As part of the "tone", it is important to give a clear but concise overview of the training program - what we are doing, where we are going and why. At the first session, trainees are introduced to the schedule of training events but told that from time to time the sequence of the sessions will be changed due to weather, etc. At the beginning of each day, the goals for the day are introduced, any changes in schedule announced, and the goals from the previous days are reviewed. Our experience from all previous forestry programs is that forestry trainees need daily, as well as, session goals and should be reminded of what goals they met the previous training day.
While conducting a session, take a few minutes to explain an exercise, the direction of the exercise and how the trainees will benefit from it. We reviewed goals of each session when possible.