content and pace to the intended audience. Have an understanding of how to construct a training course Have confidence to contribute, as part of a group, to the planning or restructuring of a training course Recognise the importance of a training needs assessment
4 Stages in the design of a training programme 1. Identify needs 2. Write out aims 3. Write overall objectives 4. Start administrative procedures 5. Determine validation/ evaluation arrangements 6. Decide on topics needed to meet overall objectives
5 Stages in the design of a training programme 7. Sequence topics 8. Write general objectives for each section 9. Select instructions 10. Decide timings 11. Choose training techniques 12. Choose learning resources 13. Pre-programme evaluation
6 Brainstorm (Activity 2) In small groups of 5 or 6, have a 15-minute brainstorm on what are the key points to consider when planning a course. All ideas should be recorded in a list Spend a further 15 minutes building on the list and refining it into categories. Compare your list to the one outlined in the following slides
7 Planning a course: Points for consideration Trainers – Who are they? Are they experienced in teaching the material? What will their tasks be? - demonstrators, lecturers… How many of them do we need? What is their availability (Are there any back-up staff?) Timing – When suits the organisation? Does it suit the trainers? Are there any constraints? Does it allow time for materials to be developed?
8 Planning a course: Points for consideration Datasets – Do you need to get datasets or case studies from the organisation? Who do you need to talk to? Do the datasets need data management? Who will do it? Resources – What resources do you need? (a) to prepare and (b) to present Are they readily available? Do you have permission to use them? Administration – Copying of notes, course certificates… Who will do it? How much will it cost? Where can it be done?
9 Planning a course: Points for consideration Logistics – Lunches, teas, coffees, accommodation, transportation… Who will do it? How much will it cost? Advertising / Inviting people to attend / Registration. How should it be done? Where should it be done? Who is the target audience? How much will you charge? Who is paying for it? Will it be one organisation or individual participants?
10 Timing (Activity 3) Get into the same groups Imagine that you have 3 months to plan a training course. Create a Gant chart (see practical sheet) including all the stages of course development. Indicate when each of the tasks above needs to start and when it needs to be completed by.
11 Training needs assessment Why is assessing training needs important? To identify the skills which need developing. To identify weaknesses in the organisation and thus make the first step towards strengthening them. To ensure all members of staff get the opportunity to fulfil their role. To minimise expenditure and maximise gain.
12 Steps in training assessment Identify performance problems Identify the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to perform a job Assess health workers knowledge, skills and attitudes Analyse needs assessment findings
13 Creating a training programme (Activity 5) Back in the same groups participant must now chose one of the four options in activity 5. They must then follow the steps in this activity to create the outline of a training programme.
14 Learning objectives reviewed Know all the steps involved in the development of a training programme Be able to (i) identify the objectives of a training programme and (ii) match content and pace to the intended audience. Have an understanding of how to construct a training course Have confidence to contribute, as part of a group, to the planning or restructuring of a training course Recognise the importance of a training needs assessment ????? Have you achieved them ?????