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close this book Wind systems for pumping water: A training manual
View the document Acknowledgments
View the document Introduction to training
View the document Training guidelines
View the document Objectives for wind system construction training
View the document Session 1 Introduction and objectives
View the document Session 2 History of wind systems
View the document Session 3 Large projects and community analysis
View the document Session 4 Shop safety and tool care
View the document Session 5 Representative drawings for construction
View the document Session 6 Shafts and bearings
View the document Session 7 Strengths and testing
View the document Session 8 Joinery
View the document Session 9 Pumps and pump design
View the document Session 10 Siting considerations
View the document Session 11 Sizing wind water pumping systems
View the document Session 12 Design considerations for pumps and windmills
View the document Session 13 How to design
View the document Session 14 Presentation of designs
View the document Session 15 Construction of wind measuring poles
View the document Session 16 Exportation for wind sites
View the document Session 17 Tower raising
View the document Session 18 Plumbing the wind system
View the document Session 19 Testing installed wind system
View the document Session 20 Presentation of projects
View the document Session 21 Maintenance - preventive and routine
View the document Bibliography
View the document Construction materials list
View the document Tool list for 24 participants
View the document Technical vocabulary
View the document Report on the wind-powered in-service training
View the document Recommendations

Session 1 Introduction and objectives

TOTAL TIME: 2 to 3 Hours

OBJECTIVES To introduce participants to each other and learn something about each participant's background, interests and reason for attending this workshop.

To identify group resources (who knows what, who has done what, what are the skills available within this group and what skills need to be developed).

To clarify and mutually agree upon the objectives of the training program and to reach agreement among participants as to what is necessary to make the training valuable and productive.

MATERIALS: Chalkboard or Flipchart

PROCEDURES:

Step 1: 45 minutes

Begin by going around the room and have each person introduce themselves to the group, giving a short description of their knowledge and experience regarding wind power, their expectations of training and what they hope to get from it. Have participant (volunteer) list comments and expectations on the board as they are mentioned.

Step 2: 30 minutes

After all have spoken, discuss the expectations that have been noted on the board. Come to agreement on which of the expectations are likely to be met, and which are not.

Trainer Note

Use this time to be very explicit about expectations regarding time and its availability, punctuality, the schedule, food, and the other details of the training.

Step 3: 30 minutes

Discuss and agree upon the things that need to be done in order to meet the expectations. These should include attending all of the sessions, being on time, assisting others, etc.

Step 4: 15 minutes

Discuss the logistics - library use, evaluations, presentations, dividing into work groups, after hours time, meals, breaks, etc.