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close this bookDesigning Human Settlements Training in African Countries - Volume 2: Trainer's Tool Kit (HABITAT, 1994, 182 p.)
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View the documentForeword
View the documentIntroduction
View the documentThe lecture
View the documentVisual aids
View the documentQuestion and answer
View the documentDiscussion
View the documentDemonstration
View the documentSimulation
View the documentThe case method
View the documentCritical incidents
View the documentRole-playing
View the documentInstrumentation
View the documentBrainstorming
View the documentNominal group technique (NGT)
View the documentForce field analysis
View the documentAction planning
View the documentOther learning transfer strategies
View the documentPerformance analysis & needs assessment
View the documentTraining impact evaluation
View the documentTraining the staff to train
View the documentCoaching
View the documentTeam development
View the documentRole negotiation
View the documentIntergroup conflict intervention
View the documentOrganizational goal setting
View the documentA closing note

A closing note

Not to know is bad; not to wish to know is worse.

- African Proverb

Well, it has been a long journey. You have been exposed to many ideas about training design, some familiar and some not so familiar. The question is, what happens now? To what extent will you incorporate any of these ideas in your own activities as a trainer?

We can’t answer that question. What we can say with confidence is that, as trainers in a changing world, we must get in the flow or get left behind. As Wayne Dyer reminds us, “Progress and growth are impossible if you always do things the way you’ve always done things.”

Someone once said that you can’t teach anything you haven’t learned. Learning is an active process: we learn by doing. This principle applies as much to trainers as to their students. So, if you want to master the techniques of training design described in this volume, do something about it. Get out there and design some training!