| Wind systems for pumping water: A training manual |
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
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.
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.