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close this bookGuide to Developing Training Strategies (DHA/UNDRO - DMTP - UNDP, 55 p.)
close this folder3. Formulating training programmes
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“A programme is a group of related activities which interact for a purpose”

The various related processes that underpin the formulation of training programmes can be listed under three categories:

Pre-training activities ® Training activities ® Post-training activities.


· identifying training needs and setting evaluation targets
· prioritising training needs
· setting objectives
· preparing training strategies
· securing funds
· identifying key institution(s)/individuals to promote training
· designing and developing training activities
· identifying key institution(s) to co-ordinate
· identifying participants, or recipients of training
· identifying resource people and trainers
· sequencing of various training activities
· deciding the content of training activities
· selecting the appropriate training modes
· preparing the relevant training material
· deciding the timing and place of training activities


· managing and delivering training
· developing professional skills and expertise
· developing basic skills, knowledge and attitudes


· evaluating training programmes and feedback
· advising and counseling of participants
· supporting participants in implementation of what is acquired through training
· seeking further resources for continuity
· maintaining and supporting organisational relationships
· establishing national, regional, international networking
· establishing a cadre of trainers
· replicating programmes.

The above exhaustive list assumes that some resources and training capacity are already in place, and envisaged an organised, comprehensive training activity. Where resources are not available to attend all items and a comprehensive programme is not envisaged, a simplified set of actions could follow, although not necessarily in a logical sequence, as for example, when resources being made available trigger a programme and precede other actions.

identify needs ® define objectives ® check resources ® select the appropriate training activity ® implement training ® evaluate and feedback