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View the document Trainee guidelines
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Open this folder and view contents Conducting the training program
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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 57 : Project planning: goal setting

Total time 4 hours

Goals

- To integrate the technical material, problems identified and personal learnings into a clarified set of personal and project goals and objectives,

- To write immediate and three month project goals,

- To identify and list the resources needed to accomplish goals,

- To identify personal learning goals for the next three months,

- To review learnings of and accomplishments in the last five weeks of training.

Exercise

1. Project Planning

Material

Flip charts, marker pens, tape.

Trainer’s Note: You may want to suggest that the participants bring their journals to this exercise.

Exercise 1 Project Planning

Total time 4 hours

Overview

In this session the trainees take the time to plan their projects and set their own goals. They integrate the training they have received, problems that have been identified and personal learnings. They will also examine the accomplishments they have made since the beginning of training.

Procedures

Activities

1. The trainer opens the session by explaining the goals of the session; making linkages to the prior sessions and stresses the role as a Volunteer. All the information they have gathered over the past five weeks is to be

incorporated into a series of plans for the future.

Time

15 minutes

Activities

2. The trainer asks each person to review and list their major learnings during the training.

Time

15 minutes

Activities

3. He/she asks each person to review the learning goals they have set for themselves in Session 5 and record if they have reached these goals.

Time

15 minutes

Activities

4. He/she asks each person to then fill out the following matrix. He/she explains that the exercise has two parts. The first considers the specific Volunteer project assignment and the second asks people to set goals for personal learning or development.

A. Where would I like to be on my project in three months?

Goals To Do's By When Resources Needed

B. Benchmarks (or milestones) - To reach my next three month goals, I plan to have accomplished the following in six weeks.

Objectives To Do's Resources Needed

C. When I reach my site, I plan to do the following things first.

Goals To do's By when Resources Needed

Time

1 hour

Activities

5. After the exercise is completed, the trainer asks the group to review the "goals", "to do's" and "resources needed. in pairs. He/she reminds the group that this is another opportunity to use their planning skills and apply them to this situation. Use the following questions.

- Is the Plan realistic, feasible?

- What will I do to measure success?

Time

1 hour

BREAK

Time

15 minutes

Activities

6. Personal learning/action goals: Ask each person to look over their journal entries and chart they made earlier and consider what they want to set as personal learning or acion goals for the next three months.

Time

15 minutes

Activities

7. When the list is completed, ask the group to return to the same pairs and review each person's plan. The group should be instructed to share Only what they feel comfortable sharing. Some areas may be private.

Time

30 minutes

Activities

8. Close the session by asking:

- What have you learned from this process?

- Is there any unfinished business?

- Will you be able to apply these goals in your work with the community?

Time

15 minutes