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Training needs assessment

You are probably saying that this sounds like a training needs assessment (TNA). Yes and no. It is a TNA in the sense that you are validating certain assumptions about councillor training needs based on training materials already in hand. It is not a pure version of TNA since it doesn't begin with their interpretation of the performance gaps they are experiencing personally from which you can develop a training response.

How you go about this reconnaissance/confirmation process with councillors should be governed by local circumstances and norms. Out of these initial meetings should come an overall plan of action for conducting the training. This plan would cover such details as:

· who will be trained
· when they will be trained
· where they will be trained
· what UNCHS (Habitat) handbooks will be used in the training and in what sequence
· how the training will be conducted
· by whom the training will be conducted