| Forestry training manual for the Africa region |
|Presenting the sessions|
Even though each session is described in detail, it will be necessary for you and any co-staff to review carefully the entire design to assure that there is an understanding of the overall sequence of activities and of specific trainer activities/responsibilities for each session. In reviewing the design for each session, you should do the following:
1. Review the trainer and participant materials,
2. Review the goals of each session and determine the relationship of the session to the previous and subsequent sessions to the total program,
3. Prepare sessions/exercise, goals/objectives on flip chart (write these in your own words rather than copying them verbatim from the guidelines),
4. Be sure all the materials are prepared, equipment is working, and the space needed is properly set up for training,
- Prepare flip charts before the session - if an easel is not available, paper may be tacked or taped to the wall;
- Prepare any lecture notes required - keep these to a minimum,
- Gather copies of all handouts and worksheets.
5. Review the sequence of activities, the points to be discussed, and materials several times before the session to become thoroughly familiar with the session and its content,
6. Assign shared responsibilities of co-trainers,
7. During the presentations, keep in mind the structure of the session, i.e., introduction, major points, summary.
If you are not confident of your own knowledge as to the content of one of the sessions, you may want to look for an outside resource person to cover that session. We had a specialist in tropical horticulture give two presentations: one on fruit trees and another on jojoba as a cash crop. A soil specialist covered the sessions on soils.