| Forestry training manual for the Africa region |
|Training program overview|
|Training program goals|
|Library reference materials|
|List of reference material|
|Planning the field trip|
|Tree planting site|
|Soil erosion site|
|Conducting the training program|
|Presenting the sessions|
|Review/study the training program guidelines|
|Adding to the given design|
|Sequence for session/exercise|
|Words about transition|
|Session 1 : Welcome, expectations, and evaluation criteria|
|Session 2 : Special projects|
|Session 3 : The forests of the world, peace corps' forestry goals, the individual volunteer's role|
|Session 4 : Record keeping - group process|
|Session 5 : Video tapes|
|Session 6 : Agro-forestry data collection|
|Session 7 : Feedback|
|Session 8 : Flowers, seeds, the beginning|
|Session 9 : Nutrition|
|Session 10 : Non-verbal communication|
|Session 11 : Germination|
|Session 12 : Coping skills|
|Session 13 : Basic site selection, planning & layout of a nursery|
|Session 14 : Review of trainees' nursery plan|
|Session 15 communication through illustration|
|Session 16 : Soil preparation, seedbed sowing|
|Session 17 : Individual interviews|
|Session 18 : Reproduction by clippings and nursery review|
|Session 19 : Introduction to extension|
|Session 20 : Protection and record keeping (Insect collection)|
|Session 20A : Chicken preparation|
|Session 21 : The volunteers' role as an extensionist|
|Session 22 : Tropical horticulture: care, tending and disease control|
|Session 23 : Women in development - part I|
|Session 24 : Team building|
|Session 25 : Building and using a rustic transit|
|Session 26 : Women in development - part II|
|Session 27 : Working with groups as an extension worker|
|Session 28 : Trees: identification & planting|
|Session 29 : Lesson plan and use of visual aids in teaching|
|Session 30 : The ugly American|
|Session 31 : Catchments - sowing of seedlings into catchments|
|Session 32 : Weekly interview|
|Session 33 : Agro-forestry|
|Session 34 : Community analysis introduction|
|Session 35 : Soils|
|Session 36 : Community analysis|
|Session 37 : Irrigation|
|Session 38 : Review of expectations - mid-way|
|Session 39 : Problem analysis|
|Session 40 : Soil erosion|
|Session 41 : Species report - research demonstration|
|Session 42 : Cultural values|
|Session 43 : Wellbeing|
|Session 44 : Field trip overview|
|Session 45 : Agro-forestry reports|
|Session 46 : Weekly interview|
|Session 47 : Leave on week-long field trip|
|Session 48 : Pesticides|
|Session 49 : Review of field trips|
|Session 50 : Resources|
|Session 51 : Area measurement, pacing, compass use|
|Session 52 : Compost heap - greenhouse construction - germination percentage|
|Session 53 : Culture shock|
|Session 54 : Range management|
|Session 55 : Grafting and fruit trees|
|Session 56 : Professional approaches to interaction with host country officials|
|Session 57 : Project planning: goal setting|
|Session 58 : Final interviews|
|Session 59 : Ecology teams presentations|
|Session 60 : Graduation|
Guest Speaker (to be announced)
Total time 45 minutes
- To review the trainees' expectations from Session 1 and assess objectives, directions.
At this point, roughly mid-way through the training, the trainees' expectations are reviewed to determine if they are being met. Given the scope of training, are the designated goals realistic? Will they be met under this program?
1. Trainees' Expectations
Trainees' expectation list from Session 1.
Exercise 1 Trainees' Expectations
Total time 45 minutes
At this mid-point, we review the trainees' expectations. We examine whether the expectations are realistic and will be met later in the program. This is a good time for trainees to realize how much progress they have made.
1. The trainer asks groups to form as they did the first day and look at their expectations. The trainees ask themselves the following questions (posted on newsprint).
A. How many expectations have been met?
B. Of those not met, are they realistic of this program?
C. Which ones are not yet met?
2. The groups assess expectations and discuss them using questions posed by the trainer.
3. The groups report their findings to the entire group.
4. The trainer responds and points out expectations that could possibly be met in future sessions. He/she reminds the trainees of their responsibility for their own learnings.