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View the document Words about transition
View the document Session 1 : Welcome, expectations, and evaluation criteria
View the document Session 2 : Special projects
View the document Session 3 : The forests of the world, peace corps' forestry goals, the individual volunteer's role
View the document Session 4 : Record keeping - group process
View the document Session 5 : Video tapes
View the document Session 6 : Agro-forestry data collection
View the document Session 7 : Feedback
View the document Session 8 : Flowers, seeds, the beginning
View the document Session 9 : Nutrition
View the document Session 10 : Non-verbal communication
View the document Session 11 : Germination
View the document Session 12 : Coping skills
View the document Session 13 : Basic site selection, planning & layout of a nursery
View the document Session 14 : Review of trainees' nursery plan
View the document Session 15 communication through illustration
View the document Session 16 : Soil preparation, seedbed sowing
View the document Session 17 : Individual interviews
View the document Session 18 : Reproduction by clippings and nursery review
View the document Session 19 : Introduction to extension
View the document Session 20 : Protection and record keeping (Insect collection)
View the document Session 20A : Chicken preparation
View the document Session 21 : The volunteers' role as an extensionist
View the document Session 22 : Tropical horticulture: care, tending and disease control
View the document Session 23 : Women in development - part I
View the document Session 24 : Team building
View the document Session 25 : Building and using a rustic transit
View the document Session 26 : Women in development - part II
View the document Session 27 : Working with groups as an extension worker
View the document Session 28 : Trees: identification & planting
View the document Session 29 : Lesson plan and use of visual aids in teaching
View the document Session 30 : The ugly American
View the document Session 31 : Catchments - sowing of seedlings into catchments
View the document Session 32 : Weekly interview
View the document Session 33 : Agro-forestry
View the document Session 34 : Community analysis introduction
View the document Session 35 : Soils
View the document Session 36 : Community analysis
View the document Session 37 : Irrigation
View the document Session 38 : Review of expectations - mid-way
View the document Session 39 : Problem analysis
View the document Session 40 : Soil erosion
View the document Session 41 : Species report - research demonstration
View the document Session 42 : Cultural values
View the document Session 43 : Wellbeing
View the document Session 44 : Field trip overview
View the document Session 45 : Agro-forestry reports
View the document Session 46 : Weekly interview
View the document Session 47 : Leave on week-long field trip
View the document Session 48 : Pesticides
View the document Session 49 : Review of field trips
View the document Session 50 : Resources
View the document Session 51 : Area measurement, pacing, compass use
View the document Session 52 : Compost heap - greenhouse construction - germination percentage
View the document Session 53 : Culture shock
View the document Session 54 : Range management
View the document Session 55 : Grafting and fruit trees
View the document Session 56 : Professional approaches to interaction with host country officials
View the document Session 57 : Project planning: goal setting
View the document Session 58 : Final interviews
View the document Session 59 : Ecology teams presentations
View the document Session 60 : Graduation

Session 56 : Professional approaches to interaction with host country officials

Total time 1 hour 30 minutes

Goal

- To help the trainees assume a professional demeanor when interacting with host country officials.

Overview

In this session the trainees will practice interacting with host country officials in a professional manner.

Exercise

1. Role Play

Materials

Flip chart, marker pens, tape, newsprint.

"When you cross the Atlantic or Pacific or even our southern border, you undergo a transformation. You become a foreigner. It is imperative to display your beat manners and make a favorable impression on those you meet, because you have also gained new importance. You are now an ambassador of the United States and it is not inconceivable that your personal conduct may influence international understanding. "

Eleanor Roosevelt

Exercise 1 Role Play

Total time 1 hour 30 minutes

Overview

Through a series of role plays and the processing of those role plays, the trainees will come to understand the importance of interacting professionally with host country officials.

Procedure

Activities

1. The trainer introduces a series of role plays and the trainees take the roles of Volunteers to practice professional interactions.

Time

1 hour 30 minutes

Activities

2. The important part of this exercise is the processing.

Trainer’s Note: Role plays that follow are samples. You may want to write your own based upon actual people.

Role Plays

1. Trainer - Official is pro-United States, and anti-communist. He is in favor of the United States invading Cuba, Nicaragua etc., to stop the spread of communism. He sees PCVs as anti-communist and criticizes the United States for its weak foreign policy (does not bomb Cuba, etc.).

PCV - Volunteer - this is your first visit to the forestry official who will be your contact for your job.

2. Trainer - Official is leftist. The United States is inflicting misery and capitalism on poor people in Third World countries. The United States is sending PCVs to Third World countries as spies to influence public opinion in those countries. (Peace Corps and the CIA are part of the State Department).

3. PCV & 2 Trainers - The counterpart and PCV arrive at the Forestry Office. The counterpart and forestry official are old friends with family ties, etc. The PCV is completely ignored.

4. 2 Trainers - An established PCV arrives at the forestry office. He has been working for two years with the Forestry official and is good friends with him. The Forestry official lets it be known that he is worried about the new PCV who is quiet, immature, and speaks little French or local dialect.

5. Trainer & PCV - A female PCV visits the forestry official. He makes pass at PCV trying to get her to meet him later, going to dance or dinner together.

6. Trainer & PCV - The PCV visits forestry official for the first time. The forestry official is nice, very helpful and interested in the work plan of the PCV. He offers assistance and help in getting the PCV to work on the project.

7. Trainer & PCV - The PCV visits the forestry office for the first time. The forestry official is interested in agricultural crops and tries to exclude any reference to planting forest trees. He/she tries to get the PCV to help in planting potatoes and onions for forestry official's personal use.