|Emergency Management (United Nations Children's Fund, 390 p.)|
|Note to the Trainer|
4.1 In order to accomplish the workshop objectives, a number of working methods will be used:
- lectures and video material which present conceptual information as well as examples of what has already been done in a number of countries worldwide;
- open discussions to bring out and clarify related issues and to "brainstorm" on possible solutions;
- small group work drawing on the conceptual and practical information to discuss the implications of specific issues for emergency management;
4.2 In order for the above methodology to be successful, the following is essential:
- full participation of all participants by attending all sessions and by being active in the discussions, group work and simulation;
- having read the pro-workshop reading and referring back to it when necessary;
- completing the daily evaluation forms in order for the workshop steering committee to make needed and possible adjustments;
- a readiness to "go beyond" the normal working day, if need be: days may be longer than usual given the tremendous amount of material to be covered in a short time.
4.3 The small working groups should be formed in such a way as to strike a balance of the levels of experience and knowledge of group members. The role of small group discussion leaders and rapporteurs should be rotated from session to session.